Boiler isn't kicking on. No hot water. Calling from three zones and nothing.


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Old 10-20-14, 02:11 PM
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Boiler isn't kicking on. No hot water. Calling from three zones and nothing.

After pressing the burner but 4 or 5 times it finally kick on heated up the water a bit and turned off. Not sure what to make of this.

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Old 10-20-14, 02:24 PM
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Oaks, if this is an OIL fired system, do NOT keep pressing that button!

What is the make/model of the boiler, is it gas or oil?

When was the last time it was serviced?
 
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Hi Troop Peerless Boiler with a Rieollo 40FS burner. Has not been serviced in the three years I am here. I have a tune scheduled for first Saturday in Nov 1st.
 

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Old 10-20-14, 04:01 PM
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Yeah... that needs to be serviced!

Oil burners should be maintained ANNUALLY. Brush and vacuum combustion chamber and heat exchanger, new nozzle, adjust electrodes, check combustion (CO2, etc) and adjust if needed, oil filter, etc etc.

The reason you do NOT want to continue to push that button is because each time you do that the burner does not fire up will shoot unburned oil into the combustion chamber. This could create a dangerous situation and a mess for the tech to clean up.

Tell the tech how many times you pushed the button..................
 
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Early Emergency Service

He changed two oil filters pump screen and the nozzle half hour of work he did very well.
The Chimney liner needs to be replaced so he will come back and vacuum after that is complete. It appears that pressure is back up again on the boiler. Fixed this last year.

Troop is there a way for me to go back and look at old posts I have started on this forum so I can just follow that pressure tutorial you gave me for my unit back then?

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Old 10-20-14, 07:00 PM
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is there a way for me to go back and look at old posts I have started on this forum so I can just follow that pressure tutorial you gave me for my unit back then?
Sure... if you click on your name to go to your profile page there is a thingy that you can click to see your posts...
 
 

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