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Crown Boiler Pressure Syphon Increasing and Other Issues
So I'm a new home owner (only 26) in NYC. I moved in with my family in the new house and now I'm having some trouble with the boiler. We've had a plumber remove the old baseboard steam heaters and put in steam heaters.
The heating system seemed to have been working fine for a bit early on but now I'm getting some issues.
I have a crown boiler and just yesterday night the release valve opened up and it let out steam and some water.. lots and lots of steam before I managed to go down there and turn off the power switch.
At the moment, the crown boiler worked when I turned on the heat but it seems like the Internal Syphon keeps increasing. It's at 0 when the heat is off but then it keeps rising and it was just 15 PSI when I turned off the heat again.. scared of the pressure valve opening if it went over 30 PSI.
Some of the problems I'm having right now and it's making me a little worried. I'm not too sure about heaters and all the heating guys around me are giving me different answers.
PressureTrol came set to:
1.5 PSI DIFF
4 PSI MAIN
The house is a 2 story multi family dwelling, about 1700 square feet.
5 Radiators on the first floor. Second floor has 4 radiators.
The furthest radiator (in the living room) usually doesn't even get warm when the heater is on. There is some knocking and banging on the pipes when the boiler first starts up.
2 of the radiators are always hissing from the relieve valve that are on.
One heating guy told me it may be the pigtail being clogged. Another one said that the boiler had too much water hence why the relieve valve released all the steam yesterday. Another one didn't even pick up calls Zzzzz Don't know who to even go to or trust.
Finally, I have a VXT water feeder which seems to be working. I reset it and everything and it seems to be giving water to the boiler if needed.