Lucca M58 boiler leaks, T.E.A. coating concern

Equipment doesn't work? Troubleshooting? If you're handy, members can help.

#1: Post by jeffrey123 »

Hi folks,

While investigating the source of a GFCI tripping problem, I found some scale building up along the welds on my Lucca M58 boilers. Water appears to have then dripped on to a heating element lead and killed it.

Besides replacing the heating elements, my plan is to remove the boiler scale, and try to determine if it's a pinhole leak or worse. I'll either learn to braze or find someone to do it, but I'm concerned about what the heat will do to the T.E.A. coating inside the boiler. Any ideas or should I reach out to Quickmill for advice?

I don't really feel comfortable with the health safety of the loctite solution mentioned in other threads.