Help !!!The inside of my boiler is leaking!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 01-19-06, 04:01 AM
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Unhappy Help !!!The inside of my boiler is leaking!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was wondering if anyone had a solution to a leaking boiler. Here's the problem: Sometimes when we used the water to bathe or wash dishes, the hot water came out cold (no hot water), to my avail, I checked the boiler in the laundry room and the pilot was out, I figured maybe the thermocouple was done, but it is a new boiler so I figured I relight it and after a while, I began to hear and see water dripping onto the pilot where the flame heats the water......ok that's why the pilot goes out, now my dilemma is why is this occurring? I went online to research the problem, but have been fruitless in finding a clear cut solution to my problem, as a new home owner, I would like to see if this could be done by myself or do I need to employ the help of outsiders. If it helps any, we have a natural gas powered boiler. Please help and post any solutions or if need be, the numbers for contractos to fix this, but I'm REALLY hoping to be able to fix it myself!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 01-19-06, 04:24 AM
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My suggestion, especially if a new boiler is to get the installer to come look at it.
Boiler repairs are not a good first time diy project.
There are reliability and safety issues best left to a pro.
 
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Old 01-19-06, 06:30 AM
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So Greg, I have no documentation on the boiler, is there a special number to call and if so, since you are a tech, how much would something like this cost???? Just had my furnace done and I just want to see how much it would cost? Thanks for responding, I appreciate it!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 01-19-06, 03:37 PM
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When you said new I assumed you meant recently installed.
I guess you meant "looks like" new.
Also, when you say you just had your furnace "done", what was done?

The cost of the repair could range from a basic service call to make a minor adjustment to the cost of a new boiler if there was a major problem with the heat exchanger.
You will need to call a heating specialist that is experienced with boilers.
The one who serviced it last might be able to help or another idea is to look in the yellow pages for a company that advertises plumbing and heating as a service.
Plumbing is a big part of boiler repair.
 
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Old 01-19-06, 11:31 PM
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misunderstand maybe?

I could be wrong but it sounds like its a hot water tank not a boiler. A hot water tank with cold water in it will cause condensation to drip inside for the first min or so, just relite
tho I am coming to this asumption as he is talking about just having got his "furnace" done also.
 
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Old 01-20-06, 04:08 AM
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skipdow,

Yes, you are probably right, thanks for pointing that out.
I thought maybe he had a combo boiler/hw unit.

If jl6 could give us a bit more info maybe the solution will be a simple one.
 
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Old 01-20-06, 08:44 AM
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Old 01-22-06, 04:09 AM
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I am sorry for not clarifying gentlemen, I had my furnace replaced which is part of my central air as well, anyway, and thanks for clarifying the terminology Greg, my hot water heater was the unit I was referring to that is leaking from the inside is what I meant, is this normal????????? P.S. Thanks for the prompt replies, it is appreciated.
 
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Old 01-22-06, 08:40 AM
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Leaking water heater

One way to determine if it is an actual leak or condensation is to turn off the gas for a few hours. If it is a leak, there should be a puddle formed. Condensation will usually only cause a drip for a few minutes. If the water heater is leaking, most of the time the only option is replacement.
 
 

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