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De aerator leaking water.

nibs
nibs Member Posts: 511
Rinnai E50 combo de aerator leaking water out of the top, there is no cap on the top, and likely never was one since new, 2 questions.
1) should it leak out of top
2) Is the original likely to have metric threads and can I replace it with a non factory part.
would the lack of a cap be a cause of the problem. stem for the missing cap is rusted.
Combi boiler has been in service for about 5 years, so it has been leaking for some time.

Comments

  • nibs
    nibs Member Posts: 511
    We really do need a little help, first should there be water coming out of the top of the de aerator?
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,920
    Rinnai tech support.  Mad Dog 🐕 
  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 904
    Geeeeeze, I thought that you were asking a question about a real Deaerator that you would see in a commercial/industrial boiler plant.
    SlamDunk
  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 2,703
    nibs said:

    We really do need a little help, first should there be water coming out of the top of the de aerator?

    No
    known to beat dead horses
  • nibs
    nibs Member Posts: 511
    Thank you Nielc, that is of course what we expected, so the second part of the question, is there any reason we cannot swap the de aerator for a similar sized one that is not a Rinnai product, as Rinnai is out of stock.
    dean_s
  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 2,703
    an air vent is an air vent,
    as long as threads match, and it physically fits, , ,

    I guess if you're still in warrantee, I would get written blessings from Rinnai first
    known to beat dead horses