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    Looks good. Partner's I+O manual calls for 1"...

    Looks good. Partner's I+O manual calls for 1" piping and IF a zone valve is to be used, a CAREFULLY selected one with proper Cv, etc. I would forget the zone valve engineering and put in a three...
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    Not liking the zone valve operated indirect zone....

    Not liking the zone valve operated indirect zone. Precious time is lost waiting for the valve to open and energize the boiler on recovery call.

    Piping should be 1" from boiler to indirect. A...
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    What a waste of fuel, with the boiler set up to...

    What a waste of fuel, with the boiler set up to maintain temp like it had a coil inside. Your oil company is loving it though.

    Does the indirect have a dedicated circulator? Is it prioritized?
    ...
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    IF you have an indirect, IF the boiler and the...

    IF you have an indirect, IF the boiler and the indirect are sized properly and IF things are wired properly, the boiler should not be running off a low limit at all. When the indirect calls, it...
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    Is this piped primary/secondary, and EXACTLY like...

    Is this piped primary/secondary, and EXACTLY like the I+O manual?
  6. Long post. Here's my thoughts..point 1: If you...

    Long post. Here's my thoughts..point 1: If you are looking at a three pass boiler, you are not looking at an expensive-to-run boiler with a hot water coil. I haven't installed a coil boiler in 10...
  7. I'm taking it that the air scoop is on the...

    I'm taking it that the air scoop is on the return. Because I HOPE the rad zone is the first set of T's off the primary loop. They using an internal pump for the primary loop?

    The Laars cousin, the...
  8. You will need an oil burner tech's keen and...

    You will need an oil burner tech's keen and practiced eye to sort this out for you..
  9. Hmm. Gravity systems were out by '55. So it's...

    Hmm. Gravity systems were out by '55. So it's possible it is a converted steam job.

    No matter. Your plan to do home runs w/ manifolds, Fosta, is a great one. Put thermostatic radiator valves on...
  10. Thread: Boilers

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    What kind of domestic load are we talking?

    What kind of domestic load are we talking?
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    I'm not familiar with Knights reset curve...

    I'm not familiar with Knights reset curve adjustments, but if you can shift it to accomodate the CI rad emmitters that would be good. Resets work linearly, as far as I know there is no bang on below...
  12. And the oil industry eats it's young. Again....

    And the oil industry eats it's young. Again. Unbelievable.
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    You can run some Rohmar 9100 through it. Is it a...

    You can run some Rohmar 9100 through it. Is it a 100% water system or glycol'd?

    Keep in mind that the black boiler water is the good stuff. Dead, de-oxygenated gold.
  14. Your first mistake was to not replace the whole...

    Your first mistake was to not replace the whole thing. Fooling around with the burner nozzle and pump pressures isn't going to change anything. It SEEMS like it is, but the readings are happenstance....
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    "good hack work" LOL!

    "good hack work" LOL!
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    That's some funny stuff! If it's the supply...

    That's some funny stuff!

    If it's the supply plenum, bad. If it's the return plenum, only if they had no choice.
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    Musta been a humdinger for 5 pages to be...

    Musta been a humdinger for 5 pages to be vaporized :)
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    I'm pretty much spitting fire at the cavelier,...

    I'm pretty much spitting fire at the cavelier, general, and presumptuous
    internet statement about the BTU's per sq ft guess. 50-60 BTU's per sq ft???

    I just had a HO last week quote me the SAME...
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    The only homes that I would give a pass to with...

    The only homes that I would give a pass to with returns in the baths would be Andie McDowall's and Julianne Moore's. There is no possible way those women can emit any foul odors.
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    Count on more joints (read potential leak points)...

    Count on more joints (read potential leak points) with stick copper. I only use it for aesthetics on that rare job where the lineset has to run outside exposed horizontal for many many feet.
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    Been using my Yellow Jacket bender 10 years now....

    Been using my Yellow Jacket bender 10 years now. LOVE it. A lot of times am able to have just two connections, just like the liquid line :)
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    Do some more research on DV three pass boilers....

    Do some more research on DV three pass boilers. Then you can get at least Energy Star 86% +/- units. I know Buderus G115 (WS) can be had in DV, not sure if Burnham's MPO can be DV. I've done the...
  23. I have been seeing the utilities use pex type gas...

    I have been seeing the utilities use pex type gas piping for burial in the street/branch runs.

    I've even done burial with plastic for grills and generator installation.
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    You realize that electronics make the spark and...

    You realize that electronics make the spark and the gas valve work on modern atomospheric boilers?

    I may pick up a nail at any time driving, but it doesn't stop me from purchasing pneumatic tires.
  25. Apparently the inspectors are looking for...

    Apparently the inspectors are looking for positive grounding, and buried pipe won't cut it. Plus, they don't know if newer composite material was used, interrupting path.

    If there is a dedicated...
  26. Got it. I don't go backwards too much. Good then...

    Got it. I don't go backwards too much. Good then on the ground. Should be close to where the pipe enters the house, these days NEC wants #6 stranded either bare or green jacket. Big time enforced in...
  27. PVC joint connections are "solvent welded". Don't...

    PVC joint connections are "solvent welded". Don't hear that one too often though. :)
  28. Again, the bonding pertains to the gas pipe, not...

    Again, the bonding pertains to the gas pipe, not the PVC vent. Bonding=ground. Grounding=protection from lightning strikes and possible perforation of gas pipe.
  29. I have not dealt with that model, yet. :) But it...

    I have not dealt with that model, yet. :) But it sounds like a good concept, from what the rep was saying in the seminar I took last summer. Check your bonding :)
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    Have the tech come out during business hours and...

    Have the tech come out during business hours and get on the horn to HTP tech. He should be able to troubleshoot from there.
  31. CSST is the yellow gas pipe. Corrugated Stainless...

    CSST is the yellow gas pipe. Corrugated Stainless Steel Tube. Sorry for the confusion!
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    The Buderus GB125BE is condensing oil and can be...

    The Buderus GB125BE is condensing oil and can be direct vented. 91%+ AFUE. The Buderus G125BE is 90%+ and can be direct vented. Both tax credit qualified.
  33. Nice looking job. The Navien is the internal...

    Nice looking job. The Navien is the internal buffer tank model? Only nit I have is maybe you want to put at least a couple of two hole clamps on the CSST by the chimney in case something snags it and...
  34. And Mike: it's a boiler. Not a furnace :)

    And Mike: it's a boiler. Not a furnace :)
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    Excellent post. When you factor in the cost of...

    Excellent post.

    When you factor in the cost of re-lining a chimney, adding outdoor reset, adding a low water cutoff, control logic upgrades, a stone age atomospheric boiler actually will cost more...
  36. My house was a hodgepodge. Two boilers, one...

    My house was a hodgepodge. Two boilers, one steam, one hot water. It had steam heat, hot water baseboard, and hydro air. Oil. No A/C at the time.

    Ditched all the steam rads, piping, and the steam...
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    You might be thinking this is a gas furnace. It's...

    You might be thinking this is a gas furnace. It's not. The norm for oil atomospheric (like this bad boy) is 26 ga single wall galv to the chimney. 18" from combustibles.
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    You are using SS for single wall oil vent? Yowsa!...

    You are using SS for single wall oil vent? Yowsa! I'd like to see THAT barometric! :)
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    The pipe from the furnace to the chimney looks...

    The pipe from the furnace to the chimney looks typical. I see no problem. Nice looking install.
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    I'm not sure what we are talking about here. T...

    I'm not sure what we are talking about here. T Pride offers a 2 stage Riello option on the OH6. This looks like an OH6 but it could have a regular burner on it.
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    I've installed Laars Mascots and Triangle Tube...

    I've installed Laars Mascots and Triangle Tube Excellence units, but they are really better suited for 1 bath jobs like condo's, cottages.

    Is your current water storage tank an indirect or direct...
  42. Looks like one zone to me. You can't mix fin...

    Looks like one zone to me.

    You can't mix fin tube with cast iron on the same zone. The fin tube will cool off way before the other cast iron rads will and you will be uncomfortable in the fin tube...
  43. I have no words. Well, a couple. Why did he...

    I have no words.

    Well, a couple. Why did he put the pipes outside the enclosure? And why did the lower pipe get run UNDER the enclosure?

    Are you mixing fin tube with cast iron rads on the same...
  44. What a moronic statement.

    What a moronic statement.
  45. My email is in profile, not sure how to PM.

    My email is in profile, not sure how to PM.
  46. LOL! It's got dead batts anyway at the moment. I...

    LOL! It's got dead batts anyway at the moment. I was having some trouble getting my email in profile. If the OP responds, I'll pursue it further..

    Dang computers. :)
  47. If Beenthere can assist, I may be able to help. I...

    If Beenthere can assist, I may be able to help. I am in Fairfield County.
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    What does the radiant design say for loop...

    What does the radiant design say for loop spacing, lengths, water temps, flow rates, floor loading, head loss? What is the infiltration rate, the water table, and the R-value of the floor coverings?...
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    Listen to the guys here, have a prefab pan made,...

    Listen to the guys here, have a prefab pan made, slip it under, then plop a wet switch that senses moisture in it. Have a pro wire it up and done.

    It's funny, I'm not sure if it's code here in CT,...
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    Let's not get too excited here. Someone may have...

    Let's not get too excited here. Someone may have raised the feeder pressure for some reason..height possibly? Keeping air in solution better? Antifreeze? Maybe the gauge is off a few psi -what a...
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