06:50AM | 01/10/07
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Howdy HK and friends!

Regarding our natural gas boiler (circa 1968 GPH American Standard, Hydronic):

Could you please provide tips on maintenance, such as:

1. TYPE of oil to use on the pump (it's a Bell & Gossett booster)

2. How OFTEN to oil the pump - it runs a lot when weather gets to zero and below!

3. Any other ongoing maintenance recommendations for homeowners? - such as should I be looking at gauges, dials, etc?

I am NOT trying to avoid professional servicings! I just want to keep it in top shape on an ongoing basis.

Thanks in advance!


-k2 in CO

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07:13AM | 01/10/07
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Thanks, HK!

I probably have been over-oiling it a bit (with the oil that was left when we moved in about 6 months ago).

Hopefully it will still last a lot longer!

thanks for your very quick response!

As for pressures, I'll look at that page and try to figure it out...but I am comfortable leaving that part to the pros!


-k2 in CO

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