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    Where does the water go? (4 Posts)

  • Boston Boston @ 9:23 AM
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    Where does the water go?

    I have a 4 year only Burnham IN6 that seems to run really well.  I have it set to the lowest pressure possible for the pressuretrol that it came with. It has a drop header and seems produce dry steam. I have my sight glass segmented into 1" sections so i keep the correct water level and it looks like it's using 1" of water (not sure what that coverts to in volume) ever 1.5 -2 months.  Does that seem normal?
    I have tried to button up the system over the last few years by fixing any valve leaks, upgrading my vents (I have no spitting valves) and no water hammer (except for one radiator that i can't seem to get right which happens to be in my daughters room and is convinced there is a monster in there).
     
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  • nicholas bonham-carter nicholas bonham-carter @ 9:40 AM
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    Volume of missing water

    Why not measure the amount of water lost by draing water from the boiler into a bucket until the line drops an inch.
    Then you will know if you have a problem or not.
    I am guessing that the volume is small with today's thin section boilers.--NBC
  • Boston Boston @ 10:59 AM
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    Water

    It looks like it's about 1/3 of gallon every 2 months or so. Seems like a lot to me.
    This post was edited by an admin on December 11, 2012 11:01 AM.
  • Sil Sil @ 12:11 PM
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    According to Burnham...

    I am about to get an IN-6 installed so I was reading thru the manual yesterday.
    It says over .2 gallons per month is when you should get concerned (see attached pdf).  (full link to manual is: http://www.usboiler.net/products/boilers/independence/assets/Independence.pdf)
    This post was edited by an admin on December 11, 2012 12:14 PM.
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