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What Are Possible Signs Your Automatic Water Feeder Might Be About To Flood Your Boiler?

Gordo Member Posts: 857
edited December 2022 in Strictly Steam

This is a VXT-120, but can apply to other feeders that use this same basic brass valve.
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  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,701
    Your work and videos on these things are fantastic, but with so many problems, my question is why do people use them? I would rather force the homeowner to be aware of their water level, know how to add it and keep track of how often they do so.
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  • Long Beach Ed
    Long Beach Ed Member Posts: 1,202
    edited December 2022
    People never want to go into their basements again.

    A properly functioning VXT will keep a boiler alive for at least a half decade even if the basement door stays locked. Maybe a decade if the water's good. After that, look out!