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ODR is great if your boiler is sized close to...

ODR is great if your boiler is sized close to your home's heat loss calculation. Otherwise if your boiler is over-sized as many are, save your money and dial down the setpoint as Gilmorrie says.
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Both pipes dump onto the basement floor. The...

Both pipes dump onto the basement floor. The floor drain is about 12 feet away and the water would eventually flow there, but not without making a big mess first. Our water does get sediment at...
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It looks like I need a new backflow preventer. I...

It looks like I need a new backflow preventer. I would also like to install some kind of funnel below it and route the pipe to a nearby sink so I don't have to deal with future leaks with a wet vac....
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Yes, of course. It's been a while since I looked...

Yes, of course. It's been a while since I looked at what the different components do. We lose water pressure every time there's a power outage.
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Cold water leak

I had our boiler converted to gas 1.5 years ago and recently came down with a problem. There is a supply pipe pressure relief that started dripping water. Actually it's more than a drip. It made a...
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rbeck, Are they just including the optional ODR...

rbeck,
Are they just including the optional ODR as standard equipment now, or are there additional changes? I have to say we are very happy with the ES2 boiler we put in last year.
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That wait time is for the 10F boost to kick in,...

That wait time is for the 10F boost to kick in, not for the burner to start. My installer didn't give me the ODR instructions, but I found it online. I'd be lost without it. I recall my programmable...
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There's a couple things you can do before that....

There's a couple things you can do before that. You could turn off boost altogether. You can also increase the wait time before it starts, up to 30 mins. My ES2 boost is still at the default values....
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Posted By oil_boiler

Ditto +1! I wouldn't put any more money into that...

Ditto +1! I wouldn't put any more money into that old beast.
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Drooplug, I divided the total hours by cycles...

Drooplug, I divided the total hours by cycles (114/1923) and get 3.5 minutes per burn which is better than 2 that I stated before. I keep the differential at 15 since the boiler temp often goes up...
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I think a 2 minute run time on these is pretty...

I think a 2 minute run time on these is pretty normal. I have 200ft of copper fin across 3 zones, so with any 1 zone operating it doesn't take long to heat the 3 gallons of water in the ES24 and...
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Why not let the siding on your house act as the...

Why not let the siding on your house act as the heated sensor? If BTUs are moving from inside to outside, then the outside surface of your house will be somewhat warmer than the ambient outside air,...
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My ES2 boiler has ODR boost so if the pump runs...

My ES2 boiler has ODR boost so if the pump runs for more than 20 minutes, the water temperature gets increased by 10F, up to the maximum allowed temperature. Isn't this indirectly doing the same...
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Do you ever wonder....

how much oil, gas, time, and money get wasted because people don't know about this site? Personally, I have gained so much information here just by reading and asking questions, and I would like to...
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Shouldn't the boiler come down to room...

Shouldn't the boiler come down to room temperature when there's no heat requests?
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Was the boiler serviced recently? What size...

Was the boiler serviced recently? What size nozzle is on the burner?

Double check the attic insulation. We had critters move 100 sq. ft. of insulation to the other side of the attic to use as...
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With the setback to 62F at night (8 hours) the...

With the setback to 62F at night (8 hours) the ES2 went through a couple of boost cycles in the morning to catch up, sending the boiler temp over 170. I'm experimenting with an intermediate...
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Probably. As long as you or somebody remembers to...

Probably. As long as you or somebody remembers to make the change at the right time, and your location has long cold spells. In Maryland we get some warm winter days, so hopefully the constant set...
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I like the idea of 1% efficiency gain for every 3...

I like the idea of 1% efficiency gain for every 3 degrees of reduced boiler temperature. That means the ES2 is up to 15% more fuel efficient at 130F as opposed to 180F. I suppose it would be...
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Keeping a steady 180F during the shoulder seasons...

Keeping a steady 180F during the shoulder seasons or even in 30F outdoors leads to temperature spikes. In the boiler core it translates to increased stack loss because in essence the core becomes a...
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A few things don't line up here. If your...

A few things don't line up here.

If your mindset is in ancient technology, why did you, or somebody, twiddle with the default settings before fully understanding what's going on?

If you are...
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The ESC looks good to. It's the same design as...

The ESC looks good to. It's the same design as the ES2 but adds sealed combustion. I'm wondering if the added efficiency is worth the extra complexity to use outside air? I already have ducting for...
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Thanks for the input so far. PVC venting is out...

Thanks for the input so far. PVC venting is out since the chimney is offset. That leaves polypro or stainless. Does anyone know if polypro is approved everywhere, or who to ask about it? My...
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For most people it's a matter of dollars and...

For most people it's a matter of dollars and cents. The mod/cons are an elegant solution but if it costs more to do the job, then all you have is bragging rights to the latest technology. The ES2 has...
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Switch to Gas

I haven't been on here in a while. Last time I upgraded the old Thatcher with a new AFG burner and Beckett heat manager. Efficiency was measured at 79%. It works well but there was no huge...
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