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  Super's Checklist - for boilers and related equipment  
     
 

 

Daily

  • Check gauge glass for color and level of water.
  • Check and record fuel level, if near red marker, fill tank.
  • Inspect tank.

Weekly

  • Blow down all water valves on boiler as needed.
  • If chemically treated, check water chemicals.
  • Check oil strainers for impurities.
  • Clean fire eye and smoke detector lenses.
  • Check condition of brickwork in fire chamber.
  • Check color and characteristics of flame.
  • Check for soot in fire changer - clean if any exists.
  • Check for soot in tubes or hear change areas.
  • Check barometric damper is it operating properly.
  • Check Combustion Efficiency (if you own a kit).
  • Check level of lubrication in all motors, burners, etc.
  • Check heat Timer settings, pins, and clock time.
  • Check operation of low water cutoff by blowing down valve.
  • Clean fuel nozzle or rotary cup.
  • Sweep up any soot or debris in boiler room.
  • Check for chimney soot buildup, clean if necessary (It is recommended that the burner get a tuneup if weekly cleaning is required).

WHEN OIL IS DELIVERED (OIL BOILER)

  • Check fuel tank level with petrometer and dipstick.
  • Estimate size of delivery needed to fill tank.
  • When truck arrives, insure that new ticket is inserted into meter prior to start of fill (ask driver to demonstrate).
  • Insure that oil/air separator is attached (ask for demo).
  • Wait outside with truck until delivery is completed.
  • Get copy of receipt from driver.
  • Check fuel level again with petrometer and dipstick.
  • Check accuracy of delivery (previous & delivery = full tank?).
  • Report any inconsistencies to management.
  • Clean oil strainer(s) a few hours after delivery.
  • Enter date, consumption, cost, and taxes in fuel log.

WHEN GAS BILLS ARRIVE (GAS BOILER)

  • Insure that reading is actual, not estimated (do not pay estimate).
  • If estimated, call gas company to make actual reading.
  • Check all readings and all calculations.
  • Enter date, consumption, cost, and taxes in fuel log.

LESS REGULAR MAINTENANCE

  • Have Service Company check combustion efficiency (CE).
  • Get boiler cleaned, water treated, burner serviced, new parts (AT LEAST once before, once during and end of heating season).
  • Get all of Service Company recommendations in writing (including CE).
  • Check pop safety valve (every six months).
  • Clean boiler room vent to insure adequate air for combustion.
  • Check condition of all insulation in boiler room and basement.
  • Get Heat Timer calibrated by Heat Timer Inc. every two years.

 

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