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Nice to read that mbarone is making progress. ...

Nice to read that mbarone is making progress.

mbarone should first determine existing boiler capacity on coldest days. For easy, accurate way to find it see DH posts on this link:
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At Nest terminals try switching wires that go to...

At Nest terminals try switching wires that go to Rh and W1.
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To key to understanding LED lighting is two basic...

To key to understanding LED lighting is two basic parts.

First LED basic chips/elements which use a few volts DC are very reliable.

Second the electronics to provide these few volts is often...
01-02-21, 11:10 AM
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Here is photo of DH zone control panel mentioned...

Here is photo of DH zone control panel mentioned in Post #7 showing easy to see wiring. No zones were active so only LED for 24 volt power was lit.

White page on upper left List 4 step to activate...
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Lock washers also hold well and easier to remove...

Lock washers also hold well and easier to remove then those with Loctite, especially in hard to reach place.

Once a lock nut is loosened a turn or so, can spin off with fingers.
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DH for 60 years has been going to China and knows...

DH for 60 years has been going to China and knows how things work there.

2John valve is "Bu-hao” in Mandarin Chinese means “no good”.

Valve body is probably low grade and porous. Gasket is...
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A temporary quick fix might be to wrap it with...

A temporary quick fix might be to wrap it with band of rubber or soft gasket material and tighten worm gear hose clamp around it. And maybe first coat area with some kind of sealer.
12-07-20, 10:00 AM
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Posted By doughess

A Picture

Without going through a lot of trouble shooting, causes of many problems due to printed circuit boards can be found with closed visual inspection. Fix is often just bad connection or debris on...
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Subject of thread is how to handle leakage. The...

Subject of thread is how to handle leakage. The various solutions can raise a number of related ones.

When fixing or repairing something DH always looks for way to make things better.

Getting...
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Leaks around circulator flanges are common....

Leaks around circulator flanges are common. Installing nuts bolt on top reduces issues from rust, easing removal. Annually put a few drops on oil on them just in case.

Gaskets made with black...
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Boiler water pressure gauges are often way off...

Boiler water pressure gauges are often way off and should be verifiied. Here are old DIY links on subject
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11-27-20, 05:48 PM
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Am not into wild scenarios or afterlife. ...

Am not into wild scenarios or afterlife.

Home had major damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Generator powered for 2 weeks. Town put red notice No Occupancy on front door. When police told us to...
08-14-20, 10:47 PM
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A gasoline generator at 10,000 watts, when run on...

A gasoline generator at 10,000 watts, when run on natural gas will put out 8,000 watts, 20% less.
On propane it will be 10,000 watts.

Thinks the start - run watts is BS. Yes, some generators...
08-07-20, 08:44 AM
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Frequently loose power here for days on end. Have...

Frequently loose power here for days on end. Have 7.5 kw alternator with natural gas adapter on wheeled cart (is not covered by building codes). Has range type 50 amp male power cord that plugs into...
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Cover has UL labels. My son's Battery Fairy must...

Cover has UL labels. My son's Battery Fairy must have been there.
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Was faced with same question on 30 year old duct...

Was faced with same question on 30 year old duct work when original aluminum foil covered rock wool insulation developed many issues.

Added new cover using white plastic winter boat cover...
07-25-20, 11:56 AM
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Many "3 in 1" oils have solvents and rust...

Many "3 in 1" oils have solvents and rust proofing chemicals that should not be used on electric motors with porous bronze or ball bearings.

I have old, classic can labeled 3-in-One, Household...
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There is no ideal attic temperature. The idea is...

There is no ideal attic temperature. The idea is to reduce attic air temperature with ventilation as close as practical to outside air temperate to reduce room/house AC heat load. It is great way to...
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For ceiling fans the question is not the box, but...

For ceiling fans the question is not the box, but the strength of bracket attaching it to beams. There are special assemblies for ceiling fans and heavy chandeliers. Here is typical one:
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06-21-20, 09:51 PM
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Rule # 1 never run roof top lightening rod...

Rule # 1 never run roof top lightening rod conductors thru interiors. Always keep it exterior. The idea is to provide short, direct path to earth ground rod. A giant bolt will probably burn up the...
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rock13979...

rock13979 (https://www.doityourself.com/forum/members/576589-rock13979) pump may be a B&G Series 100 that was widely used in residences.

A far better choice is Grundfos Alpha2 pump @ $175 with...
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Re kettlin-1 Would not worry about small...

Re kettlin-1 Would not worry about small differences in pressure at points in system.

With properly sized expansion tanks pressure should not vary more than a couple of pounds over wide range of...
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First thing to do is verify actual boil pressure....

First thing to do is verify actual boil pressure. The majority of boiler pressure gauges are defective or inaccurate.
The original boiler gauges are often junk.

I installed a second 4" gauge as...
03-14-20, 08:08 PM
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Posted By doughess

The issues raised by thread starter TheMadNucleus...

The issues raised by thread starter TheMadNucleus (https://www.doityourself.com/forum/members/642892-themadnucleus) and in many other DIY threads might have been avoided or solved more easterly with...
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Posted By doughess

When properly maintained, boilers do not have...

When properly maintained, boilers do not have establish lifetime.

I have 70 year old Weil-McLain boiler that operates at 86% efficiency. Would replace it only if irreparable leaks develop.
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