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hello,i have read the posts about expansion tanks and pressure gauges and I am 90% sure mine is bad.[its about 7yrs.old].any way to read it's pressure without taking system to 0? my boiler is a wtgo4.is an extrol60 the proper size?thanks for any info.loc
 
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any way to read it's pressure without taking system to 0?
No, sorry, there is not.

my boiler is a wtgo4.is an extrol60 the proper size?
The size of the boiler is not completely irrelevant, but mostly so.

What is most important is the volume of water in the entire system.

What size tank is installed now?

What type of heating do you have? Standing cast iron radiators? Fin & Tube baseboards? something else?
 
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hello,thanks for your reply.the ex.tank is an extrol60.heating is oil fired hot water wellmclain. wtgo4 w/hot water.i have standing radiators[about 7 big ones,5 med,2small}.the system is 7 yrs old and worked ok,but normally ran a little over 20psi when heating.thanks again.loc
 
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In that case, the 60 is probably correct size.

You obviously can NOT go smaller.

If the pressure is around 12-15 when the boiler is COOL, and goes to 20 or there about when HOT, then you don't have a problem.

You may find that after the new tank is installed the pressure doesn't go quite as high because it will have the correct air charge in the tank.

If you do replace the tank and have the room for the optional valves shown at the bottom of this thread:

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/bo...sion-tank.html

It will make it an easy matter to check and charge the air in the tank at least bi-annually.
 
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thanks for reply.i've decided to call my oilman for annual service and to bring a new extrol60 and the valve like you suggested.i could do it,but if I have trouble next winter,i can blame them.thanks again.loc
 
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