If this is a warranty replacement you need an authorized installer or you void the new warrantyWe have been without heat and hot water for 2 weeks. Temps are going to low 20s to upper teens starting last night. It is going to do that for most of the week. I finally got a repair kit for the boiler yesterday. You basically replace the entire core and everything in it. Instructions in the kit are so-so. Remove xxx form yyy. Fine, but how does one do that sort of things.
I believe I have everything needed except the exhaust pipe. The light weight stainless exhaust sits in a little cup like structure at the base of the boiler core. I goes up to the exhaust PVC at the top of the unit. Instructions say, loosen the PVC clamp and remove the SS duct. The PVC clamp is not the normal screw operated SS hose clamp like the rest. It seems to have the same screw hose clamp mechanism but disappears into the piping and I cant tell how it actually works. Unscrewing it seems to have no effect. The duct does not turn or move up and down. This observation is limited by my strength. Which ain't what it used to be. How is this dissembled?
It appears that just lowering the boiler core would allow the duct to come out of the cup. The problem is that the core bolts are to be loosened only and they lift out of U shaped slots. So down is not an official option. If I remove the bolts while using something to support the core I might be able to get it. I will be working on that approach while all you guys out there are formulating you solutions.
The instructions also say to use a new cork gasket between the gas mixer and the boiler assembly; but it is not included in the kit. The gasket looks OK to me. But is it crucial that a new one be used?