The old boiler finally gave up. I replaced it with a Weil McLain P-WTGO-3
This was January 2012:
I have a pretty significant water drip from a leak between boiler cast sections. I anticipate replacing the furnace but want to try to buy some time by stopping the leak. Without intervening, the leak will certainly get worse and worse until it ultimately no longer holds water pressure. Note: This article is NOT for you if your pressure gauge reads 30psi and/or if water is dripping from the pressure relief valve tube. In your case, you need to call a certified tech, now.
This stuff is awesome!
Turn up thermostats to start circulator. Shut off the cold water supply line to auto-feed at the Fill-Trol tank.
Mixed one quart of Silver King SAFE boiler stop leak with two gallons of tap water in a pail. Injected the solution into the boiler though the boiler drain tap with a small electric pump. The pump was initially unable to overcome the 12psi in the system, so I bled off some water in the baseboard line. Now the little pump made up the difference with the 2 gallons of solution and got me back to about 12psi. Put everything back to normal operating position. 24 hours later, NO LEAK! awesome. Kept the pressure close to 12psi throughout procedure and never let the boiler cool to less than 160 degrees. (cooling is your enemy here. cooling=contraction… and more leaking)
Thank you, MaximumPC
#1 Audit what you have:
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#2 Create Recovery Media
#3 Windows Update
#4 Driver Updates
Use the OEM Utility, update the BIOS TOO!
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#7 Software Updates
Qualys BrowserCheck browsercheck.qualys.com
Secunia PSI http://www.secunia.com
VirusTotal Uploader http://www.virustotal.com
#8 Backup Plan
Windows Backup and Restore
Windows File Recovery
[Thank you CNET] RAM sticks, known for their chip creep and random failures, are among the more annoying pieces of hardware to pinpoint as the source of a technical issue. Before you start digging around in the tower, it’s best to start with a quick and free memory check via Windows. This way, you’ll know whether or not it’s worth swapping around sticks of RAM to see which one is the dud.
Step 1: Open the Start Menu and type in mdsched.exe, then press enter.
Step 2. A pop-up will appear on your screen, asking how you’d like to go about checking the memory. The first option will restart your machine and check the memory right now, and the second option checks the next time you choose to reboot. Pick the option that best suits your needs.
Step 3: Your computer will load a screen that shows the progress of the check and number of passes it will run on the memory. Watch the memory diagnostic tool for errors. If there are no errors, then it’s likely that your RAM is not causing any issues, and it’s time to investigate other hardware or software issues.
“The same version of Silverlight is already installed.”
Go to Internet Options
Programs Tab and pick Manage add-ons
Pick Microsoft Silverlight and Enable
Be sure to comment if this helped you
Symantec was tracking down an issue on my machine and left a tracing program running. After they had “closed” my case, I found C:\Symlogs\Norton_WPP_Logs\_Boot_Norton_Tracesession02.etl would flush and start at each boot and continually gather data until eventually it filled all available disk space. They were, later, no help in determining what the previous tech had initiated to create this file.
I finally tracked it down to a Global Logging Trace Session that runs from the registry each time I reboot.
Deleting the entire
registry key resolved my issue
Reboot and delete C:\Symlogs folder
Oh, and by the way… I used WinDirStat initially to determine that it was the .etl file filling my disk
Oh, and I thought it was interesting that HijackThis did not spot GlobalLogger. hmm