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Offline rick41

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Re: Help! My boiler leaks
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2023, 04:53:25 PM »
I used #290 to seal several pinhole leaks in my Rob Roy boiler.  Worked very well.  The temp range for #290 is up to 300F.  Steam temp is 324F @ 80 PSI,  350F @ 120 PSI.  I realize these temperatures are higher than the working temp range of the loctite.  However, my belief is that those temps are for failure of a Joint.  To seal a weep in the boiler you just need to get a sealant into a very small gap.  There have been many "fix's" for weeping leaks such as ginger etal.  The reason I chose wicking loctite is because it will wick into the gap.  Loctite #272 is rated up to 450F, but I don't know if it will wick in as it is recommended to apply before assembly.  My gut feeling is it would wick enough to seal a minor leak.  Just my thoughts. 

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Re: Help! My boiler leaks
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2023, 05:35:17 PM »
https://modeleng.proboards.com/thread/14064/loctite

check out this site for more discussion on using loctite to seal boiler leaks.

Rick


 

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