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1947 AS Single Pipe, HW, Adjustment Guidance

Timco Member Posts: 3,039
First, that boiler will only ever be a gas hog and the heat will always go up the vent. Second, what you are asking takes many years of field service, and thousands of dollars in electronic test equipment. It cannot be taught on line, and there is no manual. It takes time and skill and experience. You need a pro...

Just a guy running some pipes.


  • John B Fowler
    John B Fowler Member Posts: 3
    1947 AS Empire, HW, settings/adjustments help

    Am looking for reference material on best settings, i.e. adjusting gas/air mix, best temperature of water, how to determine if water system is full vs. overfull, which of 3 pump speeds to use, how to maintain the pressure tank and any ideas on improving efficiency. It has a 7" stack, two standing pilots, end and middle, an old aquastat and a valve with open, winter and summer positions. It seems alot of BTUs are lost up the chimney. It is installed in the basement of our two story house about 2000 square feet and keeps us pretty warm but not cheaply. Thanks for any help you can provide or books/sources to refer me to. Great info on this site. Regards, John
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