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Something is still up with the search. For...

Something is still up with the search.

For example, searching this forum for:
boiler
aquastat
burner
relief valve
nozzle
smoke
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Posted By formula74

aquastat setting

Aquastat setting on an older Burnham V-14. Abandoned tankless coil (not capped).

How low would it be recommended to set the low limit? It's currently at 180-hi, 140-low, 15-diff.

I'm...
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Posted By formula74

search?

Search not working. Always returns "No Matches".
Anyone else got problems?
:confused:
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Not such a good idea to do that. Nozzles are...

Not such a good idea to do that. Nozzles are cheap. Replace it.
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Sounds like it's running ok. If it was going...

Sounds like it's running ok. If it was going something like 2min on and 20 off then you got issues. How does it run when you're closer to design temp, like when it's 5 degrees and real windy...
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Not such a good idea to deadhead the circ. ...

Not such a good idea to deadhead the circ.

Would be better to disconnect the t-stat for that zone and then shut off the valve to isolate it.
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Still sounds like a lot of boiler for that size...

Still sounds like a lot of boiler for that size house.

You may get some benefit from a buffer tank with that system given the size of the boiler. I don't know a whole lot about mod-cons but one...
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Maybe lots of problems, maybe no problems. ...

Maybe lots of problems, maybe no problems.

Need more info please.

What is the reason you are considering downfiring?
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Posted By formula74

What is the heat loss on your house? Maybe...

What is the heat loss on your house?

Maybe low flow in the zone circuits.

Got any pics of the boiler and the piping? If so, please post pics.
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Posted By formula74

Igniter with GeniSys and pre / post purge very...

Igniter with GeniSys and pre / post purge very nice :D
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Posted By formula74

Thumbs up GeniSys

I'm with KField on the GeniSys with clip on dislpay. :D At the very least, the shorter 15 second lockout time and the interrupted ignition are a definite plus.

If you upgrade to a pump with a...
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Why the two-pipe? Tigerloop is still...

Why the two-pipe?

Tigerloop is still two-pipe to the pump, so you'll still need the plug installed if you go that route.

On the pump, do you see a marking that says return/bypass?

On a...
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Delayed ignition....not cool. What is the...

Delayed ignition....not cool.

What is the model number of the boiler? Can't see in the pic.

***What your tech needs to do is find out WHY this is happening.

Definitely check the inside of...
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Summer shutdown.... not the most friendly thing...

Summer shutdown.... not the most friendly thing to do to that old boiler. Do you always do a summer shutdown?

Since it was serviced in May, it sat all summer then was turned back on for the...
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Indeed, when was the last time it was serviced? ...

Indeed, when was the last time it was serviced? Do you have a contract?

Definitely something going on there.

Should not be puffing back soot or anything out of that inspection door.

As...
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QHT / Biasi (http://www.qhtinc.com/) I know...

QHT / Biasi (http://www.qhtinc.com/)

I know from personal experience that it can be very frustrating to find a good tech to service your system.

Here's one on LongIsland that has some great...
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Posted By formula74

Well, even 150F is still too low. Did the...

Well, even 150F is still too low.

Did the tech check the stack temp? If he didn't, he should have.
If he did and saw it so low and left it that way :mad:

Did the tech adjust the pump...
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Posted By formula74

Any smoke is not normal. It should be zero. Not...

Any smoke is not normal. It should be zero. Not 1 or trace, zero.

Sounds like also the stack temp is way too low. This will cause other trouble despite the liner. Are you absolutely certain...
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Posted By formula74

:confused: Why? If it does turn out that...

:confused: Why?


If it does turn out that gas is a better fuel source for you.....
Definitely have a good look at a wet base steam boiler such as a Slant/Fin Intrepid with a power gas burner...
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Posted By formula74

Are you the owner of the building? Are there...

Are you the owner of the building? Are there tenants living in this building? I would think carefully of what you plan to do about the problem before you have several unhappy tenants without heat...
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Thumbs up If you decide to go with an indirect, I'll put in...

If you decide to go with an indirect, I'll put in a suggestion for Weil McLain or TriangleTube. They're the same thing but pricing and availability in your area may vary. ;)
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Unlikely, perhaps. However definitely possible. ...

Unlikely, perhaps. However definitely possible.

But to say "Water under pressure contains no energy" is inaccurate as there are other variables in this equation. :)
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Not so. If the water contained in the boiler is...

Not so. If the water contained in the boiler is heated the temp will increase along with the pressure. If there is no means for the pressure to escape, the temp and pressure will continue to climb....
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How about going to the source? This has a gas...

How about going to the source? This has a gas power burner right? It may well need some more fine tuning to address the noise issues, if the noise is indeed excessive. What did your installer have...
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