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I just had a 17 year old Burnham boiler replaced because the heat exchangers failed. This is a new Crown Bermuda gas boiler installed 4 days ago.

Because it bangs loudly, on a pretty regular basis,
i studied the internet for suggestions. Nothing seemed to fit the problem, but boiler installation issues were discussed regularly. If there are any comments to be made, on the installation pictures i posted, feel free to make suggestions.

The function of this boiler, as i watched it for a short time, went like this.
The boiler was not heating and the water in the site
glass was at the black line.
There were some clicking sounds and the water in the
site class rose 2” in 30 seconds.
When the water stopped rising, the boiler kicked in and
started heating.
The burner turned off after a minute and the water level
returned to the black line level in 30 seconds.
Then the whole process started again.
The one time i was fortunate enough to be at the boiler
when the banging started, it seemed to be coming
from the left side, where the copper piping is.
The banging is not at the individual radiators.

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Just an idea, Why don’t you call the company that did the install so they can solve the problem?
I agree. It sounds like he didn't have a Crown certified spirit level. A lot of guys try to cut corners and use an optic guide level because they are cheaper, but then problems like this arise. Also ask them if they used gas boiler pipe dope. The regular stuff can lead to water hammer issues.
 

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Just an idea, Why don’t you call the company that did the install so they can solve the problem?
Yes, that’s the plan, but i would like to be better prepared for that conversation. If this system isn’t installed correctly, or could have been installed better, and the installer says otherwise, how would i know. Second and third opinions, from other professionals would help.
If members here have suggestions that i can manage myself, then there will be no reason to call the installer. I’m sure he is busy enough this time of year. Thanks
 

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Yes, that’s the plan, but i would like to be better prepared for that conversation. If this system isn’t installed correctly, or could have been installed better, and the installer says otherwise, how would i know. Second and third opinions, from other professionals would help.
If members here have suggestions that i can manage myself, then there will be no reason to call the installer. I’m sure he is busy enough this time of year. Thanks
Just an FYI all the members here are lic’d professional plumbers. And I guess you missed the part about the fact that this site is FOR “professional plumbers ONLY”.
I know what’s wrong with your “new set up” but I didn’t spend 25 years+ building a business, educating myself only to give away free advice. Doing Plumbing work/jobs are how I (and we) pay our bills, feed our families etc, we don’t work or give away advice for free, just like it’s safe to assume you don’t do your job or work for free..

Call me back the installer, trust what they say, you paid them to do a job, if it isn’t done or done right they need to fix it to complete the job.
 

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Well, you’re correct. I did not notice that this site was just for professionals like yourself. Thank you for stepping up and setting me straight. Have a great day.
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There are a lot of problems with that install. I recommend that you call the company that put it in and ask them to reevaluate their piping and installation method.

if that doesn’t work you need to call somebody else. You need to get a second opinion.

An install like that makes me question things about the rest of the installation. Things like ratings for emergency valves and other small issues that could become safety concerns.

That boiler would get red tagged in my area.
 

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I’m waiting for the propress that does pvc DWV up to 4”

Around this time in history you’ll be able to call Home Depot, Amazon,Walmart for a “ plumbing tech “ to come out and take care of any problem you have……” plug and play “.

Dont worry it’ll be cheap and if you can’t pay just put it on your government assistance card.
 

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It’s all part of the New World Order.

Mass immigration around the world, lock downs, controlling energy, changing the definitions of words, devalued money

Prepping for a one world government.

Terry sees it….Do you ?
 
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