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new boiler. new construction. anyone ever have this? flame rolling out

JosephJoseph Member Posts: 142
I just came from a customer. I installed a new boiler after hurricane sandy. They would not move back home without heat or hot water.

Boiler is located in basement. They are doing construction now in basement. The boiler room is open. there is tons of dust in the room.

she told me she has no heat. I came, i saw flame is rolling out. there are burn marks on boiler front. Apparantly, the dust is clogging up airways so flame is rolling out. It tripped the Flame roll out switch.

This all happened in only 2 months time. Has anyone ever seen this?




  • Steve WhitbeckSteve Whitbeck Member Posts: 669

    What boiler?

    Yes heavy dust can cause the boiler to soot up and have roll out.
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 142
    slantfin 275k with coil

    its a slantfin 275 k with coil
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 142
    how to clean boiler whose nipples are extremely close. help??

    Steve, I saw your posts on thread  #71413 from august 13, 2003 about cleaning a Dunkirk boiler. You mention boilers that  you can't get a brush in cause nipples so close. . I spent what was supposed to be a rare Sunday off for me  cleaning a boiler Slantfin Gxh-275 dpzt. The middle sections are impossible to clean with brushes. put boiler back together at 8pm after cleaning for 2 hours.totally black everywhere.  flame still rolling out. need pointers on what to do. Does the method on that post " How to clean with water help?".

    The customer has no heat or h0t water cause can't fire boiler the way it is


    Joe Hardoon
  • unclejohnunclejohn Member Posts: 909
    Two months

    Is a long time in a dirty atmosphere. Most manufactures state not to run equipment during construction.
  • unclejohnunclejohn Member Posts: 909
    I have

    Used soot spray with good results. RE michels has it.
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