So I went to start up and test my HW Baseboard heating system and realized that every integral part of the heater is a different brand. The damper is from Mizer, the control/pilot is from honeywell, and the boiler itself is Slantfin. The installation looks wonky (there's a big blue cylinder being supported by a 2x4 and the boiler is on bricks) so I figured I'd check.
Also, there was a leak the previous owner ignored and the pilot access panel is rusted up pretty good. If I take off the panel there's little/no rust inside of the boiler, so it's just cosmetic damage right?
Hard to see it from here. Post a closeup pic. The parts all come from different suppliers and that is normal. The blue cylinder is an expansion tank. Recommend you get the whole system check by a Pro who does hydronic/hot water systems. Furnace guys don't all know them. Usually plumbers do. Slant fin is an economy boiler and I have heard that the burners can go bad on some and then you have the potential for CO poisoning.
"Cut it twice and it is still too short".