Posted by Gil on February 05, 2000 at 08:42:25:
In Reply to: Peerless Boiler: Oil Leak? posted by Phil Tama on December 17, 2000 at 19:47:28:
I don't know if you solved your problem, but you might be interested in the following: Over the past 3 years I have had 2 Peerless boilers dev develop leaks. When this happens water appears on the floor of the furnace room. When the leak is bad (as mine were) there is a lot of water. If you are continuing to have the problem, you might want to check to see if your boiler is leaking. If it is, I would be interested in knowing. Both of my failed Peerless boilers were manufactured in 1997; I don't yet know if that is a significant fact.
: Two weeks ago, a plumber I respect installed a new Peerless boiler, EC series. The Beckett gun fires beautifully and the four-zones heat comfortably.
: A patch of oil [not fuel oil] has appeared beneath the left side of the boiler: looks and feels and smells like some light viscosity oil. System has 12 gallons of anti-freeze in it and the oil patch does NOT have the characteristic color of the anti-freeze.
: Naturally I would like to know the cause of this oil appearing. The factory piping seems to have been set with plumber's putty. Could this oil be exuding from the putty?
: I appreciate the help,
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