How do I fill a burham boiler with water.Post created: 2012-12-31 Type of Equipment: Boiler Views: 270
The pressure guage is 0 and needs to be 12psi. I don't know how to fill it with water.
just since I shut it down a few weeks ago
nothing I don't know where to fill it
On 2012-12-31 JB wrote:
Probably the first place to start is that it may be a good idea to get a certified HVAC tech to come and check the boiler to make sure there are no issues with it that caused the water to drain. Many of these boilers have an LED error code display that should provide a code indicating if there is a problem and what it may be.
To learn more about these codes, as well as read warnings on why you may be better off getting an HVAC tech to come in, you can go here and look for the manual that covers your boiler: http://www.gogeisel.com/geiselonline/support/Burnham_Owner_Manuals.html.
Basically, one of the things you need to be aware of is that you may need to clean the boiler tank as there is likely mineral deposits and other sedimentary materials left from the water that has entered the tank and sediment chamber (if there is one, though I believe this is common). It may also be that the tank should be maintaining a water level automatically and you may have an issue with a valve. If the water has drained it also may indicate a safety issue.
Also, without knowing the model boiler you have it is hard to come up with more definitive information.
If you read through the manuals at the link above you will be able to gain a better sense of the issue. You can also find more manuals here: http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/burnham_corp/burnham_corp_boiler_product_list.html.
I also found this string that talks about refilling a Burnham boiler: http://www.justanswer.com/hvac/1p0ji-burnham-boiler-went-last-night-red-light.html. Again, it is a bit more complicated than simply opening a spigot or filling a tank.
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.
On 2012-12-31 wrote:
Look for expansion tank usually pressure reducing valve (auto fill valve) is by tank. Make sure shut off valve is on.