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HE Series Blower Replacement Instructions

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HE Series Blower Replacement Instructions

HE Series Blower Replacement Instructions These instructions are meant as a guide for replacing both the solenoid and the blower at the same time. It is not always necessary to replace both components at the same time. Use gloves and safety glasses.   Parts: Blower (A166 - HE-1100, B45227 - HE-2100) Gaskets (1100-DRG, 1100-DFG or 2100-DRG, 2100-DFG) Solenoid (2005-M-1) Cotter Pin 5/32 x 2 1/2 (15640) Tools: 5/16" hex driverInstructions: Shut off power to unit. Remove cover from front door of unit by removing screws using the 5/16" driver. Remove the tape and wire nuts from the wires.Wiring: White to...

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Spare Parts to Keep on Hand

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Spare Parts to Keep on Hand

Spare Parts to Keep on Hand We've had many readers asking us what parts they should keep on hand in case something breaks down. The simple design of the Hawken outdoor wood furnace means that there are very few parts that could actually stop your furnace from operating and these don't go bad very often. Still, there is the occasional problem and we want you to know what items will be handy to keep on hand. It could mean the difference between a warm nights rest and a long cold weekend waiting for a UPS delivery. There are only a...

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Cleaning Your Afterburner Furnace

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Cleaning Your Afterburner Furnace

How do I clean my Afterburner (GX Series) furnace? This article applies to the following furnace models:          GX10                                    GX15                               GX30 The following is a generic informational guide that we have assembled from a few different calls we have received from GX10 customers.  Since they indicated that this "education" was highly beneficial, we have compiled these thoughts together and provide them to you – our...

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Hawken Startup & Shut Down

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Hawken Startup & Shut Down

Hawken Startup Procedures: Please observe the following steps when starting the furnace: Observe all safety precautions Ensure that the installation has been completed properly. Make sure the furnace is full of water. Verify this with the water level indicator AND by filling the furnace until water flows out of the vent tube on the roof peak. Make sure the furnace water has been properly treated with authorized water treatment. Open all valves. Allow 5 minutes for water to fill pump and system. Turn on power and make sure pump is running. Never operate furnace without the pump fully circulating water....

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Why You Should NEVER "Top Off" Your Outdoor Boiler With Wood - Joke of The Year 2016

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Why You Should NEVER "Top Off" Your Outdoor Boiler With Wood - Joke of The Year 2016

Many outdoor boiler owners are making a critical mistake. Outdoor boilers burn wood which is a fuel that contains a considerable amount of moisture which can damage the furnace. All outdoor boilers need to be dried out every day - even every burn cycle. Simple instructions on how to do this are contained in the Outdoor Boiler Newsletter found at this link HERE: Why You Should NEVER "Top Off" Your Outdoor Boiler With Wood

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