I had my boiler replaced last year with a Weil Mclean Gold series oil
fired boiler. I had it serviced for the first time this year. It has
been nothing but trouble since it was serviced.
It makes a big bang when it fires up and then after it runs a few
seconds it missfires; that is it stops firing then starts again, Sort
of like the fire goes out for a secnd or two. The pump runs while this
is happening. Anyone know what's going on? I'm having the guy come
back, but I'm a bit dissapointed in this system. It's new and should
be such a pain.
"I had my boiler replaced last year with a Weil Mclean Gold series oil
oil? that was your first mistake , i hear its going to go over 4 dollars a
gallon this winter , especially in new england ,
propane , must cleaner and easier to service ,
sounds like your "servicing" technician , got something wrong
i could tell you what to look for , but since you have to ask what is wrong
you probably shouldnt be dicking with it , huge fire danger or soot problem ,
you could potentially makes things much worse
id look for another competent oil tech ,
Oil wasn't a mistake, it was what I have always had. The town won't
put a natural gas line. I don't know about Propane; seems like it
could be a hassle if it becomes unavailable.
As far as the oil prices, I can afford them. I'm more concerned about
the misfiring oil burner etc. Maybe I got a bad batch of oil?
Also, although the burner seems to have problems, I don't see any
soot forming anywhere. This system runs extremely clean. Anyway, the
tech is going to come back and take alook at it.
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 05:53:44 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@-insightbb.com (The
Freon Cowboy) wrote:
The servicing guy is the original installer. He had to come back
twice this year to try differerent nozzle types because the burner ran
lousey. My old sytem was a junky old coal converted boiler with a
Beckett Burner. I never once had a problem with that Becket. Now I
have a new sytem with a Beckett and it sounds like a rocket engine
when it starts up.
I also noticed another interesting thing. When I turn up the
thermostat, the burner fires up right away. If I let it run a few
seconds (about 30 seconds) and I turn the thermotstat down the burner
shuts down immediately. My old system never did that. On my old
system, if I turned the thermostat down, it would run a while before
it shut down. Is this normal?
The thermostat tells the circulator pump to go on. The circulating water
goes below the low temperature setting of the internal aquastat and that
tells the burner to go on. Generally, if the turn you thermostat down, the
circulator will stop running, but the burner will continue running and
heating the water until the aquastat reaches the upper limit. The burner
will shut down when the reservoir of water in the boiler is at proper
temperature. If you have a new high efficiency boiler, there may be some
new circuitry involved that would shut the burner down rather than keep the
reservoir hot all the time. .
You need a new installer in any case if he has not figured it out by now. .
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