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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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