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Six Steps to Solving the Problem of Low Boiler Pressure

Six Steps to Solving the Problem of Low Boiler Pressure

Low pressure in a boiler might not be dangerous, but it can make your heating systems ineffective, and if left for too long, could even cause damage to the boiler itself. Where the damage is severe enough it is best to opt for boiler services and repairs instead of the DIY approach, but in some instances, you can rectify the problem yourself using these 6 simple steps:
1. Check the Position of the Filling Loop
First, you will need to check your filling loop and pressure gauge. When doing this, bare in mind that the pressure loop should be at a right angle to the pipe’s flow.
2. Check the Pressure
Make sure that the pressure gauge is visible while working on the filling loop. The amount of pressure that it should display is dependant on the manufacturer and model of your boiler, so be sure to familiarise yourself with its specifications.
3. Turn off the Boiler
To ensure that you can work safely on the boiler, you will first need to turn it off.
4. Opening the Filling Loops
Open the filling loops by turning their handles to a right angle (be sure to do this to both of them). By doing this, the handles should match the direction of the pipes’ flow. IF you have done this correctly, you will start to hear water flowing.
5. When the Right Pressure is Reached
Once the correct pressure has been achieved (make sure to check the gauge), you should ensure that the filling loops are fully closed.
6. Power on and Check
Once you have done this, turn the boiler back on again. Keep an eye on it to ensure that the pressure remains constant.
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