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Boiler,heating and water all working OK but manual override to turn heat on before preset time caused dripping under boiler.Cause and solution?

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Did the boiler winter over with the heat turned off and no winterization? If so, then the boiler may have frozen and cracked. Replace it.
If it WAS drained down and winterized, and you just filled it with cold water before firing it, it may be condensation.

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