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I agree with NJ on the storage aspect, and he is...

I agree with NJ on the storage aspect, and he is right with regard to HX flow.

Glenn, can you get some temp measurements on the woody inlet and outlet at the HX before reversing the pipes, then...
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Glenn, I had pictured in my mind what you are...

Glenn,
I had pictured in my mind what you are showing.
You theory on the DHW sounds right, but it would be interesting if you could take some temperature measurements on the input and output sides...
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Glenn, I looked up the R2107 manual, but I...

Glenn,
I looked up the R2107 manual, but I don't see how this is going to help you heat the DHW or the baseboards without "bypassing" your boiler altogether.

Without seeing pictures, I can only...
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This is one I will be chiming in on this one as...

This is one I will be chiming in on this one as well. Plenty of pics showing the entire system, where the house circulator is located on your system, and where the HX is located with respect to the...
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Posted By ThomasDB

Remember to set the multimeter to VAC, or volts...

Remember to set the multimeter to VAC, or volts AC.
Tstat terminals should read 24VAC when not calling for heat, and about 0VAC when calling for heat.

Low voltage side of transformer should...
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Posted By ThomasDB

If you can determine if a cap did go bad and know...

If you can determine if a cap did go bad and know how to solder, Digikey Electronic parts (http://www.digikey.com/) will have replacement electrolytic caps available.
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I am lucky enough to have a father and two sons...

I am lucky enough to have a father and two sons that are PECO linemen living next door to me. Within 5 hours, one of the two utility trucks was driven by the son, and then power came back...
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Posted By ThomasDB

I hate to chime in over the expert, but wouldn't...

I hate to chime in over the expert, but wouldn't the leak above the zone valve eventually caused the zone valve to get stuck in the open position, resulting in gravity flow. If the zone valve was...
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Posted By ThomasDB

Myself being in eastern PA, with well water, I...

Myself being in eastern PA, with well water, I would recommend you invest in a generator to keep yourself comfortable during what seems to be frequent power outages...
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Posted By ThomasDB

Thanks HeatPro. I will stay with the .75 nozzle....

Thanks HeatPro. I will stay with the .75 nozzle. I do have a chimney vented system. Why fix what ain't broke ( is that one of NJ's sayings?)
:beers:
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Posted By ThomasDB

HeatWorm, No issues with short cycling. System...

HeatWorm,
No issues with short cycling. System usually runs each time longer than 4 minutes.
Everything works just fine, although this thread got me thinking that using a smaller jet could reduce...
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Posted By ThomasDB

My System 2000 EK-1 uses a .75 nozzle, could I go...

My System 2000 EK-1 uses a .75 nozzle, could I go to a .65 without issues?

Input (gal/hr), Nozzle @ pump/PSI, Output (BTU/hr)
0.68, [email protected], 83,000
0.74, ...
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Question Maybe I'm off my rocker, but is it possible to...

Maybe I'm off my rocker, but is it possible to change the nozzle to reduce the GPH rate that the boiler is firing at to slow the heating rate of the water, resulting in longer burn cycles? Or would...
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Posted By ThomasDB

Sorry, May 2013... My system is not that good!

Sorry, May 2013...
My system is not that good!
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Posted By ThomasDB

Kitty, Your house style might be called a...

Kitty,
Your house style might be called a bi-level...same style of house I grew up in.
If the front bedrooms overhang the lower level or you possibly have a garage below one of the bedrooms, you...
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Posted By ThomasDB

NJ, It is more simple that that. In pic 12 on...

NJ,
It is more simple that that. In pic 12 on photobucket, you can see the zone valve on the right and the large vertical pipe on the left. That vertical pipe branches out to 2 large pipes that...
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Posted By ThomasDB

Very slow tonight...no doubt things will pick up...

Very slow tonight...no doubt things will pick up as the snow ad ice head our way! Hope you have a Generator ready...oh, wait, your going to be missed!
I'm on the forum most nights, but this...
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Posted By ThomasDB

NJ Trooper, Seems like a slow night on the...

NJ Trooper,
Seems like a slow night on the forum. Any chance you could think about this for a bit? Pics poorly lit due to overhead lights messing with iPad.
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Posted By ThomasDB

I would suggest to pipe the wood boiler in...

I would suggest to pipe the wood boiler in parallel to the oil system, or you may cause condensation. Search "system 2000 wood stove" in the search bar and read thru that thread.
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Posted By ThomasDB

Hi Admiral, Was not sure if you were going to...

Hi Admiral,
Was not sure if you were going to get back and let us know what you had found.

If your heat exchanger plates were in series with the circulator, it does not make sense when you...
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Posted By ThomasDB

Oh, and I do not think the owb is undersized. If...

Oh, and I do not think the owb is undersized. If anything, you should be sweating you bottom off and walking around in your birthday suit due to the heat!
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Posted By ThomasDB

Pictures of the plumbing access panel on the...

Pictures of the plumbing access panel on the outdoor boiler please.
We are wondering if the water connections are made properly on the outdoor boiler. If not plumbed properly, you may not get the...
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Posted By ThomasDB

I would start by powering down the system at the...

I would start by powering down the system at the breaker box, verify power is off using a voltmeter, them check every wire connection. It does sound like something is intermittent, so checking...
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Posted By ThomasDB

When plumbing in the plate exchangers, did you...

When plumbing in the plate exchangers, did you happen to install bypass valves for each plate?
If so, bypass both plate exchangers, fire up the owb and keep the circulator running. Does the system...
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Posted By ThomasDB

Pictures......please. And scroll down to answer...

Pictures......please. And scroll down to answer NJ's questions
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