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Posted by HeatPro on July 27, 2006 at 13:20:19:
In Reply to: Life of steel hot water boiler posted by Fred on July 27, 2006 at 10:17:00:
Nothing happens to a steel boiler after the system is sealed from leaks, so the answer is that the steel water-holding part of the boiler is infinite as long as the system doesn't leak so fresh water with lime and oxygen can't come in.
After that, the lifetime of the boiler fire chamber varies depending upon the mainenance given to keep it in good shape.
After that, the lifetime of the burn er depends upon adjustment to keep it within range so it doesn't burn or wear out parts that can do more damage.
After that, it is the controls that are on all boilers whether steel, cast-iron, copper, bronze or stainless.
In other words, the 20-year-lifetime is an average depending upon the yearly care to head off problems. Mine is still hanging about after 20 years and the only foreseeable reason I'll change is to get another I like more.
The entire planet is on borrowed time, but I won't panic to get off just yet.
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