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Posted By StanFromVan

Nope not dug out yet, but it's started raining...

Nope not dug out yet, but it's started raining and warming up a bit ... so there's light at the end of the tunnel.

Thanks for the beer tip. I'll make sure I don't run out, but coffee's my favorite...
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Posted By StanFromVan

Thank you NJ Trooper for that! I will change...

Thank you NJ Trooper for that!

I will change the temp. on the aquastats to 160. How about the cold pressure... should it still be set at 12, or should I go a bit lower?

Also, have you ever...
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Posted By StanFromVan

Actually I just replaced the flapper and that...

Actually I just replaced the flapper and that solved the problem :)

Thanks Chandler!
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Posted By StanFromVan

Is this what you mean by placing the tank on the...

Is this what you mean by placing the tank on the suction side? This is from the Hydrotherm R installation manual.

I've tried running the boiler with the manual feed water valve closed, and it went...
01-04-09, 08:54 PM
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Posted By StanFromVan

Actually the motor is so old that I see any...

Actually the motor is so old that I see any diagram on the name plate, which is illegible. I won't hold you responsible if there's some smoke :)

The activation switch is basically dead. There's no...
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Posted By StanFromVan

OK. First of all, true confessions: I was looking...

OK. First of all, true confessions: I was looking at CO detectors at Costco a few months ago and couldn't think of where in the house we needed it ... why didn't I speak with you then?? Next time I'm...
01-04-09, 06:58 PM
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Posted By StanFromVan

Thank you Ray. Just a few questions and...

Thank you Ray.

Just a few questions and claifications:

1) when you say to apply voltage to the motor, do you mean to just tap the motor wires with a live cord and see if there's a reaction?
...
01-04-09, 06:49 PM
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Posted By StanFromVan

4 of the relays are 120VAC; one says 115 VAC/DC;...

4 of the relays are 120VAC; one says 115 VAC/DC; and one says 104-250V~
01-04-09, 05:58 PM
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Posted By StanFromVan

Besides storage, we have our gas-fired heating...

Besides storage, we have our gas-fired heating boiler and hot water heater in the attic. There are some vents in the attic.

There is also a plywood floor with fibreglass insulation underneath. You...
01-04-09, 04:25 PM
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Posted By StanFromVan

I've no idea. I've looked around and couldn't...

I've no idea. I've looked around and couldn't find it. Any ideas what might use 24V ? None of those relays do.
01-04-09, 04:09 PM
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Posted By StanFromVan

Question Attic insulation dirty & falling - with photos

This is my first time posting in this forum, so please excuse my lack of knowledge of technical terms.

The inside of the roof in the attic has pink insulation covered by plastic sheeting stapled...
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Posted By StanFromVan

Doesn't the system usually remove the air through...

Doesn't the system usually remove the air through the automatic air vents? I have 3 of them.

The baseboard rads also sometimes bang when the zone valve opens or closes.

Is there a remedy?
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Posted By StanFromVan

Question Water flow sound in return pipe

Can anyone please tell me what does it mean when you can hear water flowing in the return pipe of a heating boiler?
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Posted By StanFromVan

Thank you very much NJ Trooper for the diagram...

Thank you very much NJ Trooper for the diagram and great explanations!

I've been thinking about what you said in your last post. If there was a leak in the system and the feed valve is closed,...
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Posted By StanFromVan

I tried loosening the large nut on the arm but...

I tried loosening the large nut on the arm but couldn't figure out how to make it hold in a more horizontal position. Please let me know how to adjust it.
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Posted By StanFromVan

Unhappy The boiler worked beautifully all day, but I went...

The boiler worked beautifully all day, but I went to check just now and the pressure was 0 temperature 180 and the pressure relief valve had previously dumped a bunch of water.

I shut it down and...
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Posted By StanFromVan

Question Flame shooting out

First I want to thank everyone who has helped me with the problems I'm having with my older Hydrotherm boiler, especially NJ Trooper :)

One other problem which is not connected to the previous one...
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Posted By StanFromVan

Do you mean curved metal that connects between...

Do you mean curved metal that connects between the flush handle and the chain?
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Posted By StanFromVan

Thumbs down Not a pretty picture

Thanks for that suggestion. I tried it, but it didn't have any effect.

Here's a picture from above into the tank:

http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo157/StanFromVan/Attic7009-1.jpg
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Posted By StanFromVan

Question Kohler Toilet flushing problem

Good afternoon everyone!

Our Kohler toilet has a problem with flushing. When you push the handle, it returns back quickly and doesn't flush. You have to hold it down for several seconds in order...
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Posted By StanFromVan

Thank you NJ Trooper! Your recommendation...

Thank you NJ Trooper!

Your recommendation has worked like a charm. The boiler is performing well and keeping us warm. Just curious... if the expansion tank was adequate, would the manual feedwater...
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Posted By StanFromVan

Thank you again, NJ for the excellent advice. I...

Thank you again, NJ for the excellent advice. I will try it again tomorrow and let you know how it turns out. I won't be able to get to some place to buy a tank for a little while because I'm snowed...
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Posted By StanFromVan

Sorry for the confusion in the first part. I'm...

Sorry for the confusion in the first part. I'm going to try it again tomorrow morning, hopefully with more success as a result of the additional information.

Just a few questions:

1) when...
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Posted By StanFromVan

Got it... thank you very much for all your help!!

Got it... thank you very much for all your help!!
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Posted By StanFromVan

OK that makes sense. I checked the manual for the...

OK that makes sense. I checked the manual for the panel and it says that there needs to be at least one hardwired smoke detector. Is this really necessary?
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