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More importantly is proper piping, proper...

More importantly is proper piping, proper circulator location and good air elimination over piping material as long as it has an oxygen barrier and is industry approved.
Personally, I would pipe...
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The system will operate well at 12, 15 or even 20...

The system will operate well at 12, 15 or even 20 psi. If the pumps are on the supply side pumping away from the expansion tank the pump will add pressure to the system. One thing to remember if you...
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The pre-made manifolds work well as long as the...

The pre-made manifolds work well as long as the take-off pipe sizes are of the correct sizes. The 1" is of the proper size for up to 70k DOE output.
I believe your heat loss is off a bit, probably...
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The gage will show water pressure if the boiler...

The gage will show water pressure if the boiler is overfilled into the system. Every 2.33 ft feet the water is above the gage you will see 1 psi. if the water is 16 feet above the gage you should...
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If you have a manual fill valve with a washer in...

If you have a manual fill valve with a washer in it the washer could be hard or bad.
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The draft reading is not correct in the breech....

The draft reading is not correct in the breech. The draft should be "0" with the draft regulator only open slightly and the CO2 I normally like to see 12%.
Black vent pipe is OK code only states it...
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What is the boiler model #? High-efficiency gas,...

What is the boiler model #? High-efficiency gas, cast iron gas or oil.
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Which boiler do you have? It is unusual that the...

Which boiler do you have? It is unusual that the IWH is wired to the zone panel. That may be causing the pump to run depending on settings.
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Also to add to the other comments is the hartford...

Also to add to the other comments is the hartford loop is too low and the nipple could be shorter. Main line vents are very important t balancing the system and efficient operation. The greater the...
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My experience is that not only does it save fuel...

My experience is that not only does it save fuel even residentially but really improves the comfort levels in the home. The biggest problem with ODR to work well you need to have it set up properly....
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Size steam boilers to the sq. Ft. Of radiation...

Size steam boilers to the sq. Ft. Of radiation only. Forget about the but's they are not important for steam systems. Do not add a pick up factor as the manufacturers already deduct 33% of the...
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Best way to size a steam boiler is connected load...

Best way to size a steam boiler is connected load and forget about btu's. it is all about sq. Ft. Of steam. Do not add anything for a pick up factor as all manufactures deduct 33% of boilers output...
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Actually they are both correct. the boiler will...

Actually they are both correct. the boiler will heat up faster if a it oversized and the more radiation you have more btu's are put into the living space at any given water temperature. A boiler a...
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Don't think so. What was the flame signal before...

Don't think so. What was the flame signal before at the lower setting compared to now? Definitely a better setting allowing the ODR to do it's job.
If the problem continues replace the pilot with a...
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you are right on the hot water question. The...

you are right on the hot water question. The heating water temperature will change as OD temperature changes. when you get a demand for heat, if the DHW is wired to the OD reset card the boiler water...
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What Spott said is correct but I would like to...

What Spott said is correct but I would like to add. A water feeder does not normally maintain the proper water level. Auto feeders on steam a for emergency purposes only. The installation manual will...
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Looks nice it's just a shame they did not follow...

Looks nice it's just a shame they did not follow the installation manual. There is a circulator on this job site, can be seen on the return. You can also see the MC wire going to it.
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National Fuel Gas Code. Call your codes inspector...

National Fuel Gas Code. Call your codes inspector and ask him. After all he will be the one inspecting the job when completed. He would have last say at the local level, although you need to honor...
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The pipe must be CPVC pipe and if there are...

The pipe must be CPVC pipe and if there are joints there must be an inspection door to inspect pipe joint in the future.
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You started the post asking about DHW priority....

You started the post asking about DHW priority. Was there a problem making hot enough water?
06-21-17, 05:21 PM
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duct size

I would assume the duct for a heat pump with electric back-up would require a larger duct that straight air conditioning. Is this correct? I also heard the return should be larger than the supply.
I...
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Excessive draft can cause a longer flame. Is the...

Excessive draft can cause a longer flame. Is the SR rated low enough for a .75 nozzle? Try increasing the pump pressure which will shorten the flame and burn cleaner. You may have to drop the nozzle...
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This sounds like a drafting problem due to a cool...

This sounds like a drafting problem due to a cool chimney. Is this an interior chimney meaning all 4 sides are warm in the home away from exterior walls? As someone stated earlier may need a liner....
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Make sure you keep the bypass valve closed or...

Make sure you keep the bypass valve closed or your boiler will short cycle. The bypass is needed on large water volume boilers.
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If you are going to use ODR I would update to a...

If you are going to use ODR I would update to a better air separator. Cooler water is harder to eliminate the air. Micro-bubblers cause much more turbulence within the air separator and will do a...
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