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Interesting idea and I gather the hydrostat can...

Interesting idea and I gather the hydrostat can be added to almost any boiler. I haven't exactly studied the manual, but if it works so well at replacing ODR, why does it offer ODR as an option? And...
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That slant fin looks great (cheap too) I'm not...

That slant fin looks great (cheap too) I'm not well read-in on all the boiler manufacturers and I had thought slant fin made boilers only with stainless and aluminum heat exchangers. I'm too old...
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Now you tell me . ! I was looking for an...

Now you tell me . !

I was looking for an atmospheric vent boiler, about 70K BTU, steel push nipples, American made, 85% efficiency, so that narrowed it down.

I do plan to line the chimney.
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Piping questions for hot water boiler install

I've resurrected this thread here since it seems to have languished at its original posting --...
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I agree. A more detailed calculation still gives...

I agree. A more detailed calculation still gives numbers in the 65-75K BTU range depending on how I handle the walls of course, but also the crawl spaces, the basement area where the boiler is, and...
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A rough calculation, using a single R-value for...

A rough calculation, using a single R-value for each of ceiling, walls, etc, gives about 70,000 BTU loss at 16F design temp. I'm setting up a spreadsheet to do it in more detail.

The Burnham ES2...
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Sic transit Arcoliner

The mighty Arcoliner has gone silent. After 62 years, my 1.6 gph oil fired boiler is in need of replacement. Thanks to all on this forum who were invaluable in helping me resurrect it and keep it...
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It doesn't take much to get me to do nothing. ...

It doesn't take much to get me to do nothing. Maybe that's the best advice.

Any thoughts on new boilers? Weil-McLain WGO, Burnham MPO? I haven't done much looking around, or a heat loss...
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NJ Trooper, Thanks for the quick and...

NJ Trooper,

Thanks for the quick and comprehensive reply.



You are correct, there is no ASME rated relief valve on the boiler. There's a 3/4" outlet on the top of the boiler, and I actually...
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Replacing a leaking boiler feed valve

I fired up my 60 yr old Arcoliner for the first time this season and found that the pressure reducer/auto-feed valve is leaking. That was bad news but the good news is the pressure relief valve...
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Well, I put in the lower intake manifold gaskets....

Well, I put in the lower intake manifold gaskets. It blew some white smoke when I first started it up, though that's stopped now, so maybe the gaskets helped.

The problem is, it still has a miss...
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I finally got a good look at the engine in the...

I finally got a good look at the engine in the daylight -- I don't usually drive this van. There's also an external leak of coolant from between the intake manifold and head at the #6 cylinder, so...
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1995 Windstar intake manifold

I have a 1995 Windstar with a 3.8 engine that suddenly began blowing vast amounts of coolant out the exhaust through cylinder #6 -- you get a P0306 code plus clouds of white smoke.

This vehicle...
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During prior removals of the EGR valve -- I'm...

During prior removals of the EGR valve -- I'm getting pretty good at this -- there wasn't much crud in the valve or the plenum as far in as I could reach with a small brush. This is the 3.0 liter...
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They're OK, but I haven't had the pipe that runs...

They're OK, but I haven't had the pipe that runs from the exhaust to the EGR valve off the car yet. The EGR system seems to be working, just no gas flowing, so there may something stopped up inside...
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Windstar with P0401 code

I have a 98 Ford Windstar with the 3.0 liter engine and high miles, about 178,000. There's a P0401 code -- insufficient EGR flow detected -- that I just can't make go away.

To make a long story...
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Thanks! I saw that thread but didn't look...

Thanks! I saw that thread but didn't look through all the posts because of the baffle subject line ....

What are you using for control circuitry for the WB O2 sensor? It seems straightforward...
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The search function works, though it seems the...

The search function works, though it seems the archives cover only 2008. I'm pretty sure the thread I was looking for was Nov/Dec 2007.

OldBoiler, thanks for the link to the photo's. Googling...
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Oxygen sensor as combustion analyzer

About a year ago, I recall there was a thread about using an automotive wide band oxygen sensor as a combustion analyzer. Or maybe it was only a link to another site since I can't find anything by...
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Thanks, NJ Trooper. I only recently got back to...

Thanks, NJ Trooper. I only recently got back to this installation -- I ended up not putting in the Tigerloop (pump did prime easily anyway). 'Thought I would put the money toward a Bacharach...
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Thanks, Mark. Will the Suntec OSV limit the pump...

Thanks, Mark. Will the Suntec OSV limit the pump inlet pressure as does the Webster? The PRV-38PF conveniently combines the OSV & filter.

And is the Tigerloop in fact not useful in this gravity...
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Oil supply line installation

I have an above ground, outside tank that supplies #2 fuel oil to a Beckett burner firing an ArcoLiner boiler. I had to move the tank (for reasons unrelated to heating) and at first thought I would...
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found the fitting

kkraft -- you are absolutely correct. I checked today and there is in fact a 3/4" fitting on the top of the boiler, though it's difficult to see in the photo's I posted. Do you have a manual or...
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kkraft, Thanks so much, sounds like good...

kkraft,

Thanks so much, sounds like good advice to me ....



Now I understand. I started out looking (on the boiler) for a Watts 174A-like device, but got side-tracked on the fill pressure...
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tank source

Thanks, Grady. I have no intention of touching the relief valve till I have a replacement in hand, which at least seems to be widely available. But as for an expansion tank, so far all I can find...
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