The missing filling valve

In a rush to build the heating system, we forgot to install a filling valve on the heater circulation pipes. Yesterday, the heater was very low on pressure and I tried to use the exhaust valve as a filling one. The sole result was that the cabin was inundated and the pressure stayed low.

So today I went to my favorite hardware store in order to buy a valve and some plumbing in order to install a filling valve on the heater. As we already made a lot of plumbing work when installing the cooling system of the Provence datacenter, I had some previous experience on sealing pipes with oakum. Proudly, after the installation, no one leaked 😉

Heater with missing filling valve
Heater with missing filling valve
Brand new filling valve
Brand new filling valve

New filling valve mounted on the primary circuit

New filling valve mounted on the primary circuit
1 bar manometer reading
1 bar manometer reading