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Old 10-02-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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Boiler components all different brands?

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?


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Old 10-02-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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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.


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Slantfin doesn't make their own boiler controls. or dampers. Most boiler manufacturers don't make their own controls or dampers.
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