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tokinturtle Member Posts: 4
edited January 2017 in THE MAIN WALL
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,718
    You won't find a direct replacement for that. I'm not even sure that setup still meets Code.

    It might be possible to upgrade to a current model gas valve unit, but doing so is not a DIY proposition. You will need to call a pro to handle this. Click on Main Site above, then Find a Contractor and follow the instructions to find someone who can help you out.
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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,684

    The local American standard/trane guy was worthless.

    He just might have saved your life. Theirs a reason the parts are no longer available.

    120K input?
    40 - 50 years old? (Maybe Older)

  • tokinturtle
    tokinturtle Member Posts: 4
    Well ****. Thanks guys.
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,302
    @Steamhead nailed it. It's time for that set-up to go, easily 50-60 years old. You need someone that knows what he is doing to convert this to a new gas valve & ignition system or consider replacing the boiler
  • tokinturtle
    tokinturtle Member Posts: 4
    Got the local boiler expert on it tuesday. They're going to inspect and possibly retrofit or replace. Thank god for woodstoves, and thanks for the help fellas
  • mikemc
    mikemc Member Posts: 10
    Went on a homeowners insurance call Nov 2014 where the homeowner complained he found that the boiler door had blown across basement (and left a nice dent in concrete wall) and thought that might be why he wasn't getting heat....
    After regaining composure, tried firing boiler for temporary heat OA was -10 at the time, opened main gas cock briefly and heard main valve open and release gas without pilot. This boiler from 1912 had an original gas valve with EXTERNAL springs!!!
    For kicks and giggles I checked to see if they could cross-check a replacement valve..... imagine my surprise.
    Wont risk my license to reengineer a boiler over 100 yrs old.
    maybe if it were mine and had no kids....
  • tokinturtle
    tokinturtle Member Posts: 4
    Tech retrofit a new gas delivery from shutoff to burners. Burners were a more recent fix. She's running strong again. Again, thanks for the advice fellas
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
    Looks like from here you got some flame roll out issues....Hopefully that was looked at....What were the combustion readings like...
  • Koan
    Koan Member Posts: 436
    Combustion test is critical.
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,608
    That entire pilot safety and gas valve can be replaced with a combination gas control. Have your service tech contact me and I can give them the part numbers to accomplish that.

    The other alternative as already suggested is to replace the boiler.

    My e-mail address is [email protected].