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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%)

Total Members Voted: 115

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Offline red oaks lumber

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2015, 11:13:35 am »
no leaks here... i never keep a stove more than 5 yrs though :)
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2015, 08:50:38 pm »
I have 6 yrs in when spring time comes. No leaks but my controller went out.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2015, 07:42:36 am »
th9542,    What sort of issues have you had w/ your stove?  Just curious.  Am a central boiler owner and just like to be aware of what may go wrong.  No leaks since useing for the last 8-9 seasons

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2015, 11:05:22 am »
bbhughes- This is a Wood Boiler brand. I feel its more of a series of design issues than anything. Starting with the blower had NO shutter. It would empty the firebox out in hours and constantly had boil overs if it was above 40. Had to build a automatic damper/shutter.No stack caused a constant haze around the house. Added a 4' stack and that was done. Hoses on the door pinch, bind, and then leaked. I fabed swivel hyd. hoses and that helped some. Pump tends to aerate when house doesn't call for heat. This is my doing I believe- pump(s) are in basement on a panel for ease of service/swap. Sheetmetal likes to loosen up on the exterior too. Still I have to say I like the full door and octagonal firebox and that's what has kept me from cutting it up...
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2015, 03:26:42 pm »
I've had a woodmaster for 10 years, with the exception of a blower fan going no problems.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2015, 06:16:36 pm »
Hawken50,welcome to the forum.
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2015, 06:49:57 pm »
I have CB e-2300, which has been in service since 2009. No leaks, but that would probably be the only thing that has not been replaced or repaired. Do not get me wrong, I love heating with an OWB. Just won't be buying another CB. Leaning towards a Portage and Main 350 optimizer.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2015, 10:32:37 pm »
I have a " Friesen built " made in Manitoba. 6th season no issues and no leaks, open system , but I have to mention, that I put it in my old shop and it is actually a " indoor "  unit. I just hate digging wood out of the snow. ;D
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2015, 03:44:04 pm »
9 yrs.
Am now a snow bird and in Florida so will only run OCT Nov DEC and in the spring when I get home.
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2015, 10:39:02 pm »
10 years free heat machine no leaks, one blower.  the blower was installed with the drip cups flush to the door so I didn't even know they were there.  One stumper was the electric wire in the flexible from the stove to the door, the hot was solid copper and it broke so the thing would run the booster fan sometimes.  Took me three days to find.  I reconnected every thing till the solid conductor felt loose once and I pulled it right out of the weather proof cover.
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2015, 12:08:14 am »
update! went to fill my boiler last weekend. It was taking an unusual amount of time... After checking it I found water pouring out of the tin!!!!!!!!! I pulled up a lot of the tin and found that there was a hole in the top of the boiler. A rotted out area in 1/4" plate. This unit is only on its third season. Nice hey-
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2015, 08:44:26 am »
had our CB 16 years 24/7/365 then it started leaking by the stay pins  the next year it got a few pin holes   then I got it relined and so far 2years with no leaks  we never did any thing with this stove just put water in it when we got it

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2015, 11:53:13 am »
I didn't see any comments on a E-2400 but mine has 2 seasons with no problems, and I hope to get many more.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2015, 06:15:24 pm »
E2300  8 years and no leaks so far! 

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2015, 01:36:13 pm »
Hawkins 1100 and 5 yrs. for first leak, I have burned 100 cord of wood for past 3 yrs. Sprung a leak 12/24/2014 and no help from installer or company and they are not willing to honor 20 yr firebox warranty.  Looking for a repair person or a new model and open to suggestions.  Trying to heat a 3000 sq. ft. old built in 1818 home.  Thanks for your opinions and offers of suggestions! 

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2015, 07:35:32 pm »
-30

Is your Hawkens an outdoor or indoor?

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2015, 12:34:05 pm »
15 years with a 1978 Tarm boiler, it was bought and installed for the first time around 2000.

I'll never get as good a deal on a boiler than I got on this one, I paid $1100.00

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2015, 01:13:59 pm »
15 years with a 1978 Tarm boiler, it was bought and installed for the first time around 2000.

I'll never get as good a deal on a boiler than I got on this one, I paid $1100.00

Tarm is a great company. I installed an ECO in '12 and hope I can get that many years of service.

I paid a good deal more then that.  :D
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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2015, 07:15:58 am »
 I had a HS Tarm at my old house and it was about 20 years old with no problems that could not be considered maintenance, such as a pump every 5-6 years. But they are over $10 K now, out of my price range at this time.

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Re: Poll 'How many leak free years from your boiler?'
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2015, 08:25:19 am »
15 - 17 on my fathers central boiler and 8-10 on mine. Still no leaks on either boiler!!