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Tried a few things, but can't find a cause or...

Tried a few things, but can't find a cause or pattern. I did find one 5-second sequence today that was initiated by TT, and ended by CFH. Can't wrap my head around that one.

As I mentioned in my...
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Yes, 5. I've set CPH (240) to 1, 2, and 3, with...

Yes, 5. I've set CPH (240) to 1, 2, and 3, with no change, but I'm not sure CPH is the issue.

I wonder if the Heat Manager is the culprit here. I can disable it for a bit.
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Hard to tell if others exhibit same behavior, as...

Hard to tell if others exhibit same behavior, as I am not close enough to hear them click off and simultaneously hear the boiler stop firing (or not).

I can try your suggestion. I can also swap...
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Odd very short cycle

Setup: Hydronic, 3 heating zones, 1 DHW zone. Honeywell RTH7xxx thermostats, Beckett AquaSmart 7600 (cold start). Taco SR503.

My favorite chair is near the FR thermostat (yes, the clicking is...
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Red & white wires swapped

I had a Taco SR503-4 installed along with a new aquastat on my oil-fired hydronic system. Being the AR person I am, I had to look at the wiring. It all looked fine, except that Zone 3, connected to...
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Yes, WD-40

Agreed. Some use it as a general lubricant. Not good for that. I have an arsenal of lubricants...let's see what I can find!
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Thanks for the reply. I did try to shoot some...

Thanks for the reply. I did try to shoot some lubricant down the cable, but I'm guessing it didn't make it far. I am going to try it again, this time I will follow up with a "chaser" from my air...
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Troy Bilt snow blower "frozen" cables

I am having an ongoing problem with the cables (drive & auger) freezing up on my snow blower. I use the word "freezing" because I am able to free them up after placing a hair dryer at the bend where...
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FWIW: I have used my compressor, along with my...

FWIW: I have used my compressor, along with my shop vac, to clean the fins. You have to be careful not to have the pressure up too high, as it can create a cloud of dust (I know this from...
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I'm in New England, and have a very similar...

I'm in New England, and have a very similar setup. My system (setback, recovery, etc) works fine down to overnight temps in the low teens. After that, recovery takes a very long time. Last night,...
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$189. I have to admit, they do a thorough...

$189. I have to admit, they do a thorough cleaning and tune-up, and measure all the "vitals"... They don't touch the tank, but I checked it this past Spring - thanks for the sticky thread on that.
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This topic seems close enough, so I'm going to...

This topic seems close enough, so I'm going to reply, rather than start a new thread. Are there any guidelines for scheduled cleaning/tuning of oil-fired boilers? Of course, dealers (mine included)...
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Well, I gave up tinkering with the unit. I spoke...

Well, I gave up tinkering with the unit. I spoke with a Beckett tech rep, and I think I'm as "tuned" as I can get for now.

Anyway, now that it's summer, I'm only heating DWH - basically for two...
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Box diagram shows 12V as well. What's throwing...

Box diagram shows 12V as well. What's throwing me is that I have indoor boxes (were installed when I upgraded system to include heat sensors). I took the cover off one and it's a GS-402, and the...
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Well, not that old! 1995. No bells! I did find...

Well, not that old! 1995. No bells! I did find the installation manual online and it indicates 12V. I will double-check with the wiring diagram inside the box, but it looks like I have what I...
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GEM-P3200: speaker or siren?

I have a Napco GEM-P3200. The "sound device" (not sure if speaker or siren) is located in a rusting metal box in a front corner of my house. I was thinking of replacing the rusting metal box, but...
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I heat my finished basement with two small...

I heat my finished basement with two small electric baseboards. Cheap to buy, cheap and easy to install. If your basement is below grade, like mine is, the temp stays fairly warm - mine never goes...
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I have seen many energy comparison tools on the...

I have seen many energy comparison tools on the web. One is from the US Energy Information Administration - eia.gov. It's a spreadsheet that looks rather comprehensive.
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First of all, if you don't have hot water, then...

First of all, if you don't have hot water, then "there's nothing wrong" is code-speak for "I don't care enough to diagnose." Clearly, there is something wrong.

Did this just start? Have you had...
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I have an indirect DWH setup, plumbed as a...

I have an indirect DWH setup, plumbed as a separate zone.
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There are so many factors to consider, but how...

There are so many factors to consider, but how well your house is insulated, and how warm you keep your house are two huge factors. Also, it's been a very cold winter here in NE. I realize that PHL...
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Hmmm, does the person quoting know that you're...

Hmmm, does the person quoting know that you're new to boilers and are managing this from a distance? Sure seems like it. Some people will throw out a ridiculous quote just to see if it sticks. The...
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Trooper, In post #65, you noted: ...

Trooper,
In post #65, you noted:


Question: how did the plumber purge these lines during the install? Knowing the plumber and his work, I'm surprised that he put in ball valves for one zone,...
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This is exactly what I'm seeing on my history...

This is exactly what I'm seeing on my history log.

I don't have LWCO.
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Yikes, that's not a price. That's the national...

Yikes, that's not a price. That's the national debt! Saw a module for half that price at patriot-supply.com.

Patriot Supply - 7600WTM...
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