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Old 09-06-2011, 03:48 AM   #1
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flood damaged boiler

I inherited a house from my mother. It has been vacant for a year. Being vacant, I couldn't get normal insurance. Hurricane Irene flooded the basement. The boiler, was completely submerged.
It is a relatively new (5 years) oil fired steam Slantfin boilerI
I was just notified that FEMA will not pay anything either.
Must the boiler be replaced or can I get new insulated panels, a new combustion chamber refractory, a new burner?
I know the parts are expensive, but it has to be a savings.


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Old 09-06-2011, 04:32 AM   #2
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You can get all the parts replaced. Won't be cheap, but a bit less then a new boiler.


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Old 09-06-2011, 03:15 PM   #3
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It might not be as bad as you think.You will not need a new burner.Maybe just a relay or a transformer.
If it was a brick or ceramic combustion chamber then you probably won't need new there either.
As far as anything else,anything that had live electric to it when it went under water will need to be inspected and maybe replaced.
What you need is a trust worthy service guy to clean and check boiler and do a instramental set up.
Repair will be a lot cheaper then replacement by far.
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