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Guage glass Level not working as I read on this site

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Steamhead
Steamhead Member Posts: 16,935
Not when it's running as it should!

Dot, please do yourself a favor and go to the Find a Contractor page of this site. Follow the instructions thereon to find someone who can make your steam system run properly. You'll be glad you did.

If you're in the Baltimore area, e-mail me.

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  • Dot
    Dot Member Posts: 4
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    Gauge glass not working as discribed in topic on this site.

    The there is a topic on this site that explains how the guage glass should behave. In the article it states that the water level should be about 2/3 (approx.) up the gauge. Then as the boiler starts to produce steam it should drop towards the bottom.

    But mine goes up! I think there is to much water in the boiler but I am not really sure. I have read alot of the articles on this site which has been very helpful. Having an Older boiler makes it difficult to find someone that knows the system. So I've come to this site for a little help.

    Thanks
  • Dot
    Dot Member Posts: 4
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    Gauge glass not working as discribed in topic on this site.

    The there is a topic on this site that explains how the gauge glass should behave. In the article it states that the water level should be about 2/3 (approx.) up the gauge. Then as the boiler starts to produce steam it should drop towards the bottom.

    But mine goes up! I think there is too much water in the boiler but I am not really sure. I have read allot of the articles on this site which has been very helpful. Having an Older boiler makes it difficult to find someone that knows the system. So I've come to this site for a little help.

    Thanks

  • ed wallace
    ed wallace Member Posts: 1,613
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    gauge glass

    you have come to the right site its possible that the gauge glass fitting where they attach to your boiler are partially plugged and unfortunatly you will need a person to come out and fix the problem these are not patrs sold at home depot so please click on to find a contractor and call some one
  • Dot
    Dot Member Posts: 4
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    Thanks that helps I am in the process of trying to find someone that understands these old systems. Everyone that has been out has told me that the system is not efficient and gets a new one. But it works I know it’s not efficient but it does the job.

    Again thanks for the input.

    Dot
  • zeb_3
    zeb_3 Member Posts: 104
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    steam heat

    Steam Head is right on. Anyone who tells you to switch from steam to hot water because of effic. does not know steam.Keep looking for a "STEAM HEAD".
  • ed wallace
    ed wallace Member Posts: 1,613
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    steam heat

    what part of the country are you in ?maybe we could help you locate a steamhead ie someone who knows and loves steam systems

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  • Dot
    Dot Member Posts: 4
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    Thanks I live in the east but have found a boiler person near were I live. So I hope to get things running correctly soon.


    Thanks again for all your input.



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