Buderus boiler problems


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Old 08-23-11, 08:37 PM
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Grady I think yer right... that just might be a fireplace there... kinda odd place to have one though, but ya never know these days! Let's hope it's a separate flue passage.

Re: the barometric damper... I wonder if that is a tee stuck into the thimble and the damper is on the left side of the tee... another big no-no!

And to think it looked so nice to me at first!
 
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Old 08-24-11, 12:49 PM
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Mike, I still don't see the LWCO. If you are looking at the grey box on the top of the boiler, that's the aquastat. I do see something black on the other side of the aquastat & was thinking it was the gauge but could be the Guard Dog. Capped manifolds are fine. The caps provide easy future addition of piping for more zones. The air vent is atop the extrol tank.

Trooper, I suspect & hope that thimble just goes thru the brick, wall, & out the other side to another flue. According to the install manual a barometric is optional.
 
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Old 08-24-11, 12:53 PM
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Yeah Grady, he took the other pics down.

I remeber now that the LWCO was down low below the gauge you see in the back.

And one of the issues in the discussion i think was it was too low and should have been mounted higher.

Mike NJ
 
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Old 08-24-11, 02:06 PM
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As long as it is above the minimum water level of the boiler & in an area not likely to get air bubbles, it should be alright. I prefer to put them a foot or so above the boiler & in the verticle supply piping.
 
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Old 08-24-11, 06:42 PM
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The water feed should actually be fed into the area of no pressure change, between the expansion tank and the system. Am I mis-understanding that the SR relay light goes out when the boiler goes into LWCO? That should not be. Higher boiler pressure the more air the water holds.
 
 

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