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Burnham Holiday Boilers: how to remove and clean burners. how to replace thermocouple and how to replace pilot assembly.

Burnham Boilers have been around for a long time and are still one of the top boilers today. If you are having problems with your Burnham boiler, if it is a gas fired Burnham boiler or an oil fired Burnham boiler, I can help you get it fixed right now! Your search is over and your answers are here on this website or you can call me and I will walk you through any possible problem and give you step by step instructions on how to get your Burnham boiler up and running this very moment. Below is an example of some work I did on an older gas fired Burnham boiler this link shows work I have done on an oil fired Burnham boiler. If you need specific help right now, please 

Burnham Holiday Boiler   After the door is removed, The bottom of the boiler jacket is not screwed in so it just lifts up and out of the way now with that out of the way we will pull the main burners. This is specific to this type of Burnham Boiler Only. 
Holiday Furnace   On both the left and right side of the boiler are little swing locks loosen the Philips screws and turn the locks out of the way and snug the screws so the tab stays out of the way. 
  Sorry about the blurry picture. 
  Now we have to loosen the union and remove the nut from the lower section called the burner tray. 
  Now we need to remove the pilot tubing by taking apart the coupling. Now the tray is ready to slide out. (only with This type Of Burnham boiler) 
  The whole tray just slides out, The cast iron burners are secure to the tray 
  Just keep pulling the burner tray out. 
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This website is always growing and changing as I get more pictures to help illustrate how to do specific maintenance  and repairs. Some repairs are unique to specific boilers others are common and can apply to most boilers. For now we will start with this old Burnham boiler. This started as a no heat call. I determined that the thermocouple was bad. Normally I would just replace the thermocouple, relight the pilot, put the boiler back on, make sure all returns came back hot and then be on my way. But as it goes many times, there were other problems. What I am going to show you is why I did not just replace the thermocouple and go. All of the pictures on this page can be clicked on to see a larger image  Ok Now we Have Dielectric unions to repair, A bad Thermocouple To replace, A bad gas valve to replace, and this boiler is dirty. So As Always First things first. Turn Off the Power And The Gas To This Boiler.

Burnham Holiday Furnace   You may notice the garbage can sitting on top of the boiler, and the fittings leaking water in to the garbage can. But what is important is where the water was dripping before the garbage can was put there. 
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Burnham Boilers   This is the main gas control for this boiler From here on I will refer to it as the "gas valve" Take A good look at it, see the water stains, This gas valve is dangerous. Any gas valve that has been exposed to this much water MUST BE REPLACED. 
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