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G E Downfire rumble

Hop Member Posts: 5
looking for some help with g e downfire boiler with carlin burner rumbling on startup,


  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,524

    Check for carbon build up on the end cone , ignition parts and back pressure .... The chamber could be collapsing into the boiler walls or dirt building up in the flue base ... You can not buy chambers any more witch would mean a new boiler ... High stack temperature would tell you parts of the chamber is gone ...
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
  • toilburn
    toilburn Member Posts: 44

    You are wasting 50% of your fuel. You need a new boiler.
  • EddieG
    EddieG Member Posts: 150
    I vote

    New boiler in near future! It will pay for itself in no time!
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    Vote also

    If it was a ground up GE, very efficient, but replacement burners on those didn't work that well, same thing went for the Concors downfired by Gould. Still have a new Beckett for GE mounting flange from days gone by. Hope to never use one again.  peace
  • Jim Hankinson
    Jim Hankinson Member Posts: 99
    GE rumble

    Were the scrubber plates ever removed when the conversion was done? The only conversion I ever did was back in the 70's and removing the scrubbers (baffles) was part of the procedure. I saw others that had been converted, mostly with an AFG, that worked fine for years.

    I wouldn't bet on gaining much efficiency with a new boiler if the GE was properly maintained. I saw some that were less efficient than the GE.
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385

    Still have the complete GE manual if you need something posted on here to direct you to the baffles
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