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Ron/PA    Posted 12-20-2004 at 06:20:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Midway, Your burner tech is simulating the original use of your boiler. I'm assuming it's a section boiler, and yes they may leak if they sit idle for an extended period of time. As it was installed, your demand for domestic hot water (faucets) kept the boiler wet, and warm. When you eliminated the domestic side, you leave the opportunity for expansion and contraction, between sections. No matter how slight, it may create problems.
Looking at todays oil prices, I'd be pulling my hair out, if I were running a furnace just to prevent leaks. However, the cost of resealing a sectional, can be high. I really can't tell you what I'd do, without looking at the boiler, or at the very least getting the info, and talking to the manufacturer.

midway    Posted 12-20-2004 at 07:25:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK, Thanks, I can understand the reason, just wondered which would cost more, running all summer paying for the high price oil, or paying to redo the fire box. Guess its like between a rock and a hard place.

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