Riello boiler possible water leak


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Old 12-20-19, 10:14 AM
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Riello boiler possible water leak

Hi all;
Just did my annual boiler cleaning. On the right side second pass the soot had a brown tint, or color to it. It was dry, I'm thing it may be a very slow leak. The boiler is 17 years old, fairly young for this boiler. It is a 3 section SG. I haven't looked it up yet, so I don't know what or if it may be warranted. I use antifreeze because we go away for a few weeks during the winter, and I know that antifreeze can find a leak faster than water can. In any case, if it is a leak are there any good stop leaks available. I will wait until warm weather to decide what to do.
Any thoughts, Thanks. PS I installed the boiler myself.
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Old 12-20-19, 11:14 AM
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What glycol was used? Was an inhibitor used with it?
Certain glycol eats metal if no inhibitor was used.
 
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Old 12-20-19, 11:57 AM
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Cryoteck with inhibitors, actually I refreshed it a couple of times, and I test for inhibitors occasionally , and add when needed.
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Reillo Boiler leak

Sorry Folks. I got the boiler and burner mixed up. It is actually the Biasi boiler that I am conserved about. It took me all this time to realize this. What ever the leak may or not be happening, must very slow, as the pressure is holding for 2 months now. I am going to look again when I open it up towards the end of the summer.
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Brown soot is sometimes an indication of a combustion problem rather than a leak. Whiy are you seeing soot at all?
 
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I have to refresh my Bacrack kit and do a better burner set up this summer. Thanks for asking.
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