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I thought the boiler maker was Pierce, Butler &...

I thought the boiler maker was Pierce, Butler & Pierce. Below you mention Higgins Boiler Works. Did Higgins design for PB&P?
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Thanks Steam Boy, We have some closure. As...

Thanks Steam Boy,

We have some closure. As you noted it is tough to find anyone with the knowledge to work on this antique things. The boiler has worked fine for the 20+ years we've been in the...
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Thank you for all the feedback. TLC was meant to...

Thank you for all the feedback. TLC was meant to be "tongue in cheek" as it is known the boiler is very old and it is hard to find anyone local with the knowledge to work on it. Truth be known,...
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Adding another picture with the pilot line area.

Adding another picture with the pilot line area.
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Hello, Adding another picture. Will add another...

Hello, Adding another picture. Will add another as well.
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Sorry for the confusion and I'll get a better...

Sorry for the confusion and I'll get a better picture. The pilot light was lit but and when the boiler called for heat the gas valve opened but the burner didn't light. It appears there is some sort...
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Adding another control picture. 86861

Adding another control picture.

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Adding pictures of the controls.

Adding pictures of the controls.
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Thanks PJMax, I've attached a few more pictures...

Thanks PJMax, I've attached a few more pictures but not sure it is what you're hoping to see. One thought is that during my cleaning I may have plugged something. Some investigation has revealed this...
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Pierce, Butler & Pierce boiler needs some TLC

Even though the pilot light was lit, when the gas valve opened the burner didn't light. This happened after I did my normal fall cleaning so I quickly shut the main gas valve off. Does anyone have...
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Preventive maintanance for a dishwasher

We have a 14 year old Kitchen Aid dishwasher that still works but possibly not as well as it once did. I am wondering if there are certain things that should be replaced or checked to assure the flow...
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Has anyone used Surecrete? I've now learned they...

Has anyone used Surecrete? I've now learned they make a sprayable lightweight concrete coating. It comes in several colors (via some additives). It is sprayed on using a normal hopper gun.
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How do I dress up my walk out stairs?

I have two concrete walkout stairs that go from home floor level to ground level. These are exterior stairs. Both have bare concrete walls (foundation wall on one side and a 3 foot stem all on the...
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Thanks Cheese, I actually haven't touched...

Thanks Cheese,

I actually haven't touched it. I did check the air cleaner but did that as a matter of spring start up, etc. I can easily swap out the plug and see if that helps but, like you, I...
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Kawasaki FE250 runs rough

I own a Ryan LawnAire 28 with an 8hp Kawasaki FE250 engine. The engine starts fine but seems to stumble and, in general, run rough.

The engine has much less than 100 hours on it despite being a...
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Expansion tank replacement

After 25+ years of neglect I finally took some time to do some basic maintenance on my boiler. The pressure relief valve was leaking forcing the issue. I knew the expansion tank was in need of...
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Thanks Trooper, I'll get this replaced. ...

Thanks Trooper,

I'll get this replaced.

The valve that is currently on this boiler is a Conbraco 10-407 3/4" 30 PSI Boiler Relief Valve MXF. WEB cost is around $20.

I called a local...
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Bad pressure relief valve

Trooper,

I have a pressure release valve leaking a bit of water on the floor.

You may recall or not but my expansion tank was at a minimal pressure for some unknown period of time/years....
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As Trooper advised earlier, I increased the...

As Trooper advised earlier, I increased the pressure in the tank to 18psi (hot) as a starting point. The system pressure matched (19psi). Tank pressure was taken using a conventional 0-50psi tire...
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I really appreciate your patience and your help....

I really appreciate your patience and your help. But I have another question for my own learning.

The pressure reducing valve establishes the initial cold system pressure - say 12psi. Hot system...
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Those regulators don't generally just go out of...

Those regulators don't generally just go out of adjustment, at least not THAT FAR... maybe a PSI or two as the spring inside weakens, but if it was once adjusted properly and now it's not giving the...
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Ok so I'm now a bit confused. I understood the...

Ok so I'm now a bit confused. I understood the cold system pressure was determined by the supply line regulator. But how I read what your suggesting is if I increase the pressure in my expansion tank...
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gas fire place maintanance

The gas log fire place in my family room has always been a disappointment. It is either very inefficient or something is not working correctly. I don't feel it puts out the heat it was advertised to...
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Proper piping for pressure relief

I have a pressure relief valve on my boiler and my Amtrol hotwater maker. Both are vertically piped with 3/4" copper with the open end 6" or so from the floor. The boiler room is adjacent to the...
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You are correct I have some work to do. I...

You are correct I have some work to do.
I checked the tank pressure at 170F. Using a 0-50psi tire gauge I got no reading. I also got no indication from the blip sound of taking the pressure that...
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