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I've gotten your replies but not getting bulk...

I've gotten your replies but not getting bulk email updates on my subscribed forum. Not going into spam or any other folder. Just not getting anything as I usually have.
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Update

Admins. I have not gotten an email update in weeks! Sry if this isn't the proper place to post but on mobile and see no other way.
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If you wait for rbeck to come along you will get...

If you wait for rbeck to come along you will get a definitive answer, but I do not think you can power your Nest from the Alpine. I believe you will need a stand alone switching relay, something...
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Tldr

If the pump is not being powered/coming on the boiler more than likely will not run. I would think that there would be a flow switch within the boiler to let it know that there is circulation so that...
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That tank is not an electric water heater per se. It is...
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Does it actually take those 2-3 minutes for the...

Does it actually take those 2-3 minutes for the boiler to fire up once the faucet is turned on or does it take a while for the water to get hot at the faucet?
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Unfortunately there are no removable/replaceable...

Unfortunately there are no removable/replaceable parts for that older style of Honeywell valve. You're going to have to replace the entire thing which means shutting & draining the zone and then...
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Brass is the preferred material for a pigtail....

Brass is the preferred material for a pigtail. Every new steam boiler I've installed for the past several years now has a brass pigtail in the trim kit. Brass is less likely to clog and is easier to...
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@spott21, not just your opinion my man. Becomes...

@spott21, not just your opinion my man. Becomes very tiring.
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What rbeck said! If a "plumber" is trying to sell...

What rbeck said! If a "plumber" is trying to sell you a replacement boiler based on your current unit RUN! A properly sized, installed, and maintained boiler will pay for itself in short order. If...
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I am going out on a limb here and assuming (ugh)...

I am going out on a limb here and assuming (ugh) that it was/is a Navien CH series? Very problematic. The new NCB line is a good combi unit. I install a lot of them. I also recommend Bosch Greenstars...
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This is how your Spirovent, expansion tank,...

This is how your Spirovent, expansion tank, circulator and water feeder should be piped in. If you just install the expansion tank on the bottom of the Spirovent and leave the pump in it's present...
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DIYer

DJ, that's what I thought
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I guess I must be an "old timer". Lol. Glad you...

I guess I must be an "old timer". Lol. Glad you got it straightened out.
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Bushing the gas valve down won't do any good, the...

Bushing the gas valve down won't do any good, the end of the thermo-coupling must make contact in the gas valve. Are you sure you've disconnected the thermo-coupling and not something else? In 40+...
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Red, have you tried to jump out the Rh and W1...

Red, have you tried to jump out the Rh and W1 wires? Disconnect from the Ecobee and twist together, that should turn your heat zone on. It won't shock you or do any damage to the relay but it will...
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@Pjmax, Taco controls are all 24vac

@Pjmax, Taco controls are all 24vac
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So I assume you have at least 3 wires from the...

So I assume you have at least 3 wires from the boiler room to the ecobee? R-W from t-stat back to t-t on the relay then where the Taco has a 24vac-com terminal, take from com to c on the ecobee....
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SR 504 is not intended for zone valves, it is for...

SR 504 is not intended for zone valves, it is for circulator zoning however it CAN be used for valves if done correctly
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You can NOT just go by the boiler that is there...

You can NOT just go by the boiler that is there now! You must do a proper heat loss analysis using a heat loss calculator like one of the ones that are available on the stickies above. Size your...
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That's a known, reoccurring issue with those...

That's a known, reoccurring issue with those boilers. It's leaking carbon monoxide into your house! Yes you can temporarily patch it with JB Weld or 20 minute ProPoxy. Not sure if Weil/ McLain will...
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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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