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Was it time to replace this?

bob eck
bob eck Member Posts: 930
9 years in a Triangle Tube PE110 Natural Gas boiler. This boiler does heating and domestic hot water with a built in 10 gallon SS IDWH.

This igniter lasted a long time.


  • DZoro
    DZoro Member Posts: 1,048
    Was it still lighting ? Or is that why you were there?
    Hopefully the new one will last as long as the old :)
  • bob eck
    bob eck Member Posts: 930
    It was on a hard lock out and when it fired you could hear a little boom as to much gas before it would light.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,904
    Yup, time for a new one.
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    Towson, MD, USA
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  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    I just had the same problem with an 8-year old TT Prestige Solo 110 in Berkeley. Most of the time, the boiler wouldn't light, but when it did, it did a mini-explosion.
    The igniter looked exactly like yours; deformed and too large of a gap. New igniter fixed the problem.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,655
    What is this maintenance of which you speak? Is it French?
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    French pronounce it: main-teh-nen-ssss in those 4 distinct syllables. 😁
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!