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  • Tiny Tiny @ 1:13 PM
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    one pipe steam using too much propane

    I have a one pipe steam weil mclain PEG-40 propane boiler that is using an excessive amount of propane,  about 130 gallons of propane in two weeks.  The weather has not been too cold yet (NE PA) We have electric hot water, so this is strictly for steam.  The boiler less than a year old.  We have had two techs look at the system and unable to determine the issue.  Any suggestions would be helpful.

  • BobC BobC @ 8:12 AM
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    Out side of the high fuel use how is the system working? Does it seem to be taking to long to get steam into the radiators, is there are banging in the pipes?

    What kind of boiler is it and how many radiators is it feeding?

    What kind of Radiator air vents are you using?

    What kind of main vents are on the system?

    Post some pictures of the boiler from front and back, show the piping around the boiler and any main vents in the cellar.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 84,200 BTU, Single pipe steam

    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in

    3PSI gauge
  • Mad Dog Mad Dog @ 6:28 PM
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    Probably oversized

    what is edr of home?  Mad Dog
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