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Will replacment boiler be needed ??

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Niss3zx
Niss3zx Member Posts: 10

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,527
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    Possibly -- but there would be no harm to trying to clean it first. But if that's from a leak, and not just crud over time, yeah...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
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  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,818
    edited June 2023
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    Possible condensing problem ...

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    Mad Dog_2
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,724
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    I would suspect a leaking boiler. Clean the crud off and pressure test it first
    Mad Dog_2
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,935
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    Looks like a steam boiler that has rusted out above the waterline. If so, it's time for a moment of silence.

    In the first pic, the return line near the floor that goes to the Hartford Loop looks like it's rusted out too.
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  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,086
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    Overfill the boiler up to the main piping (it will get cold, then stop).

    Clean crud away and you may well see water exiting.

    Then you are certain.
    Niss3zxMad Dog_2
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,428
    edited June 2023
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    It’s a Burnham Independence that’s been murdered. 

    The murderer can be seen in the first picture 😉

    Where are you located @Niss3zx?
  • Niss3zx
    Niss3zx Member Posts: 10
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    Again I am no plumber. I have a little knowledge. Should i fill boiler to top. Afraid to introduce new oxygenated water into system.  Any way of testing ?? Cleaned as best and vaccumed. Your thoughts if replacment is needed.
  • Niss3zx
    Niss3zx Member Posts: 10
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    Im located in Brooklyn. Yep. Filled up water to top and small weeping. Time for a replacment. You think i can get by another year ?? 
    Mad Dog_2
  • Niss3zx
    Niss3zx Member Posts: 10
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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,909
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    Niss3zx said:
    Im located in Brooklyn. Yep. Filled up water to top and small weeping. Time for a replacment. You think i can get by another year ?? 
    No
    time to look into replacing it. 
    Take your time. 
    Size it probably. 
    Choose your installing contractor wisely 
    Mad Dog_2
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,190
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    You MAY get a few more years out of it but do you really want it letting go on Christmas 🎄 Eve?  Chanukah? Get Johnny NY from Gateway/Toro out there.   They service Brooklyn and know The Steam...Mad Dog 🐕