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Two Gas fired Steam Boilers..installed by J Star..6 years ago..What is actually done in a "Service"?
What is actually done in a service and what should it cost about? Both are Smith Gas Fired Steam Boilers.
I usually bleed all the valves every week till most of the black water comes out but at end of season..should I empty all water out of boiler till clean and refill ? Our water here is hard water.
Our water seems to get really dirty in the boiler after 4-5 days or so when it is cranking..I'm wondering if the lines and Radiators (One pipe Steam Cast Iron Radiators) are extra dirty.The previous home owners Oil Boiler kind of exploded Soot and it got all over the house as they had never serviced it..maybe its in lines?
In our previous house the Oil Company came and serviced our Boiler every year and maintained it as we bought the oil from them..but one day we came home and similar happened to our boiler soot was even on our car outside in the driveway as it must have gone up and out the chimney..and they "serviced' it regularly all the years we were there.
These Boilers were installed by J Star who I dont think vists here anymore..but he did a great thing for us getting us into this system and off oil. God bless that guy we loved him.