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Posted by John Edwards on May 23, 2006 at 08:55:39:
In Reply to: Re: Getting Away with no testing posted by george on May 23, 2006 at 07:29:46:
I don't recommend that you change the nozzle yourself. I recommend that you call the boiler manufacturer, as I had to do, to find out how the boiler is supposed to be serviced. Find out the correct type of nozzle for your boiler, and I can assure you it is probably not installed in your boiler. Purchase it yourself from a heating supplier, and have it ready for the service man to install. There are various things the service men are supposed to do, such as readjusting air settings, changing filter, cleaning filter of pump, cleaning spaces between cast iron sections from inside and outside our boiler, making sure the distance between the retention head and the nozzle is correct, performing guage and instrument measurements for optimal performance (you can forget about that one), putting furnace cement around any holes at the connection between your chimney and flue pipe and between the little gaps between the cast iron sections at the top of the boiler, and much more. Familiarize yourself with what is required and supervise the boiler man. It requires a combination of what the manufacturer recommends and an experienced boilerman (although "experienced" is a relative term compared to you) to make it operate safely. Don't dream about optimal settings performed by guage measurements because its very likely that its not possible. Weil McLain never trained any of my service guys, yet my guys are permitted to work on boilers by authority of the local municipality.
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