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Rust on bottom of Peerless boiler, 40 years old

There is a spot of rust maybe 5 inches by 3 inches on the bottom. The repair person said the boiler is on its way out. I'd like to know how much time I might have to get a new one. Have a photo.

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  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 4,176
    You can post the photo here. There is an "attach image" button on top of the text area when you edit your discussion or post a new comment.

    Is this rust spot dripping? Is it growing? How long are you wanting to push it? I would think you'd be OK for the rest of this winter. Were you hoping for more?
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
    Afoux
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,102
    Maybe on it's way out , maybe not.

    Do you run the boiler for domestic hot water?
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,858
    What model boiler?