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Central Boiler issue please help

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by deerhuntrer, Jan 2, 2008.

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  1. deerhuntrer

    deerhuntrer New Member

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    I have owned a Central Boiler for 2 years and have experience one, and only one issue, my damper freezes open from drifting snow. I have asked my dealer about the issue and he said that it is the first of its kind he has ever heard of. I have tried unsuccessfully to create a breathable cover for the grill so the snow cannot be blown up into the damper and freeze. Is their a breathable elastic cover that Central Boiler sells that remedies the issue?

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  2. Eric Johnson

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  3. FLASHMAN

    FLASHMAN New Member

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    if DRIFTING snow is your problem, why not use some cinderblock to make a wall in front of the door? Far enough away so that you can get in there with your wood. or a cinderblock base with a wood frame sitting on it. Hell, you could even roof it with some of that cheap plastic roofing material... First time I've heard of a problem like this too, but if it's just drifting that's causing your trouble, it should be pretty easy (and cheap) to remedy it that way...
  4. deerhuntrer

    deerhuntrer New Member

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    I have thought about putting up a snow wall, however it has to look decent was the word from the wife. The other issue with that is I usually haul the wood out and land it right behind the stove. If a fence or wall is there, it may get damaged when twiching wood out with a skidder. We have recieved over 65 inches of snow this year.
  5. jklingel

    jklingel Feeling the Heat

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    I'm no help at all w/ the boiler, but could use a foot or two of your snow. Good luck solving the problem.
  6. solarguy

    solarguy New Member

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    When the snow flies the louver on my door would plug up but the damper never froze.

    Could be the linkage on the damper to solenoid connection is hanging up.
    Try giving it a shot of WD40
  7. NP ALASKA

    NP ALASKA Member

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    A quick fix would be to lay a pice of 4x4 plywood in front of the door. Leaned up it allow air in but no snow.
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