Pressure too high in boiler, how can I adjust it?


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Old 10-03-04, 12:03 PM
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Hello, I have HOT WATER HEAT...
a CRANE-LINE BASMOR BOILER MODEL: 2WG4 for NAT GAS...

I noticed that whenever it runs the pressure gague shows it above 30 which is in the RED... it says LIMIT with an arrow pointing to it and it goes ABOVE the LIMIT which worries me. It does have a safty valve that starts to drip water in a bucket I have under it when it gets too high pressure.

But it just sits there in the red much of the time and I'm wondering if this is ok, and if not how can I adjust this???? Please help.
Thanks in advance!
-Matthew
 
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Old 10-03-04, 01:02 PM
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Have you check you expansion tank here. Does water come out the top schrader valve .If so the bladder is shot. let some water out of the boiler. Then see if it stays down if not then the auto fill on it can be shot. You should be about 15 to 18 Psi for 1 floor.

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Old 10-04-04, 11:08 AM
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I do have an expantion tank... what should I check on it???

Water doesn't come out the top of the valve... it's running about 35 PSI...

30 was my limit... Should I just release some water from the whole system??????

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Old 10-04-04, 05:30 PM
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Yes Id let water out slow. you should be about 15 to 18 lb with the boiler hot. If you got water out of the tank there
and its like a extrol it is water logged and you need a new one for sure. Dont let that boiler run at that psi

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Old 10-06-04, 09:45 AM
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OK, my problem was I wasn't shutting the make-up valve off... so the water was just filling back up... my resivor tank valve when turned ALL the way also turns off the make-up valve but I didn't turn it far enough. So I drained the resivor tank all the way. Opened the makeup valve and it filled up to the proper level (had some air in it for expantion)

Then I fired up the boiler and it stayed around 12-15 PSI hot...

So I guess I should empty out that resivor tank annually then huh...

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