green in valve: leak?

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Old 08-29-12, 03:16 PM
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green in valve: leak?

to the right of center and down a bit there's a pressure valve of some sort..open to air facing downward. just noticed this is green inside the threads..is almost 4 years old

it's directly above the boiler and i never notice any drips on the dust

 
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The one feeding the pressure reducing valve? on the makeup water line to the boiler? Isn't there a label on it telling that it's a backflow preventer? possibly a Watts 9D ?

As long as it's not dripping, don't worry about it, but I would suggest that you put some drain piping on it so if it DOES leak, you don't drip all over the boiler. You can use PVC for that, it won't be hot water.
 
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There should be a drip leg on that. How'd it pass inspection?
 
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yup its a 9d..now to figure out where to feed it lol..guess just over the 'edge' of the boiler boundary would be good enough since there's a drain in the middle of the room
 
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