Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.
In fairness to all, we don't discuss pricing on the Wall. Thanks for your cooperation.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.

Weil McLain boiler rusted out after 3 years, distributor replaced

kseeringkseering Member Posts: 1
A representative for the distributor inspected the installation and venting. He said everything was ok. Suggested that it happened because of the air in our basement. The boiler is in its own room, sealed off from everything. They replaced the boiler in November 2016. In March 2017 the same thing happened, the boiler is rusted out again. This new boiler lasted for 5 months. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening ? Now they are saying it must be our outdoor air

Comments

  • KC_JonesKC_Jones Member Posts: 3,112
    Need more information. What type of system, which boiler and as always pictures of the install would help a lot. I can't imagine a cast iron boiler rotting out in 5 months. I can't think of any way that would be possible short of a salt corrosion tank.
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202744301871904.1073741828.1330391881&type=1&l=c34ad6ee78
  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 8,477
    What's kept in the basement?
    Any chlorine products? Pool treatment products?

    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment

    Steam system pictures
    https://goo.gl/photos/ZgpNUTyckkmiEdAf9
    Central air project pictures
    https://goo.gl/photos/4JjnLStEq42sWsQo8
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 11,271
    The distributor obviously doesn't have a clue.

    Is this a steam or hot-water system?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • j aj a Member Posts: 1,571
    Best thing is to post a picture, you say sealed off from everything in its own room. Honestly, can't give a good answer till more information is given...
  • ZmanZman Member Posts: 3,437
    @kseering
    Need lots more info. Is it steam or hot water? What are the temp settings? What type of vent/chimney? Where does the combustion air come from?
    Don't be a one post wonder...
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • j aj a Member Posts: 1,571
    Zman said:

    @kseering
    Need lots more info. Is it steam or hot water? What are the temp settings? What type of vent/chimney? Where does the combustion air come from?
    Don't be a one post wonder...

    Agree
  • zmcgarveyzmcgarvey Member Posts: 19
    I can hardly imagine an environment, short of a factory that produces industrial oxidizers or something, that could rot out a cast boiler within a single season. Hopefully this guy posts back!

    What is actually corroding, the HX or the jacket? What are the symptoms that you are getting?
  • kcoppkcopp Member Posts: 2,708
    just a drive by poster....
  • MilanDMilanD Member Posts: 719
    Maybe constant heavy water make up plus high humidity environment close to the ocean, next to a desalination plant, above a leaky salt water aquarium...
  • j aj a Member Posts: 1,571
    Well if he really cares he will come back and post....Mabe just rocking someone's boat
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 2,261
    @j a said, "Well if he really cares he will come back and post....Mabe just rocking someone's boat"

    Couldn't agree more. Think we are wasting time on this one sounds fishy
  • j aj a Member Posts: 1,571

    @j a said, "Well if he really cares he will come back and post....Mabe just rocking someone's boat"

    Couldn't agree more. Think we are wasting time on this one sounds fishy

    Yes Ed I smelled fish thing as well..
  • ZmanZman Member Posts: 3,437
    I messaged the OP. He will post more info shortly.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Member Posts: 398
    edited August 14
    Yes, post some pics and any other info.
    Wondering, is it a large boiler that had to be split to get it to boiler room?
    The CI is actually disintegrating, or is it leaking between the sections?
    Well water, or city water?
  • j aj a Member Posts: 1,571
    HVACNUT said:

    Yes, post some pics and any other info.

    Wondering, is it a large boiler that had to be split to get it to boiler room?

    The CI is actually disintegrating, or is it leaking between the sections?

    Well water, or city water?

    It's all a mystery so far
  • newagedawnnewagedawn Member Posts: 186
    its the new china cast, get ready for more,lol
  • j aj a Member Posts: 1,571

    its the new china cast, get ready for more,lol

    Really sad for the hard working customers....the end user and end installer suffer the most
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!