Re: BOILER FAST FILL VALVE
Posted by e-plumber on January 02, 2004 at 10:21:07:
In response to Re: BOILER FAST FILL VALVE
: I HAD A BIT OF A PROBLEM TODAY AS WE HAD A PLUMBING LEAK IN THE SHOWER WE WERE PREPARNG TO TILE.
: I WENT TO SHUTDOWN THE WATER AT THE WATER HEATER
: WHICH DIDN'T STOP THE WATER, I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE THE SHUT OFF FOR THE ROOM I WAS IN WAS SO I TURND EVERY VALVE IN SIGHT OFF. NEXT WE FIXED THE LEAK AND TURNED EVERYTHING BACK ON, INCLUDING THE FAST FILL FOR THE BOILER, WHICH FLOODED ALL THE UNITS, BIG BIG MESS.
: SHOULDN'T THERE BE A SAFETY CONTROL LABEL OR SOME SORT OF DEVICE TO PREVENT THIS TYPE OFF ACCIDENT FROM HAPPNING. THE VALVE WAS A RED GATE VALVE ( IS THIS AN ACCEPTABLE VALVE ) THE SAME AS THE SHUT OFF VALVES WHICH DID TURN OFF OUR AREA.
: IT APPEARS AS THE DAYS WILL UNFOLD MY INSURANCE WILL BE
: PICKING UP THE COST, AND CANCELING MY INSURANCE.
: THERE SHOULD BE A WARNING LABLE ON SUCH VALVES. EOM

Reply:
It's not a good idea to close every valve in sight when doing a repair, only close the main water valve, perform the repair and turn the valve back on.
It would be in your best interest to hire a licenced plumber ASAP, to tag each and every shut off valve, including feed valves near and around the heating boiler. If there are any valves that are inoperable, replace them as needed.
Good Luck. e-plumber


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