Weil Mclain Boiler model P-468-WL has a LEAK


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Old 05-14-06, 04:46 AM
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Weil Mclain Boiler model P-468-WL has a LEAK

I have a Weil Mclain Oil Fired Boiler model P-468-WL
that was purchased and installed in November 1988

I recently noticed that there is a water leak,
seems to be coming from the bottom of the Cast
Iron Sections, upon inspection, It seems that possible
one of the PUSH NIPPLES is leaking or a section.

Can this be repaired ? Is it Warranted ?
Any help will be appreciated, I would just hate
to have the expense to purchase a New Boiler..


Thanks
SG
 
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Old 05-14-06, 10:53 AM
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Leaking W/M

Sorry, you're SOL. No warranty, & no parts. As far as I know this boiler did not use push nipples. It used rubber seals like o-rings between the sections. When United Dominion bought Weil-McLain in 1993, they discontinued the 68 line of boilers and quit making parts for them. I had to install 5 new boilers one winter all because of leaking rubber seals & no replacements available. The really sad part is all of these boilers were about 15 years old with 20 year warranties but since the company had been sold, the warranty was no good. From that day to this, I have not installed a Weil-McLain boiler & discourage anyone else from doing so. These customers had to spend several thousand dollars on a new boiler when had the company honored their warranty, the customer would have had only a couple of hundred in labor costs to replace the seal.
 
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Old 05-15-06, 07:04 PM
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Thank you all for your Help...

I guess the best thing is to replace the Boiler..

Can you give any suggestions to a
high eff triple pass boiler? Should I reuse
the Becket AFG Burner? or get a new Burner ?

I have a Ranch House, with about 290 Feet of 3/4" Baseboard
and an 45 Gallon Indirect Hot Water Storage Tank.
 
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Old 05-16-06, 12:50 PM
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New Boiler

One of my personal favorites is Crown's CT series.
http://www.crownboiler.com/products/res_oil/free_c.asp

Burnham's new MPO looks like a real nice piece of equipment too. http://www.burnham.com/mpo/index.htm

A bit more upscale & a GREAT boiler is Buderus' G215. http://www.buderus.net/Default.aspx?...le=residential

If the Riello Burner is available with the boiler of your choice, I strongly recommend it. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask.
 
 

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