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brutus69brutus69 Posts: 1Member
I have a leak in oil boiler. Leaks when hot water is called for. It has now stopped leaking after a week. It is very hot in basement and there is a smell. Waiting on new boiler. Turned this one off for safety. Any thoughts?


  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,031Member
    So far so good. Leave the old one that leaks off. What is the smell like? Oil? If the leak was serious, could it be a mould problem?

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • GBartGBart Posts: 753Member
    You might just need an expansion tank and relief valve, who said you need a new boiler?
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