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    Glenn, I would attempt to contact you, but still...

    Glenn, I would attempt to contact you, but still can't figure out how. I did the 'find a contractor' thing and if I could talk to you, I would tell you about the two names I found. I also don't...
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    I heat with natural gas Freezeking and the...

    I heat with natural gas Freezeking and the utility doesn't service boilers. It is a good idea though, thanks.
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    Glenn, My original contractor has gone out of...

    Glenn, My original contractor has gone out of business so I can't call them. They were so sure sure that the piping was perfect---a work of art--they said. I have flushed and skimmed this boiler...
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    Thanks BL, I am starting to feel a little better...

    Thanks BL, I am starting to feel a little better now, but it's not over yet. Hopefully it's not a major problem, but I'm prepaired for anything. Thanks again for your help.
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    Thanks BaldLoonie. I have looked there with no...

    Thanks BaldLoonie. I have looked there with no luck. I think I am past the self help point. I am fairly good at plumbing but I am now willing to pay someone to get this fixed. After the $7000.00...
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    Could anyone recommend a plumber in the South...

    Could anyone recommend a plumber in the South Shore area of Boston that would be willing to come out and straighten out my BRAND NEW Burnham Boiler. This is a one pipe steam heat system fired by...
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    I noticed on my new boiler that the installer...

    I noticed on my new boiler that the installer used Vent-Rite #75 main vents. I can find information for Dole and Hoffman, but not Vent-Rite. I think they have been bought out. I wonder if anyone has...
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    I noticed that the installer used Vent-Rite #75...

    I noticed that the installer used Vent-Rite #75 for the main vents. I can find information for Dole and Hoffman, but not Vent-Rite. I wonder if anyone has the pressure spec for this valve. I know...
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    I suspect you are right casturbo. It is a fairly...

    I suspect you are right casturbo. It is a fairly big 9 room house with 10 radiators. How can I tell if it's a crud problem or a PH problem and how do you measure PH? I am still getting some surging...
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    Hi thanks again Noel and to all who have helped....

    Hi thanks again Noel and to all who have helped. I spent two days surface skimming and the system is working much, much better. I skimmed untill the water looked clean enough to drink and a sample...
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    My question now would be--- if I skimmed and...

    My question now would be--- if I skimmed and flushed and was fairly sure there was no oil or dirt in the boiler but everytime the boiler tried to make steam it was still pushing water up the pipes...
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    Thanks jdenyer and to everyone else. I will not...

    Thanks jdenyer and to everyone else. I will not be installing another appliance on the same chimney. After reading all the warnings about backdrafts and CO, I realize it can't be done safely. We...
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    The only way I can skim is to unscrew the...

    The only way I can skim is to unscrew the pressure safety since its taped in near the top of the boiler into a 3/4" hole. Do I have to do this hot or cold? If I added vinegar to the water how much...
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    That's amazing. That gives me hope that I might...

    That's amazing. That gives me hope that I might have heat this winter and didn't spend $7,000 and hours of indigestion for nothing.
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    Please explain backdraft to me. Seriously I am...

    Please explain backdraft to me. Seriously I am just a homeowner and dont know about this stuff. I do know the furnace has a power damper in the flue pipe that closes when the boiler isn't firing. I...
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    Much thanks again Noel. I know what I'll be...

    Much thanks again Noel. I know what I'll be doing this weekend. I will let you know how it works after I skim the surface.
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    Do you think it's an improper installation? It...

    Do you think it's an improper installation? It looks good according to the Burnham manual. The "A" dimension is about 45 inches. What else would push water up the pipes? The person who installed it...
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    I haven't bought a stove yet, but I can't see...

    I haven't bought a stove yet, but I can't see what the problem would be. With a good lined single flue chimney that has a good draft and sealed tight where the flue pipes go into the chimney. Also...
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    I don't think it's a surface oil problem. I am...

    I don't think it's a surface oil problem. I am still getting gallons of rust & sludge out of the system after I bring it up to steam.(running at 2.5 psi) I am draining the crap out and refilling...
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    Thanks for your suggestions. It would be a gas...

    Thanks for your suggestions. It would be a gas stove venting into the same chimney with a gas furnace. The gas fireplace would get its air for combustion from the room it's in and vent flue gas up...
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    The only way I can figure to do this would be to...

    The only way I can figure to do this would be to unscrew the pressure relief valve that is near the top of the boiler and thread in a length of 3/4" pipe as a drain. Then I can heat the boiler to...
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    Thanks so much for your ideas Noel. I have been...

    Thanks so much for your ideas Noel. I have been skimming through the pressure relief valve which I assume is taking water from the top of the boiler. I blow it off when there is a full head of...
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    I just had my boiler for my single pipe...

    I just had my boiler for my single pipe residential steam heat system changed. My old boiler was a 45 year old PENCO that finally developed a leak in the casting and the new replacement boiler is a...
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    I have been in this catch 22 situation for many...

    I have been in this catch 22 situation for many years. I wanted to install a gas insert in my fireplace but could not because I have a single flue brick chimney (clay lined) in the center of the...
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