The Slant Fin L-30 oil fired boiler in one of my houses just cracked
with water dripping into the combustion chamber. It was installed in
1995 - so it's 11 years old.
In my literature, Slant Fin offered a lifetime warranty on the cast
The wholesale wharehouse who supplied the boiler to my installer is
out of business and the installer says he doesn't do that kind of
repair, even trying to tell me that Slant Fin is out of business.
That's funny, since I've seen their new units at a local HVAC supplier
and their website is up and running.
I've contacted two more service companies who don't want to be
bothered with attempting a warranty repair.
They are using various arguements: we might crack one of the remaining
sections trying to get it apart... You must have run it low on water
thus Slant Fin won't honor the warranty (the auto water feed seems to
be working fine, maintaining 15 lbs pressure).
I'll be calling Slant Fin directly tomorrow but it's been my
experience that the factory will rarely deal with consumers.
Repairing it (assuming that I can talk someone into it) might cost
$1000 in labor charges but replacing it will be a good $3000 to $4000.