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Regarding the LEDs on the Taco 504: It is most...

Regarding the LEDs on the Taco 504: It is most likely set up for domestic hot water priority. If there is a call for domestic hot water, it won't allow the space heating circuits to operate until the...
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In my personal opinion, any unvented fuel burning...

In my personal opinion, any unvented fuel burning appliance should be outlawed. As a service person & firefighter, I've seen too many problems with them.
02-05-21, 11:28 AM
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When you are running in the "fan on" mode, the...

When you are running in the "fan on" mode, the fan will usually run on the cooling speed. What seems to be happening with yours is the fan runs on the heating speed for the 100 seconds then goes into...
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The motors should all have labels showing the amp...

The motors should all have labels showing the amp draw. They may be hard to get to & read but I would certainly think a 5700 watt generator would handle the load.
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Please post a couple of pictures of the boiler &...

Please post a couple of pictures of the boiler & boiler tank.
01-30-21, 12:06 PM
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How cold is it in the attic? You could have a...

How cold is it in the attic? You could have a frozen condensate trap or line.
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tomf63, If you look closely at the gauge...

tomf63,
If you look closely at the gauge picture, the outer scale is in feet of water which is showing about 60. The inner scale is in psi & showing slightly over 20. Easy mistake to make since most...
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The 8184 (grey box) is a basic oil burner primary...

The 8184 (grey box) is a basic oil burner primary with no adjustments or display. The 7284 is a modern control which wil allow you to set the safety timing (most people use 15 seconds). It also...
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Intermittent problems are the toughest to...

Intermittent problems are the toughest to troubleshoot. What you describe is often caused by a sticking draft damper BUT not always.
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Here is the manual for your boiler:...

Here is the manual for your boiler: https://uticaboilers.com/sites/default/files/2426.pdf
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Like every coin, there are two sides to this one....

Like every coin, there are two sides to this one. You will save some money on gas but often the little bit of heat from the pilot helps to minimize rust on the flueways of the boiler. This is...
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A soft brush such as a dust brush you might use...

A soft brush such as a dust brush you might use on a woodworking bench, or even a paint brush, might be a better choice than something wet to clean the fins.
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Those are convectors. When in good condition,...

Those are convectors. When in good condition, they are excellent heat emitters. It would take several feet of baseboard to replace 1 foot of convector.
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Without drilling more holes & repiping, it looks...

Without drilling more holes & repiping, it looks like you're stuck with what you have. I would call the installer back & make them fix it per the installation manual. While they are at it, they can...
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85, Why are you changing the expansion tank?

85,
Why are you changing the expansion tank?
03-11-20, 08:12 AM
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There are almost countless causes for...

There are almost countless causes for intermittent ignition failure. Since you recently had someone there who changed the filter, let's start with the fuel system.:
You will need a 3/8" wrench, a...
03-02-20, 08:09 AM
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Check all of your wiring for loose or dirty...

Check all of your wiring for loose or dirty connections. If need be, get an electrician to follow the wiring all the way back to the breaker panel. Bad connections & power surges are the major cause...
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Cartman: With all due respect to Spott, don't use...

Cartman: With all due respect to Spott, don't use that type of swaging tool. It's way too easy to puncture the pipe below the concrete. I only use the ones for a specific size tubing. They are all...
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You can try whatever you want but, in my opinion,...

You can try whatever you want but, in my opinion, you will be ahead of the game to call a skilled professional.
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For heating systems you need to use a PEX with an...

For heating systems you need to use a PEX with an oxygen barrier. Ordinary PEX for plumbing will cause problems. You will still have to adapt from the copper to PEX. When using Shark Bite fittings...
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If you have air conditioning, I would suggest...

If you have air conditioning, I would suggest changing the low return grilles to registers which can be closed and adding a grille at the top of the stud space. The purpose of doing this is, in the...
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As a general rule. If the boiler isn't leaking,...

As a general rule. If the boiler isn't leaking, don't replace it. It's not uncommon to see boilers 40 & 50 years old. If you are thinking about energy cost savings, it would take forever to pay for a...
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Control circuit boards are really particular...

Control circuit boards are really particular about the line & low voltage wiring. Make sure the polarity is correct and the grounds are good.
01-09-20, 12:58 PM
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Have you verified the heat tape is actually...

Have you verified the heat tape is actually working? Why people install condensing furnaces in areas where theyi can freeze is beyond me.
01-03-20, 07:05 PM
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A 2000 watt generator would easily handle the...

A 2000 watt generator would easily handle the boiler & give you enough left over for a few lights.
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