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    Leaking steam pipe

    Found this beauty a couple of weeks ago on a No Heat call. Leaking main return on a steam boiler. Water was pouring out of it. Needless to say, it was shut down.


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    those make life easy
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    More work needed to fix..........
    Never give up; Never surrender!

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    And Now! For You! Direct from Davy Jones Locker!
    Damn phosgene

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    Quote Originally Posted by bustedknuckles View Post
    And Now! For You! Direct from Davy Jones Locker!
    Ha!...It does look like it has barnacles all over it.
    “Now the freaks are on television, the freaks are in the movies. And it’s no longer the sideshow, it’s the whole show. The colorful circus and the clowns and the elephants, for all intents and purposes, are gone, and we’re dealing only with the freaks.” - Jonathan Winters

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    My home's boiler main return looked like that, decommissioned it after many more internal leaks were found (the unit was MANY decades old).

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    At least it is above the floor where it can be noticed, not that it was for a long period of time. I wonder how much unnecessary damage was done to the system due to this excess of feed water. Yet another reason for water meters on the make-up water line and at the very minimum bi-weekly checks on residential steam boilers.

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