Updates On Random Loose Ends

The Flame Sensor consists of a sealed module with a photodiode aimed at the flame, a red LED indicator light and 3 wires, white (+), black (-), and green (signal) connected to the main board. Under normal operating conditions whenever the burner ignition begins, the red LED will flash once indicating the white and black wires are connected and the module is receiving power and working properly. Once the burner is ignited, the LED will begin to flicker like the flame. If for any reason the flame is extinguished, the flickering will stop and the board will shut down the heater. If the green (signal) wire is disconnected, the board will shut down. If all the wires are properly connected with module flashing and the board still shuts down, diagnostic code 7 Flame Out, the board may be defective.

And when the d*** thing doesn’t work and you get a new one, voila! You have heat! I admit to feeling mostly cautious optimism, as we’ve been down this path before and I’ve gone to bed giddy, yet awakened cold. But we’re at 8+ hours of smooth, uninterrupted running now. So I am hopeful. Again. That maybe, just maybe, we have it licked this time.

So I’m warm AND my icicle lights are all around the boat. I know, it’s a blurry picture, but it’s still raining and somehow setting up the tripod for a night shot just doesn’t sound like much fun to me. It’s pretty cool to see her as I come home across the trestle at night ~ she looks really tall with that white string across the top cable (yes, my feet were somewhere just above the radar dome on the ladder that was leaned against the mast; no, of course that’s not a good idea).

And the avulsion on my toe is finally healing. Ewwww. It was quite a chunk of flesh I nearly lost. No wonder it hurt so much…

No Responses to “Updates On Random Loose Ends”

  1. rob
    November 16, 2007 at 12:51 am #

    Wow! great news that the heater is working, doesn`t she look great with all the lights nice job! bet the kids will love it?

  2. bowiechick
    November 15, 2007 at 11:34 pm #

    Woot! Woot!