Jumping primary "F" terminals


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Old 11-27-15, 05:21 PM
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Jumping primary "F" terminals

Hello all:

I've been reading a lot of conflicting information on the internet about how to, and how long you can leave the "F" terminals on a primary jumped. If I want to leave the terminals jumped, for say five minutes while doing testing, will I cause any harm? BTW, I'm talking about a basic Honeywell/Tradeline model R8184G, the one with the red reset button.

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Old 12-01-15, 04:15 PM
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Jumping the F-F terminals will bypass the safety circuit in the Honeywell primary control. Doing so will not harm the control whatsoever, I do it to make priming the pump faster. HOWEVER, once the control turns off (boiler reaches temp or manually reset), the control will NOT allow the burner to restart, it's a safety feature courtesy of Honeywell I suppose.
 
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Old 12-08-15, 08:34 PM
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Thanks for the reply and apologies for not responding sooner. I was afraid I might burn out my ignition transformer.

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