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Can't get Gas Steam Boiler Working

Da6centsDa6cents Member Posts: 4
Hi Group. The boiler has a pilot light but the sight glass is filled with murky water (it's actually clear on the bottom 2/3 of the glass tube but dark and dirty at the top 1/3). Tried draining the boiler through drain valve. Filled up three 5 gallon buckets until all the water was out. However the water in the sight glass didn't budge.

There's power going to the boiler, a digital thermostat that works and a pilot light. But when I turn the temp up from 10 degrees past it's programmed target, the burners of the boiler fail to cut on.

Any advice?


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