Need specific outdoor reset unit recomendation for new oil boiler

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Old 09-15-09, 08:56 AM
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Need specific outdoor reset unit recomendation for new oil boiler

Hello. I need a specific manufacturer/part # for an outdoor reset control that would install and work well with the residential Peerless boilers (probably WBV-03 or maybe Pro-03).

When I set up my new boiler I'm going to do it just stock/simple so that the burner tech can tweak it properly. Afterward, I plan on putting in an automatic damper, and an outdoor reset -- I just need a specific part number suggestion to get moving. Thanks for your suggestions.
 
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The Tekmar model 260 is tried and true.
 
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Tekmar is good! Easy wiring and good features.
 
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Thanks ... that was very helpful!
 
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Old 09-15-09, 06:29 PM
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If you are going to use a Taco multi-zone relay might want to consider a taco PC-700 which plugs into their EXP zone controllers.
 
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happy owner of a tekmar 260 here. (note also that the electronic guts of the Taco pc-700 are built/programmed by tekmar, and so are the guts of a bunch of other branded control systems.)
 
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Quick question ... I ordered a tekmar 260 (haven't picked up yet), but I'm wondering if the tekmar 256 would be more appropriate for me.

I don't have a DHW yet ... right now I have electric hot water and plan on keeping it at least until the unit dies. After which, I could possibly convert over.

The 260 is 2x the cost of the 256, but then again I would probably have to throw away the 256 if I ever upgraded to DHW ... or is there some low-cost way to upgrade the 256 later on -- perhaps some add-on that handles priority like one of those taco zone controllers?

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I think the 260 is a bit more robust. In particular it supports an indoor sensor and you have better control of the reset curves, IIRC.

And if you eventually go with an indirect, you're covered. There is no 'upgrading' from one to another. The DHW controls in the 260 are very good.

Doing a Taco upgrade with plug-in modules, -EXP control, etc. ends up costing as much or more than what you get with the 260 itself.
 
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I find in my area the Taco ODR and Exp control is cheaper that a Tekmar 260 and multi-zone relay and can control boiler and DHW tank. . Might want to look into it. The Taco does not have the indoor sensor function which is nice but an added option on price.
 
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