BOILER FAST FILL VALVE
Posted by CARL on January 01, 2004 at 23:07:37:
I HAD A BIT OF A PROBLEM TODAY AS WE HAD A PLUMBING LEAK IN THE SHOWER WE WERE PREPARNG TO TILE.
I WENT TO SHUTDOWN THE WATER AT THE WATER HEATER
WHICH DIDN'T STOP THE WATER, I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE THE SHUT OFF FOR THE ROOM I WAS IN WAS SO I TURND EVERY VALVE IN SIGHT OFF. NEXT WE FIXED THE LEAK AND TURNED EVERYTHING BACK ON, INCLUDING THE FAST FILL FOR THE BOILER, WHICH FLOODED ALL THE UNITS, BIG BIG MESS.
SHOULDN'T THERE BE A SAFETY CONTROL LABEL OR SOME SORT OF DEVICE TO PREVENT THIS TYPE OFF ACCIDENT FROM HAPPNING. THE VALVE WAS A RED GATE VALVE ( IS THIS AN ACCEPTABLE VALVE ) THE SAME AS THE SHUT OFF VALVES WHICH DID TURN OFF OUR AREA.
IT APPEARS AS THE DAYS WILL UNFOLD MY INSURANCE WILL BE
PICKING UP THE COST, AND CANCELING MY INSURANCE.
THERE SHOULD BE A WARNING LABLE ON SUCH VALVES. EOM


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