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First Buderus G115-WS3 cleaning

imhereallweekya
imhereallweekya Member Posts: 19
edited December 2017 in Oil Heating
Hello , I have a new system installed June 2016. It is a GW115 with a Riello F3-40 burner. (.55gph 60A nozzle). I opened it for the first ti me here are some pictures. Not much ash considering its been in service for 18 months for DHW and heat. How does it look to you all?
Robert O'Brien

Comments

  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,358
    Like a typical Buderus with a Riello, it looks awesome!
  • imhereallweekya
    imhereallweekya Member Posts: 19
    Thats good to hear I didn't have a baseline to compare it to. I didn't get into using the brushes to clean the chambers yet, I only vacuumed out the accumulated ash in the bottom as shown in the picture. I just bought the cleaning brush set for the Buderus boilers and was curious how to open the door. I will give it a proper sweeping in the spring.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,046
    That's what all oil-fired boilers should look like after a year's service. If they're dirtier, there's a problem.

    I just serviced two units today, that we serviced last year, and that's about all I had to clean out of each one. Shows what proper burner set-up can do.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • imhereallweekya
    imhereallweekya Member Posts: 19
    Thanks, thats good to hear. I am planning on doing all the maintenance myself because I enjoy it. Is the red in the ash from the oil dye?
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,358
    Watch the placement of the baffles when you remove them. The bottom one's sit in notches to adjust draft. Put them back in the same position.
  • imhereallweekya
    imhereallweekya Member Posts: 19
    Oh yes, I took many pictures of those baffles :-) I have the Buderus installation manual and I was reading it and how you can adjust those baffles to increase or decrease temps. Very interesting but I will surely put them back as they were.