Hey folks, The heat exchanger Astoria I regularly use has been having some hefty pressure changes (ranging from .5 bar to 1.5 bar), causing (as far as I perceive) pretty irritating temp swings and either the loss of steam pressure pretty quick or a shockingly powerful burst of steam.
The solenoid valves "feel" pretty gummed up too (just laggy when the switch is flipped). Am I right in thinking she needs a good descaling? Or perhaps the boiler pressure is just too high? Or I'm doing something stupid with it?
Thanks for the help, folks!
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Have you ruled out the PressureStat? Just a guess. I would think that pressure would normally be limited to a 0.8 to 1.3 bar range on a typical HX boiler. Laggy or not I don't think there'd be much pressure at all if the boiler fill valve was open without the pump operating.
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