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  1. #1
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    Jul 2007
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    Question How do I drain the water in my gas boiler?

    I need some help as a first time homeowner. Don't wanna burn myself or screw myself with no heat with the winter here in NYC. I bought this house only a few months ago and the owner didn't say anything or left manual for the boiler. It's a Weil McLain EG-40 or EG-45 gas boiler. I downloaded the manual from their site but it's more meant for a plumper that'll understands it.


    There is a low water cut off relay. Is the valve below my drain hole?


    I think this water gauge is the water level for the boiler. The water is clear now but when it's running, I can see some brown residues in it. Anyone know what are the top and bottom knots are for? And what is that big pipe for?


    OK, I think the PSI gauge is my stream pressure but what is that open valve at the top.. the stream release valve?


    I guess this controls the stream release?


    I am assuming this is where the water is feeding the boiler

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
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    call a pro this is not a DIYers sight, this is for your own safety
    a person working on boilers with no experience = disaster
    I dont warranty Tinkeritus

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
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    Louisville, KY
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    Great pictures you took there. Obviously, from your questions, you haven't a clue as to what you are doing.

    You need to call a hydronics/boiler contractor to service this boiler.

    The site rules prevent us from providing DIY assistance.

    Thread closed.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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