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What can I safely fire this boiler at?
Or how low can I go? I haven't calculated the EDR yet, I will, but it's to big judging by what I saw of the rads.
I went there on a no heat call. Thoroughly cleaned it and hauled a dumptruck load of debris out of the combustion chamber. And yes, someone had been charging them for a service every year. The flame had to burn up hill. The cone or ring that is tack welded on the end of the air tube assembly had since fallen off and was mired in the landfill in the bottom of the combustion chamber, leaving the flame to just kind of spread it's wings. I took it the welding shop and had it repaired and got it working like new. The transformer was bad which is what prompted the no heat call. Lucky, cause now we can get the rest of the system in shape. So anyway, I got the boiler fired up and then the vents all started whistling Dixie. They didn't stop either. They have a whole house humidifier. The wet return didn't warm up either.
I started asking questions.
Apparently at one time they had bad hammering going on in the pipes. Then it just kind of fixed itself.... Now they are adding water once a week They think this is normal.
I'm thinking the return is clogged as can be and all the vents have since been destroyed, spitting out water and steam, keeping the house warm and sultry. The PRV also sits atop the boiler dribbling a bit of water and wisping some steam like a cobra waiting to strike. I left the basement door open when I was in there.
I have quite a bucket list of repairs to be made. I'm not giving them a choice in the matter either.
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