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Utica boiler PEG187CDE leaking from inside must refill every 3hrs

RoRo
RoRo Member Posts: 4
edited September 2019 in Domestic Hot Water
So I have the above mentioned Utica boiler in which does not refill, and apparently leaks from the Inside as there is no water on the ground. The return line around basement is new, when boiler is on you can hear water drops sizzle as it hits the burner(s). After 2- 3 hours i have to go back down and refill the boiler back to the appropriate water lin S start the process all over again. Was told I need a new boiler. Is that the only answer Tom the problem or am i being taken for a fool for not knowing much? Note: when I fill up the boiler (to appropriate level) and it’s not on for heating it holds the water and does not leak. Totally lost please help...anyone?

RoRo

Comments

  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,167
    Does sound like you have a hole above the water line of the boiler. You can test this by flooding the boiler filling it above the boiler. If you notice water dripping by the burner tubes then your boiler needs to be replaced.
    HVACNUTIntplm.
  • RoRo
    RoRo Member Posts: 4
    I filled it up above water line and nothing BUT filled it up to the point the entire water line tube is full and it began to leak by the burner tubes- it was more than expected. Replacement not repair?
  • RoRo
    RoRo Member Posts: 4
    What is it supposed to do had there been no leak?
    Thanks for your input @EzzyT
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,167
    Your looking at a replacement of your boiler.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,771
    EzzyT said:

    Your looking at a replacement of your boiler.

    This.

    Where are you located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • RoRo
    RoRo Member Posts: 4
    @Steamhead Im located in Northern New Jersey. All I recall from plumber long ago was being told I have 172k btu and should get an equivalent when ever getting a boiler, low and behold I need one. Any recommendations of brand, used, new, etc? @EzzyT your input would be great as well.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,771
    North Joisey? That's @EzzyT 's territory- have him come over and take a look.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,167
    @RoRo you can private message me or call me at 201-887-8856 to set up an appointment for us to give you a detailed estimate on a proper sized and piped boiler.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 3,716
    Your leak is above the water line so the water is leaking out up the flue as steam.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 16,646
    And if I may add my two cents worth -- @EzzyT is one of the best in the business. Go for it.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England