Matthaus wrote:Found one item requiring repair on the Eshland. The fire pot lower ring is cracked on two spots. Nothing a little welding won't fix.
Do you know how old the boiler is? It looks like the crack runs through the horizontal weld into the water jacket. Is this something that happens to these boilers on a regular basis? I was looking to purchase a new AHS 130. I researched this boiler and looked at them at the factory. I was concerned with this same area warping or cracking due to not having any cooling in the ring area that protudes below water jacket.