by Replacing Your Door Seal
Your door gasket ("Fire Rope" or "Door Seal") on your outdoor boiler must be replaced typically every 2-3 years. This is a normal maintenance routine that we highly recommend so that you can keep you boiler healthy and efficient, and this also reduces your work load.
If your door seal is failing, AIR will leak into your boiler in the idle mode and this will cause the following problems:
- Reduced efficiency
- Wastes your precious wood fuel
- Increases your work load
- Possible furnace overheat
- Possible loss of water (and water treatment!) that must be replaced
- In some cases, damage to overheated steel, particularly the door and door frame
Another problem with a leaky door seal is that in the firing mode, some of your heat will escape through the door seal, rather than sending those BTUs to your home.
The process of replacing your door seal is simple - Easy Instructions are available at our website by clicking HERE.
Remember that the door seal replacement kit requires BOTH the fire rope, AND the high temp caulk. Both items are available by clicking HERE.
If you have any questions, call Us TODAY at (231) 861-8200, or go online at HawkenSupport.com!
Coming Soon - Part 6! See below for the complete list of articles in this series:
Part 1 - "Prepare Now For Summer - Shutdown PREP Only Checklist"
Part 2 - "Tools That SIMPLIFY Cleaning Your Outdoor Boiler"
Part 3 - "This Year, Hundreds Of Outdoor Boilers Will Die From Stubbornness"
Part 4 - "When Is A COMPLETE FLUSH Required?"
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