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Burnham Boiler Series 8 making noise

fvermesfvermes Member Posts: 1
edited July 8 in Oil Heating
Hello, our Burnham boiler has been making a fly wheel/ squeaking type noise when starting up and after shutting down for about a month and its load. We had the oil company come out to look at it and they cannot figure it out. Any help on this would be appreciated.


  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 13,424
    Bad bearing on the motor or blower or pump, or a problem in the pump. Most likely. It could be the blower rubbing on something, but that would be more an intermittent (but very frequent scrunch type noise. (How's that for a precise description? Sigh...)
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Member Posts: 4,426
    Probably bad/failing/loose burner blower wheel, bad/failing pump coupling, or pump starting to bind.
    They looked at it, did they do anything else?
    You can also make a YouTube video and post it here.
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