Well, FRACK. And bugger all.
So a couple of days ago I was posting about how awesome it was to finally have hot water again, courtesy of a properly pressurized and properly laid
out intake/exhaust boiler system. When Radiant Adam left (around 4:30 PM Friday afternoon) we thought things were looking good.
Yesterday I noted there were a couple of drips of glycol on the floor under the boiler. I didn't think much about it as I had expected some of that when the system was fired up, so I just wiped it up and wiped everything off and didn't think too much about it.
Then this morning when I got up I was hearing a definite "drip" sound. Wandering over to utility room I found a nice drip that couldn't really have been going very long (else it would have been a huge puddle)....this definitely wasn't okay! I cleaned up the drips and fixed breakfast, and by the time I was done it was very definitely worse than before (I think the boiler came on, raising the internal pressure and apparently increasing the leakage).
This. Is. Not. Good.
Sigh. So I shut down the boiler and closed the valves, then put one of the glycol buckets to catch what was still dribbling out. I then send a note to Radiant Adam requesting he return yet again, this time with all of the hardware necessary to (potentially) replace that entire union. (Feeling around I'm only finding leakage along the top of the union, and since it's fairly tight I'm starting to wonder if it doesn't have a crack in it.)
I'm very annoyed....my whole plan to continue with the door work has definitely been put on hold for a couple of days at least.....
Steven in Colorado
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