Joined on July 18, 2012
Last Post on September 4, 2013
@ September 4, 2013 8:59 AM in Searching for Oil BoilerYes, 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 BoilerA 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
@ 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 - SaginawWe 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 HelpYou 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 problemGlad 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 problemI'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?http://www.dunkirk.com/uploads/product/literature/fd07c26038576fd2abbe704fb05e5321.pdf
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 problemEd, 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 problemHey John!! Wow its been a while. This is the same John Pughe i used to work with at Collis right?..lol
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 problemI 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 problemEd, 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 problemThere 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.
@ February 3, 2013 8:18 AM in Best replacement for old Crown c-247 steam boilerMore specifically- http://www.dunkirk.com/product/d248
@ February 3, 2013 8:07 AM in Best replacement for old Crown c-247 steam boilerThe 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. www.dunkirk.com or www.uticaboilers.com
@ January 26, 2013 8:14 AM in Dunkirk questionOne tapping is acceptable with the PVSB-5, however like Jstar said, 2 is better because it will cut the velocity of the steam leaving the boiler. You could also end up with a water line that tilts towards the side with the tapping. This may cause wet steam to leave the boiler on the tapping side, and a low water line on the low water cutoff side.
I like to see any of our boilers 150,000 BTU and up use both tappings.
@ January 24, 2013 4:45 PM in Utica gas boiler - how to research its quality?That is a picture of the combustion side of the heat exchanger, not the water side. The water side connections would be on the top and bottom in the front.
@ January 16, 2013 6:52 AM in Honeywell Aquastat L8148E - Switching RelayYes the Beckett Aquasmart will work in place of the L8148E, however be sure that there are provisions for attaching the vent damper harness. I had a guy call call last week who said there was no such provision on the aquasmart. He called Beckett and they were going to send him a harness.
Hydrolevel also makes The FuelSmart Hydrostat 3200 to replace the L8148E.
If you have any other questions on your boiler feel free to call me at 1-800-325-5479
@ January 13, 2013 10:04 AM in Utica Boiler ignition problemAre there any other error codes other than the E02? The E02 indicates ignition failure. If we are getting a good spark at the DSI igniter, then we likely have a fuel/air problem. Start with checking the inlet gas pressure when the unit is running in high fire. Also would recommend removing the burner for inspection.
This boiler will require insturments such as a combustion analyzer, gas pressure tester/manometer, for proper setup and diagnosis.
I'm one of the Technical Support Reps at ECR/ Utica. Feel free to call me tomorrow at (315)731-4163
@ January 13, 2013 9:25 AM in Utica Boiler ignition problemI would have him start by checking the LP gas pressure (inlet). We should have a minimum of 10" w.c. when its running in high fire. The combustion should also be checked. We are looking for 10.5-10.8% CO2 in high fire.
How long has the boiler been installed? Has this been a problem since it was put in? Could you describe the size and length of the venting? Pictures would be helpful.