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Leak in pipes

lytobi11 Member Posts: 2
One of the pipes that goes along the lines from my furnace is leaking. I don't know if I should turn off my furnace as it is cold outside..  should I worry or can it wait..


  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,147
    A drip or a stream? You probably have a boiler, add a pic so we can see the piping. It needs to have an operating fill valve to maintain the water in the system as it leaks.

    Sooner instead of later to get it repaired.

    If you have piping exposed to freezing conditions you don’t want to risk a freeze up. How cold is it getting outside?
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • lytobi11
    lytobi11 Member Posts: 2
    Is about 30 degrees..
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,852
    Get someone in to repair it. 
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,310
    Keep it running. In the meantime, until you can get it fixed, there are tapes which can be used to at least moderate success to slow down the shower.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,961
    When you do get it fixed, make sure the upper and lower pipes are not rubbing/touching. That might be the cause of the leak.
    Larry Weingarten