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Boiler piping

I moved into a home with a high efficiency boiler but one thing about the piping has me perplexed. Outside the boiler is a section of pipe directly connecting the supply and returns. The...
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Well turns out the stem kit for this vintage 220...

Well turns out the stem kit for this vintage 220 valve is obsolete. According to Taco it requires a full valve replace. If I do replace it will not be with another Taco thats for sure.
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Taco 220 Flochek rattling noise

Moved into a 1960s house with hydronic heat - 3 zones. Noticed a persistent rattling coming from the pipes on one side of the house when heat is on. Went into the crawlspace and pinpointed the...
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I guess a check valve in the suction line is...

I guess a check valve in the suction line is worth a shot. Otherwise I'm out thousands to replace the foot valve and/or search for a leak in the well pipe.
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Well slowly loses pressure No leak in house.

Deep well jet pump turns on every 20 minutes. Watched pressure gauge slowly drop after reaching cutoff 50psi. I closed the ball valve between tank and house and same thing continues. Brand new...
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Outdoor Reset kit for Triangle Tube Prestige Excellence - Part?

Moving to house in Connecticut with TT PE110 LPG system previous owner installed 5 years ago. Noticed there is no outdoor reset sensor connected to it. I think the boiler came with one but the...
11-02-18, 10:01 AM
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Is there code form minimum height of crawlspace?

Just bought a house built in 1963 it is perfect for me in every way except it has a 4 foot crawlspace and I am 6 foot tall. The well tank and pump are in there. It is torture for me to be in there...
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I got all excited cause I see a post about...

I got all excited cause I see a post about American Standard gas hydronic boiler. I got one that's 60 years old in great shape and rarely see it come up in posts. Turns out it's some italian...
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B&g flow control valve stuck closed

Hi everybody... Haven't logged in for a while. Anyway wanted to post some info about a b&g flow control valve stuck closed. There is another thread stickied from 2011 that starts off on this...
04-17-16, 11:58 PM
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basement floods during heavy downpours

I have a 15 foot long concrete driveway that slopes down sharply toward my garage door. At the bottom about 6 inches from the center of the door is a 10 inch square storm grate. The garage floor...
02-14-16, 05:06 PM
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Yes, good info and thanks to both of you. I...

Yes, good info and thanks to both of you. I will fill in some of the blanks but if you say that the indoor fan and heat strips MUST be on during defrost then that clears up the main question I had....
02-14-16, 12:39 PM
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Understanding defrost mode on a heat pump system

Hi all. Here is what I have:

A Nordyne Gibson 2 ton HP along with electric auxiliary heat coils in the air handler. Honeywell IAQ thermostat, and an ICM CC750 comfort control (effectively turns...
05-31-15, 10:40 PM
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Filter Driers - go bad as soon as you take the plugs off??

The common wisdom is to replace your filter drier if there has been a system leak or you are replacing components since the old filter drier has now been exposed to atmosphere and rendered...
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Is it possible to retrofit low-water cutoff...

Is it possible to retrofit low-water cutoff valves to an old boiler? Do they sense low water level or low pressure? Thanks.
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Should valve to auto water feed be open or closed?

Quick question..... I was wondering if once the pipes are all filled to correct pressure on a baseboard hydronic system should the city water inlet valve before the auto water feed/pressure...
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OK, got enough air out of the top floor zone to...

OK, got enough air out of the top floor zone to fill a blimp. Back in service and the return pipe is hot now. Pressure 16 psi cold and 18 hot. I think that slow valve leak allowed the pressure...
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That`s my handy-dandy reminder for which pipe...

That`s my handy-dandy reminder for which pipe feeds the first floor. Might get some real labels in my next lifetime.
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Yep Right. The return pipe from...

Yep



Right. The return pipe from upstairs is cold.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I usually try to...

Thanks for the suggestion. I usually try to avoid that since I`ve noticed that`s usually when the stem seizes up. But in this case it might buy me time until I can replace the darn thing.
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I was able to snug that bonnet nut about an 1/8th...

I was able to snug that bonnet nut about an 1/8th turn and the dripping stopped. What now?
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I happened to notice a real slow drip from the...

I happened to notice a real slow drip from the expansion tank feed shutoff valve. About a drop every 3 minutes. Could that cause this problem?

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OK, so checked today and my system is defying the...

OK, so checked today and my system is defying the laws of physics. With the boiler hot the pressure went down to 14 psi.

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No, it didn`t drop while draining the tank... it...

No, it didn`t drop while draining the tank... it dropped well below 10 psi when the expansion tank feeder valve was opened. 10 psi being the low limit on the pressure reducing valve so I could hear...
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Yep, that was a vent fitting. When I backed out...

Yep, that was a vent fitting. When I backed out the screw, water started gushing out. Sure beat blowing into the hose. Thanks, all went smoothly. Pressure right back up to 15 psi.

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Here`s another view that shows the expansion tank...

Here`s another view that shows the expansion tank pipe more clearly...

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