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Weil McLain boiler rusted out after 3 years, distributor replaced

kseering
kseering Member Posts: 4
edited September 2017 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_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 4,835
    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
    kcopp
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,975
    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
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,842
    The distributor obviously doesn't have a clue.

    Is this a steam or hot-water system?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796
    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...
    kcoppCanuckerZman
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 6,992
    @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 a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796
    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
  • zmcgarvey
    zmcgarvey Member Posts: 20
    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?
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 3,821
    just a drive by poster....
    j a_2RomanGK_26986764589
  • MilanD
    MilanD Member Posts: 1,159
    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 a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796
    Well if he really cares he will come back and post....Mabe just rocking someone's boat
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 10,312
    @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 a_2RomanGK_26986764589
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796

    @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..
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 6,992
    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
    Canuckerkcopp
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,196
    edited August 2017
    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 a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796
    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
  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 586
    its the new china cast, get ready for more,lol
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796

    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
    newagedawnMilanDRomanGK_26986764589
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948

    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.
    RomanGK_26986764589j a_2
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796

    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