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Steam is escaping from the back of the boiler into the

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Steam is escaping from...

Steam is escaping from the back of the boiler into the chimney, is the boiler bad or the flue?

Contractor's Assistant: Just to clarify, what type of fireplace is this?

Steam furnace

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I'm a DIY buty up to a point!

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Weil McClain steam boiler

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: HVAC
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HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 7 months ago
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Sounds like you have a cracked section in the boiler.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just to let you know I paid the $5 deposit and then resent the question again so I would be due a refund. It must be above the water line because I can add water but no leaks anywhere. Can a sealer help temporarily or must I get a new boiler immediately?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Weil McClain steam residential boiler.
HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 7 months ago

You should replace the boiler asap before we get too deep into Winter. No sealer will fix this. You apparently have a leak above the water line. Contact customer service for a refund of the other question.

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