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Water freezes below zero

3 sewage pit doubles, boilers in a shanty out back. We put a new boiler in one of them this fall. The "manager" had a door to the shanty ready to put on. First 20° weather, the 1/2" copper fill line splits open from freezing. We fix and chew the manager out for no door. I sent the bill to the LL with big letters saying get door on or else. First below zero, they find this. No telling what other damage. No door still. New owner bought it Tuesday. Fool.


  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,270
    never a good sign to see a component split like that, there may be more!
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,635
    Boilers probably shot
    delta TIronmanCanuckerGordy
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    That system will be like a collander once thawed.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,904
    All together now..................
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
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  • John Mills_5
    John Mills_5 Member Posts: 952
    Our boiler man went by and gives the boiler, which is barely 2 months old a 50% of survival! Sad thing is, we told the previous owner & current manager repeatedly this would happen. New owner is clueless, probably never seen a boiler before. Well, he's 2 for 3, boilers in his 2 other buildings are purring along nicely. 1 side of a double even has it's window unit fan on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's 19°.