Newbie..Slow Boiler Leak, please advise.

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Newbie..Slow Boiler Leak, please advise.

Hello from Europe!

I've been having a small (as in slow drip) water leak on this boiler. Boiler brand is ESPRIT and the leak is coming directly from the black knob..infact you can actually make out the drip on the photos.

Any advice cheerfully accepted
 
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Hello from USA!

We aren't too familiar with your appliances over here, but water is water, right?

Can you locate a manual on the net for your boiler we can take a look at to see what you have?

Do you know the purpose of that knob?
 
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Knob has a hole in it... I would say condensate tube was not installed....
 
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hi thanks for the speedy reply..i did find a manual page for this boiler but unfortunately its in German..and my german is in its infancy.
http://www.nordgas.at/manuals/manual..._20E-HT_BD.pdf

The model is: ESPRIT 20 E/HT

I'll keep looking to see if I can find an English manual.

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Lawrosa-

Odd thing is we've used the boiler approx. 3-4 months with no problems..then one day boiler itself was switching off by itself every 15 minutes so then we did call the repair person who supposedly serviced and repaired it..the boiler now stays on no problem but soon after he serviced it (like 2-3 weeks later) the black knob started dripping..

Did the service dude possibly forget to put back the condensate tube you are referring to ? As mentioned, the boiler did not leak when we it initially stopped working..the leak was after the service guy repaired it.
 
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oh and here's a link with bigger photo's of leak..

http://i.minus.com/iCBqvvTNp0czR.jpg
 
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Looks like its the 3- Wege - Vorrangumschaltventil..

Cant seem to translate...LOL
 
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apparently its some flow adjuster.... Dont know if that large nut is a type of packing or not or the adjuster itself.... Yours may be a manual type????


 
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3- Wege - Vorrangumschaltventil.. = 3 way priority transfer valve.....
 
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3 way priority transfer valve
A slightly better translation would be " 3 way priority DIVERTER valve "... re-routes the boiler output for domestic hot water production to the heat exchanger... DHW priority ...
 
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whenever you guys are ready to break it down In laymans terms
 
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Das knobben ist nicht fur tavisten und turnen bai das nontechnicianen elsen wasser leiken und schpillen.

How's that?
 
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hi guys I hope you've not forgotten about me...

NJtrooper- I don't know if you are trying to humor me or not but English is my preferred language.
 
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Hi. Well I would say its that O ring leaking that shows in a the cut out I posted, or from a packing of some sort that would be another o ring..

That pic is just an example of what you have...

To repair you will need to isolate the boiler and drain, then remove that device. Possibly they have a rebuild kit for it.

IMO I would remove the black handle. Looks like its held by a screw... Then see what there. May just need to tighten a nut....
 
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I don't know if you are trying to humor me or not but English is my preferred language
Stick around... you'll learn that I like to joke around... and by the way, that IS English! Well, sort of...
 
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Lawrosa-

I do see your dissected diagram but ive no clue which part your talking about (ie "o" ring) Could you possibly draw me a pointer on the diagram ?

I'll be checking to see if this black knob has a screw underneath it when I get back home tonight.

rgrds
PS the diagram you have doesn't have a plastic knob on the outside like mine so I am a bit confused actually..yours has a plug-in type end.
 
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The one I linked to looks like its controlled electronically.. Yours looks like manual adjustment with a knob..

Remove the knob and we can help when we see it....
 
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Wait... Just looked at part... I searched the wrong thing... I used the wrong line #.... Stand by...
 
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# 9 on page 19 is a Wasserfüllventil......= Water inflation valve.

Still searching
 
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Found another manual....

http://www.nordgas.at/manuals/manual...HT_Heiz_BD.pdf


Its shows it as a Nachfüll-Ventil = Refilling valve.

so then we did call the repair person who supposedly serviced and repaired it..the boiler now stays on no problem but soon after he serviced it (like 2-3 weeks later) the black knob started dripping..
Call the guy back and inquire.. He will probably tell you what to do over the phone and know better then anyone here.....
 
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And yet on another page it states....Temperatur-Sensor Heizung = Temperature sensor heating
 
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lawrosa-

wow..hmm, ok so In the meantime i've looked under the knob and yes there is a screw underneath..i am thinking perhaps I should try tightening it and see what happens..
 
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