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Darwin is alive:

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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,451
    Were there any matches in the box?
    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
  • Jack
    Jack Member Posts: 1,047
    Oh Ice! You are such an alarmist. It's not like it's the big box of matches.
    icesailor
  • wogpa67
    wogpa67 Member Posts: 238
    That's an aftermarket safety. If it gets too hot in that position it catches on fire and burns the wiring to the gas valve.
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    Or is it a crutch to keep the flaky Molex connector working?
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,451
    SWEI said:

    Or is it a crutch to keep the flaky Molex connector working?

    I'd say that's exactly what it is.
    If it was mine, I'd attempt to clean it using Deoxit D5 several times. If that successfully cleared up the problems I'd go over it again using Deoxit D9 to protect it.

    If that failed, new connector and pins are available at Digikey for the female side. The male side, you obviously need to replace what I assume is a gas valve.
    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
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,021
    These are safety matches "Strike On Box"....much less dangerous than strike anywhere matches.....so what is the issue?

    Now are we trying to dry out a box of 12 ga shotgun shells behind the matches also??
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,723
    I was almost going to ask if the box was empty or if it still had matches in it, but the box will burn too.

    You can't fix stupid!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,451
    With all of that plastic in there I hope none of that gets hot enough to ignite cardboard?

    What temperature should that roll out switch pop at?
    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
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    edited March 2015
    Geez, I can't believe that you guys don't get the function.

    Its a mountain safety switch. The box holds the Molex connecter in place. If there's a fire, the matches burn, burn up the box, and the Molex connector drops, killing the power to the board.

    Sometimes, some of you just get too far into simplicity. KISS: Keep It Simple but don't be STUPID.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,349
    edited March 2015
    I wonder what the Orange wire that's disconnected goes to?
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Jack
    Jack Member Posts: 1,047
    icesailor said:

    Geez, I can't believe that you guys don't get the function.

    Its a mountain safety switch. The box holds the Molex connecter in lace. If there's a fire, the matches burn, burn up the box, and the Molex connector drops, killing the power to the board.

    Sometimes, some of you just get too far into simplicity. KISS: Keep It Simple but don't be STUPID.

    Uuuuum, aaaaah, Ice, does that mean you set this thing up? Say it ain"t so Joe!
  • AlCorelliNY
    AlCorelliNY Member Posts: 63
    edited March 2015
    Safety matches.
    As long as those safety matches are of current production and are in the code book as such, then I see nothing wrong. If they are "strike almost anywhere" matches in there, they would be OK as long as "almost anywhere" includes heating appliance vestibules.

    Now, if they were out of date, or heaven forbid, Unsafety matches, then you all would have something here.
    Al Corelli

    SWEI
  • AlCorelliNY
    AlCorelliNY Member Posts: 63
    The detonator.
    Ironman said:

    I wonder what the Orange wire that's disconnected goe to?

    Al Corelli

    IronmanSWEI
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Jack said:

    icesailor said:

    Geez, I can't believe that you guys don't get the function.

    Its a mountain safety switch. The box holds the Molex connecter in lace. If there's a fire, the matches burn, burn up the box, and the Molex connector drops, killing the power to the board.

    Sometimes, some of you just get too far into simplicity. KISS: Keep It Simple but don't be STUPID.

    Uuuuum, aaaaah, Ice, does that mean you set this thing up? Say it ain"t so Joe!
    Absolutely not!!!.

    I regularly check The Wall of Shame at HVAC-talk.com for the entertainment value. It helps to keep up on the many changes in societal evolution in the mechanical trades. The "Darwins" over there are more in line with what a HVAC guy might see. Like using shark bite fittings to connect high and low pressure lines on AC. Or the guy who's outside compressor stops working, a whole bottom side is rusted away, exposing the coil and the aluminum find are eroded away and the copper is exposed, and the owner says that his dog does NOT mark the unit. "So I guess the owner does".

    Most all of us have phones that will take quality digital photos.

  • Jack
    Jack Member Posts: 1,047
    Hope you know I was just joking. But it was just such a perfect set-up.
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Jack said:

    Hope you know I was just joking. But it was just such a perfect set-up.

    The repair person's intent was good. he should have finished it up with something more permanent.

    As a plumber, I always had some scrap pieces of PVC pipe around in the truck. A well measured piece of pipe, the same height as the match box would make someone look like a true genius.

    A piece of PEX would work as well.