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clearance to a burner

lchmb
lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
anyone know of a specific clearance under a burner to a combustable surface?

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,864
    Depends on the unit. Some manufacturers don't want you putting their equipment on any type of combustible floor.
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    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    this is in reference to a Beckett AFG burner. The boiler had to be installed in such a way that the burner is sitting just above a wood ledge that allows the door to open but puts the burner close to wood.
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,751
    Some where in the literature it will tell you.
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    it doesnt..that's why I asked...I've checked the burner manufacturer and boiler..
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,864
    Well, this is a new one on me.

    On that burner, the only thing that might get warm is the motor. If it has the current-model PSC motor, the motor housing would be at least an inch higher than the chassis, which would give even more clearance from the wood. But if there is an oil leak, the oil might soak into the wood, which would make it more flammable.

    I'd call Beckett's tech support and ask them- 1-800-OIL-BURN.

    How far is that piece of wood from the boiler itself? What boiler is it?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    This is a question best answered by your local fire prevention officer as well
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    Thanks Steamhead and Bill. In this case it is coming from the local fire chief. The burner box itself sit's about 3" above the wood. It is on a Trio P3 boiler. I didnt do the install was just asked the question, one I've never heard before. Guess I'll go talk with him and see what his concerns are for confirmation..
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 2,362
    Page #5
    The boiler must not be installed on combustible flooring. The boiler is approved for installation on non combustible flooring only. The boiler must not be installed on carpeting or vinyl flooring
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    the question is not the boiler...the question is the burner...
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 3,830
    When ever I have a concern about combustible clearance I place sheetmetal over area w/ a air space. Sort of a akin to making an B-vent covering.
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    That in fact has been done..I'm just curious to see if there is actually a clearance...in this line of work everything has a clearance...although not always followed..LOL
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,751
    The burner would be considered part of the boiler.
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    Yes I realize this..I'm asking a general question in reference to a clearance from the burner in particular to a combustable source..I'll call Beckett and ask them Monday thanks...