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    How I removed it

    I struggled with the plug for a long time. I tried soaking it with penetrating oil over a multiple days, heating the surrounding metal with a torch, banging on it with a hammer, using a very long...
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    That looks horrible. Be prepared for the whole...

    That looks horrible. Be prepared for the whole thing to fall apart. Maybe try some plumbers epoxy to stop the leak and then fix it properly after the heating season ends.
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    Removing Boiler Plug from a Steam Boiler

    If I wanted to how would I remove a plug from a 2 1/2 tapping on a steam boiler. It looks like it would require a square drive like for a socket wrench only much bigger. Is there a special tool to do...
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    Follow up - I spoke with Hydrolevel (manufacturer...

    Follow up - I spoke with Hydrolevel (manufacturer of the LWCO) and they confirm the installation of the probe into the riser pipe.

    Many thanks!
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    If it is a two pipe heating system there could be...

    If it is a two pipe heating system there could be a trap that needs to be replaced or incorrect pitch somewhere. I do not think the size of the vent would prevent the radiator from reaching the...
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    Thanks for the reply John. I had also thought of...

    Thanks for the reply John. I had also thought of doing that but wasn't sure if it would be safe enough. Do you know if that is a recognized installation method or if there was ever an inspector in my...
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    If there is ever a fire in the house the foam...

    If there is ever a fire in the house the foam insulation will produce toxic smoke when burned. Fiberglass insulation will not burn.
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    tapping a steam boiler?

    Hi,
    I have an old steam boiler that I want to install an electronic Low Water Cut Off into. Unfortunately there is no opening in the side of the boiler where the probe can go. The probe requires a...
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