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jack b
Gone Fishing
Cape Cod
reply to tp0d

Re: Furnace -- missing water

I meant to reply to PhoenixDown...

It's hard to see the whole boiler room with just the close-up photos. There are a couple of places to look, if any condensate wet piping is buried, that's the most likely culprit. If air vents don't shut after the radiator is hot is next. Lastly there could be a hole in one of the boiler sections above the water line and steam is simply shooting up the chimney unnoticed when the boiler is firing.

said by tp0d:

Half steam, half hydronic? Wow.. havent seen anything like that..

Hydronic heating using condensate on a steam system is actually fairly common. If piped correctly the radiation can even be installed 30' above the boiler water level!
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