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Geo84

@comcast.net

Circulating pump on a hydrotherm gas firing boiler

Heard a wining noise and it went out. Do not plan on replacing it myself.
How much should it cost. Older model HI-85

Is there anything else I can do?



jack b
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Get out your checkbook. Figure between $350-450 for a plumber to replace a circulator,(parts+labor) if that is in fact all that's wrong.
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TheMG
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reply to Geo84

Once you do get it replaced, if the pump and/or motor has oil holes, make sure it gets oiled as necessary (according to pump/motor manufacturers recommendations). Most quality recirc pumps that I've seen do have oil holes.

If you pay someone to have your boiler system serviced on a regular basis, watch them and make sure they lubricate. It is an often overlooked but important maintenance item that will help pumps and motors last a very long time.



tp0d
yabbazooie
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Carnegie, PA
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Geo-- where are you located?

A pump for a standard residential system is approx 200$, plus the time to drain and refill/vent the system. Could be 2-3 hours depending on how complex your system is

-j
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Geo84

@comcast.net
reply to Geo84

It was not the pump- it was a type of motor. Told me the system was old and it was difficult to get Replacement parts- that I will be needing a new one soon. Asked him to oil. I did not know where the oil went- stared right up. Hopefully it will last a couple of years.
Next question 1200 sq feet house -one story - crawl space- should I scrap the boiler when I replace???? I was told 5000 for a new boiler ( to bring it up to code) or 8000 for furnace???



tp0d
yabbazooie
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Carnegie, PA
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If yer boiler aint leakin, it doesnt need replaced.

Someone is feedin you a line of BS. They just want to sell you a new one.. Find a new tech.

-j
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if it aint broke, tweak it!!
currently on FiOS (kick aZZ!)