View Full Version : boiler falling apart need help!!
03-23-2008, 05:33 PM
I purchased a Burnham LE-2 boiler in May '98. I have my furnace cleaned annually and in Dec '07 when I had it cleaned I was told that the insulation inside the front door and inside the back was crumbling and should be replaced. In March, the technician returned to do the job and showed me that some of the bolts in the back cast iron piece were rusted off and he was afraid to touch the other ones. Basically he glued the back shut.
I will be contacting Burnham because it is still under full warranty until May 2008. However, I don't have much faith in warranties.
has this happened to anyone else? done anyone know why this happens? I'll be talking to my local oil company tomorrow but I sure would like to hear if any of you have had problems. Thanks a lot!!
03-23-2008, 07:36 PM
He should be able to get the bolts out. Normally the warranty if for the block cracking only. Maybe you should call another boiler service company to see if they can fix it for you.
03-23-2008, 08:17 PM
he suggested contacting welders to see if they could weld the bolts back in that fell out. Does this make sense? I will certainly get another opinion. Thanks,
03-24-2008, 07:02 AM
Sounds like a cold fired boiler, in a damp basement/boiler room ?
03-24-2008, 08:12 AM
Do I need to purchase a new furnace or can I just purchase a new boiler? Thanks for input!
03-24-2008, 08:38 AM
Just a FYI.
A furnace is a unit that heats air, and circulates it.
A boiler heats water and circulates it, or converts it to steam.
First thing to do, is find the cause of the high humidity in the boilers enviroment. And then correct that issue.
Since this doesn't sound like a defect from Burnham. I doubt you'll get any type of warranty help from them. But it never hurts to inquire.
If you can find a State Certified Pressure Vessel welder.
You can have new studs welded on.
If you do this, you lose any warranty you would have had, if the boiler springs a leak.
If you were my customer.
I would find the cause, recomend the corrections needed to take care of the cause.
And also, recomend a new boiler, instead of voiding warranty, and risking a leak at weak spot at the welds.
New boiler, and new burner.
03-24-2008, 04:59 PM
thanks so much for your advice. I'll follow up with my furnace people here in Maine and also talk with Burnham, which is also in Lancaster. thanks again--it's hard to know as a homeowner what to do at times.
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