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Old 3/18/13, 9:32 PM
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During my inspection on Sunday I noted that the boiler was leaking, and upon further investigation found that the pressure relief valve was leaking. I took one picture of the valve and wanted to get a better picture, just as I clicked the picture and the valve went off like old faithful. Scared the crap out of me!!

This is a good reason to recommend that there be a Pressure relief valve drain line on the boiler.

The boiler was short cycling and steam could be seen coming from the valve also.
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Old 3/18/13, 9:33 PM
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Yes I did save the camera, wiped it off and it was back to work



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Old 3/18/13, 9:52 PM
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Glad you didn't get scalded



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Old 3/19/13, 10:26 PM
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That would be a freak accident. What were the chances of you catching it on camera? 1 in 1,000.
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Old 3/19/13, 10:47 PM
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Yes I did save the camera, wiped myself and it was back to work

Fixed it for you...


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Old 3/20/13, 7:56 AM
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Any thing for a good picture for the report



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Old 3/20/13, 10:38 AM
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Add this link to your report section... http://youtu.be/HCwLVKeeWmo

Ben... How about a Nachi version???




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