Replace firebox on New Yorker


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Old 10-08-07, 05:20 PM
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Replace firebox on New Yorker

I've got a New Yorker AP-590. Last cleaning I was told that the firebox was cracked and I would need a new furnace. After speaking to some people I've been told that the firebox CAN be replaced. I'd hoped to find someone to do it, but money's tight and I think I need a new pressure tank for my well, so it's now even tighter. Did I mention the 11 week old son? haha Anyway...is this a homeowner feasible task? How would I go about doing so? I appreciate any feedback greatly.
 
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Old 10-08-07, 06:14 PM
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I dunno what your skill level is, but here's a link to a chamber kit that will fit your boiler. I don't know your boiler model either, so can't say how hard it would be.

Lynn 1103 chamber kit
 
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Old 10-08-07, 09:37 PM
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Exactly what NJ Trooper said

Follow the link they are excellent people to do business with. I purchase my kit from them 2 weeks ago. Everything comes with and is pretty straight forward with the directions. Just remember to clean the boiler first before you put the new one in.

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Old 10-09-07, 08:48 AM
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You guys rock!

Thanks so much for the info and quick reply guys. That sounds MUCH better than a new $5k system. Since you've been so handy that time...any links to how to clean my oil fired forced hot water to register heating system? :-)
 
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Old 10-09-07, 09:17 AM
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New Yorker website

At the new yorker website that have the owners manual that show how to clean it. If you intend to flush it out then you might want to re-read the manual a few times.

For the firebox you aren't leaking any water are you? And are able to see water in the sight glass?

BOB
 
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Old 10-09-07, 09:32 AM
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I'll search again, but I've searched for info on this piece of equipment for a while now and have found absolutely nothing. Could I bother you for the link to the site? I haven't seen any leaking water...nor have I really looked "into" the sight glass. I'll have to take a closer look at it all.

Thanks again
Rick
 
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Thanks so much again. Time to edumucate meself.
 
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Old 10-09-07, 05:52 PM
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Chamber Replacement

If after you remove the burner & lower jacket front panel, you find the front base panel is not screwed or bolted to the sides, but welded, STOP. At this point, you are in over your head & need a pro. If your boiler is of this configuration, replacing the chamber is a real chore & probably not worth what it would cost.

If after you remove the lower jacket front panel, you find bolts or screws holding the front base panel to the sides, spray all screws or bolts well with a good penetrating oil, allow to soak 15-30 minutes & spray again before trying to remove said screws or bolts. My personal choice for a penetrating oil is some stuff called PB Blaster. It stinks to high heaven but works better than anything else I've used.
 
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Old 10-10-07, 05:55 AM
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Thanks for the tips Grady...I'll pray for bolts
 
 

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