Burnham p204-w question


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Old 06-09-07, 05:47 PM
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Burnham p204-w question

Hi,
I recently moved to a house with a p204-w boiler. I've always had
forced air in previous homes. Anyway, it's June in NJ and we're running
the A/C. The boiler seems to come on(for a couple of hours at a time)
and the thermostat is set to "system off". (the a/c has it's own thermostat)

is this normal, it's not just a pilot light, the unit comes on and the pipes
to the zone valves are hot. (no heat above the zone valves).

Should the unit be turned off in the summer?
If anyone can provide a link to an online manual,
that would be great, or if there's a place I can buy
a manual anyone knows of, please let me know.

Thanks alot,
George
 
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Old 06-09-07, 06:05 PM
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summer boiler off

If your boiler does not heat your domestic hot water (God knows it should) than you will find a power switch near the boiler which you can switch off. The pilot should remain lit to keep the humidity down in and around the boiler.

Have your heating technician do a clean and check which should include a combustion analysis at least every two years. It is a great time to ask questions about your system.

MA
 
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Old 06-09-07, 06:19 PM
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Thanks MA

Thanks MA,

There is a separate hot water heater next to the boiler.
I guess I'll try turning it off and make sure the pilot stays
lit.

Thanks again,
George
 
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Old 06-09-07, 08:41 PM
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Before turning off the switch to the boiler, make sure the water heater is not an indirect connected to the boiler. If the water heater has it's own vent pipe, go ahead & turn off the switch. If there is no vent & it is not electric, look for a couple of pipes connecting it to the boiler.

Here is the URL for the installation & maintenance manual for Burnham's Series 2 boilers. Hope this is what you are looking for.
http://www.burnham.com/PDF/81417032R21(web)%20corrected.pdf
 
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Old 06-10-07, 11:05 AM
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Thanks Grady

Thanks for the additional info Grady.

The water heater is gas and does have it's own vent.
Thanks again for the info and the link to the manual.
I apprecaite the help.

George
 
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With the water heater being gas, I see no reason not to turn off the power to the boiler. If it has a pilot which stays on all the time, leave it on to help keep the boiler dry. You will burn a little gas but probably never notice it on your bill & your boiler will thank you for it.
 
 

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