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STEAM DOCTOR
STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,967
Good eve. I just finished installing steam boiler(gxha-100). upon firing the boiler smoke started coming from under the boiler. It was actual smoke not steam or water vapor. My eyes started to sting after a few moments. I shut down the boiler and will go back tomorrow. Is this normal? If not what would the cause be? What would burn? Could it be surface rust or something similar? I did a quick check in the fire box and the fire seemed normal. Thanks

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  • ed wallace
    ed wallace Member Posts: 1,613
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    smoking boiler

    is it oil or gas? could be a draft issue or its oil on the castings from the manufactering process
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,967
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    gas

    slant fin galaxy gas boiler
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,967
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    draft

    i didn't have the time to test the draft. fire seemed to be strait/ maybe leaning bit toward middle.
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,967
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    update

    Ran boiler for 2 hours. The smoke and the burning smell almost totally went away
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