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Hb Smith making noise

TomTHC Member Posts: 1
Yesterday I started noticing some of our space heater vents were not releasing hot air (only 2 in the whole house we're) after our installed heater said "68 degrees in 1 hour" for the entire day and never hit 68.

Last night our Boiler started making a noise that sounds like it could potentially be leaking. Almost like air is being pushed out somewhere. It's a tight room and I can't maneuver around the boiler to find out where. From the kitchen in the next room over it faintly sounds like someone is showering in the room where the boiler is and on the floor around the boiler is a puddle of water but no visible leaking from my perspective. I'm unsure if it's related to the boiler, but definitely could be (there was a lot of rain over the night but not anywhere else)

I plan on calling someone to check it out, but short term does anyone have any ideas or tips? Mainly the sound is freaking me out, and no heat is also concerning. 
I would like to turn it off if this sounds concerning at all but I cannot figure out how. This boiler seems to be a HB Smith 1954 or an HB Smith similar to it


  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 6,736
    edited January 2022
    THC and 1954 boilers are not compatible. After taking a shower with "THC Tom" in the boiler room, there might be some water left on the floor. Sometimes when it rains the water looks like Purple Rain when there is blood in the sky and the sky is blue, that = purple rain. every once in a while.

    Born in 1816, Hezekiah Bradley Smith began manufacturing woodworking machinery, under the H. B. Smith banner, in the 1840s. He received his first woodworking machinery patent in 1849: a mortiser for making window blinds.

    That us why we can look out the window to see the purple rain. Let me take another hit, but I never inhaled. (famous quote from an anonymous president of the united states) But seriously, the best advise is to not get freaked out and just chill. Now I got the munchies... anyone got any Fritos?

    I hope this helps dude.
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics