Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.
Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.

Slant Fin Boiler Gxha steam parts

Options
STEAM DOCTOR
STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 2,041
Hi. Any leads on where to get parts? In particular, I need a new gas manifold and burners. 

Comments

  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,244
    Options

    Hi. Any leads on where to get parts? In particular, I need a new gas manifold and burners. 

    In particular, you need a replacement boiler. Sell that thing, man.
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, NYC Master Plumber, Lic 1784
    Consulting & Troubleshooting
    Heating in NYC or NJ.
    Classes
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 2,041
    Options
    Boiler is about 10-12 years old. Mild flood in basement. Manifold and burners were submerged. Water basically stopped at top of burners. Would be a shame to replace the entire boiler if we could get away with just replacing parts. 
    bburd
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
    Options
    I believe most Codes and insurance companies require any boiler that's been flooded to be completely replaced.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 2,041
    edited July 2023
    Options
    I will have homeowner contact their insurance company. I am all for safety first but some of these rules seem a bit ridiculous. I would not replace all of the sheetrock in my house, just because I had two inches of water in the basement. Whatever was under the water I would replace. This is not  a contagious disease. Different manufacturers have different takes on these matters. Some will say replace and some will say have a qualified tech determine if boiler is safe to operate. 
    Mad Dog_2
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 2,041
    Options
    This is not really a flooded boiler. It's a flooded gas manifold and flooded burners. The gas control was not touched by water. None of the electrical controls or wires were submerged. This is fresh water, not salt water. 
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 2,041
    Options
    @dko Awesome!! Much appreciated!!
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
    Options
    When Hurricane Sandy came through NYC,  many residential, institutional & commercial boiler rooms were submerged - with Salt water.  I can buy that salt water can cause corrosion on wiring and of course controls, but we got 95% of them up and running within a few days...many times with same burners. Changed controls, wiring...good to go.  I feel most were completely replaced JUST because insurance would pay out and FEMA $$  came in.  It would have been a nice experiment to see how long they would've lasted??  Mad Dog 
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,919
    Options
    Mad Dog_2 said:

    When Hurricane Sandy came through NYC,  many residential, institutional & commercial boiler rooms were submerged - with Salt water.  I can buy that salt water can cause corrosion on wiring and of course controls, but we got 95% of them up and running within a few days...many times with same burners. Changed controls, wiring...good to go.  I feel most were completely replaced JUST because insurance would pay out and FEMA $$  came in.  It would have been a nice experiment to see how long they would've lasted??  Mad Dog 

    Flooded appliances get replaced because people cannot be trusted to actually fix things appropriately. Insurance companies etc do not see the risk being worth it, so they insist they get replaced.

    Unfortunately it's the ones that don't do the right thing that make life suck for everyone else. Like with most things in life.

    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,959
    Options
    Flooded controls can have redundant parts stick or short in ways that would be very unlikely under normal conditions so controls really have to be replaced. A manifold or a burner as long as it is cleaned out and hasn't rusted such that it became clogged I would be a lot less concerned about.
    Mad Dog_2
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 2,041
    Options
    For what it's worth, the manifold is not in stock.
  • nekdahl
    nekdahl Member Posts: 12
    Options
    Slant/Fin is out of the boiler business so parts will become an issue in the future. I would replace it with something high efficient, modulating condensing. the energy savings will make the payback short.
    Nick Ekdahl, CPD, GPDDirector of Training & EducationDawson Company
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,959
    Options
    No need to replace it until that time. Saving maybe 10% in fuel if you're lucky isn't going to pay for a replacement. This is also close to the only part you're likely to need that isn't an off the shelf generic thing.
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 2,041
    Options
    Steam boiler. 
    mattmia2