Water Pressure in Boiler

Old 04-17-06, 03:31 PM
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Question Water Pressure in Boiler

I recently had to replace my expansion tank and now I can't regulate the pressure in the boiler. It goes from 0 psi when cold to 30 psi when hot. I have added pressure to the expansion tank and then reduced it. The last time I messed with it, I added water until the relief valve popped but the pressure reading was still 0 PSI. But, when the boiler warmed up, it went back up to 30 PSI and only discharged a small amount from the relief valve. If I test the pressure in the Expansion tank with a tire guage it reads about 18 when cold and 28 when hot. Would a faulty presure guage behave this way? If I replace the combination temperature/pressure guage do I have to drain the boiler again? The boiler is a Peerless and I'm using it in a two story house with radient floor heat.

I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong and would appreciate any advice.

Old 04-17-06, 05:24 PM
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Remove the tank from the system & check the pressure. It should be about 12# for up to a two story house. By removing the tank you can verify the bladder is good. If it is, you probably have a faulty gauge.

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