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Shutting down my boiler.

ChasMan Member Posts: 459
You didnt say what boiler you have or how old it is but I find if I keep mine at 130 degrees it doesn;t leak. Any lower and it looks like the sprinkler system was set off. I prefer to keep it warm. It burns very little fuel without the DHW calls.


  • Jon S._2
    Jon S._2 Member Posts: 4
    Shutting down my boiler.

    I just installed a Rinnai water heater in my house. Works great! Now I want to shut down my 8 year old Peerless oil fired boiler. Its never been cold it’s whole life. Should I shut it down and deal with the leaks as they come, or should I drain it for the summer? I know adding fresh water every winter isn’t the best idea, but I’m not leaving my boiler warm for 4 bucks a gallon!
  • Leo_10
    Leo_10 Member Posts: 22
    If it's

    If it's a Peerless JOT or TW keep it at 130 deg or it will plug. Any other Peerless shut it off but either get it cleaned now or just before the heating season. The coil gasket and circulator gaskets are where it will leak.

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