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Adding a solar water system to an existing tank?

Im looking at adding a small solar hot water system to my vacation home. Id like to keep my costs down so i dont want or really need an elaborate system. I have an existing 40gallong electric tank...
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i suppose i could just let it be which is fine...

i suppose i could just let it be which is fine but i am trying to work it out of the system. at this point i dont even need it except for back up to the wood furnace which i am new too. i used it...
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how low can my aquastat settings be?

finally got the solar hw system installed on my house today. works good even though it is cold out. i tied it in line after the boiler so i could pick up some preheated water from that while its...
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sadly what they say is true. most newer systems...

sadly what they say is true. most newer systems are cold start capable but the older ones that werent used for that or ones that were but never tempered to it often have leaks. i can shut mine down...
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how much is your oil prices? as of today its...

how much is your oil prices? as of today its 3.55 a gallon. anyway ive been researching my idea a bit more. the tank i was gonna use was a 50 gallon from a flip i did. its still got a 9 year...
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i meant my electric setup would be free. my all...

i meant my electric setup would be free. my all in electric rate is around 12cents per kwh. my power is national grid so i lose that big rebate. but the $3000 total isnt to shaby. ill have to...
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thats good to know but im not seeing much in ma....

thats good to know but im not seeing much in ma. for incentives. the reason i can't go with solar right off the bat is the cost. seems like the cheapest system i can find is $2000 or more for...
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Posted By kit352

electric water heater with boiler.

well i had to fill my oil tank today. $3.50 a gallon at 200 gallons is alot. ive made the decision to try to cut my costs and figured my hot water supply is the best bang for the buck. id like to...
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he gave me simple stuff. various guages for...

he gave me simple stuff. various guages for setting electrodes and nozzles, bunch of charts, some spare parts to tinker with. im looking into the voc. classes now since part time school is way out...
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its been over 2 days with the new transformer and...

its been over 2 days with the new transformer and all seems well. hasnt run like this for a while. im hoping trhe problems are over. it seems the transformer had an intermitant problem from what...
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here ya go grady- 1-sometimes it will refire...

here ya go grady-

1-sometimes it will refire just by hitting the reset button. if it doesnt fire on that cycle (about 1 min) i shut the power off and open the door and wipe the nozzle. starts...
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well the problem came back 23hrs and $110 later. ...

well the problem came back 23hrs and $110 later. said maybe the transformer was bad after all and replaced it with a new style ignitor thats puts out 14k and replaced the old electrodes and cad eye....
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Posted By kit352

as far as the transformer goes he did the secret...

as far as the transformer goes he did the secret test and said it was fine. that alone was worth the cost of the service cause i wasnt gonna do it. as far as the nozzle goes it seems to have fixed...
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well had the tech come. started by cleaning the...

well had the tech come. started by cleaning the pump screen which wasnt that bad he said. then readjusted the electrodes and noticed the nozzle. even though the boiler said 85-80b and thats what...
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i think ive got a spare transformer around...

i think ive got a spare transformer around somewere i might through in. im not gonna use the special multipurpose testing tool cause i know somehow, someway ill get the s--- shocked out of me. i...
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Posted By kit352

no, i didnt. i was told it would have no effect...

no, i didnt. i was told it would have no effect on my situation and i wasnt really sure how to go about it any way. i didnt want to screw the pump up. if you think its worth it ill order the parts...
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got the tool and bent them into position. they...

got the tool and bent them into position. they were a little shorter than the ones i saw but i got them into shape. same issue. the blower will turn on but no flame. all i have to do is open it...
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well heres the update. i finally recieved my new...

well heres the update. i finally recieved my new nozzles and installed them. the flame is much better now. its a uniform cone shape instead of the shaky one from before. its also alot quieter...
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Posted By kit352

beckett burner. model afg that takes a .85x80b...

beckett burner. model afg that takes a .85x80b nozzle at 1gpm. the boiler a utica starfire 3 #sfh3100wt. burner assembley seems rather new but the boiler is getting very long in the tooth. on a...
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Posted By kit352

well heres the update. changed the filter, the...

well heres the update. changed the filter, the old one was really bad and had lots of crud in it. flushed the line somewhat with fresh oil. cleaned the pump filter (im not sure i did it right but...
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Posted By kit352

its not that im uncomfortable with doing it just...

its not that im uncomfortable with doing it just unfamiliar with it. ill go as far as i can with out the help then call them. somethings i jsut dont know about so ill list what i can and cant do.
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Posted By kit352

i agree. filter is easy, just gotta get the part...

i agree. filter is easy, just gotta get the part number. dont know anything about the pump screen and i looked at replacing the nozzle but i was worried about removing the elctrodes and not getting...
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Posted By kit352

well heres an update. the boiler continues to go...

well heres an update. the boiler continues to go out still but now wont even light at times. i opened the door and cleaned the nozzle with a clean rag being careful not to hit the electrodes. it...
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Posted By kit352

only vaguely. im better with propane. it does...

only vaguely. im better with propane. it does run fine after you reset it though. it could go for days or hours im not sure what triggers it.
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Posted By kit352

utica oil burner keeps going out.

i bought a new house with 10 year old utica oil burner for baseboard and hot water. i had it serviced about 6 mths ago and the tech said it still had a few years left in and that it looked ok. my...
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