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Burner never fired ?

Ray2770
Ray2770 Member Posts: 4
I have a Burnham heating and hot water combo , oil fired by a Beckett. I converted to natural gas 2 weeks ago just this past Tuesday I swapped my Beckett oil burner to a new Beckett CG4 gas burner . Last 48 hours have been great . I Worked last night so I've been home all day system purred like a kitten . Just now I go to take a shower and no hot water.  Hear in LI NY it's been 28° all day . So I go I to the crawl space and water temp is down to 110° and the burners didnt kick on ?? I cycled the the unit by turning the main switch On and Off two times and burner kicked on and I'm waiting for water to heat up . NO smell of gas Carbon detector didnt go off but it's very windy here in the island 40-50 mile an hour winds . Any idea why this might have happened ?? suggestions to why that could've happened . Just a fluke maybe  FYI I'm an electrical splicer by trade , NO plumber .

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  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,858
    Well you mentioned wind, so was the flue re piped with a gas barometric damper and spill switch? Is there a liner. Was combustion, draft and gas pressure tests done? What are the numbers?
    P.S. its supposed to be worse tomorrow. 
    mattmia2
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,100
    Wind shouldn't affect a power burner if it was installed and set up right.

    If it happens again I would get the installer back. Shutting the switch on and off.....don't think that would reset a power burner. Did you push any reset buttons?
  • Ray2770
    Ray2770 Member Posts: 4
    I did not hit any reset switches because the only one I see is on my water over flow switch .It seems to be working fine right now🤞 . Hopefully it was just a thing.  FYI I was the installer 
  • Ray2770
    Ray2770 Member Posts: 4
    edited January 2021
    the flue has been repiped with a gas barometric damper and no spill switch yet ! I'm doing that tomorrow,  and yes there is a New Chimney liner $$$$ later . As for Was there a combustion, draft and gas pressure tests done , and  What are the numbers? I didnt do any of that the burner supposedly came pre programmed .

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,755
    @Ray2770 , no burner can be "pre-programmed" from the factory such that no tuning is needed. They can, and often are, configured for a specific boiler (mounting dimensions, air tube insertion, proper orifice etc) but they still need to be dialed in once installed.

    Which "island" are you on?
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,100
    @Ray2770

    Yeah, no burner comes pre programmed. Too many variables, draft flue temp, combustion air temp, the fuel being burned. Natural gas varies all over the country.
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,858
    @Ray2770, that's what I was alluding to in my post. I figured it was DIY. The actual installation could be DIY, but that's not where the project ends. I'm sure the manual has numerous pages dedicated to safe and proper combustion. Lots of pictures of bombs and dead people and stuff. 
    Even if your issue is not combustion related, it still needs to be tested, for your safety. 
    And the fire side of the HX should have been brushed and vacuumed thoroughly. Chamber cleaned or replaced. 
  • Ray2770
    Ray2770 Member Posts: 4
    I'm not opposed to having someone tune it in . Do any of you have a business on Long Island NY 
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 20,421
    Ray2770 said:

    I'm not opposed to having someone tune it in . Do any of you have a business on Long Island NY 

    Try @Danny Scully , Scully Plumbing and Heating, in Malverne.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England