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Second shutoff for boiler on stairs?

ChrisJ
ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,458
So my wife accidently shut the boiler off again instead of the basement lights.  This has only happened a few times but it is really annoying. 



I want to remove the switch and put a blank plate but I want to make sure Its not violating code if I do.  I recall a few saying having the switch there for a gas burner may actually be against code in some areas but I want to make sure I am remembering correctly.  I of course have a shutoff right on the side of the boiler.\
Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment

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  • Bob Harper
    Bob Harper Member Posts: 1,030
    disconnect switch at CAZ entry

    Required for oil under NFPA 31--not required for gas.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,458
    Thank you

    Thank you for responding.



    I'm glad to see it isn't required and I may also consider just using the switch guard as it would allow me to shut it off if I want to without going down the stairs.



    The good news is I only saw 6 oz PSI during a 6 degree recovery with a 20F ambient and now the house is nice and warm. Did I ever mention how much I love steam heat?
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,226
    It's required for gas where I live.

    That's in NYC.
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  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,021
    Switch

    A 1" 2 hole EMT strap (electric conduit/tubing) fits the screw spacing pretty well for the switch cover.  That is what I use for switch guards. Maybe 20 cents or less.(Might need small washers depending upon the strap hole size).
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,726
    I like these

    since it also lets you lock the switch out:



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  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,766
    Keep

    the switch and use the guard . It is code in many jurisdictions to have it there . better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it .
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