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Clarry Member Posts: 1
Selected local company to install Burnham boiler, complete oil to gas conversion. Water hammer is excessively loud, water guggling, banging, etc. Nothing they do is resolving banging. Dropped pressure, lifted radiators, changed vents, etc. Posted pictures on this site- many feel piping was incorrect. Company has a talk-to-the-hand resolution department; they are no longer attentive. Suggestions for alternatives to press company with. Should I get another opinion, have repairs made, and go after company for such repairs? Where do you go when you are in need of heating expert, a specialist, West/South of Boston? Is installation of heating systems part one, and problems with hammering soley the customers problem? Never had such issues with old, 60 year Am Standard boiler. The noises are brief, but so loud, heating the house at night - with kids- is unacceptable.


  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,471
    edited January 2013

    Is the water in the sight glass bouncing around a lot when making steam?

    Did they do anything else besides installing the boiler?

    Did they change the main vents?

    Did the skim the boiler after installing it and if so how long did it take?

    If you know what distributor they used you could try getting them involved.

    Did you post pictures before, if so where are they.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    edited January 2013

    of boiler and associated piping?
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,891
    Who to talk to

    in your area -- south and west of Boston, is Charles Garrity.  Top notch.  You can find him on find a contractor for Massachusetts.  413.821.6726

    There are any number of installation problems which can cause banging and gurgling and all that sort of thing -- unfortunately.  And almost all of them are the result of the installer having a problem...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,471

    Try calling  J A Phinney in Milton, he's listed under the find a contractor banner. he's a knowledgable steam guy.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,314
    Thanks for the recommendation Jamie

    My Number is 413- 841- 6726 though.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

    cell # 413-841-6726
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    Talk to the hand

    Don't forget to post some pictures of your boiler piping.

    If you get a real steam expert in, your problems will be solved, but in the meantime there may be some things you can do yourself to lessen the problems, based on advice here, once we see your pipes.--NBC
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