American Standard Empire Boiler Model # 2ga5e


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Old 11-02-14, 05:36 PM
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American Standard Empire Boiler Model # 2ga5e

My boilers electric ignition has failed. Does anyone know any website or any place that I can find a replacement? I have been searching all day and I cannot find any place that has any information on this boiler.

This is an old boiler that was installed into our home back around the 1950's when the house was first built, way before we ever bought it. Any ideas??

(attached is a photo of the boiler I found on google images. Its the EXACT one I own)
 
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Old 11-02-14, 06:00 PM
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My boilers electric ignition has failed.
I'm sure that boiler does not have 'electric ignition'. It most certainly has a 'standing pilot'.

What is the problem with the system?
 
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Old 11-03-14, 07:39 AM
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The igniter coil is burned .. here are some pictures i just took :

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I have the same boiler

Hey did you ever finds parts or a solution. I have the same one in a house I own and can't figure how the boiler ignition works. I know it's manual but the thermostat has no power and the boiler still kicks on when heat is call for.
 
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Old 03-09-15, 07:57 PM
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In looking at that page from the owners manual..... electric ignition must have been some kind of option you could install. The OP's looks to me like a standing pilot boiler with a pilot generator.

Mark.... if your boiler kicks on then what is the problem ?
 
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It sounds as if Mark's system is a MILLIVOLT system.

Millivolt systems generate their own power to operate by means of the THERMOPILE that is heated by the pilot flame.
 
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I looks like blowback is part of the problem.
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Old 03-13-15, 11:19 AM
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Sid, those pictures are of the system that the original poster has. This thread was resurrected by another poster, so those pics don't really apply.

Maybe I should separate the threads to avoid confusion... but Mark never came back so we should just let it drop.
 
 

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