gas furnace pressure relief valve pipe leaks…

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    • #278242
      Bruce Forthofer

      Hello,
      I am a new home owner of an older home, who just the other day went down into his basement to find a very large amount of water coming out of the pipe allocated for pressure relief. Seeing as how the pipe did not lead to a drain, I assume this is an abnormal amt of leakage. For now, I’ve attached a hose to the pipe so that the drainage leads directly into the floor drain in the basement.

      Will my temporary solution harm the furnace system? And by allowing the water to drain, am I wasting water that really shouldn’t be leaking out in the first place? Do I need a new pressure relief valve instead?

      Thanks for your help and insight…

      elmer s2ejligh@hotmail.com

    • #298080
      Selgas
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      Firstly you wanna tell me what kinda furnace it is and what is it doing heating radiators or hot air ducts???



      Selgas Services Ltd
      Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

    • #298081
      elmer
      Participant

      My apologies. It is a gas boiler that heats water for radiator heating of the house. Thanks!

    • #298082
      Selgas
      Participant

      Not my forte water radiator units but from what you are saying I suspect that a new pressure relief valve should fix the problem.



      Selgas Services Ltd
      Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

    • #298083
      mikeinpa
      Participant

      Elmer sounds like your expansion tank is full when your boiler heats thermal exp forms and tank is to absorb , if tank is waterlogged relief will relieve pressure, or your feeder may be seeping pressure into system, you should call a plumber or heating contractor to check your boiler operation ,the relief valve is doing what it is supposed to do relieve pressure

      » This message has been edited by mikeinpa on 21 December 2002

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