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    Weil-McLain boiler gauge

    We have a Weil-Mclain CGa-4 gas-fired boiler. I would like someone to explain how to read the temperature/pressure gauge. The gauge has three hads, two black and one red. The lower black hand...
  2. Something is out of calibration on this system. ...

    Something is out of calibration on this system. With the boiler control set at 160, the burner turns off at 150 and comes back on at some lower temperature (I'm not sure at what temperature it kicks...
  3. Actually it is the shower that I am worried...

    Actually it is the shower that I am worried about. I've had to jump out of the hot water stream a couple times since the new water heater was installed. My wife reported the same experience. Once...
  4. Thanks for the advice. I talked to the city...

    Thanks for the advice. I talked to the city plumbing inspector and he said an inspection tank is required only if there is an RPZ valve, which I don't seem to have. I think I will ask the inspector...
  5. Thanks. The manual for the water heater says:...

    Thanks. The manual for the water heater says: "If a backflow preventer, check valve, or pressure reducing valve is piped on cold water inlet of water heater, you must install an expansion tank on...
  6. At installation time the installer told me that I...

    At installation time the installer told me that I would have to experiment with the temperature control on the water heater to get the proper setting. I later discovered that even at the lowest...
  7. Thanks, beenthere, for your response. So if I...

    Thanks, beenthere, for your response. So if I set the water temperature to 120 degrees, then would I be able to mix it down to 110 degrees with a mixing valve? I really do not want 120 degree water...
  8. Temperature control on W-M indirect water heater

    I recently had a Weil-McLain CGa-4 boiler and an Ultra Plus 40 indirect water heater installed in our home. I have the temperature control on the water heater set to the minimum level, but sometimes...
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    Thanks, everyone for your useful comments. I...

    Thanks, everyone for your useful comments. I finally had a W-M CGa-4 and an Ultra Plus 40 indirect water heater installed last week. The boiler seems to be working fine, but I'm having a slight...
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    Thanks, beenthere. I guess I don't understand...

    Thanks, beenthere. I guess I don't understand how a 10% increase in AFUE rating can result in a 19% reduction in energy consumption. I would think that a 10% increase in efficiency would result in...
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    Thanks, sprintmj19, for questioning my math. ...

    Thanks, sprintmj19, for questioning my math. Here is how I arrive at my numbers:
    The gas usage over the last 12 months is 999 therms. By looking at my June-July usage I am estimating that I use...
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    Thanks, beenthere, for your response. I looked...

    Thanks, beenthere, for your response. I looked up the BCP-3 and according to the installation instruction manual it does seem to have DHW priority control. Maybe this is a newer model, or maybe I...
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    Reset control on Weil-McLain CGa-4 boiler

    I am about to have a Weil-McLain CGa-4 boiler with electronic ignition installed in our home. I considered more efficient boilers, but after some calculations I decided it would take decades to make...
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    Thanks for all your helpful responses. I have...

    Thanks for all your helpful responses. I have decided to go with a W-M CGa-4 and an indirect water heater (AFUE= 84.0%). I also got quotes on more efficient boilers, but after calculating projected...
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    Weil-McLain vs. Burnham boiler

    We live in the Chicago area and last month we had some flooding which damaged our old AO Smith boiler and 50-gallon water heater. So I have been looking around for a new boiler, possibly along with...
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