Here is a coupon for White Rock residents from Vancouver’s plumbing and heating company: Papa Plumbing
Here is a list of points that our plumbing and heating technicians will check when inspecting your fireplace:
Gas Fireplace Inspection
- Clean glass and unit according to the manufactures guidelines.
- Check the entire vent system and termination for condition and operation.
- An inspection of the explosion relief flappers and glass door gaskets to ensure a proper seal
- An inspection of the burner, vents, and air openings.
- An inspection of the gas valve, gas components, and pilot systems.
- Verify correct operation of all optional equipment: fans, thermostats, remote control, safety switches.
- Keep the fireplace area clear and free of combustible materials, flammables or items that could be damaged from high heat.
- Test for carbon monoxide leaks.
Here is a check list of a full boiler inspection that our plumbing and heating technicians perform:
- Check operation of safety limit control controls.
- Check pressure relief valve.
- Check water pressure and temperature set points.
- Check expansion tank.
- Check operation of thermostat.
- Lubricate circulating pump as required.
- Check radiant floor temperature control device (mixing valve or equipment).
- Check pressure switches and vent blower (if applicable).
- Inspect burners and clean if required.
- Examine vent connector and inspect venting system.
- Check the vent damper operation (if applicable).
- Check and adjust pilot light (if applicable).
- Check flame rectification.
- Measure the stack (flute) temperature.
- Check gas piping to boiler.
- Check and adjust manifold gas pressure.
- Clock appliance to verify correct input.
- Combustion / ventilation air adequate.
- Check for elevated carbon monoxide levels.
- Inspect heat exchanger.
- Check temperature difference between supply and return piping.
- Check for Carbon Monoxide.
Check here to determine if your appliance is Energy Star qualified and the efficiency: Energy Star
I think the pictures speak for themselves, I added some to our flickr .. but wanted to share some before and after pics of installs from last week.
We attended a home last week, and turns out a building inspector shut down the customers furnace because of a crack in the heat exchanger. Since colder times are ahead, would be a good idea to get your heating system by Vancouver plumbing and heating company serviced to make sure its in tip top condition. Here is a check list of what the technicians go through when they service a furnace:
Furnace Service Check List
|Blower & Motor
Blower & motor pulleys
Blower & motor bearings
120 volt circuit
|Gas Line & Shut Off Valves
Gas shut off valves
Manifold and orifices
Input pressure test
Output pressure test
Switches & Controls
Emergency shut off switch
Summer fan switch
Gas control valve
Primary air intake
Combustion air intake
So I am trying to decide if I should use flickr to upload our tech photo’s or should I just upload on the Blog? Just testing both out at the moment. I already created a Flickr account and it seems to not be associated with the yahoo ID and I can’t get into it right now. So for the moment I will use the Blog for uploading pics.