Bryant Boiler Help Needed!

Old 07-15-04, 05:49 AM
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Bryant Boiler Help Needed!


We just purchased an old house that has a apprxomiately 15-yr old Bryant gas boiler. The heat is delivered via radiators to main level. While I have experience maintaining conventional forced air furnances (routine homeowner maintenance), I don't know much about what is required in terms of maintaining such a system that is installed with this house.

Specifically, what do I need to do in terms of routine maintenance? Is there a filter to replace, or components that need to be cleaned and/or replaced? Should I call a professional HVAC company to do some of the work, or can I do it myself....??

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Old 07-16-04, 06:34 PM
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Get a professional PM done on the unit every September. Have the combustion chamber inspected and an efficiency test. If it's oil have the service done on that too,...brush down the exchanger, new nozzle and filter...Fill the tank now while oil is cheapest.
Old 08-15-04, 07:34 PM
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You can have your local gas suppler check the burners and even the gas
valve to be sure that it is set to 3.5" of water column to the burners.
He may even have a co meter to check the cabinet and flue for Carbon
Monoxide. The flue is probably B-vent. So look for excessive corrosion and
rust on the outside jacket. There isn't much you can do for combustion
efficiency it is built in. If you are high altitude, over 4000 ft. The burners
have to be derated. That would affect the efficiency if it wasn't done. The pump may be a series 100 with oil ports on the impeller and motor. Check that. If so lubricate it with Zoom Turbine oil, 10- 20 drops. Make sure that
the zone valves move freely from open to close, clean and lube if necessary.
Check the expansion tank, drain those that need to be drained, the diaphram
type can be check by quickly pressing the tire valve to see if air or water
comes out. If it is leaking water out of the valve replace the tank. Check
the gauge on the boiler, is the pressure between 12 and 18 psi? Is the temp
accurate? Is water dripping anywhere on the system?
And as Julie Andrews says, " those are just a few of the things"
Say goodbye, Homer. Goodbye
Old 08-15-04, 07:54 PM
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thansk very much...great info...i'm starting to learn a thing or two about boilers!!

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