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My global hydronics outside wood boiler 5 years old has a interior leak who can fix it please, thank you.

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  • trukstuff Dec 08, 2008

    My Global Hydronics GH1000 is 7 yrs old. It sprung a leak inside the stack pipe approximately 1" below the top of the water reservoir. This wasn't a failed weld but actually a crack in the stack. It also had a leak on the welds where the stack comes through the water jacket. As reported the remedy as per the company was to ship the unit back at approximately $1000.00 freight each way, with a prorate charge of $3500.00. I spent $450.00 to weld the leaks. At this point I fear I might have another one as I am having to add some water weekly. my advise to any one purchasing an outdoor boiler would be to buy from a reputable company in the USA. Even though I have had a leak problem, I had 6 years of trouble free service. With the cost of home heating oil what it is, I will continue to use an outdoor boiler, even if I have to buy a new one.

  • ford5farms Mar 06, 2009

    my global hydroics stove leaks 3yrs old they want me to pay shipping to and from factory for warantty work app. $1400 usd


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Global Hydronics products have a notorious reputation for leaks. Their warranty isn't worth the paper it is written on. The leaks are NOT repairable by a local person and then the homeowner is faced with the daunting task of having the entire boiler shipped to Canada for repair. And if you do invest the hundreds of dollars to ship, they may just tell you that they won't fix it anyway and advise you to buy a new one.

After a quick search, it's obvious that their products have a poor reputation. Please people, register your problems with the Canadian Better Business Bureau. It's unbelievable that they have no official complaints against them when clearly, so many people have had major problems. This company needs to be stopped.

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