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Why not convert to natural gas??

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  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,576
    If CO was high that would be a real danger. PROVIDING the tech took the readings before the draft damper. Too many variables
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,576
    Cleaning the boiler: it’s all easy when you know what you’re doing😀
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
    ratio
  • adasilva
    adasilva Member Posts: 144
    edited December 2018

    Double the fire rate is an immediate danger. Wow! Please confirm the rotation of the meter

    OK so my android doesn't like to play with microsoft & the video is too big of file. Anyway the 1/2 foot meter turns one total revolution every 12 seconds..........................
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,576
    Ahh that’s better, 150,000
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • adasilva
    adasilva Member Posts: 144
    @GW Yes but the boiler from what I was told shouldn't get more than 140,000?
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,576
    And it’s easier to move the video to YouTube and then paste the link, but I think you’re good, just need a good sweeping
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
    adasilva
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,576
    1.05 is 147000 unless I’m having a bad math moment
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
    adasilva
  • adasilva
    adasilva Member Posts: 144
    @GW OK one last thing.....this meter should spin smoothly and not have any hesitations while the boiler runs? I did notice some hesitations as it turned.............
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,576
    I don’t really like to rely on the 1/2 foot dial, maybe I’m too OCD who knows. But did you make a mistake on the 4 cu fit per minute? Your two numbers don’t align with each other. Maybe time for a tie breaker
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
    adasilva
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,522
    Well, THAT's a relief.

    A good cleaning, proper burner tuning and combustion test, and you'll be in a lot better shape.

    Still need to know if the boiler has the proper gas-type barometric with a blocked-flue switch on it. This is the swinging disc that is mounted in the smoke pipe. Post a pic of this so we can see.

    Then you can work on getting your steam system optimized.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • adasilva
    adasilva Member Posts: 144
    @GW I mave have had a hiccup on that one! It appears that it's about 2.5 per min.........
  • adasilva
    adasilva Member Posts: 144
    Steamhead said:

    Well, THAT's a relief.

    A good cleaning, proper burner tuning and combustion test, and you'll be in a lot better shape.

    Still need to know if the boiler has the proper gas-type barometric with a blocked-flue switch on it. This is the swinging disc that is mounted in the smoke pipe. Post a pic of this so we can see.

    Then you can work on getting your steam system optimized.

    No blocked flue switch........don't scold me as I just learned this yesterday. The man that Tim M suggested is who I am going to get to tweak my system & make sure that the orifice, diffuser plate is correct ETC. I'm sure that he will mention that the flue is an issue............
  • adasilva
    adasilva Member Posts: 144
    @Steamhead FYI the pic is from last year and I know it's not the best.
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,576
    Uhoh now you’re gonna get some feedback on the general boiler installation 😀
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
    Canuckerratioethicalpaul
  • adasilva
    adasilva Member Posts: 144
    @GW eh let em bring it,if it was my personal work I'd be embarrassed but it's what I got with my house. It's come a long way from the way it was that's for sure!!
    GWethicalpaul
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,522
    Here is a thread with pics of what a well-installed steamer should look like. It contains a link to one we did:

    https://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/168108/most-times-when-we-post-a-diy-install
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    ethicalpaul
  • adasilva
    adasilva Member Posts: 144
    edited December 2018
    @Steamhead not to inflate your ego or anything but I have that photo as a reference for when I do my drop header and move my equalizer pipe to where it belongs! You sir are a master at your craft!
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • adasilva
    adasilva Member Posts: 144
    I detest spell correction on my phone......
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,522
    edited December 2018
    adasilva said:

    I detest spell correction on my phone......

    You thought that was bad..............
    Well, I tried to link to some "Damn You Auto-Correct" videos but they displayed in such a way as would tarnish the reputation of this family-friendly site- check them out on YouTube.

    >:)
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    adasilva
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 12,388
    Seems like when I first mentioned over firing it was an understatement. I hope the meter reading is wrong. 240k input would give a higher stack than that I would think but something is off
    adasilvaCharlie from wmass
  • gfrbrookline
    gfrbrookline Member Posts: 686
    Look up @New England SteamWorks he is based out of RI and is a true steam master.
    adasilva
  • adasilva
    adasilva Member Posts: 144
    @gfrbrookline if the young man I contacted does not touch base with me by next week I will see if he can help me out!