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Weil McLain boiler rusted out after 3 years, distributor replaced

kseeringkseering Member Posts: 3
edited September 17 in Gas Heating
Please see current Post with Pictures. I am not a drive by. I went on Vacation and it took time to get all the info. This is freaking me out. We cant afford a new boiler every couple of years. Is there an alternative to weil McLain ??

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  • KC_JonesKC_Jones Member Posts: 3,159
    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
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 8,627
    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: 11,373
    The distributor obviously doesn't have a clue.

    Is this a steam or hot-water system?
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  • j aj a Member Posts: 1,666
    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: 3,516
    @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: 1,666
    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: 2,771
    just a drive by poster....
  • MilanDMilanD Member Posts: 845
    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: 1,666
    Well if he really cares he will come back and post....Mabe just rocking someone's boat
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 2,457
    @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: 1,666

    @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: 3,516
    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: 640
    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: 1,666
    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: 243
    its the new china cast, get ready for more,lol
  • j aj a Member Posts: 1,666

    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
  • AbracadabraAbracadabra Member Posts: 1,939

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

    Doesn't WM cast their sections at a foundry in MichiganCity, IN?
    I've never had a WM that my company has installed fail in less than 20 years that we are also contracted to annually maintain. Most failures of others' installs I have noticed are mostly due to excessive makeup water usage due to leaking wet returns or excessive steam loss at radiator valves. Water usage data for steam boilers needs to be maintained. Personally I'm pretty satisfied with WM quality.
  • j aj a Member Posts: 1,666

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

    Doesn't WM cast their sections at a foundry in MichiganCity, IN?
    I've never had a WM that my company has installed fail in less than 20 years that we are also contracted to annually maintain. Most failures of others' installs I have noticed are mostly due to excessive makeup water usage due to leaking wet returns or excessive steam loss at radiator valves. Water usage data for steam boilers needs to be maintained. Personally I'm pretty satisfied with WM quality.
    I agree and can say the same for Burnham and Peerless
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