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Leaking pipe / fix now or wait for season?

Hi, I have a very slight leak where a pipe is connected near the return on my steam boiler. Is there any benefit to getting it fixed now as opposed to waiting until I have the boiler serviced early fall?
Thank you!


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 16,329
    Indeed there is. Folks are likely to be a little less busy now, than when people start their boilers in the fall and find they don't work...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,116
    Plus, if there are other issues might as well fix them too before the fall, or when it's very hot/humid in the basement.
  • Gilmorrie
    Gilmorrie Member Posts: 137
    Fixing the leak will require disassembling the piping to replace the leaking joint. That's going to be a chore - the large-size pipe may require a couple of burley plumbers, and potentially complicated by no unions shown in the picture. Who knows what problems might arise - fix it now.
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    have the service done now..that way all the gunk from last winter doesnt have time to harden in.. and people arent as stressed from calls... they will do a better job..