Customer: My name is ***** *****, and I am curious about whether it is reasonable for a novice do-it-yourselfer to attempt to replace the aquastat on a 27 year old utica boiler
? Also, with a boiler that old, should I just be buying a new boiler?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: As I tried to start up heating for the season last week, I got no heat. A service tech said the gas valve was turned to pilot, so he turned it to normal heating mode. At that point, the boiler began to fire, but never stopped (until I turned off the power). He came back to replace the aquastat, but found he had brought the wrong model, and concurrently indicated that the gas valve was bad. He put the old acquastat back on. For two days nothing worked (no heat), but then the boiler cam back on, firing without stop. Once again, when the house hit 84 degrees (thermostat set to 70), I turned off the power to the boiler. Now I am debating whether to (a) replace the aquastat myself, (b) pay the service tech to do it, or (c) buy a new boiler. Any advice?
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