I htink that he already figured out that he has hot water and not steam
based on the "flood" of water that he had in the past.
And, since he has radiators, bleeding them is a good idea -- but he would
have to learn how to do that or have someone do it for him
But, I doubt that air in the radiators would cause the short cycling that
his heater is doing.
And, just an FYI about steam heat -- they can be one-pipe or a two-pipe
steam heat systems.
His ugh, portal, is still down, but maybe he'll be able to see this when
it comes up again.
Another reason, it seems, to read the news directly, with a news server
and one's own sofware. Then you don't have to worry about a webpage
going down, or face the scorn of proper users of Usenet.
replying to Nahsani, Joe wrote:
This is an old post but I'll answer anyway.
It is possible your expansion tank is full.
The tank has to be bled every couple of years. It is located above the boiler.
Old ones are made of steel and look like scuba diving tanks, newer ones look
like propane tanks.
There should be an amount of air in that tank, this allows the hot water in the
system to expand and contract. Over time, the air pocket shrinks until
eventually there is none at all. Then the system will have nowhere to expand and
the heat cannot circulate, resulting in the furnace coming on all the time but
the house being unable to reach past a certain temperature.
It is a simple matter to bleed the tank, replacing the air. Google it.
Hope this helps.
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