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Thread: VBM super corrosion

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    VBM super corrosion

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    Hi guys,

    When I descaled my VBM super lever a couple weeks ago I noticed some corrosion on the boiler.
    I don't recall it being there last year.

    How concerned should I be and what course of action is recommended?
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    That looks like you have a leaky gasket/seal.
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    New element seal needed at some stage... You can brush with citric acid/descaler to remove the crud, and wash off well.
    I couldn't undo my element without stressing every boiler mount, so I pulled boiler and held element in vice and unscrewed boiler. I also chopped as much of the gasket out as I could to reduce the stiction.
    Hopefully yours is no where near as tight.
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    Also using an impact driver will remove the element with minimal effort or risk to the boiler.
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the assistance.



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