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    Default Funny Noises

    Not so funny really.
    1986 Weil MClain gas fired boiler
    Started her up and everything normal.
    When it reached temp, it started making sound like water dripping onto the burner tube.
    The sound would continue for a short while after the unit shut down, still with no water evidence.
    I layed on the floor for a few minutes and watched and saw no overspray or water dripping.
    I did get a gas smell at times when i retuned to the boiler room to check again.
    So, i'm stumped, water or gas problem.
    Anyone ever experience anything like this?
    I never heard a boiler do this before

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    Default Re: Funny Noises

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    Not so funny really.
    1986 Weil MClain gas fired boiler
    Started her up and everything normal.
    When it reached temp, it started making sound like water dripping onto the burner tube.
    The sound would continue for a short while after the unit shut down, still with no water evidence./
    .
    My Swag,

    Leaking High Pressure relief valve.
    * did the system have anti-freeze in it.
    ** Weil MClain is adamantly against adding AF to their closed loop system.
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    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
    Billy J. Stephens HI Service Memphis TN.

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    Default Re: Funny Noises

    Could be condensation.

    Happens on gas WH on start up.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Funny Noises

    Billy, Yeah, that's what i am leaning towards, along with the gas smell.
    Not condensation. I ran the piss out of that thing for 3 hours
    Big house
    But I,m out of it now.
    The thing was 26 yrs old anyway


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    Default Re: Funny Noises

    Small crack or leak between sections. You didn't mention if it was a cold start boiler.


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    Default Re: Funny Noises

    Might also check for a clogged flue or chimney. I have found everything from birds to brick pieces on top of boilers. The built up flue gasses could condensate.


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    Default Re: Funny Noises

    COld start


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