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To prevent loss of prime use either a two pipe...

To prevent loss of prime use either a two pipe setup (supply and return) or a Tiger Loop (automatic oil deaerator). Roth sells one under the Afriso label. To me this was always preferable because it...
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Size the boiler for the heat loss of the house....

Size the boiler for the heat loss of the house. If radiation is oversized, as your house is, it just means that you'll heat it with lower water temp.
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Sounds like you reversed the direction of flow...

Sounds like you reversed the direction of flow when you replaced the circ.
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System 2000

If it's only been a few weeks since the tune up was done how can you be sure you're using more oil than normal?
Have you noticed anything different than normal with the operation of the system, ie,...
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You can read the codes or mfr's manuals until...

You can read the codes or mfr's manuals until you're blue in the face but it's how the inspector interprets the code that makes all the difference. Many mfrs don't even allow PVC for venting, only...
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Go to the Energy Kinetics website and check out...

Go to the Energy Kinetics website and check out the Resolute. It can burn oil or, if in the future you do want to switch to gas, it can be converted. It's an extremely quiet system and over 90%...
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System 2000

The System 2000 is made of high quality, domestic steel, not sheet metal. They carry a lifetime limited warranty that the manufacturer stands behind.

Since the warranty can be transferred to a...
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If the burner locks out then you either have a...

If the burner locks out then you either have a burner problem or insufficient draft. Any competent burner tech should be able to troubleshoot and repair the problem. It doesn't have to be a dealer....
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To maximize the draft and minimize potential for...

To maximize the draft and minimize potential for condensation the thimble really should be sealed to the liner.
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No hot water

Is there an emergency switch that could have inadvertently been turned off? I've seen many that were accidentally turned off because someone thought it was a light switch.
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NJ code requires 3/8" id or 1/2" od tubing....

NJ code requires 3/8" id or 1/2" od tubing. What's the difference? The wall thickness.
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The puff switch should have an orifice in it that...

The puff switch should have an orifice in it that slows the reaction to back pressure so it doesn't open on light off. What make is the burner?
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The switch is reading pressure (draft) at the...

The switch is reading pressure (draft) at the over fire port(#2) and references room pressure by way of a small hole in the cover which is on the other side of the diaphragm, which is inside the...
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Was there a problem with the EK that couldn't be...

Was there a problem with the EK that couldn't be repaired? That should have been a very quiet system. What caused the "crumbling"?
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I've seen too many boilers that were set for cold...

I've seen too many boilers that were set for cold start ending up with "cement" accumulations in the flue passages, especially pin types. It gets so hard you can't brush it all out and as it builds...
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Thomas, the .75 nozzle is the smallest...

Thomas, the .75 nozzle is the smallest recommended if the system is chimney vented due to stack temperature issues with the lower firing rate. If the system is power vented you can use .65.

Even...
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When a boiler is oversized it (the boiler)...

When a boiler is oversized it (the boiler) maintains temperature for the duration of the heat call. BUT, the burner only has to run in short spurts to maintain that temperature. If the boiler is...
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Not sure about the Wifi thermostats, but Nests...

Not sure about the Wifi thermostats, but Nests will work very well with System 2000 with the simple addition of a resistor between terminal A2 and Tx (x is the input zone number) Each zone with a...
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EK does not sell through supply houses. The...

EK does not sell through supply houses. The professional who serviced the system can buy direct from EK as long as he is truly a professional.

If you buy it from ebay who covers the 5 year...
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The correct heat anticipator setting is 0.1.

The correct heat anticipator setting is 0.1.
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It won't catch fire or explode, it's just going...

It won't catch fire or explode, it's just going to run hotter than it normally does.
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Sometimes the gear train on those zone valves...

Sometimes the gear train on those zone valves jam, keeping the valve open. Also, the system manager keeps the valve for the last active zone open and the circ running to cool the boiler down when the...
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Is the bottom temp light on the manager flashing?...

Is the bottom temp light on the manager flashing? I believe the manager is in service board mode, that would explain why the supply temp is so high. There is no zone input or output but the burner,...
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Most of the components on EK's are not...

Most of the components on EK's are not proprietary. The circs are specified from Taco with bronze cartridges but a replacement doesn't need to be. The system manager with plugin relay board and the...
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Electrodes don't need points and they don't...

Electrodes don't need points and they don't really wear out unless they've burned back so much the gap can't be closed up. With all of the newer primary controls ignition drops out after the end of...
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