View Full Version : Quarter in the regulator?
09-16-2006, 08:51 PM
Hi all. My first post.
I was working on a Weil McLain gas fired sectional boiler with a PowerFlame burner the other day and when I went to set the gas pressure I found some one had left a quarter on top of the adjusting screw inside the Maxitrol regulator. I've seen this before on other boilers, but I can't figure out what it's there for.
Maybe it's just a little gift from the Tooth Fairy, I don't know.
09-16-2006, 09:41 PM
Hmmmmmm? I have never seen that. I have worked on my fair share of boilers and burners. I am sure someone here knows whats it is all about. Just a wild guess, but I bet they put it there to keep people from adjusting the gas pressure. Sounds good, but I really don't have a clue.
09-17-2006, 02:19 AM
Tamper proof no maintaince men allowed.
09-17-2006, 08:26 AM
I don't see how laying a quarter on top of the adjusting screw would keep anyone from playing with the regulator setting.
09-17-2006, 08:30 AM
Under the cap if you do not see a way of turning it may deterr tampering.
09-17-2006, 09:19 AM
I've put a quarter in an exspansion valve when I was in a pinch & didn't have a power head, temporarily of course.
It actually seved a purpose though, it pushed down on the push rod to allow flow.
Can't think of a good reason for one in the regulator.
09-17-2006, 10:49 AM
we use this trick to prevent tampering also,to keep a dated record on who was there last ,some use nickles.another trick in use is to pull out the perge time card on 7800 controls to leave the last fault history as "no perge card"thus you can tell what faults appear after you left!
If I found a quarter like that I would be so happy I would steal the quarter and go see miss elly and get me and my pa a soda
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