As a boiler gets older, it's normal for its tubes to become old and worn out. Although this might be normal wear and tear to expect over the lifespan of your boiler, it isn't something that you should ignore. Tubes that are coming apart or are showing the signs of age could create major problems, such as serious leaks. Therefore, it's important to have your boiler retubed as soon as you notice that the tubes look old and worn out.
When having the job done, however, there are a few things that you should insist on. If you hire a boiler retubing company to repair your boiler, make sure that you insist on these important things.
1. High-Quality Tubing
There is no point in retubing your boiler with tubes that aren't going to last. When the job is being done, it should be done right. Therefore, you should insist on high-quality, heavy-duty tubing that will last for a long time. If possible, look for tubing that has a warranty; then, if it fails before it should, you can often have it replaced for free.
2. Proper Cuts on Tube Ends
When some people go through the process of retubing a boiler, they often don't take the time that they should to ensure that the ends of the tubes are cut properly. Although it might not seem like a big deal, jagged tube ends could be more prone to fraying, breaking, and otherwise wearing out quickly. This can cause your tube to split, to come out of the boiler or to otherwise cause problems. Therefore, you should insist that the ends of the tubes that are attached to your boiler are cut straightly and evenly with no jags or splits.
3. Proper Sealing
Along with connecting the tubes to your boiler, your boiler repair professional should ensure that they are properly sealed. Different companies use different methods, but many use a special glue or sealant. Don't allow your boiler retubing company to simply press the ends of your tubes into your boiler. Instead, you should ensure that they are securely sealed.
A successful boiler retubing can allow your boiler to operate for a long time, can prevent leaks and other problems, and can prevent the need to replace your entire boiler. It must be done correctly in order for you to enjoy all of these benefits, however, so make sure that you insist on these three things when having your boiler retubed. Talk to a professional like Schweitzer Brothers for assistance.Share
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