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Old 03-20-2007, 08:47 AM   #1
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I'd like to get some thoughts on shutting down our gas furnace in the warmer weather when it's not used, in a house that we live in all year round. I'm on the East Coast, in Central New Jersey. It's a Burnham boiler original system from 1983 # P-203-W. We have baseboard hot water, it's set up in the basement right next to the gas hot water heater. There's an "Emergency Off" electrical switch that runs to the boiler. I'd like to know what things I should do in order to shut it down for several months. For instance I know I have to turn the gas feed off. Should I also turn the electrical switch I described off also? What other things need to be done?

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I'd like to get some thoughts on shutting down our gas furnace in the warmer weather when it's not used, in a house that we live in all year round. I'm on the East Coast, in Central New Jersey. It's a Burnham boiler original system from 1983 # P-203-W. We have baseboard hot water, it's set up in the basement right next to the gas hot water heater. There's an "Emergency Off" electrical switch that runs to the boiler. I'd like to know what things I should do in order to shut it down for several months. For instance I know I have to turn the gas feed off. Should I also turn the electrical switch I described off also? What other things need to be done?

Gas off electric off..........thats it

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Old 03-21-2007, 05:24 AM   #3
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I made a mistake calling it a furnace. I realize now this is a Burnham Gas Boiler, (furnaces blow hot air). Boilers use gas or oil to heat water for baseboard heating. Anyway, enough of the biology lesson. Is there anything I need to do to shut down the system temporarily in a house I'm living in during the warm weather?
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Turn off Gas & Electric switch.
Also see if you can turn off the inlet water supply, in case of a break in the water line it could prevent a flood.
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