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  • Carm Carm @ 8:00 AM
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    Carlin EZ Gas

    I am converting to a gas burner from an oil burner. I have a Weil McClain WTG0-5 boiler and a becket oil burner and i am installing a Carlin EZ-Gas conversion burner. The gas company has run the line to the house and i have run the line to the existing boilrer.The problem i'm having is the venting. I have the standard oil/ metal pipe vent to an existing cimnney. The supply house said i need to remove the existing damper and replace it with an electric automatic damper. They sold me the damper and the wiring harness for the unit. I have no idea how to connect the damper to the burner.Can anyone help?
  • Tim McElwain Tim McElwain @ 10:53 AM
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    Someone does not

    have the correct information. The gas conversion burner requires a double acting barometric damper properly placed in a bull tee at the end of the flue pipe before it enters the boiler.

    Did Carlin preset this burner for use in the Weil McLain boiler?

    What aquastat relay do you have on the boiler?

    If you are going to also install the electric vent damper you will need a primary control(relay) with an adapter for plugging in the damper. What is the make of the electric damper?

    Now the most important question, have you ever installed a gas conversion burner before? Do you understand gas combustion principles? Do you have a electronic combustion analyzer?  If so do you know how to use it?

    If you can't answer these questions then you need some help from someone who can answer those questions.
  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 12:23 AM
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    We just installed an EZ-Gas

    on a Smith G-8 boiler, one of a bunch we've done. All have double-swing barometrics equipped with blocked-flue switches, as required by Code. Go here to see:

    http://www.heatinghelp.com/forum-thread/132181/Farewell-Mr-Snowman

    This kind of work requires a qualified professional. Always.

    Tim, as I understand it, gas-type automatic vent dampers are only approved for use with atmospheric boilers and furnasties. Has this changed?
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    This post was edited by an admin on October 9, 2010 12:27 AM.
  • Tim McElwain Tim McElwain @ 10:09 AM
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    No to the best of my

    knowledge it has not. However we now have Field (Effikal) offering a damper for oil which unless I am mistaken was not code approved in the past.

    The fact that a supply house gave this to the original poster here I would assume they know what they are doing, at least I would hope so.
  • Tim McElwain Tim McElwain @ 10:15 AM
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    Frank,

    if I am seeing the install in that picture correctly the barometric is in the wrong location for gas. It should be in a bull head tee so that it can dump into the room if there is a down draft or reverse chimney. Barometric locations are different for gas and oil. If you look in my book on conversion burners you will see illustrations A, B and C in the section on barometrics.
  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 1:27 PM
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    The manual for that burner

    dated 5-08, doesn't specify where the barometric should go except that it must be in the same space as the appliance. I don't have your book in front of me, but this is a power burner- I seem to remember the bullhead-tee arrangement was only for atmospherics? 
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    This post was edited by an admin on October 9, 2010 1:28 PM.
  • Tim McElwain Tim McElwain @ 4:46 PM
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    As we discussed on the phone Frank

    you may be correct. I will be with the rep from Carlin this coming Thursday and will get a direct answer from him as to desired location. I do know the best location is however the bull head tee so that is were I always tell folks to put it. I also realize sometimes there are space restrictions so an alternative location may be the only way to go.
  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 9:28 PM
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    As always

    It's a pleasure, Tim!
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  • Tim McElwain Tim McElwain @ 4:57 PM
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    Follow up on Barometric

    location. The folks from Carlin state that a conversion from oil to gas with Carlin EZ burner can have the barometric located in the same place as it is for oil. The only time it must be in a bull head tee is on an atmospheric burner. So I stand corrected.
    This post was edited by an admin on October 16, 2010 11:35 AM.
  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 12:25 AM
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    Thanks again, Tim

    you're the best!
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