Steam Boiler leaking water onto burners


Old 04-02-15, 03:40 PM
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Steam Boiler leaking water onto burners

My boiler has started leaking water onto the burners. It doesn't happen when boiler is cold and isnt a continuous leak. it appears to happen when the boiler pressure and heat builds up, like a back flow. Its not enough to distinguish the flames or pilot but is enough to cause a lot of hissing and occasionally extinguish the pilot light.

Will a liquid sealer fix this type of problem temporarily?
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Old 04-02-15, 03:52 PM
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Depends where the leak is. If the water leak is below the water level it may. Above the water level no.
Keep in mind if you add stop leak it will raise the fuel bill as it coats everything and will slow down thermal transfer.
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Can you pinpoint the source of the leak? A liquid stop-leak potion is useless. Pictures might help. Hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Old 04-03-15, 07:06 AM
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Time for replacement or at least a section if it is sectional.
Old 04-03-15, 07:06 PM
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Check your homeowners policy...might help wiyh replacement costs
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What brand is your boiler and how old is it.
If you have your book there is generally a 10 year warranty on steam boiler sections.

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