[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Posted by BethJames on March 02, 2005 at 11:00:01:
In Reply to: Re: heavy soot on burnham gas steam boiler? posted by HeatPro on December 07, 2004 at 20:05:21:
: I doubt that any heating unit is notorious for having sooted up. The CO is way up when there is soot and no heating unit can pass design tests while making soot.
: Soot is produced when there is not enough air to the burners. That needs to be adjusted imediately. It might be that people try to get by without a yearly maintenance procedure which includes gas pressure testing and burner adjustment, so sooting would be notorious among owners that avoid yearly maintenance - there are many of them.
::: I have had a burnham boiler for 7 years of pure hell. Excuse my language. My burner(which is subcontracted by Burnham and made by Beckett) is terrible. I have two small children with degenerative muscles diseases and my furnace - seriously - shuts down at least 10 times per year. If I only had to have it cleaned 2x per year, I would be in heaven. Count your blessings. I have been told over and over again by the technicians that come to repair my furnace in the middle of snow storms that the nozzlein the burner clogs up and starts to misfire the oil which in turn causes a build up of soot. I HAD this furnace and it is causing such stress in our household. I have been told that our CO WAS way up and the techs tried to remedy that problem. They installed a vent to bring me CO into the unit and it still did nothing to help. I am at the point where I am seeking a new burner.
Post a Followup