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25 yr old Smith

Davidho Member Posts: 20
Just about made it through another season.  The boiler was installed in 1997. The house built in 1910.  I have no issues with boiler right now and open a few different valves once a month till the water turns clear.  I am curious on what type of life expectancy.  I replaced all my burners this season and I have also had a piece of white foam insulation fall down onto the burners.


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,972
    Get it thoroughly serviced by a qualified tech. -- including checking that firebox insulation which fell (it can be replaced). Otherwise, if it ain't broke...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,208
    AO or HB ?
  • Hot_water_fan
    Hot_water_fan Member Posts: 1,802
    If you don't have to add more water, don't. Adding water introduces oxygen, which leads to rust. Basically you want the water in the system to be old with less oxygen than tap. An air vent removes the tiny bubbles for you.
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,618
    jumper said:

    AO or HB ?

    Are we playing the alphabet game?

    Miss Smith at 25 years old is in the prime of her life! Let her go out and live her life to the fullest!
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
  • Davidho
    Davidho Member Posts: 20
    I got a photo looking up at the burn box.  It looks toast.  At this age worth fixing?
  • Davidho
    Davidho Member Posts: 20