Joined on November 15, 2012
Last Post on December 3, 2012
@ December 3, 2012 10:00 AM in RTV Silicone on Chamber Install?Just wanted to say thanks for all your help here. The company wanted to make to correct the situation, and sent in a different technician who was familiar with this boiler. He removed the front plate, cleaned out (and off) all the silicone, and replaced the bolts on the front plate.
@ November 23, 2012 9:57 AM in RTV Silicone on Chamber Install?Thanks to all. This entire situation really is a disaster. The company responsible for this job is a local heating oil supplier and furnace repair outfit. I had no reason to think they would do work like this. I turned the furnace off at the source. I'll start calling some other other companies next week after the holiday weekend. Again, I really appreciate the help.
@ November 21, 2012 1:39 PM in RTV Silicone on Chamber Install?I am still reaching out for some advice and help here. The installer is trying to tell me this is an acceptable repair. I turned the furnace off almost a week ago. I do not want to run it like this.
@ November 15, 2012 8:54 PM in RTV Silicone on Chamber Install?Thanks. No I have not paid for the job yet, and yes - it smells terrible. Coming from an automotive background, this just looks all wrong to me. EDIT: The installer and company are saying this is OK. I'm of the mind this job needs to be done over, and done right this time around. I need a little help here. Thanks.
@ November 15, 2012 7:19 PM in RTV Silicone on Chamber Install?Greetings. I have a old Burnham V-33 in the basement. I was told it need a new chamber. Not wanting to DIY, I told them to go ahead and swap it out. I came home and found this mess. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't RTV supposed to go in between things? It looks like they emptied an entire tube on the outside of the seams. There is a spot where the outer housing was pried out that has a glob of uncured RTV the size of an apple (detail image). Please advise. Thank you.