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So, the boiler was operating fine previously? I...

So, the boiler was operating fine previously? I am not sure I would blame the thermostat yet. Try the manual bypass and maybe disconnect the thermostat and jump the t-stat wires on the boiler to see...
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As much as you want. The more the better, after...

As much as you want. The more the better, after the last piece of radiation it is not needed. Piping in unconditioned space is most important.
Heat Loss from Copper Pipe Chart...
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The 2 GPM flow rate is for the boiler loop, not...

The 2 GPM flow rate is for the boiler loop, not the system piping. The close spaced tee's hydraulic separation to keep the flows separate.
This may answer some of your concerns or questions....
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The use of two monoflow tees is to overcome the...

The use of two monoflow tees is to overcome the higher resistance to flow in the small kick space heaters. The use of two tees, one installed in the proper direction and one backwards is to achieve...
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Again, I have not used high vents in over 20...

Again, I have not used high vents in over 20 years and have removed and replaced them with manual vents. I have seen too many ruin baseboard covers, walls, flooring etc. I am talking about a few...
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Don't forget you will also have to rewire some of...

Don't forget you will also have to rewire some of the boiler depending on what safety's you may have.
If the old pilot is clamped somewhere you may have to find a way of mounting the pilot. Post a...
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It's a shame your circulator is not located where...

It's a shame your circulator is not located where it should be or you would not have to purge anything. You would change the tank and air vent, open valves, turn on one zone at a time. Good to go....
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That number on the label is not btu's it's s. ft....

That number on the label is not btu's it's s. ft. of radiation. This equates to about 83k btu's. As stated above has no bearing on new boiler, have a manual J heat loss done.
If purchasing a new...
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Check aquastat setting and if it is less than...

Check aquastat setting and if it is less than 160f set it there. If it is already there set higher but not over 180f. There is no need to turn it up slowly. See if it helps.
The temp shown in...
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Feed that water slowly as that is a bad place to...

Feed that water slowly as that is a bad place to feed the boiler, into the hottest part of the boiler. 10 PSi very well can keep rads on the second floor from heating especially with the pump on the...
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Those Honeywell zone valve are known for this...

Those Honeywell zone valve are known for this problem when there is flow against the valve while trying to close. The boiler may have a post purge time on the system pump.
The fix is remove one of...
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If you keep the bypass there is no function for...

If you keep the bypass there is no function for it other than to bypass the radiation, less heat. No need to keep it. As I posted earlier just vent the manifold on the ends with manual or auto vents....
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I don't see in your pictures signs of this ever...

I don't see in your pictures signs of this ever being a steam boiler unless you have large iron pipe in the basement we did not see. It does look like a steam trap in your first picture.
You could...
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A boiler bypass as opposed to a system bypass...

A boiler bypass as opposed to a system bypass helps dramatically. Reduced flow in the boiler so water heats up quicker and keeps the system flow rate higher. Higher system flow rate will maximize the...
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Yes, as coolmen stated a boiler replacement

Yes, as coolmen stated a boiler replacement
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When the boiler size exceeds what's on the chart...

When the boiler size exceeds what's on the chart it becomes a grey area. Since expansion tanks are rated on btu input (properly sized tank), type of radiation and a huge player is water volume. I...
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Remove the vent pipe so you can look down into...

Remove the vent pipe so you can look down into the canopy. Manually flood the boiler a little bit above the top of the boiler, but not up into the system.
Wait awhile and see if you see anything...
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This may be a bit harder for a few reasons. 1....

This may be a bit harder for a few reasons.
1. Must have a shut-off valve to isolate the tank for draining.
2. Drain the tank 100% - Completely empty
3. Eliminate or close cap tightly on all...
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it is against code to have a shut-off valve...

it is against code to have a shut-off valve between a relief valve and the boiler. Also unsafe.
I saw a boiler where the home owner closed the valve between the expansion tank and the boiler to...
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Anyone check manifold pressure when the boiler...

Anyone check manifold pressure when the boiler fires? I am sure must be 10" w.c. in manifold.
For gas valve info call SlanFin. It is always best to contact manufacturer for correct part numbers.
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Just to add what 2John stated. Total agreement....

Just to add what 2John stated. Total agreement. Put the money into tightening up the structure. It is amazing what some attic insulation and a few tubes of caulking will do.
If wanted since the...
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Yes you should. There is a good product on the...

Yes you should. There is a good product on the market called A-Fan-In-A-Can that works well.
Fan in a Can CAS-3 (Oil) and CAS-4 (Gas) - Field Controls...
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Cast iron sections cannot be repaired and most...

Cast iron sections cannot be repaired and most manufacturers will not sell a single section for a residential boiler. If you could get a section it usually would not be a good financial move due to...
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Agreed the circulator should not be running....

Agreed the circulator should not be running. Disconnect one of tour wires on the T-T terminals and the circulator should turn off. If so, you either have a shorted thermostat wire, bad thermostat,...
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I read about a death in a basement bedroom in...

I read about a death in a basement bedroom in Texas caused by CO poisoning probably 10 - 12 years ago. The reason the contractor cut the vertical height of the draft hood by about 6". CO skyrocketed...
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