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Leaking Burnham V75 section

razzorrazzor Posts: 5Member
I have a 20 year old Burnham V75 hot water boiler that has sprung a 2” horizontal crack in one section and leaks when furnace is running. I have a plastic storage container under it and it leaks about a 1/2 “ of water a day. it seems to be running ok. Have LWC and auto fill. I live in Maine so can I make it through the winter until I have enough money to get a new boiler in the spring?

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  • SuperTechSuperTech Posts: 369Member
    It depends on how you define "make it through". At the very least the problem will stay the same and just be a pain in the ass.
    There's a possibility that it could become much worse without any warning.
    Those boilers are known leakers, I've seen a bunch fail while still under warranty.
    If you have the means to do so, I recommend replacing it as soon as possible and consider yourself lucky that it didn't flood your house
  • razzorrazzor Posts: 5Member
    Thanks Supertech. I mean make it until mid April. It is basically weeping just in that one section out of 5 sections. I have let it go for 6 days and had about 5 “ of water in a 16x25x13 storage container. I have fixed it so it doesn’t leak on the floor. I just don’t have the funds to replace right now.
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 3,998Member
    @razzor , chances are it will stay the same you only have two months to go.

    Start doing your homework by selecting the new boiler , check to make sure it's the correct size by doing or having someone do a heat loss.
  • razzorrazzor Posts: 5Member
    This is the section that is leaking.


  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 3,998Member
    Too bad. I am old school and still think a cast iron boiler, (especially a water boiler) should last more than 20 years
  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Posts: 1,230Member
    > @EBEBRATT-Ed said:
    > Too bad. I am old school and still think a cast iron boiler, (especially a water boiler) should last more than 20 years

    Agree. But I don't think the Burnham V7,V8 went to school.
  • Big EdBig Ed Posts: 1,069Member
    Yep thats where the V7 cracks ....Good luck
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
  • SuperTechSuperTech Posts: 369Member
    It's too bad about Burnham. Because of those typical failures that I still doubt the quality of the product they produce. It seems like newer ones are nicer but I won't be fooled again.
  • Big EdBig Ed Posts: 1,069Member
    edited February 13
    Takes years for the trade to forget .
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
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