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Author Topic: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'  (Read 49646 times)

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2015, 08:56:52 AM »
9 years on my "HEATMOR" without any leaks.  Just replaced the 3/4" hose's on the door this week, as a preventive maintenance procedure.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2015, 12:38:41 PM »
I have a central boiler system that began to leak in firebox after 19 months of burning.  Professional welder looked at it and stated poor quality materials used by manufacture caused the burn through.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2015, 01:45:37 PM »
Leslie
Welcome to the Forestry Forum.

That statement is easy to say by your welder.  And we don't run down a manufacturer on the forum with such chat.  just sayin....

Lot's of things can cause boilers to leak sooner or later... design, materials, untreated water, firing habits, etc.
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2015, 04:02:20 PM »
2008 e-classic central boiler sprung a leak today!! The leak is on the right side as you face the boiler right where the steel is bent where the fire brick ended. The steel is split about 1 inch vertical, will weld and seal and will report back if this works.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2015, 06:17:05 PM »
Update on 2300 leak, 2 inches long and horizontal, tried to weld, steel too thin, tried some epoxy repair lasted 36 hours and leaking again. I could send the furnace to Central Boiler for inspection & repair but have opted to purchase a 2400 and hope it will outlast my 2300 which was purchased in 2008.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2015, 09:21:35 PM »
Haven't seen any Shaver furnaces yet.  Mine is 4 years old, no problems at all.  Very simple design, maybe too simple.  Seems to be wood hungry, yet it does a great job of heating my old farm house.  I put it in myself, total cost around 6500.  for everything.  I decided if it lasted 6 years, all else is "gravy on the plate". 8)
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2015, 01:29:42 PM »
I have 4 years on a Earth, Rancher 360. The firebox looks like it's made from a 36" section of pipe,1/2" thick. No leaks, no problems.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2015, 02:20:25 PM »
Our boiler came with the farm and was installed around 2003. Still going strong and it burned coal for most of its years. We just switched it back to wood.
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #48 on: December 25, 2015, 02:14:18 PM »
In my 6th year with Eclassic 2300. No leaks yet. Replace the door gasket every year and usually a solenoid every year or so. That's about it.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #49 on: December 28, 2015, 11:57:24 AM »
Going on 9 yrs with my Woodmaster 4400 heating 2500 sq. ft. house, zero problems other then dampener flap on blower motor going bad and low water light went out..ran it year round 1st 3 yrs I owned it, last 6 yrs have been from late Sept till early May..just built a 24x32 shop and thinking about hooking it up to heat it..

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #50 on: January 02, 2016, 04:32:48 PM »
CB EC-2400 - installed in 2010. No leaks knock on wood  ;D
Have been surprised at how many parts have failed though - blower motor, several solenoids, water level sensor.....
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2016, 11:47:25 PM »
2010 Eclassic 2400 no leaks and running great. Replaced a low water sensor in 2012. Upgraded Firestar 1 to a Firestar 2 in 2012 so I could add the XP wifi monitoring device so I can check water and reaction chamber temps with my smart phone. Love the XP! Wouldn't be without it. Everything else is still original.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2016, 07:14:00 PM »
CB Eclassic 2400 - this is 6th year - still going strong - i run it 365 days a year.
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2016, 04:22:59 PM »
change mine from 6-10 to 1-5 please :(.7 heating seasons on my 2300 E-classic. put sheet metal screw in hole till summer :-\

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2016, 06:59:59 AM »
I just shut down after my 3rd season with a Central Boiler E-2400 and found a leak from the air channel at the back of the unit. It looks to be in a difficult area to repair since it will require cutting away the air channel to get to the leak. I am starting the process of calling the dealer I purchased it from today and will keep a post of the process.

OK the dealer suggested sending the unit back to CB for repair instead of trying to do a field repair. CB will dismantle inspect and repair. I submitted water quality samples and records with all numbers to CB recommendation. The dealer picked up the unit and will load it on a CB semi next trip from the factory. continued After 3-4 weeks I was told CB inspected and the repair is 100% on them. CB will pay for return shipping plus they will send 2 bottle's of rust inhibitor. My cost will be the shipping there which CB helped with.
I feel they honored their warranty and would recommend doing business with Central Boiler.
 

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2016, 02:12:11 PM »
Going on my second week with my Portage & Maine, so far no leaks :D
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2016, 11:41:23 PM »
Same with me. I just installed the E-Classic that I purchased new a couple years ago, replacing my old one that still wasn't leaking. This new one is the same one that I had to repair a hole in the water jacket, when the unit was still brand new.



Tomorrow will be 8 days with no leaks. But I was holding my breath when I fired it up.  :D
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2016, 09:44:59 PM »
Have a Mahoning owb, going on 17 years no leaks, I have double dosed rust inhibitor twice a year, when it's down for the summer I empty it out of all ash and use a soft stainless bristle on a drill and a scraper to remove creosote.  Neighbor has had his for about 15 and they just rebuilt his water jacket for about $1000.  But he has had it over fire and boil out about 3 times, his daughter, wife forgot to close ash door and his air intake flap froze open. 

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #58 on: September 20, 2016, 06:00:07 AM »
blackbruin- Mahonings are pretty popular around me. I know some going on twenty years. I bet your somewhere near Western PA.  Do you burn coal? I had one that lasted about 10 years before it fell apart. The door was warped, jacket rusted out where the stack comes out and water jacked got some holes in the seams within a few months. I contemplated fixing but decided on new since this is my sole heat source. I decided to go with a Hoss this time around and so far so good.
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #59 on: October 10, 2016, 08:47:15 AM »
I have an Aquatherm that went into service in 1997. It developed its first pinhole leak in the outer jacket in its 16th heating season. I repaired it with JB Water Weld and it is still holding.  It has since developed another 3 pinhole leaks also repaired with JB Weld.  I know this boiler is now operating on borrowed time but I have a backup heating system if it fails. I have replaced the circulating pump twice, the blower motor twice, the temperature relief  valve once and the expansion tank once. The inner jacket next to the firebox is stainless steel and has never leaked. I called Aquatherm to see if I could buy another unit without all the peripheral devices (gauges, relief valves, motors, aquastat, etc.) and they said I could not but they would make me  a good deal on a newer model since I am a returning customer.
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