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Check your dielectric unions

heater_man,

I have been meaning to reply for awhile, but have been quite busy.

The first tech that I had to the house did not diagnose the problem properly, even though all the signs presented...
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According to the Weil McLain Ultra 80 warranty,...

According to the Weil McLain Ultra 80 warranty, up to 10 years the exchanger is covered at 100% & labor is not covered at all.

So, exchanger should be covered 100%, but I will have to cover the...
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Posted By SDesign

Final follow up

Just thought I would chime in and give the forum a conclusion to the boiler problem I was having.

It was an internal crack in the heat exchanger. Unfortunately, it was unpredictable enough that I...
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Max Allowable Water Pressure

Yes, I saw that plate. It says the MAWP is 30 psi.

Thanks for the additional air warning. I have a spigot after the incoming supply to the boiler shut off and I would connect there with a hose...
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Posted By SDesign

Will call Weil McLain on Monday

I will call Weil McLain on Monday to see if they will provide me with a "Safe Pressure" number for testing the boiler and let you know how it goes.

Looks like I will have to remove the outlet pipe...
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Posted By SDesign

Fired Boiler - Excessive condensate?

So, the entire system pressure (with boiler in the loop) held at 12 psi for 5 days and I decided to fire the boiler with a heating tech at the house so he could see the system and details and deal...
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Posted By SDesign

Update - Air Purged - Pressure holding

Air mostly purged by letting all zones run open and letting the Spirovents do their job. This took about three plus days.

Reserve water pressure tank that feeds the FillTrol tank went from 75 psi...
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Posted By SDesign

No, the external pipe was not covered due to is...

No, the external pipe was not covered due to is not being the actual heat exchanger.



I will give this a try.



Much less air then when I started. Still a little air pinging through the...
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Yes, I am still actively looking for leaks. Once...

Yes, I am still actively looking for leaks. Once all the air is purged out, any water the system calls for must be leaking somewhere. I am hoping with the boiler not heating, I will be able to spot...
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Thanks for sticking with me. The pressure...

Thanks for sticking with me.

The pressure tank/expansion tank has a faucet on it and water is supplied to the tank via a hose (connected by me) when needed. Obviously when the system is running...
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Posted By SDesign

More details

Sorry, what I meant to say is that I have a pressure tank Amtrol Model 30 that feeds the FillTrol tank (same size as Amtrol 30 tank). Of course, the FillTrol tank is at 12-15 psi. Sorry for the...
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Question Boiler Leaking - Either Piping or Heat Exchanger - Thoughts?

I will try to keep this brief, but it will take a little explaining.

History: 9 year Old Weil McLain Boiler (Ultra 80) which I have had problems with every year from day one. Leak of factory pipe...
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