Boiler leak in coils

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Old 10-05-13, 06:03 PM
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Boiler leak in coils

Was cleaning the coils on my boiler, a peerless pinnacle PI-80, and a pin hole leak started.
There is no warranty because I installed and no pro did the cleaning.
Is there anything I can do to repair this? I was thinking maybe try silver soldering it.
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Old 10-05-13, 06:19 PM
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Oh man... that's bad news!

Isn't that stainless steel?

How do you know there's no warranty just because you installed... have you tried?

Not for nothin'... don't tell them you installed...
 
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Yes, it is stainless steal.
Manufacture date is 8-2004 on the boiler.
I guess I could try calling factory rep here in Minnesota on Monday and see what they have to say about it.
Have you heard of these coils spring leaks?
Is it that corrosive in there?
I was cleaning it with CLR and a small toothbrush sized brass brush.
 
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It worked for me, so far.
Today I silver soldered the coil. It went well.
Put it all back together, and fired it up.
 
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Have you heard of these coils spring leaks?
Is it that corrosive in there?
No, I haven't... I imagine it's corrosive but would hope that Peerless would see fit to use a high grade of stainless.

I was cleaning it with CLR and a small toothbrush sized brass brush.
Sounds pretty labor intensive to me! Is that necessary? I wonder if the CLR is a good choice... that's an acid isn't it? Is that what Peerless recommends?

Today I silver soldered the coil. It went well.
I didn't know you could solder stainless... I hope it holds for you!
 
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Silver solder still holding! No leak.
Hope it makes the winter.
 
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