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Just a thought here as long as this is a total...

Just a thought here as long as this is a total gut job, have you or any of your contractors considered in-floor radiant heat? The initial expense is well worth the superior comfort.
Also, don't let...
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Good catch on that being a high-e boiler. That...

Good catch on that being a high-e boiler. That being an Alpine 105 it needs either a Taco 0014 or a Grundfoss 26-99. Not getting enough flow through the boiler can cause short cycling issues and...
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If the existing pump has a suffix "IFC" then you...

If the existing pump has a suffix "IFC" then you have to put one back that is designated as the same. The IFC stands for " integral flow check" and unless you plan on adding a separate flow check...
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The auto fill should only come on if the unit...

The auto fill should only come on if the unit detects low pressure. What model combi do you have?
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What type of heat emitters do you have? Fin tube...

What type of heat emitters do you have? Fin tube baseboard? Cast iron radiators? In floor radiant? What are your supply and return temperatures? Is your boiler piped in a primary/secondary...
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I have to disagree with you spott. Steam pipes...

I have to disagree with you spott. Steam pipes have to be pitched away from the boiler towards the returns. If they are pitched back towards the boiler the steam and condensate will fight each other...
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You have a cross connection somewhere. A single...

You have a cross connection somewhere. A single handle shower valve maybe or a washing machine solenoid valve. I have even seen a single handle kitchen faucet cross over even though the handle was...
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The top right plug is where you need to install a...

The top right plug is where you need to install a bleeder. Make sure it's a hot water bleed valve and not a steam air vent. Turn your boiler off, turn the valve for the supply off, drain the boiler...
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That hex/allen head is a plug where a bleeder...

That hex/allen head is a plug where a bleeder should be. Don't take that out (if you can even get it out) while the system is under pressure! 12 PSI may not seem like much but once it starts...
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The water level should not be disappearing from...

The water level should not be disappearing from the gauge glass. If it does it means the boiler needs skimming to rid it of all oil and flux from the new boiler itself and the new pipes.
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Grady, you know this! You can only accurately...

Grady, you know this! You can only accurately check the expansion tank air pressure when there is zero pressure on the water side!
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That price is not out of line for that job.

That price is not out of line for that job.
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If the boiler is igniting and then going out, you...

If the boiler is igniting and then going out, you probably need to clean or replace your spark ignition pilot assembly. Seems like it is not recognizing flame.
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The only thing I can think of is that the...

The only thing I can think of is that the electric elements,which are now running up to thier high limit without OD reset, remain hot after a call for heat is satisfied. The pump is no longer...
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Spott

. Spott, R-C are your 24v transformer terminals from the onboard transformer of the relay. G is just the contact for energizing the relay from R when the thermostat closes and brings 24volt to it....
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I just want you to test the continuity of the...

I just want you to test the continuity of the thermostat wires, not connected to anything. Disconnect the wires from R-G at the relay, disconnect from R-W at the stat, twist the unconnected wires...
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Yes, jumping R-G at the relay should turn the...

Yes, jumping R-G at the relay should turn the boiler if the relay is good. If you have replaced the T-stat you can most likely rule that out as well. If you jump your R-W wires at the stat and it...
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The Tekmar is only an aquastat in that it...

The Tekmar is only an aquastat in that it controls the burner circuit ONLY. It does not control the circulator. You still need a high limit aquastat and a circulator control much like the 7234
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Is there a flow-check valve directly above the...

Is there a flow-check valve directly above the circulator? That's usually where the rattling comes from.
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@Pjmax... He's got an HTP Super-Stor indirect,...

@Pjmax...
He's got an HTP Super-Stor indirect, not a storage tank off a coil!
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You would not need a high/low setting aquastat...

You would not need a high/low setting aquastat since you don't have a domestic hot water coil in the boiler that would need to keep the boiler at a minimum temperature all the time to keep your water...
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Only 12 years old.. how long should things last?...

Only 12 years old.. how long should things last? It has actually been doing it's job. If the boiler pressure is greater than the pressure on the inlet side, which it is when you shut the water down...
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My feeling is it is not the control at all but...

My feeling is it is not the control at all but the coil needs cleaning and descaling. You have classic symptoms.
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Good catch on the expansion tank, Spott. It most...

Good catch on the expansion tank, Spott. It most definitely is a thermal tank and not a hydronic tank! Note the 3/4 x 1/2 reducer !
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Are you absolutely positive that you have the...

Are you absolutely positive that you have the a/stat wired correctly? If I recall you want to be wired to R-B, open on temperature rise. Follow the wiring inside the cover. One way is open on rise,...
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