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Replace Boiler sections

Sean6 Member Posts: 1
Hi Everyone,

                I have a Steam Pennco 3ks1.25c that has a cracker boiler, it is a  single pipe unit. The boiler is under warranty so I will be getting 3 replacement sections, i won;t be fixing this, and will be hiring a pro.

My questions are, is this a simple swap? I know the site prohibits talking money, but of course my fear is being ripped off, any estimates of the length of time this would take? Should I look for a steam professional or a master plumber in general would be sufficient? Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks for your time,



  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,718
    You definitely want a steam professional

    since there was a reason it cracked. You need to determine why it cracked, so it doesn't happen again. Most likely the boiler ran out of water, from a leak somewhere, but there may be other causes.

    Where are you located? Have you tried the Find a Contractor page of this site?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
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  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,471
    Boilers demise


    take a few pictures of the boiler and the piping around it from a few different angles so we can see what your dealing with. Hopefully someone will spot something that might have contributed to the boilers death. Also is the piping above the boiler threaded stell or soldered copper?

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
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