Budaris G115 Boiler Hard Start

Old 04-11-10, 05:45 AM
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Budaris G115 Boiler Hard Start

Recently had this boiler installed- big improvement over my 20 yr old beast. I can barely hear the boiler when it's running. And it looks real sharp.

Question: I am experiencing hard start-up when the boiler is cold (runs normal after 30 secs or so). It sputters a bit (in the vent) and I get a bit of smell of oil/soot from basement. My tech. has comeback a couple times since install but I'm still experiencing this issue. I have heard these boilers sound like jets taking off during cold start but is this normal. Boiler has only been installed 2 weeks.
Old 04-11-10, 09:22 AM
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Doesn't sound normal to me...

Could be a LOT of things...

Check draft in chimney and over fire.

Make sure no air in fuel supply (did they install a "Tiger Loop" fuel oil deaerator?

Of course things like electrode position, etc

Did the tech set up combustion with an analyzer? or is he one that thinks he can look at the flame and adjust by eye?

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