Abnormal boiler fireup

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Old 02-23-14, 03:28 PM
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Abnormal boiler fireup

I have a Super Hot boiler for home baseboard heating system with 4 zones. I noticed that one of the zones in the basement was not heating up to the set temperature. So then I turned one of the other zones right up and went down to examine the boiler. Upon my arrival I heard quite a loud boom sound and a large flash from the bottom of the boiler. That was the boiler firing up which was quite pronounced from its normal fireup sound. This occured yesterday and it has been working fine since, the fireup is normal now. This to me was like too much gas was present and was not ignited, and somehow turning on one of the other zones ignited the excess gas.

I just want to be safe and find out if this is something that needs to be looked into or should I not worry about it.
Please advise,
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Old 02-23-14, 04:18 PM
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I would shut it down and call in a professional immediately to look at it.
That's not normal and could be a hazard!
 
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Old 02-23-14, 05:27 PM
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Yeah, NOT NORMAL! and potentially VERY DANGEROUS!


PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CO DETECTORS ARE FUNCTIONAL and LOUD ENOUGH TO WAKE NJ TROOPER FROM A DRUNKEN STUPOR!
 
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Thanks for your input guys, I will do exactly that.
 
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