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Water in Steam system

Mark Hunt
Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
check the pitch on the supply and return mains. Both should pitch back to the boiler.

Next check the pitch on the radiators. You may also have a bad steam trap somewhere that is causing the pressure to equalize across the supply and return causing those radiators to stop heating.

This may be a job for a pro.

Best of luck!

Mark H

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  • James Morrell
    James Morrell Member Posts: 2
    Water in Stem System

    Hi, I wanted to let you know how great your website is. I happened across this site by accident and now I have made a part of my favorite sites. My question is, I believe I have water in my system and it is not allowing the steam from reaching the radiators at the end of the sysem. The radiators are located on the second and third floor in the rear of the house. I have a two-pipe steam system. I drained the system after I noticed that the glass viewer was full of water. After I drained the system to the halfway level, the sytem started up. However, the radiators stoped working in the rear of the property. How do I get the weater out of the pipes and how often should I drain the system. It is extremely cold in Buffalo New York
    > this year, and the system has been running continuously. Can I blow air into the steam pipe and force the water out the system..Thanks for you assistance.
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