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Old 03-23-04, 06:09 AM
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automatic water feed

Can someone post a picture of what a typical automatic water feed valve looks like in a hot water heating system? Thanks
 
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Old 03-23-04, 06:19 AM
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Cant do it here. But most of the time they are red or green. Also they are in like a set. With the auto fill and the pop off valve all in one unit. The auto fill part would look like a bell most of the time and have a screw on the top. This is where you would change the psi of the water goung into the boiler. ED
 
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I have a bronze bell-shaped thing that says 12-15 psi on the tage, and has a lever on top that looks like it flips from side to side. Does this sound like the fill valve?
It has gate valves on either side of it that are in the "on" position.
I had to let some water ( about a gallon or so) out of my system to replace a Hy-vent.
Will the valve automatically add water to make up for what was lost?
 
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Old 03-23-04, 09:29 AM
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You got it .The one with the 12 to 15 lb psi on it is it. If you have to drain the boiler some. Close that valve on the in side of it and drain the boiler to what you need. Work on it when done open the gate valve back up and bleed the system all over. Would bleed it again in about a week. The auto fill should keep water in the boiler for you. Just keep an eye on the gauge there on the boiler ED
 
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