Posted Tue Jul 30, 2013, 7:32pm Subject: Re: Is this terminal?
It might be repairable, but it will take total disassembly, removal of all boiler parts, and an examination of the inside of the boiler to view the extent of the scaling. A thorough cleaning then examination by someone skilled at brazing (welding?). In the meantime, price a replacement boiler to balance against repair costs.
But the crack in the weld does look particularly ugly. It will depend on further examination, but I am not sure I would be comfortable using that boiler in the future even if repaired. I am not fan of household explosions.
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Posted Tue Jul 30, 2013, 11:52pm Subject: Re: Is this terminal?
Randy, could you look at the photo again. It looks to me like it could be due to leak from an old or defective boiler gasket. OP, I would scrape off the oxidation and see what's underneath. Still a pain but you might only need to replace the boiler gasket.
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Posted Wed Jul 31, 2013, 1:42am Subject: Re: Is this terminal?
The Livia 90 has a large flange on the heating element that is attached to the boiler using 6 bolts. This flange has a gasket on it and it is this gasket that has failed and is leaking, it would be very unlikely for the particular brazed joint on the boiler to have failed. Simply get the correct gasket and repair the machine for a few dollars and a little time.
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