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WM GV6 - rusty burner cone

Max_4
Max_4 Member Posts: 4
Hi, we have a Weil-Mclain GV6 that has been acting funny, so I thought I'd give it a good cleaning.



The burner cone looks very rusty. Can I clean it or should I replace it?



Hopefully there's a photo attached of it -- the bottom half looks darker because it's damp.



Thanks!





Max

Comments

  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,480
    Yes it can be cleaned

    using a soft bristle brush will do fine.
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,749
    While your at it

    Clean the whloe boiler right out the basement door. There junk.
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,749
    While your at it

    Clean the whloe boiler right out the basement door. There junk.
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,195
    only issue I have had with GV

    boilers has been poor installations.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

    cell # 413-841-6726
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/charles-garrity-plumbing-and-heating
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    GV's:

    I consider them almost bomb proof.

    Like the Everready Bunny, it takes a lickin' and just keeps tickin'.

    Where I work, there are hundreds of them installed. The same as Charlie, bad installs mean bad outcomes.
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,749
    Really

    Condensing CAST IRON boiler. Thats and oxymoron if there ever was. What are they on the third or forth revision of that clunker.
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,195
    If it is condensing in the boiler

    it is installed wrong. The condensing should occur in the exhaust pipe. Thats why the tee is there to stop it from flowing back into the boiler. KN and Ray are condensing cast iron boilers.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

    cell # 413-841-6726
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/charles-garrity-plumbing-and-heating
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Condensing GV's:

    Especially the new GV 90+ with the stainless steel heat exchanger that the return water goes through.

    All boilers suffer from bad installs. I once saw a GV in the back of a truck that someone stopped to show me and wondered why it had failed. (not installed by the person in the truck) It was direct connected to a pool heat exchanger and never saw any return water higher than 80 degrees and the outlet at less than 100 degrees. It looked like it had just pulled out of the harbor after doing time as a boat mooring.

    As far as "revisions" were concerned, so many of them were installed without reading the install manuals that W/M had to Primary Secondary them inside to save them. Poor or incorrect installs don't make a bad boiler, it's the install.
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,749
    So every time

    Your gv fires up the return is above 135*f.
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