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switch over from auto-lite pilot to standing pilot - damper question

Hi,



I have a utica boiler (mgb) that was switched from a auto-lighting pilot to a standing pilot due to reliability issues with the auto-light.  I have an automatic damper on the unit with a small exhaust hole.  I went down to inspect the work and noticed that some warm air/exhaust was coming out from the front of the hood.  I am concerned about CO with this so I shut-off the auto-damper, leaving it open.  Has anyone else had a similar issue or could you offer some advice?  Do you see a potential CO problem with leaving the auto-damper engaged?



Thanks

Mike

Comments

  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 13,281Member
    If the boiler had been running recently

    it's probably just air drafting thru the sections. But why not have it checked with a digital analyzer to be sure? If whoever did the work doesn't have an analyzer, find someone who does. 
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  • Tim McElwainTim McElwain Posts: 4,281Member
    Do you have a CO detectot?

    If not a good idea to get one. It is also a good idea to have a spill switch mounted on the draft hood just in case flue gases spill into the room.



    Have a professional come and do a combustion test and install a spill switch (blocked vent switch).
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited October 2009
    tech said no issue

    I have a CO detector.



    The tech said there is no issue that it is the same as having a pilot light on the stove.



    Thanks for your replies.



    -Mike
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