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Flooded basement with Burnham V84

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josephny
josephny Member Posts: 270

My basement with a Burnham V84 oil boiler flooded yesterday.

Water level rose to almost the top of the boiler before I discovered it and then pumped all the water our.

The standalone electric water heater broke and caused the flood.

House has baseboard (water) heating.

Should I attempt to replace the burner/pump/controller/water-feeder/etc. and dry it out?

Or do I need to replace the boiler (and water heater)?

I wouldn't mind changing to a wall hanging gas-fired boiler with hot water tank, but I don't think that's in the budget now.

Sure would appreciate some advice.

Thanks!

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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,835
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    The boiler is probably ok if the combustion chamber did not get destroyed. The burner , wiring and any controls under water are toast and not to be trusted.

    Maybe your insurance co should be called and see what they will cover
    mattmia2josephny
  • josephny
    josephny Member Posts: 270
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    The burner is a AFG70MDAQN.

    Pump is A2EA-6520.

    Honeywell ignitor R7184U.

    I've been looking online and I don't see anyone having the burner in stock.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,640
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    General rule of thunb -- the boiler is probably just fine and if some of the chamber lining is damaged it can be replaced. However, anything electric that got under water needs to be replaced.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    josephny
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,835
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    @josephny

    The Beckett AFG is still around. I am sure you can find one somewhere. Call Beckett with the #s and they can tell you what you need.