My basement flooded. Riello burner soaked. what should i do?


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Old 03-30-10, 06:36 PM
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My basement flooded. Riello burner soaked. what should i do?

My riello burner was under water. I pumped out the water. I had over 24 inches of water. Normally i only get 4 or 5 inches at most.

What should i do before i try to refire the boiler?
 
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Old 03-30-10, 06:43 PM
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File an insurance claim on your Homeowner's policy. More likely as not the burner is destroyed, at the very least the motor and any controls that were submerged.
 
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Old 03-30-10, 06:49 PM
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insurance says i do not have flood insurance. And they are sorry goodluck. Water came up from under house.
 
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Old 03-30-10, 07:18 PM
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I took off the ignitor piece and it was soaked. Any tips?
 
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Old 03-30-10, 08:11 PM
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So i am w/out a burner tonight!
Can someone give me some diagnosis tips?

I dried everything off. I hit the reset button fan turns on but i don't here any clicking at all after 8 seconds.

Is there a way to test the gray box (transformer) Should i first replace that tomorrow?

There is oil coming out of the bleeder.
 
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Sorry,
It will be hard for anyone here to guide you in trying to get that burner running.
There are many very compelling reasons to replace that piece.
You do not know what safety devices in that system have been comprimised
You will never be able to trust that the motor or other electronics will not fail you at any point.
Even if you did a great job cleaning it, you can never be sure.

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If you want to try the burner, your going to need to make sure all the ignition and safety related parts are working.

It will likely come down to replace a piece by piece
 
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Old 03-31-10, 06:06 PM
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Flood

Likely water got into the combustion chamber as well. Not knowing what kind of boiler you have, if it has a swing open front door, you will need to open the door, let the water out, & inspect for damage. Of course you could (but likely won't) call a local professional.
 
 

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