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Small leak in Steam Pipe

I just discovered a small leak in a Steam Pipe leading up to the radiator in my master bedroom. The only catch is the leak appears to be between the 1st and 2nd floor... Any suggestions on a repair without costing me an arm and a leg.

Re: Small leak in Steam Pipe

You'll be replacing pipes and fittings here so it won't be cheap or easy. And as you do that you're likely to find even more pipes and fittings in similar condition. I wish I had better news but I won't sugar-coat it. I'd be looking for a local HVAC contractor to see what's going to be needed then follow up from there.

Piping is one of the major banes of old houses but once re-done you're good for the next hundred years or so ;)


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