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Columbia COU-500 Steamer Converted to Gas

Steamhead
Steamhead Member Posts: 15,763
This was another rag-and-tag victim- the firebox was falling apart, it hadn't been brushed and vacuumed in several years, the cleanout covers were missing their hold-down bolts, there was no barometric, and the burner head was off-center! And the nice clean service tag had been filled in every year........



The owner was tired of it, so he had us get rid of the oil. No matter that it really wasn't the oil's fault- he wanted the oil gone.
All Steamed Up, Inc.
Towson, MD, USA
Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
Oil & Gas Burner Service
Consulting

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,763
    edited March 2012
    With the Carlin EZ-Gas

    a proper brush/vacuum job, properly-secured cleanout covers, a new firebox (though technically a full chamber probably isn't necessary on gas) a barometric and a new chimney liner, this boiler will last a while longer and run a lot more efficiently. And when it's time to replace it, the EZ-Gas can go in the new one.



    All our EZ-Gas burners now have the acoustic cover- we order them that way. The cover really muffles the roar.



    We also added main vents, replaced the plugged pigtail, and will replace the LWCO next time we're there.



    That guy using the analyzer sure does look strange ;-)
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • furnacefigher15
    furnacefigher15 Member Posts: 514
    Is that manometer

    A permanent member of that boiler? It looks like the tubing is copper.



    If so, that's pretty cool. How do you like the Testo?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,763
    It's a rubber hose

    coupled to a brass 1/8" nipple that screws into the gas valve port. Very simple, does the job and is easy to take down when we're finished.



    The Testo is a 330-1LL. It's very easy to use and you can add a NOx sensor when we have to start testing for that. But replacement sensors aren't cheap!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
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