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Barometric damper issue

kitugreatkitugreat Member Posts: 24
Hello, I have an old oil boiler. Burnham RS-110. I noticed this morning some noise coming from the boiler room. It turns out that barometric damper was making this noise. It just keeps opening and closing. I used switch to turn boiler off. I waited for some time, turned it on and it worked OK for about a min, but then damper start making the same noise. I thought that I may be running out of oil, but I checked I still have 1/4 of a tank. What could be causing this? Is it something I can try to fix on my own? Any help will be greatly appreciated.


  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Member Posts: 4,730
    You need to figure out why you are having this problem.
    -Is it rattling from a combustion issue?
    -is it rattling because of high wind?
  • kitugreatkitugreat Member Posts: 24
    We do have high wind today, but I can also hear some noise that could indicate a combustion issue. How can I identify?
  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Member Posts: 4,730
    Well if it rattles when the burner isn’t running-wind, or animal.
    Otherwise a combustion/mechanical issue.
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 8,060

    You probably need to call your service tech. If you don't have one try 'find a contractor" on this site

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