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Recplacing Steam Heat

Sunnie Member Posts: 1
Have steam heat and would like to vacation for 3 months. Have no one available to fill boiler every 2-3 days. Whats my best solution?????????


  • You are filling the boiler

    every 2 to 3 days ? I would bet there is a leak somewhere - the vents , a return pipe , something .

    On a new install where the homeowners vacation for a long time , or they are elderly and cannot get down in the basement , I recommend using 2 probe LWCOs . No need to flush the standard control , like a 67 , but they do need to be checked every year for buildup on the probes . You can connect an auto feeder to the LWCO also , but being gone for 3 months at a clip , I wouldn't want to know the damage the feeder could cause if something happens and it fills the boiler continuously ( very rare though ) .

    Vacation for 3 months ? I envy you .
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