Boiler and water shut off if leak

Discussion in 'Boiler Forum' started by netmouse, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. netmouse

    netmouse Member

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    Is the following true? If an indirect tank or the boiler itself has a leak, would the incoming water will be stopped by the boiler's low water cut off? So NO FLOODING?
     
  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    Low water cut offs prevent the boiler from firing. They don't turn the water off.

    John
     
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    And, if you have an auto-fill valve, and you don't close off the feed to it once the system is initially filled, if you had a leak, it would keep trying to keep the pressure up (i.e., filling) on the system.
     
  5. netmouse

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    Thank you! Education at this forum is really great!
     
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