Oil Heater leaking water


Old 04-11-04, 07:02 PM
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Oil Heater leaking water


I have an oil burner which heats my home. I just noticed that there is water leaking from the unit when it is running. I removed the side panel of the burner and noticed that after about a minute of operation one area of heater (I guess it's cast iron) starts to leak from perhaps a hairline crack.

Is it time for a new heater or can this be repaired/patched?

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Old 04-12-04, 08:02 AM
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Best to get a hands on look at this. If it's a crack I doubt it will get fixed unless it's a replaceable part and is feasable to replace it. How old is the boiler?
Old 04-12-04, 08:22 AM
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With Matt here :You dont say for sure just what you have here or how old it is or just what kind it is.

I think you should get 3 bids for work on it or a new boiler. Some one has to look at it to say what can be done.

Old 04-13-04, 05:30 AM
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The burner is a Burnham and is 7 years old (as old as the house). The service guy said that the 'block' is cracked and needs to be replaced, as I suspected. The part should be under warranty, but it looks like we have to pay for the labor.

This sounds like something a licensed plumber needs to fix. Any idea how intense a job this is?...manhours?

Old 04-15-04, 08:06 PM
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2 men, 2 hours each and one man for 4 more should be adequate for replacement of the boiler block.

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