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Trianco heatmaker problems

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Posted by Barbara on February 03, 2006 at 19:05:34:

In Reply to: Re: The plot thickens... posted by HeatPro on January 21, 2006 at 11:23:05:

I have a 12 year old Trianco Heatmaker DBC 85 model with Beckett model AF oil burner, internal coil, tankless system. It has a cracked heat chamber- dry-base? it's also leaking, sometimes won't refire even when the reset button is pushed, temp gauge shows 200 degrees when set at 140. I've had two burner repairmen look at it- one says I can just reline the trianco with cast iron, new coil and direct vent it, the other guy says no that I have to go with the dry-base which he wouldn't recommend and recommends replacing the entire system with cast iron. The whole system was installed by our builder for a 3 zone, 2,000 plus sq ft house and parts he used were smaller than what the burner required ie the wrong parts. The expansion tank is also damaged, someone must have bumped into it with lumber etc. Repair it all or start over with new HB Smith cast iron boiler with easy to remove coil (water in our area is high in minerals)? Is it possible to reline the existing boiler with cast iron? It's been using only about 100 gals per month in the coldest months but I keep the heat to 58 at night and 68 /day with 6" walls.

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