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Old 10-15-2009, 12:49 PM   #1
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Old Steam Heater - Won't Go On!


I have an old Steam Heating System. Recently it just got cold and I tried to turn the system on. Usually I'm good with these types of things, but I'm stuck. Any advice on how to get it on? Here is some of the info I got from the side of the plate.

Manufactured by Burnham Corporation
Hydronics Division

Steam: 15 psi
Water: 50 psi
Min. Relief Vavle Cap: 384
Gas Supply Pressure Max: 10.5 Min: 3.5

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I have an old Steam Heating System. Recently it just got cold and I tried to turn the system on. Usually I'm good with these types of things, but I'm stuck. Any advice on how to get it on? Here is some of the info I got from the side of the plate.

Manufactured by Burnham Corporation
Hydronics Division
Steam: 15 psi
Water: 50 psi
Min. Relief Vavle Cap: 384
Gas Supply Pressure Max: 10.5 Min: 3.5
Need more info..... What is it doing? Standing pilot,spark ignition? Is there water in the boiler? Model and Serial #'s would help

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Is there water in it?
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I have an old Steam Heating System. Recently it just got cold and I tried to turn the system on. Usually I'm good with these types of things, but I'm stuck. Any advice on how to get it on? Here is some of the info I got from the side of the plate.

Manufactured by Burnham Corporation
Hydronics Division
Steam: 15 psi
Water: 50 psi
Min. Relief Vavle Cap: 384
Gas Supply Pressure Max: 10.5 Min: 3.5
The thermostat controls the boiler. There are also switches that supply power. But before you start flipping switches or touching the thermostat, check that the boiler has been properly serviced and is ready to operate.
I'm sure that's the part your familiar with.
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