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Back from the dead...

Hey guys,

A 1-year-ish update for you.

Boiler has been running terrific. Servicing is same as any other boiler. Nozzle, filter, check the combustion.

Burns cleaner that you would think,...
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Tekmar says 423, 336 and two 441. Expensive.. ...

Tekmar says 423, 336 and two 441. Expensive..

Could use 336 with two tn4 stats for the CI zones. Two 360's with indoor sensors for indoor feedback. 360's wired to 336 as simple close contact. ...
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Yeah, there is more research to be done. I...

Yeah, there is more research to be done. I should just contact Tekmar and ask. I almost went and took their training seminar.. Guess I should have.

Worst case I'll just go old school with...
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Admittedly I never figured the EDR of the CI...

Admittedly I never figured the EDR of the CI rads, so the question of water temps for the CI zone is unknown. CI rads are flying on ODR right now.

I wonder if you can connect a TN4 thermostat...
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Yes, it is confusing. For all of the wonderful...

Yes, it is confusing. For all of the wonderful wiring diagrams they have, Tekmar is very light on the basics.

If I read the instructions correctly, you can assign the tstats to a specific bus...
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Posted By ItsTim

Here is what Tekmar told me: Tim

Here is what Tekmar told me:



Tim
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Posted By ItsTim

Tekmar said the stats could connect directly to...

Tekmar said the stats could connect directly to the 274 and control the mix temp. I didn't get more detail then that.

The problem is controlling the circulators in that scenario.

I have to dig...
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Posted By ItsTim

Hi Peter! My thinking has changed, so I...

Hi Peter!

My thinking has changed, so I think my question at this point is.. what's the cheapest way to accomplish what I need to do.

I already have the controller as noted in this thread; I...
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Posted By ItsTim

Basic and affordable.. Weil Mclain CGI series. ...

Basic and affordable.. Weil Mclain CGI series. Been around forever, good track record. Not the greatest efficiency, but that wasn't one of your prerequisites.

Tim
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Posted By ItsTim

How are you making hot water now? What kind...

How are you making hot water now?

What kind of radiators do you have? Cast iron or Slantfin?

Is the purpose of the boiler to completely heat the home, or just supplement the wood boiler?

A...
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I logged in to post some photos and share my...

I logged in to post some photos and share my thoughts on the project. The system logged me out while drafting and I lost everything but the "auto saved" portion of the message.. which was the first...
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Posted By ItsTim

AFAIK the Tekmar will just fire the boiler to the...

AFAIK the Tekmar will just fire the boiler to the Boiler Max setting when there is a DHW call. The only reason to use the Tekmar for DHW is 1) cool digital DHW temp readout and 2) simplicity

I...
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Posted By ItsTim

Is this oil fired with a Riello burner? Is...

Is this oil fired with a Riello burner?

Is it an "emergency only" type thing? If so, you could use the alarm wire on the Riello burner to trigger a relay that fires the old boiler. I don't think...
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Posted By ItsTim

Hi Peter, sorry for the delayed response to...

Hi Peter,

sorry for the delayed response to your question.

No, there are no extra shipping charges for multiple shipments.

Here is an example email I got from them:

The following item(s)...
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I think I probably had the same issue as NJT.....

I think I probably had the same issue as NJT.. the site makes it seems like everything is in stock, when in fact it is not.

I did get an email promptly when something was not in stock and it was...
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Posted By ItsTim

Pexsupply.. super fast. No issues. Yes, some...

Pexsupply.. super fast. No issues.

Yes, some things are not in stock, but they are drop shipped from the manufacturer in my experience. Wait time for something like that is 5-7 business days,...
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Ask them to close their windows? It can't be...

Ask them to close their windows? It can't be comfortable on their side' maybe they don't realize they are open?

Insulation is always a good thing, even if you didn't have this problem.
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Pressure relief valve should also be installed...

Pressure relief valve should also be installed vertically.
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Posted By ItsTim

Given that you are using a lot of fuel and not...

Given that you are using a lot of fuel and not getting a lot of heat, my first suspicion would be the unit is not firing properly.

lawrosa has a good suggestion regarding a possible gas (pressure...
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Posted By ItsTim

That burner can be set for propane or natural...

That burner can be set for propane or natural gas. Are their tanks outside, or is it connected to street gas?
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I guess it comes down to two ideas: 1. The...

I guess it comes down to two ideas:

1. The boiler is not creating the BTUs
2. The boiler IS creating the BTUs and they're being absorbed by the house.

If it were a water feed issue.. what goes...
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Posted By ItsTim

Download the manual:...

Download the manual: http://www.rielloburners.co.uk/lumo/upload_documents/riello_rdb12technicalmanual29027124.pdf

And look at page 6.

I would also recommend changing the filter.
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Posted By ItsTim

I believe net output is 90k. 90k does not seem...

I believe net output is 90k. 90k does not seem too out of line for a house of that size-- but if it's cold in the house, it sounds like the boiler can't keep up with the load.

The only way to be...
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Posted By ItsTim

need more info

How big is the house?

Where is the house? Florida? Alaska?

What is the construction like? How much insulation? Is it drafty? Single- or double-pane windows?

What kind of heat emitters...
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THere is debate over ZVs on supply or return. ...

THere is debate over ZVs on supply or return. From what I gather the only pro to being on the return is lower temps, which some claim extend life of the ZV.

From my point of view, you are more...
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