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Although I'm grateful for the service...

Although I'm grateful for the service availability, a part of me distrusts the routine annual service that comes from the oil company as part of their policy. On one hand they want to service it for...
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When doing an efficiency test, should the tech...

When doing an efficiency test, should the tech try tweaking the system for better results, or is it accepted to just do the test and record results on the hang tag?
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My Burnham warranty reads: --------------- ...

My Burnham warranty reads:

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5. This warranty does not cover the following:

f. Damage to the boiler... due to installation or operation of the boiler that is not in accordance...
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You need to check with the manufacturer (Burnham)...

You need to check with the manufacturer (Burnham) for warranty coverage if it's not plumbed according to their install manual.

Mine was installed with the pump on the return side, and manufacturer...
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Yes, I'm sure...

You are saying that the chimney has a SINGLE flue, and is only ONE LAYER of brick with no liner, clay tile or otherwise, at all? And that the base and exposed portions in the attic were in such bad...
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The chimney was not inspected with a camera by...

The chimney was not inspected with a camera by the handyman that smeared the fibered cement in the basement and attic. For sure, the chimney masonry is damaged and someday - when the heater fails -...
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I don't know what things are called, but...

I don't know what things are called, but probably. Here's what it looks like, water heater duct on the left and inactive steam boiler duct on the right, what's not shown is the carbon monoxide...
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Minimizing standby loss on an old gas water heater

I have a two story capped chimney with an old gas water heater and an old oil fired boiler plugged into it. The boiler isn't in use. Both flues enter the chimney at the same level. The water...
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Our second bath has an electric in the wall...

Our second bath has an electric in the wall heater with a fan. It's rarely turned on, and when it is it's super effective, quick and provides a comfortable warmth. And for sure, cost effective.
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Rope like gasket behind air box cover is shown in...

Rope like gasket behind air box cover is shown in this photo, it's not in the manual. Does this part self destruct, or can it be reused?


I assume removing that air box cover and the air...
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ESC, for sure. SCG came up in a Google...

ESC, for sure. SCG came up in a Google simultaneously. Should have caught that, sorry.
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How to properly annually service modern Burnham cast gas boiler?

Asking about a Burnham ESC4 which is ready for it's first PM this spring, I see in the manual it says to check this and that, but where can I find instructions on exactly how that should be done? ...
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Set the fan speed on the dash and the heat...

Set the fan speed on the dash and the heat setting is above the rear passenger door.... but you probably already were there. It's been awhile since posting.


Connection is under front passenger...
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Thanks. That's what I expected to hear. But not...

Thanks. That's what I expected to hear. But not exactly sure on which type of bushing to use. Is it this:

GRAINGER APPROVED VENDOR Pipe Bushing, Brass, 1/4 x 1/8 In, PK10 - Brass Pipe Fittings...
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Cleaning up / restoring threads in a radiator for a steam valve

Have a radiator with a steamy leak at the steam valve that I'd like to clean up.

The threads on the radiator were stripped long before I came along. Using goop and teflon tape and the threads...
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If you're cleaning the strainer on the backflow...

If you're cleaning the strainer on the backflow device, you may find it disintegrates and may be hard to find a replacement part (strainer only) locally.

I bought online, and a new spare to have...
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I think these things come with a cast or bronze...

I think these things come with a cast or bronze body.

Our originally supplied bronze body was good for many years. When it leaked, I replaced it with what I thought was the same thing from a...
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Add a horizontal pressure relief valve to your...

Add a horizontal pressure relief valve to your list. I've been through that, and it's only cerified for upright installation. You'll find that in the manual, too.

wow.
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Talk of embarrased.... I once was shown how...

Talk of embarrased....

I once was shown how to drive a 22' Model T. Was a lot of fun and I happily offered to put some gas in it, wanting a destination and to take a solo trip.

Came back...
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It was cleaned, primed once and done in a warm...

It was cleaned, primed once and done in a warm area... well, as warm as it is here.



I've tried the scratch test on some overspray in a part that doesn't show and it appears to have some decent...
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Embarrassed. Found a loose connector in an...

Embarrassed.

Found a loose connector in an area under the seat. We had packed the car, to the absolute brim including there, for summer travel.

Thanks.
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Toyota Sienna heat problem and darn - it's cold out there.

Have a 2000 Sienna, front heat works fine but the rear heat system doesn't.

The dash control for the rear heat makes the fan spin, the dial above the sliding door for the same has no effect. ...
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I'm ready to install it. Applied a few coats of...

I'm ready to install it. Applied a few coats of Duplicolor paint, and then a few coats of Duplicolor clear coat.

Was asking if that's a suitable final finish, or if something harder needs to be...
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answer

"..it came black..." Well, it came black, that's the color of the unfinished plastic.

I don't know if the clearcoat is hard enough, if polyurethane is harder or not, or if I'm concerned about...
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Finishes and detailing trim

Needed to replace a car door handle because the plastic hinge on it broke, it's common on the Sienna and that's the easy part.

It came black. I prepped and matched the paint using Duplicolor, and...
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