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Steam boiler

jameshannon Member Posts: 1
I have a steam boiler with the new auto feed System keeps on filling up with water and leaking out the steam vents Any ideas what could be the problem


  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,334
    Sometimes the feeder doesn’t close properly. There should be an isolation valve before the feeder that you can shut. Either replace the feeder (with hydro level VXT only) or do away with it completely. You want to minimize how often the boiler feeds so unless you understand that, a water feeder can be a silent killer.
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 12,162
    need pictures. Is the boiler overfilling with water? Or is steam pushing water out the vents. Look at the gage glass.

    Shut off the water drain the boiler down to normal (1/2 glass)

    Could be a bad low water control operating the feeder. Need more information
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,447
    edited October 2017

    a water feeder can be a silent killer.

    Brillant phraseology @Danny Scully !

    Permission to plagiarize?

    Never fill auto without a VXT...

    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,334
    edited October 2017
    Of course @New England SteamWorks, we’re steam brothers. What’s mine is yours! :wink: