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08-02-15, 08:24 PM
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Posted By kkmdiy

dirty fins and design problem

I just have exactly same problem, and I believe it is cause by the dirty fins of the condenser. I cleaned it before I started using this summer, it worked well for about 2 weeks, now it started leak...
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Posted By kkmdiy

Hi Trooper and Gilmorrie, Thanks a lot for...

Hi Trooper and Gilmorrie,

Thanks a lot for timely advice/suggestions. I will try fix it tonight probably adding a new washer. Need to go store buy it first.

Didn't use too much force last...
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Posted By kkmdiy

leaking old radiator valve - help please!

Hello everyone,

Just got a new issue with my hot water heating system, i.e., an old radiator valve after turning becomes leaking at any position, fully open, fully closed, or any in between. It...
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Posted By kkmdiy

More info - The wall or ceiling was made of...

More info -

The wall or ceiling was made of plaster instead of drywall, which will make my work a little more difficult. BTW, what's the good way to cut plaster walls?

There is a passage...
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Posted By kkmdiy

Hi Marksr /Furd / XSleeper, Thank you all...

Hi Marksr /Furd / XSleeper,

Thank you all for your comments and/or suggestions!

yes there mostly like will be air/wind leak issue if install it right on the wall, but good thing is it is the...
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Posted By kkmdiy

May I cut a hole on the exterior wall to install a bathroom exhaust fan?

Hi everyone,

I am new in this area and just have a question to see if anybody can help.

I bought an old house recently, and there is no exhaust fan for one of the bathrooms. So after each...
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Views: 2,412
Posted By kkmdiy

Hello Trooper, I installed it last night and it...

Hello Trooper, I installed it last night and it works!

Thank you so much for your help and time, I really appreciate it!!!

-York
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Views: 2,412
Posted By kkmdiy

Hope this is my last one - Now that SR501...

Hope this is my last one -

Now that SR501 has its own 24v transformer, is the external 24V (on my wiring) still necessary?

Thank you!
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Views: 2,412
Posted By kkmdiy

Hello Trooper, I think I got it this time,...

Hello Trooper,

I think I got it this time, and below should be what you described?

Just one more thing to confirm, i.e., does the connection order of R and W or 5 and 6 matter? In other words,...
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Posted By kkmdiy

Hello Trooper, Yes it is an older...

Hello Trooper,

Yes it is an older system/boiler, and the pump was not controlled but run 24/7 and was dead due to long run w/o break, that is why I am adding the controller.

Honestly I...
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Views: 2,412
Posted By kkmdiy

Hello Trooper, Yes I have a single zone pure...

Hello Trooper,

Yes I have a single zone pure (boiler hot water) heating system with one(1)thermostat controlling the gas valve to the boiler. The thermostat has 2 wires connecting to 24v power...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,412
Posted By kkmdiy

wiring confirmation

Hello Trooper,

Per your suggestion, I have purchased the Taco SR501-4 single zone relay. To be sure to install it right, I’d like to get your confirmation for the wiring.

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The...
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Posted By kkmdiy

Hi Trooper, Yes that's exactly what I want....

Hi Trooper,

Yes that's exactly what I want. I will order one immediately.

Thanks for your help, you are so knowledgeable!

-York
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Views: 2,412
Posted By kkmdiy

May I use/share 24v signal used by thermostat as inpput for 110v contact relay?

Hello Everybody,

Due to problems with my thermo based circulation pump control, I am looking for a simple thermostat driven control solution, i.e., let thermostat to control the pump on and off...
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Posted By kkmdiy

Can I run the boiler in opposit flow direction?

Hello everyone,

When I installing a recently purchased surface mounted aquastat to control circulation pump, I noticed that the boiler inlet side is higher than outlet side and thus the hot water...
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Views: 715
Posted By kkmdiy

Hi TOHeating, Thanks for your comments and...

Hi TOHeating,

Thanks for your comments and suggestions. I already bought a circulator recently, so the ECM pump might be my future consideration.

Now I just received my Honeywell aquastat...
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Views: 715
Posted By kkmdiy

Thanks Trooper for your reminder! Yes I know...

Thanks Trooper for your reminder!

Yes I know what you are talking about. Later I had successfully tuned the burner flame down to about 1" tall, which is said to be "standard" flame size. It was...
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Views: 715
Posted By kkmdiy

which aquastat should I use for pure boiler heating system w/o hot water heater

Hi everyone,

I have an old boiler hot water PURE heating system without domestic hot water need, and I just fixed the "most radiators not hot" problem 2 weeks ago.

Now I am trying to fix...
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Views: 3,589
Posted By kkmdiy

Hello Trooper, Thanks a lot for your timely...

Hello Trooper,

Thanks a lot for your timely reminder, and it is a good point. I will definitely check the flow passage!

Before I saw your reply, I had tried adjust the gas screw but looks like...
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Views: 3,589
Posted By kkmdiy

Hello Trooper, First of all, thank you very...

Hello Trooper,

First of all, thank you very much for your kind warning!

Looks like you are concerned about the exhaust gas from the burner based on the dust, right?

Yes, the boiler I just...
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Views: 3,589
Posted By kkmdiy

Hello Furd, Thanks for your advice! But the...

Hello Furd,

Thanks for your advice! But the last 2 pictures (7 and 8) cover the whole system, with picture 7 being inside boiler and the 8 outside. Actually it is pretty simple and just includes a...
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Views: 3,589
Posted By kkmdiy

More problems ...

Hello everyone, previously I had fixed the major problem of my boiler hot water heating system - a bad recirculation pump! Now, with the new pump, all the radiators got hot and are heating normally....
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Views: 3,589
Posted By kkmdiy

Smile update - major problem solved, ie, bad pump!

I spent 4 hours last night to install the new pump and test it, and finally found that the pump is the root cause for my problem!

The new pump look the same as the old one but the mounting...
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Views: 3,589
Posted By kkmdiy

Hi Trooper, You are right on my second...

Hi Trooper,

You are right on my second thought!

The height I need to reach is mainly determined by the gauge PSI at cold, which is directly or linearly related to the height. So now I set it at...
Replies: 56
Views: 3,589
Posted By kkmdiy

Yes it is UP 26-99. But I found the one you...

Yes it is UP 26-99. But I found the one you suggested has lower hydro head than my original one. Considering the height from boiler to top radiator is about 30ft, I need exactly the original model....
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