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@ May 7, 2010 9:34 PM in Arrrgggh another combustion chamber.bulls in a china closet. I've been installing them since 84, and only had to replace a few chambers. The early models, pre digital manager, needed a dual aquastat installed to stop condensation. That can contribute. The loss of, or incorrect positioning of the pork chop will also create chamber problems. The CO is still 13% highest reading, with ofcourse zero smoke. Sounds like they used the card to test run it. The boilers don't come with them, and the digital manager doesn't need the card at all to override the manager. You need some qualified techs to say the least. It's servicing like you are getting that gives that boiler a bad rap.
@ April 29, 2010 8:35 PM in Amtrols not so "smart" controlget you guys the part # if that'll help. Not that much $$$, and the old aquastat has more than proven it's longevity .My Amtrol in my own house is 25 years old with no problems. Original coil and control. Let me know if I can help with the part #.
@ April 29, 2010 8:31 PM in garber filter gauge readingIt might be a System 2000. The Smart filter set up is at the burner, that's why i asked. There should be a General at the tank to keep the line clean, rarely installers do that though.
@ April 28, 2010 5:56 PM in garber filter gauge readingIs the filter burner mounted, or at the tank? 1 should be enough I think.
@ April 27, 2010 5:39 PM in Problems with new outdoor fuel tank?You don't have that much more storage capacity with the 500 gallon tank that will give you anymore of a discounted price than the 275. If it was a 1000 or larger, than you would see the savings. Personally I would install it in the garage, lally columns to protect it from being hit by cars, etc, and add treatments in the cold weather. Above ground in the summer months, it won't condensate being out of the sun and weather, and will eventually be at air temps. The 500 gallon tank will take up too much space to make it feasible. Outside tanks fail alot sooner, and are more prone to problems, not to mention, depending on your location, containment will be required. Best of luck on your new home
@ April 27, 2010 3:56 PM in garber filter gauge readingtime to blow/flush the oil supply line
@ April 25, 2010 1:24 PM in Amtrols not so "smart" controlThey are both adjustable. If you notice, there are red and blue marks on the lead for the smart control. You should never bottom out either control sensors into the well. You will run out of hot water for one. The capilary should be about 3/4 way in there on both. The retro has a compression type fitting to keep the insertion depth from changing, They come with instructions also
@ April 25, 2010 1:17 PM in Puff BackThat is an oil entry delay, and not, or shouldn't be an ignition delay. What model Beckett is on it? I prefer Carlin EZ-1 on Weils. So much better running and efficiency readings. Always a Beckett man, but on these it's EZ-1 all the way
@ April 24, 2010 7:31 PM in Smell in room over boiler?if you can get the test results, post them here. Many pros here that could tell if the readings are acceptable. The nozzle rating on the label, and what is installed would also be good to know. Over or underfired could be an issue
@ April 24, 2010 7:27 PM in Smell in room over boiler?gives low #'s anyway, so trying to tell if you have a crack or hole somewhere by testing will probably not get an answer for you or them. Nothing beats the good ole eyeball, or feeling the jacket when it's firing. One visit is all it should be taking. Possibly time to call in someone else. All else fails, they should pull the burner, after they have taken a breech draft reading, and see what's there, or maybe not there. peace
@ April 24, 2010 7:21 PM in Amtrols not so "smart" controland use the retro-fit control from Amtrol. Old style aquastat used on the "Z" models. I have a mountain of failed Smart controls. The first generation of them lasted, as they "revised", they lasted a year or two if you were lucky. Check into the retro, and be done with it
@ April 24, 2010 7:17 PM in For FunI posted a pic on Alan's site of an intact Iron Fireman coal feeder from a customers basement. Not much of that kind of stuff kickin around anymore
@ April 24, 2010 10:01 AM in Heating system recommendationsa post-purge problem to me. Also I find myself using a new Honeywell cad cell kit that has multiple mounting brackets, and mounting the cad cell on the gun assembly where it will be more effective. Great burner, but even with the upgrade kit, was still having lock out problems due to OHMS. This has been working for me, maybe that would help you also. Takes a few extra seconds when removing the gun, but ends the lock outs caused by poor eye positioning. Also what control, and post-purge time?
@ April 23, 2010 7:11 PM in Noisy New BurnerVery noisy combination. You would have been better off with an EK System 2000. Always very noticeable when you upgrade from an old 1725 burner on an old boiler to units of today. I starting using the EK's when I was replacing my old rotary units out years ago. They were almost as quiet, and efficient.
@ April 23, 2010 7:46 AM in Smell in room over boiler?It may have burnt thru the back or sides. Have the chamber checked, and look at the boiler jacket for signs of heat damage. Those are dry base steel boilers, and are prone to that.
@ April 20, 2010 10:58 AM in indirect DHW with a zone valve vs pump1" Honeywell is what I like. Keeps it simple and reliable. JMHO
@ April 20, 2010 10:51 AM in Programming Honeywell 7248CThere is no ZR, or low limit on that control. It should be all zone valves if you are using that control. T-T will bring it on and run it to high limit
@ April 19, 2010 5:55 PM in Ma Burner CodeThat is correct. As long as it has the energy guide label, no need for fire code 60, or sprinkler if over a foot clearance-ceiling/walls/wood/combustibles/etc, need the fire code 60 sheetrock. hope this helps. Also many towns add to CMR, so do check locally as always
@ April 5, 2010 5:43 PM in oil to gas conversionIf you do stay oil, Steamhead would work wonders with it by updating the burner, chamber, and baffle the passage ways. Those boilers are tough as nails. Perhaps a Megasteam would do you better
@ April 4, 2010 10:00 PM in Is Weil McClain a good boilerI prefer the Carlin EZ-1 on these. Switched to them a few years back, so far so good. That was the first boiler here that was coming with the Hydrostat low water cut off/aquastat . Made for a nice package
@ April 4, 2010 8:11 AM in Pumping on steroidsSaw that 2 years ago when I went. Awesome show, wish it was longer. Was fitting as the music the water danced to was Viva Las Vegas