Hi, I have a service contract with my oil supplier. One of the covered
items is pressure control...
now my boiler's pressure relief valve is spurting a little water at
the end of each cycle and i believe
either my Extrol is waterlogged or the pressure relief value is shot.
When I called the Co. to come
take a look, they told me that's not covered by my contract. Can you
tell me what "pressure control"
would mean then?
pressure control , is similar to a limit switch on a furnace
it will have wires attached to it , what your desribing is a pressure relief
it is intended to releive excess pressure in case of a failure like burners
not shutting , off
it prevents your boiler from becoming a bomb
a pressure control actually shuts the boiler on and off and keeps the pressure
in a certain range ,
Btw , is this a steam or hot water boiler . wont see a pressure control on a
hot water system , just an aquastat
apples and oranges , shouldnt be too expensive to replace
On Jul 18, 8:20 am, snipped-for-privacy@-insightbb.com (The Freon Cowboy)
thanks for the explanation. this is a buderus boiler with a reillo
burner and its
combination heat/hot water.
last night i drained the pressure off, checked the pressure on the
and it was zero. inflated to 20lbs, refilled, started boiler, same
to 30 lbs and blows off some water thru the relief valve. Time for a
but who to call?
wish i could locate a good service guy in central mass, i seem to
get the trainee who has to be followed up by some more experienced
personnel. Any recommendations here?
i don't need a master technician. But i've had one guy who changed the
on the oil tank and didn't purge the air out of the line, and another
the Reillo burner apart and couldn't get it running again. Both were
for annual maintenance. These are 2 different companies.
I have no faith in calling them back to fix an actual problem with my
What you need is a legal.... not a technical opinion.
and it should be quite clear that it is not in the interests of any of the
contractors here in this group to affirm the inclusion of the leaking
pressure relief as being covered within the terms of the contract.
Ask the contractor if they have any contracts with customers who are lawers,
find out who they are, put your question to them! I'm sure that "pressure
control" could be interpreted as ensuring that excessive pressure does not
occur by the intervention of the pressure relief valve and under that
interpretation would be covered under the terms of your contract.
Who gives a shit about the contract legalities. Doesn't your oil comapny
offer you service for your boiler if it is not a warranty issue. IF they
can't provide service for you when you need it find one that can, and get a
new oil contract for next winter.
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