Considering Doing My Own Annual Preventive Maintenance

Old 08-17-23, 07:23 AM
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Considering Doing My Own Annual Preventive Maintenance

Peerless Boiler Model 140

Labor for this job is approx $270. A new igniter is about $100 from Supply House.
Tech shuts off power to unit.
Removes flame sensor, scrubs it with a scotch brite pad, and reinstalls it.
Replaces igniter.
Drains some rusty water from a square collection bottle.
Turns on the power and tells me to upstairs and turn up the T-stats.
Collects my check. Drives away.

***I do NOT have to open any gas lines to do maintenance***

I want to do this job myself. Am I nuts to work on a propane heater without being trained on it?
Old 08-18-23, 01:20 AM
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Replaces the igniter every year ?
I've never done that before. Igniters can last 10+ years.
I do recommend keeping one on hand for replacement.

Cleaning the flame sensor is important.
Taking the boiler jacket off and cleaning the burning chamber is a required maintenance item.
Possibly yearly on a propane fired boiler.
Checking pressure tank is important.

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