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February 14, 2014

Boiler breaks down at WRJH

Failed boiler gasket causes minimal disturbance to students, teachers

CLAREMORE — Will Rogers Junior High School students and teachers were without heat Thursday following a boiler gasket failure in the mechanical room of the main building.

The gasket on the water side of the boiler failed Wednesday evening causing a majority of the school to lose heat.

WRJH Principal Lindsey Schnoebelen said the issue was hardly noticeable, and that temperatures remained comfortable throughout the school day.

An HVAC contractor, who provides services for the school district, was able to order the part in need of repair, said Claremore Superintendent Michael McClaren. The part was received and repairs were completed by 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The mechanical room took on a little bit of water, but it wasn’t enough to have to call restoration” said McClaren. “With a building that is nearly 15-years-old, these thing can happen. We’re happy with the contractor’s services and glad that we did not have to purchase a new boiler.”

Total cost for repair was less than $1,000, he said.

Heat was back on for classes Friday.

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