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Posted By Rob in Maine

I wasn't too sure if the sensor does or not. ...

I wasn't too sure if the sensor does or not. Some vendor ads for the Aquastat seem to indicate it does and other ads make no mention of it. The CS rep at the vendor I called (Supplyhouse.com) said...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Thank you for the help!

Thank you.

I've just ordered the L7224U1002 Aquastat, R7284U1004 universal digital primary controller and 50001464-001 sensor assembly 12 inches long to go into the well.

Hope I can get...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

I had an old R8182 left over from parts swapping...

I had an old R8182 left over from parts swapping a while back and hooked it up.

So far, the boiler is operating as it should. But, I really don't trust these old controllers as being very...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

I think replacing the ancient Aquastat with a...

I think replacing the ancient Aquastat with a newer, modern equivalent would be the way to go. Honeywell doesn't have a direct replacement but I'm sure I'm not the first person that had to replace a...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

4 month update: Some issues!

Hello,

It has been about four months since I was able to repair my boiler and it has been working great (thank you to all that helped). But now I have a new issue.

The boiler will not fire...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

All good so far! After cleaning and...

All good so far!

After cleaning and inspecting the electrodes they looked fine. I tried best I could using a dial indicator to set them per the document on the burner.

I buttoned everything...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Thank you! The electrode/nozzle assembly...

Thank you!

The electrode/nozzle assembly slid right out. Not surprisingly it is covered with gunk. I ran to the auto store and picked up some varnish/grease/gum cleaner and will spray it in an...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

A bit of an update: After installing a new...

A bit of an update:

After installing a new OEM transformer I'm still experiencing intermittent issues where the burner will shut down.

I'm fairly confident that the ignition system is fine, new...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Thank You!! I had no idea that the red reset...

Thank You!!

I had no idea that the red reset button was normally retracted when the system is working as it should. I thought every time the boiler shut off the button popped out.

That info...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

I have a general question about oil burner...

I have a general question about oil burner operation:

When I hit the red button on my Aquastat
https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.supplyhouse.com/manuals/1287577347309/40755_PROD_FILE.pdf

the...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Thank you for the information. The current...

Thank you for the information.

The current boiler has a plate on it that says 100,000 BTU
It is an American Standard A-3

I meant to say the heating contractor suggested 1/3 smaller (only need...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Here are some pics: I think it is time to put a...

Here are some pics: I think it is time to put a fork in this system...Looks done to me ;-)

<img src="https://photos.smugmug.com/Longview-Terrace/Boiler/i-Hs3vG9N/0/14e66f76/XL/IMG_5156-XL.jpg"...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

A little bit of an update: The boiler has...

A little bit of an update:

The boiler has continued to run intermittently...fine for a few days or maybe a week and then it won't re-fire when it hits either the low limit or after hitting the...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Thank you taking the time to reply. If I...

Thank you taking the time to reply.

If I understand correctly when there is a call for heat of DHW the safety timer has to see a flame from the cad cell within 45 seconds and if it doesn't, it...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Honeywell R8182D. It is that gray box w/red...

Honeywell R8182D.
It is that gray box w/red button in the picture. If I tap that button once the boiler will always fire 100 percent of the time an run up to the high limit and shut off.

Usually...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Ok, so the boiler is on its last legs and I have...

Ok, so the boiler is on its last legs and I have a contractor coming out in a week to price out a new one.

But in the meanwhile...

The intermittent problem is becoming more of an issue. The...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Thank you for the comments. The DHW demands...

Thank you for the comments.

The DHW demands are pretty low. The home only has one bath and the current system w/DHW coil has met the demand without issue.

For cost savings I will probably...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Replacing 1957 American Standard boiler

Time to retire the original oil hydronic boiler. Currently have an American Standard tankless that has been on its last legs for the last few years. Having all kinds of intermittent issues and...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Thank you the informative reply. It is much...

Thank you the informative reply. It is much appreciated.

I guess I left out some important info:

Been having intermittent firing issues the last month. Boiler will run fine for a couple of...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Replacing a circa 1960 oil burner and motor with newer one.

I have an old boiler that provides both heat and DHW using an internal tank. The "new boiler" fund has been started, but it will be awhile before the $7k to $9K is available.

Certainly not this...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Room Thermostat turns on boiler fine but DHW draw doesn't (tankless).

From a few years ago:
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/boilers-home-heating-steam-hot-water-systems/533544-what-should-i-watch-out-when-replacing-honeywell-aquastat-controller.html

Is it...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Thank you all for taking the time to reply. ...

Thank you all for taking the time to reply.

It looks like I can get a replacement that will bolt up for not much, maybe $100 or so. In the future before the Maine winter sets in I'll call and...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Possible bad Westinghouse oil burner

My oiled-fired boiler (DHW and heat) circa 1960 has been making some rumbling noises when the motor on the burner fires up. If I tap the motor with a hammer the noise goes away for a couple of...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Tempering valve is set to about 140..There is no...

Tempering valve is set to about 140..There is no gauge on it, just a dial (Watts Tempering Valve).

I've changed the controller settings to what you suggested:

H 180
L 140
Differential 20
...
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Posted By Rob in Maine

Job finished and I have hot water!

A big THANKS to everyone that helped me out on this. I've successfully installed the new Aquastat controller and it is working as it should. Was pretty pumped when I flipped the breaker for the...
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