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Boiler service problems

Mrnigel
Mrnigel Member Posts: 3
My old Trianco boiler was seviced this week and the engineer changed the air flow incorrectly causing bad misfire. Came back to change settings back to what is was previously but still did not solve problem. Then third visit by a supposedly more experience engineer. Seemed to be running weel when he was here. Following day boiler did not fire up on start (reset light on). On nexr start up attemp there was a big blowback blowing the flue off the the top of the boiler and the top off the chimney! Obviously not happy at all but where do I go now? This is obviously going to cost me big to repair the chimney and flue even if the boiler is still alive! Any suggestions as i'm sure I want these guys any where near my place after this!

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,769
    Where are you located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,873
    The Trianco usually came packaged with a Beckett AF, but I have seen them with a Wayne HS Blue Angel. Yuck.
    Either way, it's not rocket science. It was working fine (I assume) before service, so IMO, the company is responsible to make it right, at absolutely no cost to you.

    At any time, was a combustion analysis done? Smoke test? If no, I would ask "Why not?".
    Mrnigel
  • Mrnigel
    Mrnigel Member Posts: 3
    I'm in south Northants.
    They did a smoke test and a print out was left tacked to the case. It ran ok when he was here with it all stripped back for about 30 mins. Total mess now though so no idea what happened!
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,769
    Mrnigel said:

    I'm in south Northants

    ?????????

    Once we know where you are, we might be able to recommend someone.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,769
    HVACNUT said:

    The Trianco usually came packaged with a Beckett AF, but I have seen them with a Wayne HS Blue Angel. Yuck.

    We have a couple Blue Angels in our customer base. They run fine when set up properly. Trouble is, some techs think they can set them up like Becketts, which doesn't work. Same with the older Sunray Golden Cup burners.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Mrnigel
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,165
    Think he is in the UK.

    Were not going to be able to help you much. You need a new oil service contractor. One that will dig in , find the problem and set the burner up properly with combustion test equipment.

    Could be any number of problems:

    Bad ignition transformer
    improper electrode settings
    plugged or partially plugged nozzle
    wrong air adjustment
    dirty or plugged oil filter or strainer
    problem with the fuel delivery
    Mrnigel
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,769

    Think he is in the UK.

    Ahh- the site's Find a Contractor page doesn't extend that far. Wonder what burner was used on UK Triancos?

    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Mrnigel
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,873
    > @Steamhead said:
    >
    > We have a couple Blue Angels in our customer base. They run fine when set up properly. Trouble is, some techs think they can set them up like Becketts, which doesn't work. Same with the older Sunray Golden Cup burners.

    Yeah, they're out there. So maybe it's not so much the burner, but the guy who was there before.
    I've got T gauges for both. The Sunray is for the FC-134 model, and an old yellow manual.
    Mrnigel
  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 586
    i believe they use riello over there, could be wrong nozzle, too much air, bad electrode gap
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
    Mrnigel
  • Mrnigel
    Mrnigel Member Posts: 3
    The burner on mine is a whirlette and is a big red casting. Latest idea is that the electric controller failed which should have stopped the ignition cycle.
    Didn't realise there was no cover on this site in UK
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,165
    @Mrnigel, how about a few pictures???
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,080
    Googled Whirlette oil burner , not much came up but Whirlette waste oil parts ..
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 586
    whirlette? howd you get a french burner in th UK,lol
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,873
    > @Big Ed said:
    > Googled Whirlette oil burner , not much came up but Whirlette waste oil parts ..

    Me too. I found Whirlette with a Trianco burner spec sheet, but it only shows electrode settings.
    Looks like a downfire burner.