Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.
Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.

If you've found help here, check back in to let us know how everything worked out.
It's a great way to thank those who helped you.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.

Wet Base Boilers

JHCurranJHCurran Member Posts: 3
We have a customer selling a house with a wet base gas boiler. Inspection shows cracks in ceramic liner. Is this dangerous to use? If so can this liner be replaced.

Comments

  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,876
    Make and model of boiler?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • Big Ed_4Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,359
    Wet base gas boiler ???
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
    JHCurran
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 7,099
    @JHCurran

    If it is a wet base the ceramic liner you speek of is just the combustion chamber or target wall. Yes, that can be replaced
    kcoppJHCurran
  • JHCurranJHCurran Member Posts: 3
    I'm working on getting the make and model. So I assume when I get that I can contact the manufacturer or supplier. My question is does it need to be replaced for safety reason or more so reduce worry because it is cracked.
  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Member Posts: 3,415
    edited July 15
    > @JHCurran said:
    > I'm working on getting the make and model. So I assume when I get that I can contact the manufacturer or supplier. My question is does it need to be replaced for safety reason or more so reduce worry because it is cracked.



    Which is why we need make and model. From what you're describing, it sounds like a cast iron oil boiler with a conversion burner. If that's the case, get make and model of the burner as well. Pics are good too.
  • JHCurranJHCurran Member Posts: 3
    You are correct I just found out it is a oil boiler converted to gas. Peerless JO-5L-S sn J0103805-0984 . These are the only pictures I have. None of these look like the burners and I'm not sure if they can get that for me. I will have to send someone over to try to get pictures. Thank you so much for helping us!
  • SuperTechSuperTech Member Posts: 1,344
    The burner is attached to the bottom of the boiler. You have the burners air tube in the second picture. Need more pictures, from further away. That way we can see the entire boiler.
    JHCurran
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,876
    edited July 16
    The burner looks like either a Midco E20 or DS20, depending on which ignition system it has.

    Also, the cover plate gasket in the third pic is leaking, and needs to be replaced.

    That burner is a poor match for that boiler. If the rest of the boiler is in good shape, I'd change it to a Carlin EZ-Gas.

    Firebox kits are still available for that model.

    Where is this located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Member Posts: 3,415
    Lynn Corp will have a chamber kit for the JO. Whether it's worth it or not is another question.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!