Camray 5 not working- losing pressure

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Nigel21, 1 Jul 2013.

  1. Nigel21

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    Hi
    I have a camray 5 oil fired boiler and the pressure gauge on the front loses
    Pressure in about 15 mins.
    I have checked for external leaks but cannot find any.
    If I charge the boiler it works until the pressure drops again
    Can anyone give me any idea were the problem might lie?

    Thanks in advance

    Nigel
     
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    Is there any water dripping from the overflow pipe outside?
    This indicates a pressure release valve fault if there is.
    John :)
     
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    Hi John
    There is no water dripping from the overflow outside.
    I have 2xpressure gauges on the system, the one on the wall at the back of the boiler is still showing pressure but the one on the boiler is losing pressure.
    the strange thing is that I am sure that when I used to top up the pressure both the gauges seemed to be linked.
    Now when I top up it only seems to affect the gauge on the front of the boiler.
    yesterday I removed the big pressure vessel in the front of the boiler removed the valve and got a small amount of water come out from the valve hole.
    I then pressurised it up to 2 bar put some water in it but no bubbles came out and it held the pressure.
    when I top up the water pressure the boiler works fine but I just cant seem to see a leak. Could I have a leak in the heat exchanger or my tank which is next to the boiler?
    Thanks for the reply
    Nigel
     
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    I suspect that one of your gauges is sticking Nigel - but if you found water at the air fill valve on your expansion vessel I'm afraid its goosed.
    Ideally the EV should have its water connection loosened, and the air pressure then set to about 10 psi.....after that, the boiler is filled courtesy of its filling loop to just over 1 bar.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks for the reply John.
    I will purchase a new EV, Remove the second Gauge to test it,put it all back together and post the result.

    Thanks again
    Nigel
     
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