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Pumps

Do you get heat in the basement zone when you turn the thermostat up for that zone? If so there is more than likely nothing to worry about, if not you could have a seized pump or frozen pipes in that...
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Bypass

It's possible that the installer put it in to aid in purging air from the piping configuration. It should be fully open. The valve would have nothing to do with excessive fuel usage.
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Too big

That boiler is a "mod/con" boiler, modulating condensing. If properly installed and piped, and with outdoor reset, the boiler will turn itself down to just what is needed to heat the house. Being...
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Hard to tell if any damage has been done without...

Hard to tell if any damage has been done without full disassembly and inspection of unit.
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Damper

I believe what you are referring to is a draft diverter and not a damper. A diverter will draw in air into the flue to allow combustion gasses to draft up the chimney. You MUST install a diverter in...
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As I stated, system by-pass if, say the green...

As I stated, system by-pass if, say the green zone was running and the boiler was already hot, and then the red zone kicked on, and had been off for a while , it would bring cold water into a hot...
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PJ, just an FYI..Honeywell old style zone valves...

PJ, just an FYI..Honeywell old style zone valves are not the "twist off" type. There are two screws that hold the head to the body. The newer ones have a clip that holds them on.
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Unwanted heat

What Spott said. Sounds to me like zone 3 zone valve us stuck in the open position. If there is a manual operating lever on the valve, first make sure it is not in the locked open position, next,...
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Curious piping

Sounds like system bypass piping. It allows hot supply water to mix with cold return water so as to not shock the boiler and cause condensation or worse crack the boiler
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Spark

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Best way to apply?

Bead board wainscoting in my entry hall. Behr Premium Plus Ultra stain blocking paint and primer in one, interior semi-gloss enamel, ultra pure white, #3750. Best way to apply this stuff? Brush,...
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Passive

If you feel the domestic hot water outlet pipe from the heater when hot water is running, is it hot? Hot enough to not be able to keep your hand in it for long? If it's hot then your heater is...
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Raytherm

PJ, where do you see a zone valve?
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Fridge side only not cooling

Magic chef model # CSB2323AR. Freezer working fine but refrigerator side barely cool. Doesn't seem to have much cold air blowing in from top rear left hand side (I believe that's where it should be...
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Condensate

I forgot to address the issues of routing your discharges. If at all possible leave a gap on your relief discharge before it drains into your sump, this way you can physically see if there is a...
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Flushing

Sorry but I tend to disagree with Mike! Thoroughly clean your system and treat it. It will make your new high efficiency boiler stay efficient. I use Fernox products. F3 Cleaner, F1 protector, and...
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Hydronic explorer

http://www.slantfin.com/slantfin-heat-loss-calculator/
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Boiler control

Bad Argo control, see this same issue all the time with old Argo ARM controls. Swith it out for a new Taco SR503 w/ priority.
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Power vent

That boiler is not power vented so there is no fan. It is an atmospheric vented boiler. What you are referring to in your pictures is a vent damper, closed when boiler is not running, open when...
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Hydronic (hot water) heat? Zone valves or...

Hydronic (hot water) heat? Zone valves or seperate circulator pumps for each zone? Need a bit more information to diagnose.
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If you are considering a combination boiler I...

If you are considering a combination boiler I might look into Navien NCB or for heat only and keeping the indirect the Navien NHB. I'm not a huge fan of WM HE boilers. All of them I have come across...
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I agree with Mike Speed 30..Replace the PVC and...

I agree with Mike Speed 30..Replace the PVC and rubber hose with copper and/or oxygen barrier PEX and this problem will go away.
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If you have disconnected the yellow wires that...

If you have disconnected the yellow wires that come from the valve from the red/white wires that go to the transformer and thermostat, and the manual lever still moves freely, the valve is stuck open...
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Skaggsje, unless this is a newer or HE boiler...

Skaggsje, unless this is a newer or HE boiler there probably is no "control board'', just a "TT" connection to the boiler relay and the relays very rarely go bad. My guess would be a zone valve...
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Trouble shooting zone valve

Before I go through the steps it would help to know what zone valve you have .A picture would be even better .
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