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Boston? Home of my favorite brewery! Say hello...

Boston? Home of my favorite brewery! Say hello to Jim K next time you see him... Andrew too!
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Good deal Kevin. I sorta knew that's where this...

Good deal Kevin. I sorta knew that's where this would end up but you needed to make the decision, not me! I don't mind spending other ppl's money, but only if it's on beer! :beers:
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No, I can't see the 'dried out material', but...

No, I can't see the 'dried out material', but what I do see is the fact that you've got an older aquastat that probably doesn't have the soldered in relay. I believe that yours has WIRES connecting...
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Yeah... more I think about this, you've got a...

Yeah... more I think about this, you've got a cracked solder connection at the relay where it's soldered to the circuit board.

If you can't solder, you need to replace the aquastat.
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I'm sorry Kem, I should have been more explicit....

I'm sorry Kem, I should have been more explicit.

The C1 and C2 terminals are inside the 8148 aquastat, I didn't mean terminals 1 and 2 on the zone valves... my bad.

:alarm:WARNING! 120 VAC...
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OK... Now, when the thermostats themselves...

OK...

Now, when the thermostats themselves call for heat, does the EXACT SAME THING happen as when you touch the wire on 2 and 3 ?

If the zone valves are all working properly, it should.
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OK, if the valves are warm to hot, that means...

OK, if the valves are warm to hot, that means that you have 24VAC power going to them.

Maybe you can do another test without a meter:

Take a short piece of scrap wire. Strip a bit of...
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Oh darn... Yeah, they don't make a whirring...

Oh darn...

Yeah, they don't make a whirring noise...

BUT, the DO get WARM after a few minutes.

Do you notice that the valve head is warm when the thermostat has been calling for heat for a...
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Don't jump to conclusions without backup data,...

Don't jump to conclusions without backup data, you will be spending money and effort on things that don't need to be changed.

If they are Honeywell valves, manually opening them may not activate...
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