Oil boiler leaking oil--What are my options?

Re: Leaking boiler--What are my options?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:58 pm

Scottsman wrote:Great advice! Thanks, all. I'm liking the sound of $75 a lot better than $750! :D :D

I believe the big-box stores carry the tubing and the compression fittings that you need. DO-IT-YOURSELF, and I bet the cost would drop to $20-$30.
Just take the old fittings & tube with you, so you buy the right ones.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Leaking boiler--What are my options?

PostBy: Scottsman On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:11 pm

Finally got that leak fixed. I almost was going to take the thing apart myself, but worried about having it apart, then not finding the right part at the store and going without hot water for a while would not make the Mrs. Happy. Turned out, it was that nut on the supply tube and an o-ring that needed replaced. I did have to call a different service tech, but was much better off taking your advice to not replace the whole burner (like the first tech suggested). Knowledge is power.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer
Other Heating: Weil McLain steam oil boiler