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MCB SERIES II
Models
MCB-50J
MCB-75J
MCB-100J
MCB-125J
MCB-150J
MCB-170J
MCB-200J
Cast Iron Gas Fired Boilers
For Forced Hot Water
INSTALLATION, OPERATION &
MAINTENANCE MANUAL
C.S.A. Certified
For Natural Gas Or Propane
Tested For 100 psi
ASME
Working Pressure
Manufactured by:
ECR International, Inc.
2201 Dwyer Avenue, Utica NY 13501
web site: www.ecrinternational.com
P/N 240009038, Rev. B [04/2012]
DIMENSIONS
Figure 1 - Dimensions
Table 1 - Dimensions
Dimensions
Boiler No.
Natural Gas
Inlet*
A
B
C
D
E
F
Pump size Supply &
Return Tappings
50
½"
11⅛"
5½"
4"
30¾"
36¼"
5¾"
1¼"
75
½"
15
7½"
5"
30¾"
37¾"
5¾"
1¼"
100
½"
15
7½"
6"
30¾"
37¼"
6"
1¼"
125
½"
18⅞"
9½"
6"
30¾"
37¼"
6"
1¼"
150
½"
18⅞"
9½"
7"
30¾"
37¾"
6¾"
1¼"
170
½"
22¾"
11½"
7"
30¾"
38¾"
6¾"
1¼"
200
½"
22¾"
11½"
8"
30¾"
38¾"
7¾"
1¼"
* Propane gas inlet, all units, 1/2"
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
KEEP THIS MANUAL NEAR BOILER
RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
1 - Ratings & Data - Natural Gas & Propane Gas ..... 4
2 - Installation Procedure .................................... 5
3 - Ventilation & Combustion Air ........................... 6
IMPORTANT: Read the following instructions
COMPLETELY before installing!!
4 - Connecting Supply and Return Piping ............... 7
5 - Vent Installation ...........................................12
6 - Vent System Modification ...............................12
! WARNING
7 - Vent Damper Installation & Instructions ...........13
Fire, explosion, asphyxiation and electrical shock
hazard. Improper installation could result in death
or serious injury. Read this manual and understand
all requirements before beginning installation.
8 - Connecting Gas Service .................................14
9 - Electrical Section ..........................................15
10 - Wiring Diagram .........................................16
11 - Lighting Instructions ...................................17
12 - Normal Sequence of Operation .....................18
! WARNING
13 - General Instructions ....................................18
Keep boiler area clear and free from combustible
materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors
and liquids.
DO NOT obstruct air openings to the boiler room.
Modification, substitution or elimination of factory
equipped, supplied or specified components may
result in personal injury or loss of life.
TO THE OWNER - Installation and service of this
boiler must be performed by a qualified installer.
TO THE INSTALLER - Leave all instructions with
boiler for future reference.
When this product is installed in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts the installation
must be performed by a Licensed Plumber or
Licensed Gas Fitter.
14 - Checking Gas Input Rate To Boiler .................20
15 - Control Function .........................................21
Safety Symbols & Warnings
The following defined symbols are used throughout this
manual to notify the reader of potential hazards of varying
risk levels.
!
DANGER
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
WILL result in death or serious injury
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
! CAUTION
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE
Used to address practices not related to personal
injury.
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1 - RATINGS & DATA - NATURAL GAS & PROPANE GAS
Table 2 - Ratings and Capacities
(2)
Boiler
No.
(1)
(1)
Input
Mbh
Heating
Capacity Mbh
(3)
Net AHRI
Rating Water
Mbh
AFUE
No.
of
Burners
Recommended
Air Cushion
Tank
Water
Content
(Gals.)
50J
50
52
36.3
83.5
1
15
2.4
75J
75
63
54.8
83.1
2
15
4.0
100J
100
83
72
83.0
2
30
4.0
125J
125
104
90
82.0
3
30
5.6
150J
150
124
107.8
83.0
3
30
5.6
170J
170
139
121
82.0
4
30
7.2
200J
200
165
143.4
82.0
4
30
7.2
EXPLANATORY NOTES
--
All boilers are design certified for installation on noncombustible floor.
--
For installation on combustible floors use combustible floor kit.
--
Recommended chimney height 20 feet. In special cases where conditions permit, chimney height may be
reduced to 10 feet. Refer to the latest revision of NFGC part 11.
--
Electric service to be 120 Volts, 15 Amps, 60 Hz.
--
The MEA number for the this boiler is 19-79-E.
(1) Input rating for sea level to 2,000 ft. (610m) above sea level.
United States, over 2000 ft (610m) above sea level. Reduce input rate 4% for every 1000 ft (304m) above sea
level.
(2) Net AHRI Water Ratings shown based on piping and pickup allowance of 1.15. Consult manufacturer before selecting
boiler for installations having unusual piping and pickup requirements, such as intermittent system operation,
extensive piping systems, etc.
For forced hot water systems where boiler and all piping within area to be heated, boiler may be selected on basis of
its heating capacity.
(3) Tank sized for non-ferrous baseboard or radiant panel systems. Increase size for cast iron baseboard and
radiation.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT: Boiler Jacket, Cast Iron Boiler Battery, High Limit Control, Intermittent Electric Ignition Pilot
System, Vent Damper Relay, Theraltimeter Gauge, Circulator With Return Piping To Boiler, Main Gas Burners, Gas Control
(Includes Automatic Gas Valve, Gas Pressure Regulator, Intermittent Pilot, Safety Shutoff, Pilot Flow Adjustment, Pilot Filter),
A.S.M.E. Relief Valve, Drain Valve, Spill Switch, Rollout Switch, Combination Gas Control, Automatic Vent Damper. Not Shown
Are: Wiring Harness, Thermocouple, Non-linting Safety Pilot.
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2 - INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
! WARNING
! WARNING
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service
or maintenance could result in death or serious
injury.
Fire hazard. Do not install boiler on combustible
flooring or carpeting. Failure to follow these
instructions could result in death or serious injury.
9. FOR INSTALLATION ON NON-COMBUSTIBLE FLOORS
1. Installation must conform to the requirements of the
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
ONLY - For installation on combustible flooring special
base must be used. (See Repair Parts, Optional Kits
Manual). Do not install boiler on carpeting. Minimum
clearances to combustible construction are:
authority having jurisdiction or, in the absence of such
requirements, to the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54.
Where required by the authority having jurisdiction, the
installation must conform to the Standard for Controls
and Safety Devices for Automatically fired Boilers,
ANSI/ASME CSD-1.
Boiler series is classified as a Category I. Vent
installation shall be in accordance with "Venting of
Equipment ," of the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54 or applicable provisions of the local
building codes.
Boiler has met safe lighting and other performance
criteria with the gas manifold and control assembly on
the boiler per the latest revision of ANSI Z21.13/CGA
4.9.
Install boiler such that gas ignition system components
are protected from water (dripping, spraying, rain,
etc.) during appliance operation and service, (circulator
replacement, condensate trap, control replacement,
etc.).
Locate boiler on level, solid base as near chimney as
possible and centrally located with respect to heat
distribution system as practical.
Allow 24 inches (610mm ) at front and right side for
servicing and cleaning.
When installed in utility room, door should be wide
enough to allow largest boiler part to enter, or to
permit replacement of another appliance such as water
heater.
TOP ....................................18 IN. (457mm)
FRONT .........................................ALCOVE *
FLUE CONNECTOR ................. 6 IN. (152mm)
REAR ................................... 4 IN. (102mm)
CONTROL SIDE ..................... 9 IN. (229mm)
OTHER SIDE ........................... 3 IN. (76mm)
HOT WATER PIPING ................. 2 IN. (51mm)
NOTE: Greater clearances for access should supersede fire
protection clearances.
* Definition of Alcove is three sided space with no wall in
front of boiler. ANSI standard for alcove is 18 inches from
front of appliance to leading edge of side walls as shown
below.
Minimum Clearances to Combustible
Construction (as seen from above)
4"
9"
BOILER
Front
18"
5
3"
3 - VENTILATION & COMBUSTION AIR
Provide combustion air and ventilation air in accordance
with the section “Air for Combustion and Ventilation,”
of the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 or
applicable provisions of local building codes.
• All Outdoor Air. Provide permanent opening(s)
communicating directly or by ducts with outdoors.
о Two Permanent Opening Method. Provide opening
commencing within 12 inches of top and second
opening commencing within 12 inches of bottom
enclosure.
Provide make-up air where exhaust fans, clothes dryers,
and kitchen ventilation equipment interfere with proper
operation.
 Direct communication with outdoors or
communicating through vertical ducts. Provide
minimum free area of 1 in2 per 4 Mbh of total
input rating of all appliances in enclosure.
National Fuel Gas Code recognizes several methods
of obtaining adequate ventilation and combustion air.
Requirements of the authority having jurisdiction may
override these methods.
• Engineered Installations. Must be approved by
authority having jurisdictions.
 Communicating through horizontal ducts.
Provide minimum free area of 1 in2 per 2
Mbh of total input rating of all appliances in
enclosure.
• Mechanical Air Supply. Provide minimum of 0.35
cfm per Mbh for all appliances located within space.
Additional requirements where exhaust fans installed.
Interlock each appliance to mechanical air supply
system to prevent main burner operation when
mechanical air supply system not operating.
о One Permanent Opening Method. Provide opening
commencing within 12 inches of top of enclosure.
Provide minimum clearance of 1 inch on sides
and back and 6 inches on front of boiler (does not
supersede clearance to combustible materials).
• Refer to National Fuel Gas Code for additional
requirements for louvers, grilles, screens and air
ducts.
• All Indoor Air. Calculate minimum volume for all
appliances in space. Use a different method if
minimum volume not available.
• Combination Indoor and Outdoor Air. Refer to
National Fuel Gas Code for application information.
о Standard Method. Cannot be used if known air
infiltration rate is less than 0.40 air changes per
hour. See Table 3 for space with boiler only. Use
equation for multiple appliances.
Volume ≥ 50 ft3 x Total Input [Mbh]
о Known Air Infiltration Rate. See Table 3 for
space with boiler only. Use equation for multiple
appliances. Do not use an air infiltration rate
(ACH) greater than 0.60.
Volume ≥ 21 ft3/ACH x Total Input [Mbh]
о Refer to National Fuel Gas Code for opening
requirements between connection indoor spaces.
Table 3 - Space With Boiler Only
Room Cubic Feet Volume
Known Air Infiltration Rate Method (ACH - Air Changes Per Hour)
Input Mbh
Standard
Method
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
50
2500
10500
5250
3500
2625
2100
1750
75
3750
15750
7875
5250
3938
3150
2625
100
5000
21000
10500
7000
5250
4200
3500
125
6250
26250
13125
8750
6563
5250
4375
150
7500
31500
15750
10500
7875
6300
5250
170
8500
35700
17850
11900
8925
7140
5950
200
10000
42000
21000
14000
10500
8400
7000
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4 - CONNECTING SUPPLY AND RETURN PIPING
WARNING
!
Burn or Scald Hazard. Discharge line shall be installed to relief valve outlet connection to avoid burns,
scalding, or water damage due to discharge of steam and/or hot water during operation.
Discharge line shall:
• connect to relief valve outlet and piped down to safe point of disposal. Check local codes for maximum
distance from floor or allowable safe point of discharge.
• be of pipe size equal to or greater than that of the relief valve outlet over the entire length of discharge
line;
• have no intervening shutoff valve between safety relief valve and discharge to atmosphere (do not plug or
place any obstruction in discharge line.
• terminate freely to atmosphere where any discharge will be clearly visible and at no risk of freezing;
• allow complete drainage of the valve and the discharge line;
• be independently supported and securely anchored to avoid applied stress on the relief valve;
• be as short and straight as possible;
• terminate with plain end (not threaded);
• be constructed of material suitable for exposure to temperatures of 375° F (191°C); or greater.
Refer to local codes and appropriate ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code for additional installation
requirements.
Figure 2 - Safety Relief Valve
RELIEF VALVE
DISCHARGE
LINE
Check local
codes for
maximum
distance
from floor
or allowable
safe point of
discharge.
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4 - CONNECTING SUPPLY AND RETURN PIPING
Circulators in following illustrations are mounted on system supply side, mounting on system return side is also acceptable practice.
Figure 3 - Circulators Mounted on Supply System, Boiler Used In Configuration with Chiller System.
See Special Conditions, Page 9
6. Bypass piping is optional which gives ability to
1. Boiler used in connection with refrigeration system,
2.
3.
4.
5.
adjust supply boiler water temperature to fit system
or condition of installation. This method of piping,
however, is not typically required for baseboard heating
systems. Typical installations where bypass piping is
used are as follows:
A. This method is used to protect boilers from
condensation forming due to low temperature
return water. Generally noticed in large converted
gravity systems or other large water volume
systems. Figures 4 and 5.
B. These methods are used to protect systems using
radiant panels and material they are encased in
from high temperature supply water from boiler
and protect boiler from condensation.
NOTE#1: When using bypass piping, adjust
valves V1 & V2 until desired system temperature
is obtained. See Figure 5, page 9.
install so chilled medium is piped in parallel with boiler
with appropriate valves to prevent chilled medium from
entering boiler. See Figure 2.
Boiler piping system of hot water boiler connected to
heating coils located in air handling units where they
may be exposed to refrigerated air circulation must be
equipped with flow control valves or other automatic
means to prevent gravity circulation of boiler water
during cooling cycle.
Hot water boilers installed above radiation level or
as required by authority having jurisdiction must be
provided with low water cut-off device.
Boiler connected to heating system utilizing multiple
zoned circulators, each circulator must be supplied with
flow control valve to prevent gravity circulation.
Hot water boilers and system must be filled with water
and maintained to minimum pressure of 12 psi.
NOTE#2: Bypass loop must be same size piping
as supply and return piping.
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4 - CONNECTING SUPPLY AND RETURN PIPING
Figure 4 - Bypass Piping With Mixing Valve
FROM SYSTEM
TO SYSTEM
WATER INLET
EXPANSION
TANK
BOILER
ALTERNATE
CIRCULATOR
LOCATION
CIRCULATOR
PRESSURE
REDUCER VALVE
BALL VALVE
AIR SEPARATOR
SHUT-OFF
VALVE
CHECK VALVE
3 WAY MIXING
VALVE
HOSE BIB
Figure 5 - Bypass Piping - Fixed Low Temp Only With Zone Valve
FROM SYSTEM
TO SYSTEM
V1
V2
SYSTEM
CIRCULATOR
WATER INLET
EXPANSION
TANK
BOILER
ALTERNATE
CIRCULATOR
LOCATION
CIRCULATOR
PRESSURE
REDUCER VALVE
BALL VALVE
SHUT-OFF
VALVE
CHECK VALVE
ZONE VALVE
7. Installation using circulators and zone valves are
AIR SEPARATOR
! WARNING
shown in Figures 6 through 9. For further piping
information refer to AHRI Installation and Piping
Guide.
Burn and scald hazard. Safety relief valve could
discharge steam or hot water during operation.
Install discharge piping per these instructions.
8. Install discharge piping from safety relief valve. See
Warning, Page 7.
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4 - CONNECTING SUPPLY AND RETURN PIPING
Figure 6 - Single Zone System With DHW
Figure 7 - Multi Zone System With Circulators And DHW
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4 - CONNECTING SUPPLY AND RETURN PIPING
Figure 8 - Multi Zone System With Zone Valves And DHW (With Circulator)
Figure 9 - Multi Zone System With Zone Valves And DHW (With Zone Valve)
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5 - VENT INSTALLATION
!
3. Boiler series is classified as a Category I. Vent
WARNING
installation shall be in accordance with "Venting of
Equipment," of the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54 or applicable provisions of the local
building codes.
Boiler and venting installations shall be performed
by a qualified expert and in accordance with the
appropriate manual. Installing or venting boiler
or other gas appliance with improper methods or
materials may result in serious injury or death due
to fire or to asphyxiation from poisonous gases such
as carbon monoxide with is odorless and invisible.
4. Inspect chimney. Verify chimney is constructed
according to NFPA 211. Vent or vent connector shall
be Type B or metal pipe having resistance to heat and
corrosion not less than that of galvanized sheet steel or
aluminum not less than 0.016 inch thick (No. 28 Ga).
5. Connect flue pipe from draft hood to chimney. Bolt or
!
screw joints together to avoid sags. Flue pipe should
not extend beyond inside wall of chimney. Do not
install manual damper in flue pipe or reduce size of
flue outlet except as provided by the latest revision of
ANSI Z223.13. Protect combustible ceiling and walls
near flue pipe with fireproof insulation. Where two or
more appliances vent into a common flue, the area of
the common flue must be at least equal to the area
of the largest flue plus 50 percent of the area of each
additional flue.
WARNING
Do not connect boiler to any portion of mechanical
draft system operating under positive pressure.
1. Vent pipe must slope upward from the boiler not
less then ¼ inch for every 1 foot (21mm/m) to vent
terminal.
2. Horizontal portions of venting system shall be
supported rigidly every 5 feet and at the elbows. No
portion of vent pipe should have any dips or sags.
6 - VENT SYSTEM MODIFICATION
When an existing boiler is removed from a common
venting system, the system is likely to be too large for the
proper venting of the appliances sill connected to it. If
this situation occurs, the following test procedure must be
followed:
REMOVAL OF BOILER FROM VENTING SYSTEM
At the time of removal of an existing boiler, the following
steps shall be followed with each appliance remaining
connected to the common venting system placed in
operation, while the other appliances remaining connected
to the common venting system are not in operation.
1. Seal an unused opening in the common venting
system.
2. Visually inspect the venting system for proper size and
horizontal pitch and determine there is no blockage or
restriction, leakage, corrosion and other deficiencies
which could cause an unsafe condition.
3. Insofar as is practical, close all building doors and
windows and all doors between the space in which the
appliances remaining connected to the common venting
system are located and other spaces of the building.
Turn on clothes dryers and any other appliance not
connected to the common venting system. Turn on
any exhaust fans, such as range hoods and bathroom
exhausts, so they operate at maximum speed. Do
not operate a summer exhaust fan. Close fireplace
dampers.
4. Place in operation the appliance being inspected. Follow
the lighting instructions. Adjust thermostat so appliance
will operate continuously.
5. Test for spillage at the draft hood relief opening after
5 minutes of main burner operation. Use the flame of
a match or candle, or smoke from a cigarette, cigar or
pipe.
6. After it has been determined that each appliance
remaining connected to a common venting system
properly vents when tested as outlined above, return
doors, windows, exhaust fans, fireplace dampers and
any other gas burning appliances to their previous
condition of use.
7. Any improper operation of the common venting system
should be corrected so the installation conforms with
the National Fuel gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
When re-sizing any portion of the common venting
system, the common venting system should be re-sized
to approach the minimum size determined using the
appropriate tables in Chapter 13 of the National Fuel
Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
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7 - VENT DAMPER INSTALLATION & INSTRUCTIONS
DAMPER INSTALLATION
Follow Damper installation instructions provided with
damper. See Figure 10.
DAMPER INSTRUCTIONS
Figure 10 - Damper Motor Wiring
Figure 11 - Vent Damper Placement
UN-ACCEPTABLE
DAMPER LOCATIONS
CHIMNEY
REFER TO DAMPER MANUFACTURER'S
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR
POSITION OF DAMPER
CONTROL BOX
ACCEPTABLE VENT
DAMPER LOCATIONS
HOT WATER HEATER
BOILER
1. Verify only boiler is serviced by Vent Damper. Figure
2.
3.
4.
5.
13
11.
Clearance of not less than 6 inches (152mm) between
Vent Damper and combustible material must be
maintained. Additional clearance should be allowed for
service of Vent Damper.
Vent Damper must be in the open position when
appliance main burners are operating.
Vent Damper position indicator must be in visible
location following installation.
Thermostat's heat anticipator must be adjusted to
match total current draw of all controls associated with
boiler during heating cycle.
8 - CONNECTING GAS SERVICE
General
! CAUTION
• Use piping materials and joining methods acceptable
to authority having jurisdiction. In absence of such
requirements National Fuel gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/
NFPA 54
• Size and install gas piping system to provide sufficient
gas supply to meet maximum input at not less than
minimum supply pressure. See Table 4.
• Support piping with hooks straps, bands, brackets,
hangers, or building structure components to prevent or
dampen excessive vibrations and prevent strain on gas
connection. Boiler will not support piping weight.
• Use thread (joint) compound (pipe dope) suitable for
liquefied petroleum gas.
• Install field sourced manual main shutoff valve, ground
joint union, and sediment trap upstream of gas valve.
See Figure 12.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use
any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a
neighbor’s phone. Follow gas supplier’s
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
Figure 12 - Gas Piping
Table 5
Natural Gas
Propane
Min. Supply Pressure
5" w.c.
11" w.c.
Max. Supply Pressure
13.5" w.c.
13.5" w.c.
Manifold Pressure
3.5" w.c.
10.5" w.c.
!
DANGER
Fire Hazard. Do not use matches, candles, open
flames, or other methods providing ignition source.
Failure to comply will result in death or serious
injury.
Leak Check Gas Piping
Pressure test boiler and gas connection before placing
boiler in operation.
• Pressure test over 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa). Disconnect
boiler and its individual gas shutoff valve from gas
supply system.
• Pressure test at 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa) or less. Isolate
boiler from gas supply system by closing manual gas
shutoff valve.
MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF PIPE IN CUBIC FEET OF
GAS/HOUR
(Gas Pressure = 0.5 psig or less, Pressure Drop = 5
in. w/c)
• Locate leakage using gas detector, noncorrosive
detection fluid, or other leak detection method
acceptable to authority having jurisdiction. Do not
use matches, candles, open flames, or other methods
providing ignition source.
Table 4
Nominal Iron Pipe Size
Length of
Pipe (Feet)
½”
¾”
1”
1¼”
10
175
360
680
1400
20
120
250
465
950
30
97
200
375
770
40
82
170
320
660
60
66
138
260
530
80
57
118
220
460
100
50
103
195
400
• Correct leaks immediately and retest.
For additional information refer to the National Fuel Gas
Code Handbook.
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9 - ELECTRICAL SECTION
! WARNING
Electrical shock hazard. Turn OFF electrical power
supply at service panel before making electrical
connections. Failure to do so could result in death
or serious injury.
ELECTRICAL WIRING
See wiring diagrams on the following two pages for
details.
Electrically bond boiler to ground in accordance with
requirements of authority having jurisdiction. Refer to
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
THERMOSTAT INSTALLATION
1. Thermostat should be installed on inside wall about
four feet above floor.
2. NEVER install thermostat on outside wall.
3. Do not install thermostat where it will be affected by
drafts, hot or cold pipes, sunlight, lighting fixtures,
televisions, fireplace, or chimney.
4. Check thermostat operation by raising and lowering
thermostat setting as required to start and stop
burners.
5. Instructions for final adjustment of thermostat
are packaged with thermostat (adjusting heating
anticipator, calibration, etc.)
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10 - WIRING DIAGRAM
Figure 13 - Integrated High Limit Electronic Ignition Control (240008781)
!
WARNING
Modification, substitution or elimination of factory
equipped, supplied or specified components may
result in personal injury or loss of life.
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11 - LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERMITTENT
PILOT SYSTEM
! WARNING
If you do not follow these instructions
exactly, a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury
or loss of life.
1.
2.
3.
4.
• This appliance is equipped with an ignition device
which automatically lights burner. Do NOT try to
light this burner by hand.
• Before operating smell all around appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to floor because
some gas is heavier than air and will settle to the
floor.
STOP! Read the safety information to the left.
Set the thermostat to lowest setting.
Turn off all electric power to the appliance.
This appliance is equipped with an ignition device which
automatically lights the pilot. Do not try to light the
pilot by hand.
Figure 16 - Intermittent Pilot
• Use only your hand to turn the gas shutoff
valve. Never use tools. If valve will not turn
by hand, do not try to repair it, call a qualified
service technician. Force or attempted repair may
result in fire or explosion.
• Do not use this appliance if any part has
been under water. Immediately call a qualified
service technician to inspect appliance and to
replace any part of control system and any gas
control which has been under water.
5. Turn gas control knob clockwise
to “OFF.”
6. Wait (5) minutes to clear out any gas. If you then smell
NOTICE
Before lighting any type of pilot burner (standing or
intermittent), verify the hot water boiler and system
are full of water to minimum pressure of 12 psi in
the system, also verify system is vented of air. Set
operating control of thermostat to “below” normal
setting. Refer to following appropriate lighting
instruction.
gas, STOP! Follow “What To Do If You Smell Gas” in the
safety information to the left. If you don’t smell gas, go
on to the next step.
7.
8.
9.
10.
LIGHTING PROCEDURE FOR BOILER WITH
INTERMITTENT PILOT SYSTEM
A. This appliance is equipped with an ignition device which
automatically lights the pilot. Do not try to light the
appliance by hand.
! CAUTION
Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to “ON.”
Turn on all electric power to the appliance.
Set thermostat to desired setting.
If the appliance will not operate, follow the instructions
“To Turn Off Gas To Appliance” , and call qualified
service technician or your gas supplier.
TO TURN OFF GAS TO THE APPLIANCE
1. Set the thermostat to lowest setting.
2. Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is
to be performed.
3. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switches; do not use
any phone in your building.
to "OFF." DO NOT FORCE.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a
neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
4. Call qualified service technician.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
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12 - NORMAL SEQUENCE OF OPERATION
Thermostat actuates on call for heat,
completing circuit to control. Completed
circuit to control will first activate circulator
and damper which will close end switch inside
damper. Completes circuit to ignition system,
ignition takes place.
Figure 17 - Blocked Vent Safety Switch, Roll-out
Safety Switch
Intergral Draft
Hood
Blocked Vent
Safety Switch
In event boiler water temperature exceeds
high limit setting on boiler mounted high limit
control, power is interrupted between control
system and ignition system. Power remains
off until boiler water temperature drops below
Burner
high limit setting. Circulator continues to
Door
operate under this condition until thermostat is
satisfied.
Burners
In event flow of combustion products through
boiler venting system becomes blocked, blocked
vent safety switch shuts main burner gas off.
Similarly, if boiler flue-way becomes blocked,
flame rollout safety switch shuts main burner
gas off. Figure 16. If either of these conditions
occur, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PLACE BOILER
BACK INTO OPERATION. CONTACT
Orifices
CERTIFIED SERVICE AGENCY.
Rollout Switch
4 Section Boiler
Base
Jacket Base
Panel
Rollout Switch
2,3,5
Section Boiler
13 - GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Before seasonal start-up, have a certified service agency
check boiler for soot and scale in flues, clean burners and
check gas input rate to maintain high operating efficiency.
This procedure should be followed to clean flue gas
passageways:
1. Remove burners from combustion chamber by raising
! WARNING
burners up from manifold orifices and pulling toward
front of boiler. Figure 19.
Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing
controls. Wiring errors could cause improper and
dangerous operation.
2. Disconnect vent pipe from draft hood.
3. Remove top jacket panel.
4. Remove combination flue collector and draft hood from
Verify proper operation after servicing
Service agency will verify system is filled with water to
minimum pressure and open air vents, if used, to expel any
air accumulated in the system. Check entire piping system
and, if any leaks appear, have them repaired.
Circulators need to be checked and maintained.
Refer to circulator manufacturer's instructions.
Inspect venting system at the start of each heating
season. Check vent pipe from boiler to chimney for signs of
deterioration by rust or sagging joints. Repair if necessary.
Remove vent pipe at base of chimney or flue and using a
mirror, check vent for obstruction and verify vent is in good
working order.
Boiler flue gas passageways may be inspected by a light
and mirror. Remove burner door. Figure 17. Place trouble
lamp in flue collector through draft relief opening. With
mirror positioned above burners, flue gas passageways can
be checked for soot or scale.
boiler castings by loosening nuts on hold down bolts
located on each side of collector. Figure 17.
5. Place sheet of heavy paper or similar material over
bottom of base and brush down flue passageways. Soot
and scale will collect on paper and is easily removed
with the paper.
6. With paper still in place in base, clean top of boiler
castings of boiler putty or silicone used to seal between
castings and flue collector. Verify chips are not lodged
in flue passageways.
When cleaning process is complete, restore boiler
components to their original position. Use IS-808 GE
silicone (available from distributor) to seal around flue
collector and boiler castings.
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13 - GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
• Make visual inspection of main burner and pilot flames
at start of heating season and again in mid-season. Main
burner flame should have well defined inner blue mantel
with lighter blue outer mantel. Check burner throats and
burner orifices for lint or dust obstruction. Figures 18
and 19.
Figure 18 - Gas Burner Flame
• Pilot flame should envelop ⅜ to ½ inch of tip of ignition/
sensing electrode. See Figure 20.
• To adjust pilot flame, remove pilot adjustment cover
screw and turn inner adjustment screw counterclockwise
to increase or clockwise
to decrease pilot
flame. Be sure to replace cover screw after adjustment to
prevent possible gas leakage. See Figure 16, Page 19.
• Check burners and pilot for signs of corrosion, rust or
scale buildup.
Figure 19 - Combustion Chamber
• Area around boiler must be kept clear and free of
combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable
vapors and liquids.
BURNERS
• Free flow of combustion and ventilating air to boiler and
boiler room must not be restricted or blocked.
• Inspect field sourced low water cutoffs annually, or
as recommended by low water cutoff manufacturer.
Flush float type low water cutoffs per manufacturer's
instructions.
GAS VALVE
• Employ a qualified service agency to make annual
inspection of boiler and heating system. They are
experienced in making the inspections outlined above,
and, in event repairs or corrections are necessary,
trained technicians make the proper changes for safe
operation of the boiler.
ORIFICES
Figure 20 - Gas Burner Pilot
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14 - CHECKING GAS INPUT RATE TO BOILER
• Adjust gas input to boiler by removing protective cap on
pressure regulator, and turning screw clockwise
to
increase input and counterclockwise
to decrease
input.
Figure 21 - High Limit Control Location
HIGH LIMIT
AND OPERATING
CONTROL
• Manifold pressures are taken at outlet side of gas
valve.
• To check for proper flow of natural gas to boiler, divide
input rate shown on rating plate by heating value of
gas obtained from local gas company. This determines
number of cubic feet of gas required per hour.
• With all other gas appliances off, determine flow of gas
through meter for two minutes and multiply by 30 to
get hourly rate.
BURNER ACCESS
DOOR
• Make minor adjustments to gas input as described
above. See Figure 16 page 18.
• Change burner orifices if final manifold pressure
varies more than plus or minus 0.3 inches water
column from specified pressure listed on boiler
rating plate.
GAS VALVE
• Primary air adjustment is not necessary, therefore
air shutters are not furnished as standard
equipment.
CHECK SAFETY CONTROL CIRCUIT. Test ignition
system safety shutoff device after placing boiler in
operation. Figure 15 page 19.
1. Intermittent Pilot: With main burner operating, turn
until pilot
pilot gas adjusting screw clockwise
gas is turned off. Within 90 seconds main gas control
closes, shutting off gas to main burner.
2. High Limit Control: Remove plastic cover and
note temperature setting. Refer to appendix A for
adjustment procedure. Decrease setting to minimum
and operate boiler. When boiler water temperature
exceeds control temperature setting, control will open
circuit, closing automatic main gas valve. Figure 21.
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15 - CONTROL FUNCTION
1 HI TEMP illuminates when boiler water temperature
reaches high limit setting and remains lit until water
temperature falls 10°. Prevents burner operation while this
LED is on.
2 LWCO Active Indicates low water cut-off (LWCO)
function of limit control is active. When control is installed
with a well, LED is on at all times when control is powered.
Important: If control is installed with a well other than
Electro-Well, LED will not illuminate indicating control is not
providing low water cut-off functionality.
! WARNING
Burn and scald hazard. Do not add water until boiler
has fully cooled. Failure to follow these instructions
could result in death or serious injury.
3 LWCO Low Water illuminates if boiler is in low water
condition. Limit control prevents burner operation during
this condition.
Important: Have system checked by qualified service
agency prior to resuming operation.
4 ECONOMY Active Indicates thermal targeting function
is active and limit control is reducing boiler temperature to
conserve fuel. Economy feature is activated using Economy
dial.
5 ECONOMY TARGET Economy feature is active, limit
control continually sets target temperatures below high
limit setting to maximize fuel efficiency. When boiler water
reaches target temperature, LED illuminates and burner
shuts down. Boiler water will continue to circulate and heat
the house as long as thermostat call continues. LED will
stay lit until boiler temperature drops below differential set
point at which point boiler will be allowed to fire again.
Note: LED illuminates regularly during normal boiler
operation.
6 LWCO TEST Button
To Test Low Water Cut-Off: Press and hold Test/Settings
button for 5 seconds. Display will read LWCO.
LWCO TEST LCO
Red Low Water light will illuminate and burner circuit (B1
and B2) will de-energize.
Note: Control must be installed with Electro-Well for low
water cut-off functionality.
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NOTES
Date
Service Performed
Company Name & Tech Initials
Company Address & Phone #
COLUMBIA BOILER COMPANY
Main offices and factory
Pittstown, PA
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