Utica Steam Boiler Model# 043008 Requires Frequent Draining

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Utica Steam Boiler Model# 043008 Requires Frequent Draining

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Our Utica steam boiler keeps collecting water, so much so that it needs to be drained every two to three days. The boiler is quite old, but was recently inspected and drained, and the service person said that draining should not have to be done very often. What could be causing this collection or water, as well as sediment that doesn't drain, and how could we fix this ourselves? We are on a limited income.

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Old 10-24-13, 08:59 AM
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the service person said that draining should not have to be done very often
OK, of course that's true... so what? He told you this and then packed up and left without diagnosing why you have this problem? Why didn't he investigate to find the cause?

What could be causing this collection or water
A defective or improperly adjusted water feeder system would be suspect. Water has to come from somewhere... so if there's too much water in the boiler, that would be the first place to look.
 
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Do you have a tank less hot water coil in the boiler?
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Good point Sid... maybe the tankless coil is leaking in. It doesn't appear LyndaLou has been back since she posted though.
 
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