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Leaking pipe

Anon66174 Member Posts: 1
My Weil McLain steam boiler developed a leak. How long should it take to fix this? Is it an easy repair? 


  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,379
    Not enough info.
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  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,807
    I would say not in a good spot.. But everything could be repaired. It will take time...

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    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,634
    With 2 tees in the mix it is a moderately difficult repair. You have to take apart more than you want to fix it.

    Probably take 4 hours and that is just a wild guess.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,753
    Some of it could be replace with copper, assuming it is below the water line, which might be easier than disassembling then reassembling the black iron.
  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 863
    Tough to tell from the close up photo. Is there a floor drain, if so does it work well? Has the boiler been maintained recently, if not the boiler drains are prone to clogging with rust, this adds time. Is the boiler at grade level or are there a dozen squeaky stairs that are missing the third and fifth tread? Does the house have two dogs and two cats that try to sneak out every time we go in and out of the front door? Is there a Blico door to the driveway where I can easily park my service vehicle? Can we come when we want to, or do we have to be there at 6pm when the homeowner gets home from the gym?

    I think you get the idea, tough to get all the details from a close up what appears to be older steel pipe that has been painted.