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Older oils have additives that are not present in...

Older oils have additives that are not present in current oils. Older oils are in demand by people that restore older cars and build performance engines for that reason. Put it on craigslist and it...
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Another way to resolve the circ issue is to up...

Another way to resolve the circ issue is to up the WWSD temp a couple of degrees more than the thermostat setting (go to 72 or so). Probably not a real big deal either way.
So I am going to go...
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The boiler has one zone. The thermostat can...

The boiler has one zone.

The thermostat can go directly to the 256, but the output of the 256 is powered only when the sensor on the supply side indicates that the output of the boiler is not the...
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The tekmar is a 256 not a 260 so it doesn't have...

The tekmar is a 256 not a 260 so it doesn't have pump control. I have the thermostat on a call for heat going to a DPDT relay, which powers up the circulator, and which on a low voltage NO side,...
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Posted By seaworthy41

Thanks for the info Trooper. Does a boiler...

Thanks for the info Trooper. Does a boiler bypass change the minimum temp setting?
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rbeck, do you mean outdoor temp or system...

rbeck, do you mean outdoor temp or system operating temp? Thanks.
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Thanks for all the help. The system is all set up...

Thanks for all the help. The system is all set up with the proper piping, a boiler bypass, one pump (thanks Xiphias), a tekmar 256 and a switching relay for the circulator.
I could not get more...
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Posted By seaworthy41

Tekmar 256 setup

Setting up a Tekmar 256 with a Burnham RSA 125 oil steel boiler in an old gravity system with cast iron radiators. Circulator runs off of a relay.
Do I need a minimum temp?
Flue gas condensation...
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Posted By seaworthy41

They make kickspace heaters with two types of...

They make kickspace heaters with two types of fans. Some have squirrel cage fans and some have regular fans. The squirrel cage fans start to make noise over time. The Turbonics Toester is the one...
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Posted By seaworthy41

Thanks for the posts. The boiler is an oil...

Thanks for the posts.

The boiler is an oil fired Peerless WBV 04, and with the bypass I will at best achieve partial reset. The DHW is an Alliance 50. The unit heater is a modine 47.

I know I...
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Contols: Tekmar 260 outdoor reset for mixed temperature system

I am looking to run outdoor reset on a mixed temperature system with a bypass and and I'm trying to wrap my mind around setting up the controls.

There are four zones of heat (with one circulator...
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Thanks rbeck, good information. It has a bypass...

Thanks rbeck, good information. It has a bypass already (although it is piped wrong (from the system side of the pump to the return)) and the plan is to properly bypass the boiler to keep the bulk...
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Xiphias, I am struggling to calculate the...

Xiphias, I am struggling to calculate the circulator.

For the large gravity runs I have TEL as follows 3"=240'; 2"=15'; 1 1/2"=15'; 1"= 50' . The baseboard zone has TEL of 3/4"=55'.

How do I...
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Posted By seaworthy41

Xiphias, thanks for the responses. A few more...

Xiphias, thanks for the responses. A few more questions:

If I run one pump, what size pump should I be running (If I don't run the alpha)?

Have you tried the Wilo pumps? Opinion?

If I...
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Posted By seaworthy41

Pump size and flow issues for an old converted gravity system

I am trying to determine the pump size and set up for an old gravity piped system. The system has an oil fired Burnham 125 btu steel boiler. The near boiler piping comes off 1 1/4" and reduces to...
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Thanks for all the replies! Not all the fittings...

Thanks for all the replies! Not all the fittings are leaking, but many are, including all the tees. I used Hercules pipe dope as a sealant, without teflon tape. I cut the threads using my rigid...
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Posted By seaworthy41

Hot water boiler near piping leaking

Hi all. I installed a Peerless WBV-04 boiler with black pipe near piping and I made the mistake of using Home Depot China elbows, tees and other fittings. Guess what; they leak! The leaks are not...
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Posted By seaworthy41

Did you consider using seam sealer from the auto...

Did you consider using seam sealer from the auto body supply house? 3M has all sorts of seam sealers that will work for your application. A link for one of the products is below, but I would look...
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Posted By seaworthy41

I have diagrams for 1976 GM, which should be the...

I have diagrams for 1976 GM, which should be the same thing. You should have a three terminal connector to the motor and a two terminal connector to the washer solenoid.

On the motor three...
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Posted By seaworthy41

Hey Mackey, I agree, get some good DIY advice,...

Hey Mackey, I agree, get some good DIY advice, measure twice and drill once is the way to go, especially so if you just went to the trouble to cut in new floors.

A few questions for you. Are you...
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Sounds like you have carb issues and the ignition...

Sounds like you have carb issues and the ignition and valve timing was o.k. You still need to get the ignition timing right, though, since you moved the distributor.

As a suggestion, you can set...
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Xiphias, thanks for the response. I'm a little...

Xiphias, thanks for the response. I'm a little confused (or continue to be confused might be a more accurate statement).

The system that I am contemplating is expensive, about $700 for the...
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Posted By seaworthy41

Thanks for the replies. If I do not use a...

Thanks for the replies.

If I do not use a mixing valve and go with a simple bypass, how would I be running the baseboard zones at a cooler temperature and how would i control the bypass for...
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Posted By seaworthy41

Primary-secondary piping; outdoor reset

Hi all. I have a Peerless WBV-04 that I am about to install and am trying to figure out the piping/layout.

I have four zones of baseboard heat rated at 86k at 180 degrees. I currently have a...
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