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@ July 2, 2014 8:16 AM in Utica

Which boiler?


@ May 1, 2014 9:00 AM in Favorite Mod Con.

Our Dunkirk line is represented in the Denver market by Hydronic Systems Inc.  You can reach them at (303)777-8800. 
The Dunkirk VLT is the cousin of the Utica SSC


@ January 28, 2014 1:37 PM in new home owner from philadelphia

I've attached our IOM for the PEG-E steam boilers.  Pages 10-11 show the near boiler piping diagrams.
It makes me cringe to think of what might be happening when that water feeder kicks in...


@ January 28, 2014 1:17 PM in Looking for manual for Sears Roebuck steam boiler

Here you go


@ January 10, 2014 10:32 AM in Temporary bypass of ps-802-u-24 LWCO

The low water cutoff is a safety device.  DO NOT under any circumstances bypass the low water cutoff.  Doing so can result in property damage, serious injury or death.


@ September 4, 2013 8:59 AM in Searching for Oil Boiler

Yes, in alot of ways they are similar.  The TriFire and Excelsior are low mass boilers.  Compare the water content of ours with others.


@ September 3, 2013 1:46 PM in Searching for Oil Boiler

A couple of other options might be our Utica TriFire:
or our Dunkirk Excselsior:
If you have any questions about our products, feel free to give me a call at 1-800-325-5479.  My name is Todd and i can be reached at ext:4163

Weil or Lennox

@ August 14, 2013 9:08 AM in Weil Mclain vs. Lennox boiler?

More important than which brand to choose is to have a competent, qualified contractor who will correctly size the boiler and follow the correct near boiler piping procedures.  This is important to ensure that you get the performance, reliability and longevity out of the system that you expect.
We manufacture the Lennox boiler.  From what i can see it looks like we offer a slightly better warranty on the cast iron heat exchanger, 12 years vs.Weil- 10 years.
Another poster mentioned the side tappings on the GSB8-262 causing an increased likelyhood of wet steam carryover.  We locate the supply tappings at the highest point on the side of the heat exchanger.  Our testing has shown this not to be the case on a system where the near boiler piping has been installed properly and the boiler is properly sized. 


@ July 17, 2013 4:06 PM in The Wickes Boiler Company - Saginaw

We manufactured Wickes boilers under our Dunkirk line years ago.  What is the model number of the boiler?


@ July 9, 2013 3:27 PM in Desperately Need Help

You could give a call to Behler Young.  They are one of our largest wholesalers in Michigan and have a location in Grand Rapids.  Their phone number is (616)531-4400.  They should be able to recommend a reputable contractor to you.


@ February 14, 2013 9:12 AM in Utica Boiler ignition problem

Glad you got it fixed Ed!  I've attached the documentation that Ironman was referring to.


@ February 13, 2013 3:14 PM in Utica Boiler ignition problem

I've tried contacting Ed but there is no answer.  I havent heard from him either.
Ed, if you see this, feel free to give me a call at (315)731-4163.  I do have contact info for our rep if you are still interested.
As Ed mentioned earlier this is a vacation home so he is not always there.


@ February 11, 2013 6:51 AM in bad boiler installation?

This is the IOM for that boiler. One big issue that the other guys are mentioning is the clearence for the burner. The door on the front of the boiler that the burner attaches swings open for important yearly service. This cant be easily done on your because of how the installed it.

If the boiler were to be rotated 90 degrees, then you may not have enough room to get the tankless coil out if that needs service.

At any rate, the installation company needs to make it right. It sounds like they will come back, do a band-aid fix, them leave and hope its ok. Thats not going to work here.


@ February 10, 2013 7:09 PM in bad boiler installation?

Yes we do. The model number should be on the white rectangular sticker shown in the picture you posted. If there is a 'series' number could you post that? It appears to be the sister of a Dunkirk Empire.

Is any pressure showning on the pressure/temp gauge on the top of the boiler? A picture of the circulator pump, expansion tank, and pressure reducing valve would help too.


@ February 10, 2013 6:16 PM in bad boiler installation?

This appears to be a boiler we manufactured. Can you post the model and serial numbers?


@ February 10, 2013 4:25 PM in Utica Boiler ignition problem

Ed, we do have product reps. I can check in the morning who the rep is for your area. I wouldn't mind taking a trip up to Indian Lake to have a look at things, however i doubt my boss would want to part with me for the day away from the phones.

Our 2 primary wholesale distributors up there are R.E. Michel and J.E. Sawyer, both in Glens Falls. They may also be able to provide assistance.


@ February 10, 2013 2:04 PM in Utica Boiler ignition problem

Hey John!! Wow its been a while. This is the same John Pughe i used to work with at Collis right?

I dont see any need to retaliate at Ed. He seems very gracious for my assistance. Anyone who has worked in a tech support position knows it takes pretty thick skin as we rarely hear the good and frequently hear the bad.


@ February 10, 2013 12:51 PM in Utica Boiler ignition problem

I spoke with Ed over the phone. The 24 volt fuse was missing from the MCBA. He had one left, and when installed it blew right away. I explained that we likely have a short in the wiring and that when he locates a new fuse, to disconnect all of the low voltage wires at the low voltage terminal strip(T1-T2, DHW T1-DHW-T2, etc). This way we can determine if we have a short inside the boiler or something external which i suspect is the case. Almost makes me wonder if they had a low voltage wire running up the piping near the pump that was replaced and it got disturbed when replacing the pump.

Last i spoke with Ed, he was going to go look for a replacement fuse. He is getting some heat from a fireplace and electric heaters, but is without hot water.

Thanks for the kind words Ironman. As a former HVAC service Tech, i know the job doesn't end at 5 o'clock on Friday. I'm just glad i logged in this morning and was able to help in some way.


@ February 10, 2013 8:08 AM in Utica Boiler ignition problem

Ed, i want to reassure you that we will do everything we can do to help. I don't have any problems talking to you over the phone today to try to figure this out. Keep us posted, and if need be i can private message you my phone number.


@ February 10, 2013 7:56 AM in Utica Boiler ignition problem

There are 2 fuses on the MCBA control board. The black cover needs to be removed to access these fuses. The MCBA is the board on the hinged swing panel.

Just to rule out a potential issue with the line voltage monitor, i would recommend removing the wire on the normally open(N.O.) terminal and placing the wire on the normally closed(N.C.) terminal. The line voltage monitor is on the back side of the upper panel, near the digital display.

C-247 replacement

@ February 3, 2013 8:18 AM in Best replacement for old Crown c-247 steam boiler

More specifically-

C-247 replacement

@ February 3, 2013 8:07 AM in Best replacement for old Crown c-247 steam boiler

The Crown C-247 was a Dunkirk manufactured boiler. A direct replacement would be the Dunkirk D248-600S or the Utica JD-600S.

Specifications are availible on either of our websites. or
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