November 30, 2022

Steam Boiler Leaking Water

Steam Boiler Leaking Water

This new homeowner inherited a steam boiler leaking water and called me in to check things out. I ran the boiler under pressure and discovered the pipe (nipple) exiting the right side of the boiler leaking.

To the novice, it looks like a simple repair, just replace that short nipple, and the job is done correctly? Not so fast! In order to get that nipple out I had to dismantle part of the Hartford loop and steam return line. And you know that nipple wasn’t going to just screw out! Enter my trusty Milwaukee 18-volt Sawzall.

This is not a long video so for the pros and homeowners out there in YouTube land, this is how I get these seemingly difficult jobs done with very little pain. Hope you enjoy it!

Regards,
Bob

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