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Camus Dynaflame

GlenGlen Posts: 855Member
small footprint with excellent efficiencies, & clear commissioning instructions. I commissioned two at the local university - dialed in perfectly for high altitude, bang on requested specs. Certainly a candidate for those small space installations - or where the building engineer wants to recover some boiler room floor space.
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  • JBWJBW Posts: 67Member
    Camus Dynaflame

    Hey all,

    Please give a critique of the Camus Dynaflame boiler.

    I am not the biggest Camus fan, as I have had many issues with the Micoflame this past heating season.

    Regards,

    Josh W
    Montreal
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  • JBWJBW Posts: 67Member
    camus dynaflame

    does anyone have any experience with this boiler? its made in ontario, canada
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  • KeithKeith Posts: 399Member
    Dynaflame

    We have installed 4 of them on 2 seperate projects for domestic hot water. So far so good.

    The 1st 2 were installed 3 years ago and the 2nd pair were installed 2 years ago.

    The 1st job the units were specified by the engineer. I selected them for the 2nd job because of the minimal footprint requirements. We stacked them on the platform supplied by Camus. Start up was pretty straight forward.

    I would use them again if the situation presents itself.

    I have been trying to get a panel replaced for over a year that was crunched in shipping. My guess is it's the local rep who is the problem not the manufactorur.

    Keith

    Keith

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  • JBWJBW Posts: 67Member


    Hey Keith,

    Thanks for the response. Does your company do installs only or service, too?
    Where was your install?
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  • JBWJBW Posts: 67Member


    Do you solely do installs or do you provide service, as well.

    JBW
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  • GlenGlen Posts: 855Member
    we are -

    a commercial/industrial service company specializing in boiler service. We contract gas services to installing contractors and several boiler manufacturers - most often securing the annual maintenance and combustion testing. Only a very small (but highly rewarding) portion of our work is residential hydronic/controls/install.
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  • JBWJBW Posts: 67Member
    dynaflame

    Good to know. Im getting some more confidence in the Camus Brand. We had some very serious issues with a Camus Micoflame that was used for domestic hot water.
    The problem was that the original installer undersized the boiler and storage and the thing was cycling like crazy. We must have burnt out 6 pilot assemblies, before we convinced the client that we needed to add 200 galsof storage. The pilot assemblies (the thing looked like a 'u' with about 10 small holes pierced in it, with spark and flame rod) literally were exploding. The'u' component would burst from overheating and would then no longer ignite.

    This was happening about every 6 weeks (max). We tried to make adjustments to the air/gas ratio but to no avail. Anyway, we added 200 gals storage and have not had to change the pilot assembly since.

    During the time that we had to change the pilot assembly, the recommended distance between the sparker and flame rod had changed at least twice, and so had the design of the pilot assembly as a whole.

    A lot of the guys in Montreal were having problems with the Camus Micoflame this past winter.

    Regards,

    Josh W
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  • KeithKeith Posts: 399Member
    Camus

    We do both in Connecticut and New York
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  • underwhelmedunderwhelmed Posts: 1Member
    Not a good experience

    I bought three Camus Dynaflame boilers. They were nothing but trouble.

    Two Armstrong pumps had to be replaced after two years. The ignitors and sensors had to be replaced several times on each boiler. Annual maintenance is about $1000 each.

    In other words you wind up spending on maintenance and repairs most of what you save on gas and your boilers stop working several times a year.
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  • jigjig Posts: 2Member
    Camus Lemons

    bought three Camus boilers about three years ago. Anything you save on gas will be eaten up by service calls. If you own one, either buy something else or get an all-inclusive service contract. The ignitors and sensors need to be changed every 3 months. They need cleaning twice a year. That should make you wonder just how efficient they really are.

    All three have needed replacement pumps. There were others issues. Customer service at Camus consisted of threatening to sue me if I told anyone else how awful their boilers were.
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