Noisy boiler


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Old 08-31-17, 08:14 AM
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Question Noisy boiler

A service rep will visit. Anyone have an idea on this noise of steam home boiler?

I started heat 2 days ago. It is on nights. This morning early, my living room begins to loudly buzz. I opened basement door, really loud buzz from boiler. I shut off thermostat and buzz stopped. 1/2 hour later turned heat back on. The boiler started normally. After about 10 minutes the buzzing began. This is the video link below (it is dark, hear steps as I walk to basement door). I shut off. Now about 3 hours later I turned the heat up. Been on a half hour, and no noise so far.

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Old 08-31-17, 08:17 AM
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Old 08-31-17, 11:19 AM
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Sounds like the gas valve. Kind of a 60hz type buzz to me..

Ummm Do you think you should go downstairs and have a look?

Whats make model of boiler?
 
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Old 09-01-17, 05:12 PM
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Most electro-mechanical devices driven by 60-Hz ac, such as transformers, put out a 120-Hz buzz. Here's how I can readily tell the difference: I am a baritone, and can easily match a 120-Hz hum. 60-Hz, not.
 
 

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