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Help with Riello Burner on Buderus (Short Cycling)

Hi all, Hoping you can help me out.

I purchased a house with a Buderus Logano G215 paired with a Riello 40 F5 burner that provides DHW and 3 zones of heating via circulators feeding hydro air...
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Help Sizing Main trunk(s) size

I have a quick question. I am designing my main trunks for my 2.5 ton AC system. From what I read I need about 1000CFM of air flow. I read somewhere but can't find it now that I just need to size...
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Don't know what brand your are looking for but...

Don't know what brand your are looking for but during my selection process I called the local supply houses to see what brands of pex they carried. I thought I remember some selling 20' sticks of...
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Curious about your plates..i might/will be adding...

Curious about your plates..i might/will be adding radiant for the kitchen. Currently I have about 600sq ft of space in the kitchen. about 10x10 area is a breakfast nook with windows on 2 sides that...
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Thanks for all the advice. I think I am too far...

Thanks for all the advice. I think I am too far along with my 6 zone circ design to go back now. Not to say that it won't need to be tweaked after everything is running.

As for zoning into less...
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Ok, so for those who don't want to read my long...

Ok, so for those who don't want to read my long story, the good news is the burner is working and didn't need to replace the gas valve.

So here is the long version of what happened. I cleaned the...
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OK, this boiler is putting up a tough fight. The...

OK, this boiler is putting up a tough fight. The other night I went to test the aquastat again by playing with the temp dial. Once the boiler guage got to 170deg (aquastat dial still at 140deg) I...
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Well I didn't make it in time to get the aquastat...

Well I didn't make it in time to get the aquastat :-( Damn rush hour traffic.

I did buy the crimp tool, although I would have liked the electric or air powered one I couldn't justify spending...
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The pex I'm using is hePex from Wirsbo(uponor)...

The pex I'm using is hePex from Wirsbo(uponor) now. It does have an O2 barrier.

http://www.uponor.us/index.php?id=109


The tubing is rated to 200F, so I thought I may have ruined what I had...
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Yes the aquastat was working. The entire house...

Yes the aquastat was working. The entire house was winterized while on the market. Then was un-winterized and the whole boiler system and gas lines were given the full once over by a pro plumber. I...
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Yes they come from the SR506 zone panel ...

Yes they come from the SR506 zone panel



Don't know where the ground wire is. I would have to look when I go back. Since this wiring is old it may pre-date the ground wiring and most likely...
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I thought you'd never ask. I took a few pics last...

I thought you'd never ask. I took a few pics last night hoping they would help

http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q276/rmelo99/Boiler%20Brooklawn/?action=view&current=DSC02991.jpg
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I haven't touched the aquastat on this boiler...

I haven't touched the aquastat on this boiler other than taking the TT wire from the old relays that ran the old circs and tying it to my new SR506. So since it hasn't left the boiler I haven't had...
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Ok, so I went over for a couple hrs of...

Ok, so I went over for a couple hrs of troubleshooting. I disconnected the new ET and measured the pressure, I got a reading of 11psi. I then filled with more air to 15PSI.

I adjusted the feed...
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Thanks for the advice, and I also am a K.I.S.S....

Thanks for the advice, and I also am a K.I.S.S. guy. That is why I chose to go the 6 circulator route instead of trying to architect a design using a combo of circs and zone valves

This way each...
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I knew there had to be a reason no one was...

I knew there had to be a reason no one was replying!!

Not trying to scare anyone. I am using 1/2" Pex tubing which holds less than 1 gallon of water per 100'. So far I only have connected 2 zones...
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http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q276/rmelo99/Bo...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q276/rmelo99/Boiler%20Brooklawn/DSC02907.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q276/rmelo99/Boiler%20Brooklawn/DSC02929.jpg
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Ok, so I connected up 2 zones. I tested out the...

Ok, so I connected up 2 zones. I tested out the circs by jumpering the terminals for each on the SR506. I then proceeded to turn on the boiler.

BTW: The 2 ET's that I had were both bad. I pressed...
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Do you happen to have a model # on that old B&G?...

Do you happen to have a model # on that old B&G? See if we can do a spec comparision with the new grundfos.

Still could be air, do you have any auto air elimination near the boiler? Like a little...
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It is certainly possible to install it backwards....

It is certainly possible to install it backwards. There is usually and arrow on the cast metal of the pump indicating the direction it pumps. If it is on the pipe coming out of the boiler(usually the...
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I didn't forget about wiring up the generator,...

I didn't forget about wiring up the generator, just forgot that you might not know how to do it :-( Sorry bout that.

NJ is probably right about not finding a generator since you aren't the only...
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Lighting the burners won't help b/c you will...

Lighting the burners won't help b/c you will still need power to run your circulators to get the water moving.

Is getting a gas/diesel generator not an option? It will be much less costly than if...
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Here is a pic of how the 2 tank setup was before....

Here is a pic of how the 2 tank setup was before. I think they had 2 tanks because of the LARGE amount of water in the system. These are 60's and I think the next size up is 90 so maybe that wasn't...
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Ok, so I have built the entire return and supply...

Ok, so I have built the entire return and supply manifolds. I got my unions in on each. The unions helped when I had a few minor drips between some of the tees in the supply manifold. Otherwise the...
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- I did put in a union in on the return side to...

- I did put in a union in on the return side to facilitate a boilerswap. Since I cannot remove that vertical piece on the supply side, I would have to put the union in on the horizontal section, is...
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