Mounting Water Glass

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NP317
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Re: Mounting Water Glass

Post by NP317 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:44 am

Yikes! Someone did not know what they were doing.
"Looks OK. Must be OK."
Wrong.
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Re: Mounting Water Glass

Post by jlakes85 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:45 am

Vance,

Wow! Where/in what way did the boiler fail due to low water? The top of my glass is now slightly above the top of the barrel, but I have a tall dome so no worries about priming if I really overfill it.

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Re: Mounting Water Glass

Post by Fender » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:18 am

jlakes85 wrote:Vance,

Wow! Where/in what way did the boiler fail due to low water? The top of my glass is now slightly above the top of the barrel, but I have a tall dome so no worries about priming if I really overfill it.
You’ll find from experience what water level causes priming. Even if the level is below the dome, the rapid boiling can cause water to carry over into the dry pipe.
If the boiler has rolled-in copper tubes, a low-water situation usually causes the top row of tubes to begin leaking.
Dan Watson

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