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Posted by chris on April 08, 2008 at 14:54:53:
In Reply to: Re: HB Smith Boiler posted by HeatPro on April 08, 2008 at 11:36:57:
Thanks for the advice. I calle the oil company and they said the draft regulator would be $375 installed.
: The 'setting up' would include using a combustion test kit to adjust the air and oil so you get a clean burn.
: The reason for the soot was that the settings changed for the worse, as is usual over time as parts wear. Unfortunately, most, if not many, technicians don't have a combustion test kit with them when they do service, which is plain foolishness as your heater could need to be cleaned again in a few weeks due to not being 'set up.'
: It is difficult to know if you do need a draft regulator after 7 years, but most installations do use them as it is recommended in the installation instructions. The price is what it is.
: A natural gas model without service and combustion testing is in the same circumstances. There are no machines that stay the same forever without service adjustment.
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