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Steam Boiler Rotting Away

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jjk_08
jjk_08 Member Posts: 1
Hello I have a steam boiler that was installed in 1998. While servicing it today I noticed the back wall of the block appears to be disintegrating. (SEE PICTURES). It is a natural gas Peerless steam boiler. I don’t see any type of unusual flame shape hitting that area back there. Any thoughts on what may have caused this?

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  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,887
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    Looks like it's leaking between at least 2 sections.
  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,194
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    Those are good boilers And it’s only 20 years old.

    Dry fired? Or really bad water quality and lots of makeup water.
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,244
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    That’s been happening for a while. You’ll have to start thinking about replacement, unfortunately.
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