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Yes, NJ, thanks for answering NYresq's question. ...

Yes, NJ, thanks for answering NYresq's question.

This boiler can modulate up to 200k BTU for my domestic water needs, but can modulate down to 20k as well.

There's got to be a downside to that...
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Thanks for the replies, gilmorrie and NJ Trooper....

Thanks for the replies, gilmorrie and NJ Trooper.

gilmorrie, it's mounted to 3/4 plywood, and the plywood is fastened to concrete block wall. About 3/8" of rubber washer between boiler and...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Good news! Navien sent me a new exhaust fan,...

Good news!

Navien sent me a new exhaust fan, I plugged it in, and 90% of the vibration problems went away. It went from a semi truck idling outside to more of a refrigerator running in the...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Good to see you here, Trooper! Thanks for...

Good to see you here, Trooper!

Thanks for helpful explanation on the buffer tank...I finally get it. I was thinking it should be installed "in-line" in my system loop, but now I see how using it...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Vibrations from wall-hung combi are driving me crazy

Hi all,

I've just installed a Navien CH-240. Unit is heating the house nicely (other than some short-cycling...working on that in a separate thread) but when the exhaust fan is running at all...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Thanks for the help, Furd. I have two Taco...

Thanks for the help, Furd.

I have two Taco zone panels...can I combine zones by just connecting the thermostats wires from one area of the house to a few zones on the zone panel? That way two or...
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Posted By NathanBedford

How do I ensure low return temps in my mod/con P/S piping?

Hi folks,

I've finally replaced my 300,000 BTU cast iron beast with a low-mass mod/con combi (Navien CH-240). I worked with a few local plumbing and hydronic experts to design and install my...
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Posted By NathanBedford

I sure did, Trooper. One of the key threads I'll...

I sure did, Trooper. One of the key threads I'll be referring to!

Extremely helpful for people like me, getting ready to undertake a similar project. Making me thing seriously about a Burnham...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Progress report

Alright, here's the scoop:

I was having trouble finding Hercules Boiler Liquid in stock in any stores around me, but my local heating store recommended Gunk Boiler Seal powder, and he had it in...
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Posted By NathanBedford

NJ Trooper, glad to hear you made it through...

NJ Trooper, glad to hear you made it through Sandy safe and sound. What doosy...

Yes, I've come to you guys for help before and you've been great. Honestly, I don't know what I'd do without your...
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Posted By NathanBedford

NJ Trooper, here's a picture with the leak...

NJ Trooper, here's a picture with the leak highlighted:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8226/8378504961_2cd3344c96_z.jpg...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Boiler dying at the wrong time...can I make it a couple more months?

I have a roughly 60-year old boiler that just started leaking at an alarming rate today. 4 ounces a minute /1.88 gallons per hour / 45 gallons a day. Not a good time for this to happen (I live in a...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Based on the micro-zoning conversation I wanted...

Based on the micro-zoning conversation I wanted to give some more details about how my zones are laid out.

The house is essentially divided into two parts. The part on the right is the original,...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Dobbs, thanks for your input. I just checked out...

Dobbs, thanks for your input. I just checked out your profile and I see we share a common interested. I graduated in '04 with a computer engineering degree and have worked as a programmer since. ...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Thank you Furd, for the detailed reply. I...

Thank you Furd, for the detailed reply. I appreciate your time, and the explanation regarding the lack of answers...I hope NJ Trooper is ok.

Regarding the heatloss calculation, I ended up using...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Hmm...no replies. Any suggestions on what I need...

Hmm...no replies. Any suggestions on what I need to do to get some help? Should I split this topic up into separate threads?
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Posted By NathanBedford

Boiler Replacement Design Questions

Hi everyone,

First off, thanks for providing such a great resource for boiler questions. I've learned so much from the experts on this site. Enough, in fact, to know that the Sear rep that came...
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Posted By NathanBedford

And more pics: ...

And more pics:
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa351/nathanbedford00/Boiler%20%20Set%202/_MG_9383.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa351/nathanbedford00/Boiler%20%20Set%202/_MG_9387.jpg...
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Posted By NathanBedford

More pictures (you can see the set in Flickr ...

More pictures (you can see the set in Flickr here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanbedford/sets/72157625212149563/)):...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Sorry for the late replies, everyone. Here...

Sorry for the late replies, everyone.

Here are my replies to the questions:

Mike Speed 30:
- Original gauge was mounted in the same place
- I agree that the boiler has been neglected. I'd...
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Posted By NathanBedford

I'll post more pics ASAP

Thanks for all the replies. I'll post more pics as soon as I can today (should be up by 3PM EST). I'll post a diagram of my whole system, too if it would help.
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Posted By NathanBedford

Boiler temperature won't go above 145 F

Hello,

I live in Michigan, and with winter on the way, I'm trying to get prepared for the cold months ahead. I bought my first house in May, and this house is also my first experience with...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Sorry for the delay

NJ Trooper, you were exactly right. The air vent nipple was screwed into a cast iron end section.

My dad has the same idea as what you suggested, so we tapped new threads, installed a new brass...
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Posted By NathanBedford

Replacing rusted-out parts to old wall convector

First of all, thanks for providing a great forum...I've been reading these threads for the past couple days, and they've been very helpful to me already.

My wife and I bought an old (1950s to 60s)...
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