Hot water baseboard heating system question:

Old 04-01-06, 02:45 PM
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Hot water baseboard heating system question:

just purchased home built half in 1902, and half in 1997..
reciently had a pipe burst on main floor.. gurgling finally subsided about 2 weeks after the burst, but still NO heat is coming out of the system on the main floor, and second floor is BOILING hot.
thermostats do not work at all..
any advice would be appreciated!
Old 04-01-06, 03:07 PM
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You must have two zone valves otherwise the water loss would have killed water to your upstairs also. Your boiler most likely is equipped with an auto fill valve which will keep adding water to the boiler if you have a leak, to try to maintain the set point water pressure.

Don't you have a temperature-pressure gauge built onto the boiler? You say the water is boiling hot. Hmmm. Steam boilers I haven't worked around. Only water ones. IF yours is water, it should not be near (feeling like it is)boiling.

Can you tell everyone here more about your boiler? Make, model, btus, if it is a water or steam boiler, how old is it, what the temperature and pressure gauge says for both the temperature and the pressure, number of zone controls (this will not only be apparent by the number of valves on the pipes but also by the number of stats in the house), if you have an older type big long cylinder type expansion tank hanging up by the ceiling in the basement or if you have one of the newer smaller, more rounder, almost camper propane tank looking type expansion tank that has the rubber bladder inside?

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