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The Arguably Improperly Designed Hydronics System

My plumber/heating guy who lives up the street finally came over last night. Wow was that frustrating! He argued with me until he was blue in the face that the circulator HAS TO BE on the supply...
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Update: I have not yet replaced the gauge, as my...

Update: I have not yet replaced the gauge, as my dad, who helps me with this stuff and is the one with sweating pipes skills, doesn't want to do this during the heating season. I have to agree, but...
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While we're going through all this stuff with a...

While we're going through all this stuff with a scrupulous eye, does this look to be wired right? I ask because I saw an old post that NJ replied to and it was discussing the wiring to an aquastat. ...
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My aquastat is a Honeywell Triple Aquastat Relay...

My aquastat is a Honeywell Triple Aquastat Relay Type L8124A,C
L8151A.
Is the pressure/temp gauge easy to install?
Thank you for all the tips. I'll get on this and report the results.
Just...
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I'm having trouble posting it this time around. ...

I'm having trouble posting it this time around. It is on the top left front face of the boiler just to the left of the potable coil. It's about 7 inches down from the top of the boiler and about 12...
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FYI: I did some laundry and here's the hot water...

FYI: I did some laundry and here's the hot water numbers:

Boiler kicks on at 165 degrees to heat the water up, and shuts off when it reaches 195. (All going by the gauge, that is.)

Also,...
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Here's my thought though: Didn't they both...

Here's my thought though: Didn't they both (burner and circulator) shut off because the thermostat no longer called for heat because the house temp had risen? For example, had the temp in the house...
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Ok. I adjusted to: High: 175 Low: 155 ...

Ok. I adjusted to:
High: 175
Low: 155
Diff: didn't change- still at 10

Heat turned on, I went to see the temps. Circulator started immediately with burner, and temps dropped to about @155. ...
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The temperature where the boiler actually turns...

The temperature where the boiler actually turns off is much lower. I'd say about 190. I'm not positive what the diff is set at, but I believe it is at 10 or 15. Only my wife and I live in our...
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I have baseboards. And the boiler does have a...

I have baseboards. And the boiler does have a domestic/potable coil that heats my water. I have a mixing valve as well for that. I've heard it can be bad news to fiddle with the aquastat controls...
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Thanks. One concern that came up today. Last...

Thanks. One concern that came up today. Last night it was about 15 degrees or so. The system was running quite often. On a normal operating day during heating season, with my aquastat settings at...
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@lawrosa and @NJ Trooper: That seems easy. I...

@lawrosa and @NJ Trooper: That seems easy. I like it! (And that gets rid of the vent all at the same time too.) Thank you both for the advice.

It is obvious that this location [where the air...
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Here's my attempt to diagram the design.

Here's my attempt to diagram the design.
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@NJ Trooper: yes, the pro press stuff was what my...

@NJ Trooper: yes, the pro press stuff was what my plumber modified last year in an effort to create a better way for the air to find its way back up into the steel tank. (Why he still left the float...
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The Arguably Improperly Designed Hydronics System

I have a single story Cape Cod with baseboards and a New Yorker boiler. I'm guessing it is about 15 years old or so.

There is one run of pipe that goes from the boiler out to the back side of...
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