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Need Operating Manual for American Standard gas boiler

pjn3pjn3 Member Posts: 5
Hi- recently moved into a 1920s-era house in Baltimore. Need O&M manual for American Standard gas boiler G-407 / Series 1BN-J1. Any help appreciated...thanks!

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  • nicholas bonham-carternicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,356
    Luckily you are in the hometown of one or the great experts on this site-Steamhead.
    Look in the find a contractor area here, and contact him, so he could check it over and show you how to do simple maintenance.—NBC
  • KoanKoan Member Posts: 436
    ironically we have a Series 1BN-J2 and are also in Baltimore. please attach a few photos so we can see how similar they are?

  • KoanKoan Member Posts: 436
    edited September 2018
    we have a 3BN-J2, but I assume there are similarities

  • KoanKoan Member Posts: 436
    +1 for @Steamhead
  • KoanKoan Member Posts: 436
    but if you can post a pic of the boiler that would help
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 14,197
    @pjn3 @Koan they're probably the same basic model but pjn3's has two more sections than Koan's.

    Give us a call- 410-321-8116.
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 14,197
    Update- talked to the OP this afternoon, turns out we've worked on this system for the previous owner. It was originally a Kriebel but was converted using Trane thermostatic traps, something we've seen frequently around here. We'll get him up to speed.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
    lchmbErin Holohan Haskell
  • pjn3pjn3 Member Posts: 5
    @Steamhead - appreciate chatting yesterday. Attached note from our home inspection. Can you confirm these are correct locations to drain and add water back into boiler? thanks...I'll upload couple photos of boiler in next post(s)
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 14,197
    Ah yes, the infamous 47-2 water feeder. We'll need to replace that with a 21st-century control set that tracks water usage. The report was correct as far as it goes, but there's more to it. We'll go over it when we see you.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • pjn3pjn3 Member Posts: 5
    sounds good; i'm just concerned that will need the heat/boiler running prior to when you're available. if i can limp along adding and removing water weekly, i'd feel more confident. thanks
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 14,197
    You can. Always make sure the glass is half full when the boiler is off. Only flush out enough water from the 47-2 so it runs clear. Check it every day until we come, and call if there are any issues or questions.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • KoanKoan Member Posts: 436
    @pjn3 I want you to know I have a degree in Mechanical engineering and am a proficient DIY person, but I had @Steamhead come out to help us. He really knows his stuff. He is who I would call without hesitation!
  • KoanKoan Member Posts: 436
    edited September 2018
    @pjn3 - That is one huge effing boiler

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