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    Default steam heat,single pipe system

    i've been losing water out of my boiler.i have no leaks and i've changed my vents on the radators and still filling or adding water.more than i ever have boilers only 10 years old.any suggestions

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    Default Re: steam heat,single pipe system

    The two main reasons for loosing water from a one pipe steam system are a leak in the system or a steam vent that is leaking steam. It could also be that the relief valve is opening. This could be caused by a malfunctioning relief valve or to high of a steam pressure.

    John

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    Default Re: steam heat,single pipe system

    thanks john,i think its my heat exchanger. you can hear the steam going up the smoke pipe. thanks again

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    Default Re: steam heat,single pipe system

    Quote Originally Posted by franktrak View Post
    thanks john,i think its my heat exchanger. you can hear the steam going up the smoke pipe. thanks again
    Sorry to hear that Frank. Looks like it's time for a new boiler.

    John

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