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Got a steam heating system (oil burner) with water on pipes and makes noise. How do I drain it?

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Water hammering! Try replacing your vacuum breaker!

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I have a lot of noise coming from the pipes i have bleed the air valves from the registers and still have the noise


you can not bleed air from a air con system like you can a radiator in your home its against the law the system will need to have the gas removed checked for leaks put on a vacum then recharged bleeding will not work

Jan 21, 2011 | Air Conditioners

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Well first the pipes started making alot of noise like a clicking and knocking. Then theres a valve kind of thing started leaking water and it won't stop leaking. What can I do to repair it? Thanks for...


are you talking about a box air con in your window/wall ? . water dripping out of the unit is condensation from the water in the air. the water should go to a drain or outside. pipes making nose are from the compressor which is kinda normal unless its a really loud noise. use a rubber and cable ties to stop pipes from hitting metal on metal

Nov 09, 2010 | Air Conditioners

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Amana 90% model #GUCAO45AX30 SER# 0109143635 UNIT MAIN BURNERS LIGHT UP THEN SHUT DOWN IN A FEW SECONDS. DRAIN LINES ARE CLEAR, VENT PIPE CLEAR OF CONDENSATION. I BYPASSED T-STAT JUMPERED R-W NO HELP,...


check to see if the flame rod tip is in the flame(like the hot junction on a thermocouple). the pressure switches are a normally closed switch and a blocked flue could cause them to open. the circuit board should run through the safety switches and check them before the gas is opened at the valve. also the drain lines that you see at the inducer fan should be free of condensation but if the inducer fan has condensation in it, it will open the airflow safety switch. you will hear the crackling noise from the fan. also there should be a trap below the fan that should be full of water to keep the fan from pulling air from the wrong place. I would not suspect the board at this point

Dec 13, 2009 | Amana PTC074B25AE Electric Heat Air...

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Water pipes making noise trying to locate


Good luck! If it is "water hammer" and you already have water hammer arrestors (dead end sections of pipe) the the arrestors MUST be water logged - when you drained the system how long did you leave it open after empty? Sometimes it can take a little while for the arrestors to drain after reaching "empty". The proper solution is to get the arrestors working or add more - not trying to find the noise and dampening or muffling it (the arrestors do more than stop banging!)

May 03, 2009 | Air Conditioners

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FURNACE MAKING LOUD NOISES


My weathermaker started making a screeching noise and intermittantly would shut down, without blowing any heat. I found the sediment trap clogged and the induction motor was churning through the backed up condensation water. This slowed the motor down and the pressure switch would not stay closed. Unclogging the trap and hoses solved the problem. A bunch of water came out when I disconnected the collector box drain hose, along with gobs of sticky crud. Works great and is quiet now.

Dec 06, 2008 | Carrier XHB123D X/Y Series Heat/Cool Air...

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My vokera linea 7 boiler is loosing water through over flow pipe while heating up to temperature


The pipe you call over flow. This would be the P/R valve and is set to relieve pressure in system. The first thing that needs to be checked - the expansion tank two types of tanks one would be what is know as a extrol tank, Most likey just hanging off pipe, it has air pressure on one side of rubber dia. and boiler water on other. The 2nd type is just a tank at ceiling height (most of the time). You would see a hose bib off the one end. Tank holds some water but must have air for boiler water to push into as it is heated. If you have the first tank it should be replaced. The 2nd type needs to be drained of all water. Shut off feed line to tank hook up short hose and drain into a bucket. if water stops you must break the vacuum raise hose above tank air should go into tank. repete draining till all water is out of tank. Some tanks have a way to open a valve to let air in as you drain if so use it. When all water is out of tank valve off everything (no air should leave tank) Open back up to system now you should have aplace for the water to expained to.

Nov 04, 2008 | Air Conditioners

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Turning on the heat makes a loud noise then i turn it off and just run the fan no noise


This sounds like an oil burner, which would mean your getting an oil biuld up in the fire chamber when the burner fires up. If it is a gas furnace you need to ajust the air flow.

Oct 03, 2008 | Carrier Air Conditioners

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GE UNIT - AC/HEAT PUMP


Hello Cheryl, what they are talking about is a drain. As air conditioners run they collect moisture from the air on the evap(in cooling mode) or condenser ( in heat mode). This moisture will run off the part and flow into the tray. In the cooling mode, the moisture is slung onto the condenser to help cool it down, thus be more effective. I always recommend once a year remove the unit and clean all the coils and oil the fan motor. Household oil will work for this. During this cleaning find and clean out the drain. If it gets clogged that water can run back into the home. The PC pipe is sometimes attached to the unit to direct the water to a designated place. These units are common in hotels and they use the pipe to keep the water from dripping on the guest as they walk under the windows. Hope this helps.

Jul 26, 2008 | GE Air Conditioners

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Split System Air conditioner


There normally two types of leakages from the wall unit.
1.The warm air in the room when comes in contact with the cooling coil of heat exchanger (consisting of fine fins where compressed refrigerant evaporates) looses its heat & cannot retain the same moisture content at lower temperature at the point of contact with evaporator. There is a provision of a drain pipe to carry this condensed water to outside water drain. So if the drain pipe is choked or the coupling joint of the drain pipe at the bottom of cooling coil is not proper, there will be water leakage, This can be easily attended by physically looking at the fittings.
2.The second problem can be the leakage of the refrigerant. If there is second type of problem, then there will be very little or no cooling irrespective of continuous running of air conditioner. This can be easily checked by feeling the temperature of outlet air from the air conditioner.

Conclusion-As you have written that there is leakage from the air conditioner, but you have not written whether it is visible or invisible. If the leakage is visible, it is problem number 1 & if it is invisible, it is problem number 2.

If you are not satisfied you are free to ask for more explanations.

Jan 29, 2008 | Air Conditioners

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Home Boiler Maintenance


It may just be trash in the lines, also. That is what the valve with the hose attached to it is for, the same as a water heater, it needs to be drained and blown out with higher pressure (not too high) water at least every two years. You will probably have considerable scale and possibly sedimentary buildup in your system due to the fact that routine maintainence has probably been ignored. In order to properly bleed the system of air, you have to find the highest point of the piping system, and if there is not already a hammer arrestor with a purging valve installed, it will need one. Then it's just a matter of cracking the valve a little until you get a stream of water instead of the hissing of the air. Simple as that.

Jan 26, 2008 | Air Conditioners

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