What is this part? Steam Boiler.

(Joshua LeBeau) #1

What is this part/cover?
I inspected a 4 unit building and on each of the steam boilers there was rust around this part.

Thanks!
Josh

(Roy Lewis, CMI - North Florida Inspector) #2

I’m not sure , but I think it is the inspection hole…manway, manhole…

(Michael Larson, WI Lic. # 1672-106) #3

What size are you? :wink:

It’s probably access to the heat exchanger tubes in the fire box.

(Roy Lewis, CMI - North Florida Inspector) #4

Large enough to make me happy…:smiley:

(Alan Singer, #16000058241) #5

Looks like the tank-less/domestic hot water coil - not in use. They are a poor design and fail long before the boilers fail. They are found on the low end builders models - saving money on the hot water tank or water heater and paying the most possible for hot water production.

(Barry Adair, TREC#4563 EIFSTX#39) #6

you didn’t bother to look at the mfr docs on top of the unit did you

https://www.nachi.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=203717&d=1538055871

(Joshua LeBeau) #7

Thanks Alan, Barry, nope - didn’t think to look at them. I will going forward. Thanks.

(Larry Kage, CMI) #8

I like honest inspectors/people. You’ll go far Joshua! :smiley:

(Barry Adair, TREC#4563 EIFSTX#39) #9

we all need reminders or other’s experience & even if you don’t find them onsite a pic of the data plate allows offsite research
more pix make better reporting capability even if they don’t make it in the final doc & what if no one knows

(Joshua LeBeau) #10

Thanks Larry.
I try!