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Re: Burnham Boiler 'explosion'

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Posted by steve paden on February 12, 2004 at 10:31:51:

In Reply to: Burnham Boiler 'explosion' posted by Alan on January 15, 2004 at 06:09:38:

: I have a Burnham oil furnace with a Tjernlund power vent. Yesterday I heard a loud bang and found the vent pipe blown off the top of the furnace and the damper was blown out of the vent pipe. The Tjernlund power vent is working fine and the service tech could not find anything wrong with the burner. We replaced the damper, set the vent pipe back in place and 24 hours later still no problem. Can anyone offer any explantions/advice please? The furnace was cleaned 5 days earlier.

i also have a burnham boiler, and i had trouble with it when it first was installed.
it plugged up in the middle of the night, and filled the house with smoke. i contacked the service people, and they can out and cleaned it out, replaced the nozzle, and re-adjusted the air settings. this was a new installation, and it has been running about a month before i had trouble.
the tech told me that they had the passages so tight trying to get effeciency, that it took
a while to get the nozzle air settings right.
now i found that the seals are leaking on
the heat exchanger. they should have been replaced on the last service, and was'nt.
any way, it sounds to me like you gat a buildup of fuel in the burner, and when it did ignite
it did it with a bang.

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