Joined on February 17, 2009
Last Post on June 16, 2013
@ February 10, 2013 8:13 PM in Rattling sounda service company, but they should help to find you some competent tech in your area. Sounds like the rep has as much compassion as your service guys. Anyone here close to that area? I would also look thru the find a contractor here.
@ February 10, 2013 7:40 PM in bad boiler installation?Gold with a EZ-1 would have been a good choice here. Everything in the front. It also needs outside air intake
@ February 10, 2013 7:37 PM in Zone Problemsthe dip switches in the back, but more often than not, we would change out 3-4 of these things until one would stay within a couple of degrees of where it was set. I have had them off as much as 10 degrees. This was a hurry up replacement for the T87 mercury thermostat. Still unbeatable in my eyes.
@ February 10, 2013 7:31 PM in furnace lockoutIt was Delavan for Beckett, Hago/Steinen/Monarch for carlin. There is enough of a profile height of the nozzle that would make a difference in performance. For some reason, some guys feel as though they need to loosen the gun adjustment screw on a Beckett AF/AFG to remove the gun. They would rarely get it set back to where it belonged, and was too lazy to pull the burner and set it with the gauge. F-3 is the most common, and most used head. It will fire from a .75-1.25 GPH. If you remember the early Peerless JOT from late 70's, early 80, they came thru with F-12 heads. They were a problem. That was a Peerless thing. New Yorker AP models had F-6 head for 1.00 GPH nozzles. They ran for crap until an F-3 head was installed. Columbia was even worse. F-0 heads for .75-.85. Noisy, crappy, and whatever else you want to throw in there. A lot of bad rap was due to armchair mechanics that came up with specs that worked in the lab just fine.
@ February 10, 2013 7:19 PM in Zone Problemsis a terrible thermostat. Among the worst. Go with the digital Pro-1000. everything else, from what I can see, looks OK.
@ February 10, 2013 7:16 PM in bad boiler installation?what was in there before. I thought it was one of those wonderful Dunkirk boilers. They knew nothing about installing and servicing when they did this mess. That hivent on the return is a no-no here. Probably part of your air problem. Is this a mono-flo system?
@ February 10, 2013 7:07 PM in Rattling soundthe installer and service personal, not the boiler. I installed my first in 84. They are a clean, quiet, efficient boiler if done right. Unfortunately you have a bad rep and service company. Have you called EK directly? They do attempt to satisfy. Where are you located?
@ February 10, 2013 7:01 PM in Rattling soundIf they made it air-bound, or did something to make zones stop heating, there shouldn't be a mention of $$$$. They obviously created air by draining the system, the other part of the job is to refill it. I'll be nice and leave it at that.
@ February 10, 2013 6:48 PM in furnace lockoutGlad to hear that yours is back on Ice. Many here on Cape still have none. We had hurricane force winds here also bringing down trees and wires. I've been having a ball wading thru snow drifts close to my height to get into these seasonal homes that they want checked, or the water main turned off due to no power. Getting around hasn't been a problem, just the damn traffic. People lookin for food and gas. I just found some for the van luckily. As far as Beckett, they have done good by me as a replacement burner. If you know your firing rate, the head size is on the gauge, I prefer the old "T" gauge. I guard them with my life.
@ February 10, 2013 4:22 PM in furnace lockoutI also like EZ-1 burners, but long before they came out , I worked on the 98/99 FRD's, the 100/101 CRD's and all the other Carlins back in the day. They couldn't hold a candle to a Beckett AF/AFG. That being said, like any other burner, if a Beckett is not set right, it will not run worth a damn, or at all. Carboned endcones are an adjustment issue, and easily solved. I always carried around a spare Carlin cup because it was easier to change it than to clean it
@ February 9, 2013 9:17 AM in Added 9 zones - smaller nozzle?this unit was set up, and hopefully tested with that nozzle. Any changes to fuel or air, it's gotta be tested, and burning right
@ February 9, 2013 9:08 AM in Short burn timesand pics will help. Is this a one zone house? Thermostat location?
@ February 8, 2013 6:45 PM in Color of soot in boiler chamberis a bad word. They probably had the wrong nozzle in it originally, and you were getting incomplete combustion. That is why the only clean spot was the center of the target wall, which it shouldn't be reaching anyway. What are you combustion readings? Boiler model #, pump pressure, nozzle specs, etc?
@ February 8, 2013 6:39 PM in furnace lockoutWhy are you burning Kerosene? Is this a mobile home with an outside tank?
@ February 6, 2013 8:51 PM in Rattling soundThey are always to be installed with zone valves. Fast acting, full port, and always better if they are Honeywell, and not the lousy Eries I see here. Not a good job over all. I would say that the last zone on that manifold is the noisy zone? Call a good plumber, this is not an EK issue. Find someone here to remove the manifold, and start there. I started installing them in 84. If they are not done right, you have nothing. They are not a complicated system, only to the untrained.
@ February 6, 2013 12:50 PM in Rattling soundthe piping needs to be drained, cut both ends, and blow it out opposite the direction of flow. Refill and test. I won't comment on the rep, or techs. They should know the difference between "tea kettling" and something in the piping that doesn't belong. Good luck
@ February 5, 2013 9:12 PM in Rattling soundI doubt you have a water issue. Sounds like a lump of solder in an elbow or a zone valve base, etc. Can you post some pics? Was this a replacement unit, or new house, new system? Spirovent on that boiler is not necessary, and a waste of money. If it turns out to be that, have it removed completely.
@ February 5, 2013 9:03 PM in long firing delay and rumblePipe, I like the EZ-1 on the Golds, and rear flued. They are quieter, and slightly more efficient. I am for the most part a Beckett man, but every unit performs better with one burner over another. Beckett on these need higher pump pressure. They run for $$it at 100 PSI on these. Ultra is an NX, and good luck with those 2.
@ February 5, 2013 3:20 PM in long firing delay and rumbleIt is normal for the "delay" upon start, if it has a delayed oil valve, or a control that has a "pre-purge". As far as the explosion, you should find someone who can set it up right. Beckett is not the best choice on a Weil. Is this a Gold?
@ February 4, 2013 8:29 PM in fuel oil pumpssounds like a 2 stage 3450 J pump? What is this on? GPH? More info would help to cross reference to another pump. Sid Harvey still remans them