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Viking Junior - Warden King W-250 Boiler

thatguy767
thatguy767 Member Posts: 3
Hi there,
Does anyone have any info on the Warden King W-250?
Struggling to find any info online. We just moved into a new house and this power house of a boiler is doing a great job. Operates on natural gas and heats the whole place..
Does anyone know what the cold pressure on the boiler should be? 12-30 psi range is what I’m thinking?
Recently the radiator furtherest away from the boiler has been sounding like it is ‘dripping’ loudly when it heats up. There has also been some banging sounds with the pipes. Bleeding that radiator hasn’t solved the issue. 
Im just trying to figure out what I should be looking for with this boiler and if the pressure is the issue.
thanks!


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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,832
    New one on me! Where are you located? It was almost certainly coal-fired when it was installed, and later converted to gas.

    If that's a 2-story house, the fill pressure should be 12 PSI. For a 3-story, 18 PSI.
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  • thatguy767
    thatguy767 Member Posts: 3
    Steamhead said:

    New one on me! Where are you located? It was almost certainly coal-fired when it was installed, and later converted to gas.

    If that's a 2-story house, the fill pressure should be 12 PSI. For a 3-story, 18 PSI.

    Yeah it's a relic for sure!
    Located in Vancouver, Canada.
    So if the cold fill pressure is 20 PSI it is too high currently?
  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 904
    Please give more information on the boiler and heating system. Add some pictures of the whole boiler including the burner and the connected piping, any installed pumps, and a few of the radiators. By the way, that 20 PSI pressure being a little above the recommended setting is not a problem unless it increases when the boiler approaches it's maximum operating temperature. The relief valve that you have on that boiler should be rated at 30 PSI. It should be manually lifted in the summer when the system is cold to make sure that it works correctly.Do this and the guys will have a lot of good advice.
  • thatguy767
    thatguy767 Member Posts: 3
    Please give more information on the boiler and heating system. Add some pictures of the whole boiler including the burner and the connected piping, any installed pumps, and a few of the radiators. By the way, that 20 PSI pressure being a little above the recommended setting is not a problem unless it increases when the boiler approaches its maximum operating temperature. The relief valve that you have on that boiler should be rated at 30 PSI. It should be manually lifted in the summer when the system is cold to make sure that it works correctly.Do this and the guys will have a lot of good advice.
    Thanks for the advice!
    I have posted a few more photos of the setup below. There are 8 radiators connected to the system.

    I would love to ensure it continues operating for at least a few more decades.


     


  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 904
    Those old cast iron hot water boilers last until a section cracks which can be 100 years or more. They are not very efficient but if you are satisfied with the cost to operate and the heating of the house, leave it alone. When it is time to replace that boiler, you can do it with just a replacement or you can spend a lot of money and add zoning and/or heating unit replacements. There a lot of "excellent" contractors on this site that can fulfill your wants. My 2 cents.