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Poll

How many leak free years have you gotten from your current or old outdoor boiler?

1-5 years
30 (26.1%)
6-10 years
56 (48.7%)
11-13 years
12 (10.4%)
15-17 years
10 (8.7%)
more than 18 leak free years
7 (6.1%)

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Offline Chet

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Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« on: December 24, 2014, 11:32:46 pm »
How many leak free years have you gotten from your current or old outdoor boiler?  My mild steel CB has now been in service for 15 years. I run it 365 days a year. 
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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 11:37:53 pm »
Heatmor has given me 7, so far.  But even if it did start to,it has saved me time and money. I had an indoor one in my other house for more than 20,with no problems at all.
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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2014, 12:23:18 am »
We have a Heatmor, I think we are on the 7th season.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2014, 11:11:17 am »
i bought a used taylor 10 yrs ago. no leaks yet. the dealer for them said every one he sold was still going

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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2014, 11:21:29 am »
My 6048 is over 8 years old and no leaks. I've only had it running for a couple of months, but no issues with the previous owner.
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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2014, 05:49:24 pm »
e-2300 is 6 years old.  never had to add water.
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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2014, 06:16:16 pm »
This is my 4th season heating with the CB E-Classic 1400; no leaks at the boiler but I did have a small leak at a fitting inside the house where it connects to the flat plate heat exchanger.  A slight tweak with a pipe wrench and all is good.  Roger

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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2014, 06:42:42 pm »
I'm answering for my brother's unit. His is now 24 yrs old, but has been repaired a few times. He has re-tubed the unit as well as welded a patch on the bottom and another on the back. At 24 yrs, Installed in the summer of 1990, that's not bad. His is a Taylor Waterstove.
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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2014, 10:06:32 pm »
11 years until my first leak.  small cb.
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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2014, 08:24:13 am »
13 Years on my Heatmor, and no leaks as of yet.      8)
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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2014, 08:00:02 pm »
E-classic 2300 - 2 1/2 years before a defective weld cracked. 

I had the welds repaired and reinforced and now on 3 1/2 years since.  Unfortunately Central Boiler and the lifetime warranty on these defects were worthless with the problem.

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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2014, 11:41:51 am »
Central Boiler CL-40 installed November 1998 still no leaks Knock on wood!!!!

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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2014, 05:01:33 pm »
jcmc,welcome to the forum.
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Re: leak free years from boiler
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2014, 07:38:08 am »
The CB 7260 has been in service for ten years now.  No leaks.  It burns about six months per year and yes, we have caused it to boil over a time or two (amazing how hot a fire fueled with shop scraps can get in a very short period of time).  The CL-40 we had before that was in service for 12 years without any issues.
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2015, 08:55:01 am »
wood doctor was 5.5 years old I think the first time, has leaked twice since then and is now 7.5 years old

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2015, 02:54:57 pm »
Central Boiler, 14 leak free years (no leaks ever).  Replaced it this year with a brand new classic only because it would be the last time I could get a classic.
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2015, 02:28:31 pm »
Central Boiler E-2300 leak free for 6th year now.  knock knock knock

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2015, 02:28:02 pm »
I have a Heatmaster SS. 8 years to date and no problems.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2015, 04:37:43 pm »
userdk, welcome to the forum.
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2015, 10:49:52 pm »
Wood Boiler brand. Nothing but a problem! No actual leaks on the boiler itself, but EVERYTHING else has had an issue. 4th season now, I am constantly working on it! Works great when it does, but boy look out when it has a "day". Oddly enough, I still like it. Go figure...
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