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With out a doubt Working on A Residential Oil fired Boiler, or Gas fired Boiler, is the thing I love the most about the Heating Business.
I could work on them every day of the week. As a result I feel that I can help any one solve there oil fired boiler or Gas fired Boiler problems. It could be a Weil McLain Peerless Boilers American Standard Burnham Hydro-Therm. Dunkirk Crane Or any other Brand Oil Fired Boiler or Gas Fired Residential Boilers. You give me the symptoms and I will Give you step by step instructions on how to solve your heating problem. Look at the items below so that when you ask your Question you will be able to give better details about your problem so that I can give you a better answer.

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This Is a Gauge it shows your Boiler Temperature and Pressure. In most cases the pressure should be between
12 and 20 PSI
And the temperature should be between 170 f and 190 f
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This Is one type of Fill Valve It adds water to the boiler, if it needs it.
The one behind the fill valve is a back flow preventer  
How to Replace the Fill Valve Click Here

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This is a picture of an auto air vent on the left and a taco zone valve on the right, The auto air vent lets air out of the heating system
The Taco zone Valve opens when you turn the thermostat up and allows the hot water to flow through your heating system.
Oil Fired Boiler
This Is Your Expansion Tank It Absorbs the expansion of the water when it is heating. It is not your Hot water Tank

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This is a vent Damper Most newer gas Fired Boilers have them
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This is a boiler Relief valve.
 Please see the relief valve page
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The gray box strapped to the pipe is a secondary Aquastat that you may not have on your boiler but SHOULD
It will stop your boiler from being a run away (never shutting down till something blows)
Very Dangerous 
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This Is A dielectric union I personally don't think they should be put on boilers (unless your local plumbing code requires it)
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The Black thing in the middle is a Taco 007 circulator pump The blue Handle Thing Is a Gas Cock It turns off the gas
Honeywell Zone Valves
Taco Zone Valves
residential boilers
This is an Air Scoop With the Auto Air Vent on top and the expansion tank on the bottom
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