– Boiler and Burner Controls and Service

Big thanks go out to Acme Controls for jumping in on the FREE TShirt Tuesday Promotion. Be sure to check out their website and line card.

Acme Controls is the most experienced combustion control rebuilder in the world!

Since 1941, Acme Control Service, Inc has helped companies save thousands of dollars on their boiler and burner control systems. More than 20,000 Hospitals, schools, manufacturers, building managers and service professionals rely on Acme for all their combustion control needs.


New and Rebuilt Parts and Components for Boiler/Burner Controls

Every year they repair & rebuild thousands of obsolete and current programmers, timers, motors, scanners, amplifiers, chart recorders and circuit boards for boiler and chiller controls. They also offer a complete line of new parts for the boiler, burner and HVAC industry.

They carry new and rebuilt Honeywell, Fireye and Eclipse among others and are also an authorized repair facility for Johnson Controls, Aerco and McQuay.

Not to mention they distribute both nationally and internationally with most items shipping out same or next day.


YouTube Videos on Boiler Controls, Flame Safeguards and Burner Components

Be sure to check out Acme Controls Service YouTube Channel is informative information about flame rods, heat timers and solenoid valves.

7 Responses to – Boiler and Burner Controls and Service

  1. Blu Voltaire April 15, 2012 at 19:45

    Rebuilt or Used boiler burner( flamesafe guard controls) are illegal in most States and a very very bad idea. Neither Honeywell or Fireye authorize anyone to rebuild their controls. Rebuild or Used Flame safety controls are a sure way to get sued if your boiler or burner blows up. heck with your local Honeywell, Fireye,or Eclipse rep if you are not sure if you have new or used controls.

    • The Controls Freak April 16, 2012 at 23:06

      Well being that Acme Controls has been in business since 1941, I am going to go with that there must be more to puzzle than flat out saying rebuilt parts are illegal. There’s gotta be more to it than that for them to be in business with the tag line of “Boiler and Burner New & Rebuilt Components and Service.”

      They even offer an advance replacement and other customer service offerings. I’m sure they know what they are doing.

  2. Blanda1 April 18, 2012 at 08:55

    I agree with not using rebuilt controls and the potential safety and legal problems associated. Honeywell has one of the smartest FSG guys I know and here is a link to what he says about rebuilt controls.

    I believe I saw Acme as a sponser and that should not influence your writings.

    • The Controls Freak April 23, 2012 at 14:48

      First let me set something straight… My personal experience and knowledge influence my writings, nothing else. I realize many who read my blog do not know me personally, but it does take more than a free tshirt and mousepad to sway my morals and ethics.

      Also, I would like to draw attention to the fact that I have not endorsed or recommended Acme Controls, but merely thanks them for their support and mentioned some highlights of their company which can be viewed on their website.

      In the end, boiler and flame safety controls are not considered Building Automation Components nor DDC Controls, which is the main focus of my blog, but because it seems there are many eyes viewing this topic I will do some calling around and find out:

      If rebuilt boiler controls and flame safety devices are so dangerous, why do so many people purchase and use them?

      I plan to find out the skinny and write another article covering this topic.

  3. Blue Flame April 19, 2012 at 09:18

    Rebuilt controls (FlameSafe gaud)do not offer Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) warranty protection or any guarantee of performance. When you purchase a rebuilt control, it could have 2,000 hours of cycle time on it – or 500,000. A rebuilt control is simply any control that has been cleaned and/or repaired in preparation for resale. One contact may have been cleaned or a single component replaced. The vital components could be 12 to 15 years old with extensive wear. With a rebuilt control, you may have to replace the control twice in a short period of time or face a boiler breakdown, costly mechanical repairs, and/or damage to your entire boiler control system. This loss also may factor in extensive business interruption income losses. With a new control, you can be reliably assured that quality manufacturing specifications and the certification standards have met. In addition, you get the assurance of the OEM’s original warranty protection. Most Rebuilt controls are unsafe and unreliable. Would you want your kids going to a school knowing that there is an unsafe element in the building? I know I wouldn’t . Simply put stay away from rebuilt controls. They may be cheap but you pay for it later.

  4. Boiler Tech April 23, 2012 at 08:12

    I agree with the above comments. A user or a boiler contractor takes huge risks in using rebuilt flame safety controls. If anyone other than the controls manufactuer ( IE Honeywell, Fireye) rebuilds or repairs a boiler controller ( RA890, BC7000, E100, etc.) it voids the UL approval. If there is ever a boiler explosion a lawyer or insurance company would have a field day laying blame on the poor controls tech who installed a rebuilt flame safety control. It is just not worth the risk for the small savings one get’s from buying a rebuilt flame safety control.
    Using Acme for a rebuilt DDC control or HVAC control is probably ok, but a boiler safety control is like playing Russian roulette.
    Able, you should contact your local Honeywell and Fireye Flamesafeguard reps and ask them to comment on this topic. It would be a very good post.

  5. Aro Oneal September 11, 2012 at 14:38

    Like anything else, properly and knowledgeably done there is nothing wrong using rebuilt controls. Seems to me we got a fair number of nervous Nellies out there. I wonder how the hundreds of thousands of boiler owners in the third world countries have lived so long?


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