refill water, restart boiler

Old 02-18-07, 04:10 PM
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refill water, restart boiler

I don't have any experience with boilers. I'm new to a multi-family building and my neighbor says I let the water go too low; apparently the LWCO worked and shut the boiler off. My neighbor showed me the valves to refill the water but being a novice and in a dark basement could not see the glass gauge clearly. Instead of filling the gauge to halfway mark, I overfilled, to the point that water came out of two radiators for about 3-4 minutes. It was not a flood but I needed a few towels to mop it up.
My questions:
1. Now that excess water drained via my radiators, is there any danger to the overfilling? I've used a flashlight and can see the glass gauge is completely full. Will any other excess burn off as steam?
2. How do I get the boiler to restart? It's certainly cold enough in my apartment and the thermostat is on. Is there a reset button I need to push? Thank you in advance for any advice.
Old 02-18-07, 05:40 PM
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Do not attempt to restart the boiler until you have the water at the proper level. To do so could result in serious damage.
With this being a mult-family dwelling, there is most likely a manual reset somewhere. Without knowing more about the controls on the boiler, that is about all I can tell you.

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