CrabRide wrote:They will not give out any info to diyers for fear of a lawsuit if this guy would get himself injured. I don't want to come off as a wise ass, but i say call a pro.
"call a pro" but don't mention shutting the system down... true "professional" advice, hoping a pro buddy gets a new boiler install out of a (probably) simple repair while the OP's boiler keeps spiking to 240?
Look around here and you'll see there is a heavy DIY trend since most "pros" don't understand or want to deal with coal boilers, and some members are dealing with the results of a "pro" install that doesn't work correctly or is downright dangerous.
I'm not knocking the trade as a whole, but there are a lot of card carrying, licenced professionals that really shouldn't be in the trade at all. And those who knee-jerk the "no advice I might get sued" response are usually part of that crowd.