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ges145 07-02-2009 01:54 PM

Hot water problem

I am experiencing a loss of hot water fairly regularly these days. I have a hot water boiler which feeds three circuits of hot water baseboard in the house and heats hot water that is stored in a tank in the basement. Recently I have noticed that we often lose the hot water. When I turn the thermostat up enough to turn the boiler on for the baseboard heat, we will once again have hot water for a while. However, since the weather is warm enough now that we don't have the heat on normally, we keep running out of hot water. Is this a thermostat problem? Is there a thermostat in the hot water tank that should be calling for the boiler to kick on when it gets cool enough that is probably not working or could it be something else?

Thanks for your time,


breid 07-04-2009 07:49 PM

boiler are not to trifled with.
i'm very serious here. this one time i will not tell you anything, except to call a boiler company or a plumber that works on boilers. i am a master plumber and have been around boilers since i was 4 years old. for your safety, please call someone. this can be remedied. breid

Yoyizit 07-04-2009 08:07 PM

This link is in line with what breid said

This one gives some basic hints

"What can't be seen in video is boiler went thru wall behind maint man into the plant and boiler door went thru far wall into parking lot. The maint man died later at hospital."


ges145 07-05-2009 06:32 PM

Thank you both. I'll call a plumber!

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