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Hi. My water pressure in the glass is very intermittent (looks full, then level drops substantially and I have to be careful refilling it as it fills slowly than swings way high). This was working perfectly before I descaled it. Any suggestions?

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Clear the connections of glass with boiler. change glass seals. (be careful not to brake sight glass tube)

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