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  1. #1
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    Boiler inspection

    I own a self serve car wash with 2 boilers.
    My floor heat boiler is 511K BTU.
    I leave the fill plug on the expansion tank off.
    When I built this place 25 years ago,
    the company that sold me all the equipment told me to leave it off. This way I would not need the boiler certificate/inspection.
    I have a 2nd 627K BTU boiler.
    This heats the city provided water and it has a 115 gallon storage tank.
    My insurance company sent someone out to do a loss control survey.
    One of his recommendations is to have the boilers inspected and certified annually.
    I spoke to one company and they said only if I was over a million BTU. I assume they meant individually not total for two boilers.
    I am located in Ohio.
    Anyone know the requirements I need to follow?
    I ask the inspector from the insurance company if he ever did a car wash before and he said no.
    Thx
    David

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    Arguing with the insurance company never ends well.

    Leaving the plug out may have been fine years ago but not in todays CYA society.

    Remove the boiler or get it inspected!

  3. #3
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    Open systems aren't real common around here, but there are a few. But here they still need inspected. Does your have an expansion tank, if not, then it was designed to be an open systemMay want to contact your states Labor and Industry to find out what Ohio requires.
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  4. #4
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    Floor heat boiler is in the background with the expansion tank with the fill plug just sitting on top thus no pressure.
    DHW is in the foreground with a 115 gallon holding tank.Name:  115 tank.jpg
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