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Thanks Skip, just did this, I first dropped the...

Thanks Skip, just did this, I first dropped the pressure to about 15psi, then turned the screw in until i could hear a little water flowing, waited about 5 or 10 mins until it stopped flowing, around...
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I have a watts 1156 style regulator. i loosened...

I have a watts 1156 style regulator. i loosened the locknut and turned the handle on top, instead of turning the sleeve.. so apparently I was just pushing the metal rod down... or maybe the valve is...
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Posted By vilord

Thanks Doug :) Here's the one that NJT posted,...

Thanks Doug :)
Here's the one that NJT posted, it is stickied in this forum:...
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Hmm. expansion tank sounded like it was hollow on...

Hmm. expansion tank sounded like it was hollow on the bottom, and filled at the top, so I tried draining off water until the boiler pressure read zero, per the instructions... it kept climbing back...
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if my parents furnace was any indication, then if...

if my parents furnace was any indication, then if the burner is asked to restart too quickly after a shutdown it can sometimes pop too...
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Posted By vilord

the house is not 1200 sq ft. Zone 1 is 1200 sq...

the house is not 1200 sq ft. Zone 1 is 1200 sq ft, and the house is quite a bit bigger than that.

@Dkodgis: Glad you got your problem sorted.

Agreed with Grady, if you just increase the nozzle...
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Posted By vilord

Normal pressure swing for hot vs cold?

I have a Buderus GB142, 2 story house, boiler in the basement.

The pressure on the manifold was reading 20psi cold.
The boiler's sensor reads lower, and it showed 12psi.
The GB142 shuts down at...
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Posted By vilord

what about just finding a used beckett burner and...

what about just finding a used beckett burner and swapping it out? you'd probably be looking at about 300/400 or so for the burner, and another 100-150 to have a tech tune it to that boiler...
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Related: The G115/WS is sometimes sold with a...

Related: The G115/WS is sometimes sold with a Beckett AFG when using chimney vent. We already have an AFG. Can we save on the install cost by re-using the AFG that's already in the house? is this a...
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Posted By vilord

G115? MPO? EK? Which inexpensive oil boiler is best?

My girlfriend's V7-5 Burnham finally decided to kick it this year. It is still heating, but the heat exchanger is leaking between the 4th and 5th chambers. Seems like this is just what they do.

I...
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That's true, however two of the 845's weren't...

That's true, however two of the 845's weren't working properly... I probably could have pieced together one functional from those two, and bought another 845, but how long until another one crapped...
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As for the sensor, there are two sensor well...

As for the sensor, there are two sensor well locations on the boiler. One has the old aquastat/safety shutoff (now set at 195 instead of the original 188), and the other has an analog...
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This boiler is severely oversized, as you may...

This boiler is severely oversized, as you may remember from the title. a 5 degree differential would mean a cycle time of about 30 seconds, which would cause the boiler to soot up and clog in about...
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Posted By vilord

Almost done with the upgrades :) The old: ...

Almost done with the upgrades :)

The old:
4 separate Honeywell 845 relays feeding the L8148A Aquastat
(Aquastat's internal relay shot, one 845 shot, one 845 not connected to boiler)
75239
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Posted By vilord

according to this site: energy-savings...

according to this site: energy-savings (http://tekmarcontrols.com/solutions/browsesolutions/energy-savings.html)
5% to 30% reduction in fuel burn for the average boiler, though this company is in it...
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Posted By vilord

pulling the cover away from the fins stopped the...

pulling the cover away from the fins stopped the noise. The end cap seems to be paint glued in place...

i'll see how long i can ignore the loose-looking cover.

is this anything to worry about,...
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Posted By vilord

As for running your starfire 3 as a cold start...

As for running your starfire 3 as a cold start boiler, that boiler was sold as both a cold start water heating only boiler and as a hot start boiler with a tankless coil...

So as spott said...
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Posted By vilord

The Burnham I've been working on was wired like...

The Burnham I've been working on was wired like yours... one zone was wired to the circulator output of the aquastat, the other zones were on separate honeywell relays (R845A's).

The relay outputs...
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Posted By vilord

Vibration from hot water baseboard

I've been asking about my girlfriend's place with her old inefficient burnham... well, now I'm back at my place with its fancy Buderus Logamax.

I've noticed that the baseboard in the master...
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I'm not convinced. Just looking at stack...

I'm not convinced.
Just looking at stack temperatures, especially at the start of the burn, does not take into account the full picture.
Unless I am mistaken, I'm sure that I read that there is a...
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Posted By vilord

As a full replacement, I took a look at the...

As a full replacement, I took a look at the Tekmar website, and there are a couple of different products which might meet your need.

I think the Tekmar 422 might be your best bet, but you'll need...
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Posted By vilord

The Baxi Duotec Combi boiler has built in...

The Baxi Duotec Combi boiler has built in modulating and outdoor reset functionality, so no need to buy anything (taco, tekmar, or otherwise).

You should bypass or remove the old aquastat, or set...
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Posted By vilord

can't quite see the wiring for the DHW sensor,...

can't quite see the wiring for the DHW sensor, but it looks like it is probably correct.

on my buderus, at least one of the knobs on the front for setting the temperatures is ignored when the...
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Posted By vilord

Your 30 is on the smaller side, but should still...

Your 30 is on the smaller side, but should still be plenty.

I missed the photos in the album... if you can take a few more or repost without the gps location, that might be helpful, I'd like to...
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Posted By vilord

do you just have a single delta t circulator? ...

do you just have a single delta t circulator?
It seems like if the other zones are keeping warm okay, then maybe you need a separate circulator for that zone, or a proportioning valve so that when...
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