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    Beckett AFG burner update?

    Beckett has updated the blastube/head for the AFG from an F3 head to an L1 head. The nozzle is now a different spray pattern. Apparently you can still buy both blastubes...anybody have any...
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    What is the average sized indirect for 2 normal...

    What is the average sized indirect for 2 normal HW usage people? Seems like 30 gallons would suffice, but thought I would ask. I was thinking Weil or Superstor.

    I just want to say I appreciate...
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    OK, so if I understand this correctly, the...

    OK, so if I understand this correctly, the tankless coil gets capped off, and the indirect is used as a new zone to provide domestic HW. My existing combination of baseboard and radiant heat zones...
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    Won't the cold firing of the boiler be hard on...

    Won't the cold firing of the boiler be hard on the boiler if it is waiting for heat or hot water calls? I always thought that they need to stay hot to be relatively efficient (at least in firing).
    ...
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    I appreciate your advice and knowledge. Thank...

    I appreciate your advice and knowledge. Thank you very much.
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    Do you mean oil in the tankless setup that I...

    Do you mean oil in the tankless setup that I have, or modified with a indirect water tank? and maybe a better burner?
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    I paid 3.75/gallon 2 months ago. I'm afraid to...

    I paid 3.75/gallon 2 months ago. I'm afraid to think what it is now and what the plan rates will be this year.

    I finally get the tankless part...thank you for explaining that.
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    Ha, my tech told me that these have 2 coils--one...

    Ha, my tech told me that these have 2 coils--one domestic hot water and one for heat. I looked it up and you are right! He is a very nice guy, but I think he is not familiar with my setup other...
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    I have the weil QB-180, which has had some issues...

    I have the weil QB-180, which has had some issues and not been very reliable.

    I wasn't sure if the horizontal intake would not be doable with the conventional chimney. But can't see why it...
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    They didn't do any ROI, they are suggesting that...

    They didn't do any ROI, they are suggesting that I can use the new burner (I need one anyway) with the conventional chimney I have and do a horizontal intake from outside on the wall. The other...
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    Riello BF5 or F5 burner?

    I'm going to have my oil burner replaced on my Weil-McLain WGTO3 tankless.
    I was planning on having the Riello F5 as the replacement, but wondered if there would be any benefit to having the BF5...
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    new burner for Weil WTGO-3

    I am finally getting rid of my QB180 burner and am trying to decide on the following models to replace it:

    Beckett AFG, Carlin EZ-1 or Riello F3.

    I am tending towards the Riello and the price...
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    I just checked the QB180 manual and they state...

    I just checked the QB180 manual and they state that for all nozzles, the pump needs to be 150 psi. I think that is the max of the Suntec pump anyway.

    So I'm guessing this is just downfired to...
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    it is a tankless, and believe it or not, it...

    it is a tankless, and believe it or not, it provides ample hot water and heat (just me and the wife and a smaller newer house).

    I am getting the idea that this burner is not the best or most...
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    I was thinking there might be a reason for it. ...

    I was thinking there might be a reason for it.

    I have checked into the oil pump and it comes from the factory at 100PSI, does the pressure have to go up on the pump in order to downfire it to a...
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    Downfired boiler?

    I have a Weil McLain WTGO-3 with a Weil QB180 burner that a tech came out to service recently. The Weil manual recommends a .85 gph nozzle, but there was a .65 gph in there. He replace it with a...
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    Makes sense. I thought the spin-on filters will...

    Makes sense. I thought the spin-on filters will filter better, plus you have the guage that shows when you NEED to change the filter, which clogging and unnecessary filter changes. Spin and grin...
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    Boiler oil filter

    I have a westwood filter that uses felt cartridges. I have seen star shaped cartridges that can fit in my filter unit (either paper or synthetic), and then I have seen spin ons like Garber.

    Is...
  19. Thread: Smokin' boiler

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    Smokin' boiler

    I have a Weil McLain WTGO3 that is about 8 years old with a Weil QB180 burner. It has been problem free except for the controller needing to be replaced 2 years ago.

    Yesterday AM I woke up to...
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    be CAREFULL of what? purging doesn't seem...

    be CAREFULL


    of what? purging doesn't seem to be a very risky activity (other than very hot water).
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    Thanks for the replies. There were no flow...

    Thanks for the replies. There were no flow checks as I had electronic zone valves before (I removed these).

    I will try repurging...it makes sense about where the air might be.
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    yes the air purger (spirovent) will take care of...

    yes the air purger (spirovent) will take care of this problem in time or that the air in the system will cause the poor heat response?
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    Air in lines...how to effectively purge.

    I had to move some lines in my oil boiler/hydronic baseboard heating system this year. I also replaced my 2 taco 007 pumps with 007 IFC pumps, but that was about it. My heat used to be very...
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    I tried the oil company and all they did was...

    I tried the oil company and all they did was clean everything and replace the filter/nozzle. Of course it fires up and they say looks good.

    Because this is intermittent, its going to be a...
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    Weil McLain qb-180 burner going to lockout

    I have a Weil oil boiler with a qb-180 burner on it. It keeps going to lockout intermittantly. I thought it might be the control, so I replaced it but the same result. I hit the reset button and...
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    my pricing could be off. Will I at least see...

    my pricing could be off.

    Will I at least see a significant reduction in oil use? I can make some crazy argument then for dropping the cash along with avoiding an ungly chimney too.
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    Bad idea to get new boiler?

    I have a 7 year old Weil McLain boiler w/tankless WH that has a power vent. Due to a deck project, I need to figure out a different solution for the power vent...a lot of it due to noise and deck...
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    When it starts up finally, there is no smoke or...

    When it starts up finally, there is no smoke or odor at all. As far as I can tell, it doesn't seem to do anything as far as the burner when I am doing the multiple resets.

    The problem started...
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    the control says Weil McLain, but it has the...

    the control says Weil McLain, but it has the model 60200-02 Rev A. I think it is a carlin 60200 control. Keeps tripping every couple days and I have to reset it about 5 times before it fires up. ...
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    I watched him peform the cleaning and he didn't...

    I watched him peform the cleaning and he didn't even go near the power vent. Is the pressure tube easy to remove/clean...any help would be appreciated. How can I identify it?
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    I have a 6 year old Weil McLain Gold Oil...

    I have a 6 year old Weil McLain Gold Oil boiler/tankless with a Tjerlund (sp?) sideshot power vent.

    5 times in the last 1.5 months it has gone out and a red and or amber light on the boiler it...
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    I had my boiler cleaned and stayed home to see...

    I had my boiler cleaned and stayed home to see what the guy did. He was nice and answered lots of questions. Here's what he did on my 6 year old Weil-McLain Gold Oil boiler:
    1. cleaned the flue to...
  33. I have a hydronic/boiler baseboard heating system...

    I have a hydronic/boiler baseboard heating system in my house. I have no a/c or furnace. My cousin says I need to have some sort of air exchange with outside air, or I will have sick house...
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    Not true for me on tankless providing enough hot...

    Not true for me on tankless providing enough hot water. We had never had an issue on running out of hot water yet. Not only between me and my wife, but with 4 others staying in the home and all...
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    Well, chimney costs aside and assuming I'm...

    Well, chimney costs aside and assuming I'm keeping the Weil-McClain. What type of efficiency could I expect by running the boiler cold start with a indirect fired water heater. I am asking this in...
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    OK, so I think I am sticking with the existing...

    OK, so I think I am sticking with the existing boiler and maybe a chimney, but would it be more efficient to run an indirect heated water tank vs. the current tankless boiler?
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    Thanks. So I have heard 2 opinions on...

    Thanks.

    So I have heard 2 opinions on efficiency...one is that cold start boiler with indirect WH is MUCH more efficient than tankless boiler/heater. And another that it ISN'T more efficient...
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    OK, maybe replacing it now seems a waste (even...

    OK, maybe replacing it now seems a waste (even though I would like the direct vent vs. the power vent).

    But it sounds like shutting off the tankless part and using a indirect fired would be a...
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    Sounds interesting and thanks for the response. ...

    Sounds interesting and thanks for the response. When you say cold start, does that mean that hot water is in the indirect fired tank, gets cold and only when it needs to get used does it get heated...
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    I forgot to add that I have what seems like and...

    I forgot to add that I have what seems like and endless supply of hot water now with my system. The hot waters needs are only for my wife and I.
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    I have a 6 year old setup with a oil fired...

    I have a 6 year old setup with a oil fired Weil-McClain boiler that is also a tankless water heater and it has a power vent exhaust.

    I have hydronic heat and even though the heat isn't used in the...
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