Expansion Tank Issue?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by gift15, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. gift15

    gift15 New Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    I have this water boiler, the expansion tank is upside down and there is no air vent. Then, many times there is no heat in the 2nd floor of the house [because the water doesn't reach up there].

    Is there a problem to the boiler that was installed? Would the upside down expansion affect anything? Also, the air vent is needed right?
    If, yes. What should I do or get fixed?


    here is the picture I found of what a boiler set up should look like.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
  2. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

    Jul 30, 2008
    Tech. Instructor
    S. Maine
    It makes no difference how the tank is mounted.
    If you get no heat upstairs you may have air in the system or not enough pressure. Pressure should be about 15 lbs.
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  4. Doherty Plumbing

    Doherty Plumbing Journeyman & Gas Fitter

    Jun 22, 2009
    Red Seal Journeyman Plumber & Licensed Gas Fitter
    Penticton, BC
    Bad pump....?
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