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Leaking control well

Has anyone had trouble with leaking LF Brass aqua stat control wells? I've had two leakers on the same job. One leaked within a day and the replacement is leaking 10 months later. Leaking at the braze where the tube attaches to the threaded boss.

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  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 3,336
    In my over 40 years of service, I have never come across that problem. The kids these days can't even make the good old "stupid proof" parts without screwing them up.

    Back in my day we would not tolerate this nonsense!
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey.
    Services first oil burner at age 16
    P/T trainer for EH-CC.org
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,429
    @ScottHerold , who is "LF Brass" and where are you buying these wells? What controls are you using them with?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 16,557
    LF is lead free brass. If it touches potable water it needs to be LF
    More accurately it is low lead, it’s a weighted average they test to get the certification. It wouldn’t be brass without some lead.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,429
    hot_rod said:

    LF is lead free brass. If it touches potable water it needs to be LF
    More accurately it is low lead, it’s a weighted average they test to get the certification. It wouldn’t be brass without some lead.

    Thanks- @ScottHerold , who made the wells?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting