Taco valve not working properly


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Old 10-26-14, 07:56 AM
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Taco valve not working properly

Hello, I have baseboard heating with a 3 zone taco valve which I'm receiving continuous heat in the manual position only. The automatic position is not triggering the thermostat. Will changing the taco head solve my problem and can I DIY. Thanks
 
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Old 10-26-14, 08:29 AM
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You mean ONE of the THREE zones is malfunctioning? The other two are working properly?

Do you have a multimeter and know how to use it?
 
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Yes the thermostat is not controlling the heat. I only have one taco valve zone Supplying heat to my condo, however the only way I can get heat is when I push the lever on the taco zone valve in the continuos mode ( manual)
 
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I have baseboard heating with a 3 zone taco valve
OK, you're confusing me... sorry...

You have only ONE Taco zone valve, and I think what you meant at first is that it is a THREE WAY valve.

In other words, there are three pipes connected to that valve.

Is that correct? I think it is what you mean...

Since you are in a condo, are the repairs to the heat YOUR responsibility? or do you pay maintenance fees to cover the cost of repairs? Check your contract, why should you have to pay for it if it's included in the maintenance contract?

If you are responsible for this, yes, it is easy to change the power head of a Taco valve.

Read this:

http://www.taco-hvac.com/uploads/Fil...ry/102-076.pdf

Tell me the exact model of the valve and I'll let you know what to buy.
 
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Yes in unfortunately I am responsible for maintaining my heat inside my unit. The taco zone valve model is 571-2. Thank you for helping me
 
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Old 10-26-14, 01:22 PM
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You need this power head:

555-050RP - Taco 555-050RP - Zone Valve Power Head (Series 570)

You're welcome, and good luck!
 
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If you have a Lowes near you they have them there for $76 or at least my local ones do. 5 minute job.
 
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Lowes have them there for $76
This would be an advantage for living in the Northeast. In the Midwest, no big-box stores stock components for hot-water heating - not even a circulator pump, an expansion tank, or an air eliminator. For many, many decades, once natural gas became readily available, all new houses were built with forced air heat. I'm one of the last of the Mohicans, along with owners of legacy, older houses, once fired with coal.

Maybe my life be would be simpler if I moved to the Northeast? (Rhetorical question, don't answer that.)
 
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Maybe my life be would be simpler if I moved to the Northeast?
Come on over! First round is on me!
 
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Come on over! First round is on me!
Thanks, that is a very generous and tempting offer. But, I regret to say that I have gone from beer to vodka martinis. Sorry, but thanks anyway. I'll stay here.
 
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I like a nice Martini from time to time, I'll come to you! Cheers!
 
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OK, move to the Midwest, I'll pour you a dry martini (olive or twist, up or on the rocks?). But then, you will have some major problems to confront. Limited boiler replacement parts, except over the internet. And then, what to do with the big $ between what you sell your house for in New Jersey, and a replacement abode here. And what to do with the savings from using natural gas?
 
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And then, what to do with the big $ between what you sell your house for in New Jersey, and a replacement abode here. And what to do with the savings from using natural gas?
More money to buy beer to wash the taste of the Martini's out of my mouth! ha ha ha

But then, I bet you don't have a big supply of Sam Adams at your local Spirits Unlimited, do you?
 
 

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