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Isn't there a way to get full reset by piping primary/secondary?
 
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Old 02-15-11, 04:13 PM
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can I just strap a thermocouple to the return line and monitor the temps? I definitely don't want to risk damaging the boiler with too low of a temp.
Sure... keep in mind that any damage isn't going to happen in like weeks... maybe not even months... so if you do see it low, no need for alarm... and also understand that it's the LONG TERM condensation that is the big issue. ALL systems condense at some point. As long as the burn cycle is long enough to bring the temp up in like 5 minutes or so, and dry the thing out, no problem.
 
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Old 02-15-11, 04:15 PM
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Isn't there a way to get full reset by piping primary/secondary?
Depends on whether you are talking about SYSTEM RESET, or BOILER RESET...
 
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I think it would be system reset in the case I mentioned. Is one better than the other?
 
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I think it would be system reset in the case I mentioned. Is one better than the other?
Not sure how to answer this... obviously if you have a conventional boiler, you can only do a partial reset on the boiler... but still can do a full reset on the system if piped properly.

So, is one better? It all depends on the equipment.
 
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I guess my question would be better framed as this: Is one more efficient than the other? From a comfort standpoint, I would think a full reset is best whether its a system or boiler reset.
 
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Thanks for all the help guys

The 260 and 076 indoor sensor have been ordered and are on the way. I'll be sure to report back after it's been installed....I'm sure there will be some more questions.
 
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Greetings! I came upon this thread totally by accident while searching on "generator".
Here is the thread regarding the 256 and DHW priority:
http://forum.doityourself.com/boiler...hot-water.html
The relay is a little "chattery" when switching off, but otherwise, everything's fine.
Thanks again for the help.
I've run the heater on a real crappy generator with no problems - as opposed to the electronics on my front load washer (not run), which complains even with the better generator!
 
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Thanks for the info VF...glad to hear you got the DHW working well with the 256. I got the 260, and it's up and running.

We lost power the other day, and the 260 ran just fine on the generator.
 
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You're welcome. The 260, in retrospect, would've been better, but I console myself that I saved some money.

Good for you on the generator power! It's good to know you can heat your house with no problem in an outage. I've heard people having problems with pellet stoves too for some reason. My washer just does a lot of blinking and beeping!
 
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