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HPAC Magazine: Protecting Boilers Against Flue Gas Condensation
Heating Plumbing & Air Conditioning magazine describes myths and methods for protecting boilers against flue gas condensation.

Building America: Guide To Condensing Boilers
Building America Solution Center online guide describes considerations for selection and installation of condensing boilers.

PM Engineer: Should You Reuse Existing Flue & Chimney?
PM Engineer says one of the considerations when replacing a boiler is whether to re-use the existing flue and chimney. While most installations work without problems, there are a couple precautions that you should consider.

TSBC: Annual Servicing For Gas Furnaces, Boilers DHW, Fireplaces
Technical Safety BC online checklists describe regular service and maintenance items for gas fired appliances. (PDF)

US DOE: Gas-Fired Boilers
Building America Solution Center describes features, issues and considerations for selection and installation of gas-fired boilers.
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CPSC: Viessmann Gas Fired Vitodens 200 Boilers Need O-Ring Replacement
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission In cooperation with Viessmann Manufacturing Company is announcing a voluntary exchange program for O-rings located in the gas valves of Vitodens 200 boilers manufactured during a specific time period. The O-rings may become brittle over time and may potentially cause a gas leak, which may lead to a fire hazard. No incidents have been reported.
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