Posted by jtown on September 25, 2001 at 05:56:51:
In Reply to: Re: low water posted by Nomar on September 24, 2001 at 19:23:13:
If you do rod out the gauge glass, gently retighten just til seepage stops. I typed that out if you (or others) are keeping or replacing with one that needs the same care. The whole system is called a boiler usually. If you crack a new one, you might be able to get a "bare boiler" that reuses all the trim. That is usually a warranty replacement deal from bad installation or manufacture. A package boiler is the norm and has all the trim. It is like buying a new car. It would cost you twice as much if you wanted to keep your old bumpers, tires etc. And you might be saving parts that caused your problem. If your burners are cast iron, they can look rust stained for decades. If the heat exchanger is leaking it might have a slight crack or seperation of sections and leak sealants might get you by 'til the season is over or more, 'til you can afford it more. This is not a good time of year to take bids as there is lots of work out there now. If it is more than a slight leak, the whole thing is history.
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