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Water is higher than usual in site glass

guzzinerd Member Posts: 243
edited March 2023 in Strictly Steam
The water level (green line) is about an inch above the water level line on the boiler behind it.  It started yesterday after finishing rebuilding the rest of the traps. Previously it always sat around 3 inches lower, close to the black line.

Otherwise everything is working ok, good heat, low pressure, water isn't bouncing more than half inch, no leaks, noise etc... Actually the level does go down towards the water level line when it's making steam.

I'm probably just being paranoid but is there anything i should be correcting or concerned about? 

Bryant 245-8 2-pipe steam in a 1930s 6-unit 1-story apt building in the NM mountains.  26 radiators heating up 3800sqf.


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,449
    No -- your fine. I wonder which of the traps was holding up the returns...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England