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Or maybe you got the wires swapped on the pickup...

Or maybe you got the wires swapped on the pickup coils. Is this a pre 1998 engine with the plastic cams? Could be a bad cam gear too.
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Sounds like the timing is off. Did you remove...

Sounds like the timing is off. Did you remove the flywheel?
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Agree with checking the pressure switch first. ...

Agree with checking the pressure switch first. The contacts become pitted and won't close properly. A new one is under $25 so it is a good place to start. It is also possible that the nipple...
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Best way to remove air from fin tube baseboard system

My hydronic system has 3 zones with circulators. Last spring I wanted to get all the air out so I forced water through the 3 purge stations until it was a solid stream of water. All was well. As...
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Boiler piping

I moved into a home with a high efficiency boiler but one thing about the piping has me perplexed. Outside the boiler is a section of pipe directly connecting the supply and returns. The...
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Well turns out the stem kit for this vintage 220...

Well turns out the stem kit for this vintage 220 valve is obsolete. According to Taco it requires a full valve replace. If I do replace it will not be with another Taco thats for sure.
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Taco 220 Flochek rattling noise

Moved into a 1960s house with hydronic heat - 3 zones. Noticed a persistent rattling coming from the pipes on one side of the house when heat is on. Went into the crawlspace and pinpointed the...
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I guess a check valve in the suction line is...

I guess a check valve in the suction line is worth a shot. Otherwise I'm out thousands to replace the foot valve and/or search for a leak in the well pipe.
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Well slowly loses pressure No leak in house.

Deep well jet pump turns on every 20 minutes. Watched pressure gauge slowly drop after reaching cutoff 50psi. I closed the ball valve between tank and house and same thing continues. Brand new...
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Outdoor Reset kit for Triangle Tube Prestige Excellence - Part?

Moving to house in Connecticut with TT PE110 LPG system previous owner installed 5 years ago. Noticed there is no outdoor reset sensor connected to it. I think the boiler came with one but the...
11-02-18, 10:01 AM
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Is there code form minimum height of crawlspace?

Just bought a house built in 1963 it is perfect for me in every way except it has a 4 foot crawlspace and I am 6 foot tall. The well tank and pump are in there. It is torture for me to be in there...
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I got all excited cause I see a post about...

I got all excited cause I see a post about American Standard gas hydronic boiler. I got one that's 60 years old in great shape and rarely see it come up in posts. Turns out it's some italian...
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B&g flow control valve stuck closed

Hi everybody... Haven't logged in for a while. Anyway wanted to post some info about a b&g flow control valve stuck closed. There is another thread stickied from 2011 that starts off on this...
04-17-16, 11:58 PM
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basement floods during heavy downpours

I have a 15 foot long concrete driveway that slopes down sharply toward my garage door. At the bottom about 6 inches from the center of the door is a 10 inch square storm grate. The garage floor...
02-14-16, 05:06 PM
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Yes, good info and thanks to both of you. I...

Yes, good info and thanks to both of you. I will fill in some of the blanks but if you say that the indoor fan and heat strips MUST be on during defrost then that clears up the main question I had....
02-14-16, 12:39 PM
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Understanding defrost mode on a heat pump system

Hi all. Here is what I have:

A Nordyne Gibson 2 ton HP along with electric auxiliary heat coils in the air handler. Honeywell IAQ thermostat, and an ICM CC750 comfort control (effectively turns...
05-31-15, 10:40 PM
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Filter Driers - go bad as soon as you take the plugs off??

The common wisdom is to replace your filter drier if there has been a system leak or you are replacing components since the old filter drier has now been exposed to atmosphere and rendered...
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Is it possible to retrofit low-water cutoff...

Is it possible to retrofit low-water cutoff valves to an old boiler? Do they sense low water level or low pressure? Thanks.
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Should valve to auto water feed be open or closed?

Quick question..... I was wondering if once the pipes are all filled to correct pressure on a baseboard hydronic system should the city water inlet valve before the auto water feed/pressure...
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OK, got enough air out of the top floor zone to...

OK, got enough air out of the top floor zone to fill a blimp. Back in service and the return pipe is hot now. Pressure 16 psi cold and 18 hot. I think that slow valve leak allowed the pressure...
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That`s my handy-dandy reminder for which pipe...

That`s my handy-dandy reminder for which pipe feeds the first floor. Might get some real labels in my next lifetime.
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Yep Right. The return pipe from...

Yep



Right. The return pipe from upstairs is cold.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I usually try to...

Thanks for the suggestion. I usually try to avoid that since I`ve noticed that`s usually when the stem seizes up. But in this case it might buy me time until I can replace the darn thing.
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I was able to snug that bonnet nut about an 1/8th...

I was able to snug that bonnet nut about an 1/8th turn and the dripping stopped. What now?
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I happened to notice a real slow drip from the...

I happened to notice a real slow drip from the expansion tank feed shutoff valve. About a drop every 3 minutes. Could that cause this problem?

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