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If there is any place that a heat pipe is exposed...

If there is any place that a heat pipe is exposed and visible you could ask your guy to install a gauge at that point to make it easier to monitor the pressure... just a thought.

Glad ya got it...
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Furd suspicion is correct... 1/4" FNPT to 1/2" CC...

Furd suspicion is correct... 1/4" FNPT to 1/2" CC adapter. I wanted to add a gauge where I could see it every time I walked past the boiler, so I just pulled a few bits out of my rather well stocked...
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We're working on that Mike! I think I'm the only...

We're working on that Mike! I think I'm the only one making suggestions for improvement? And Spade DID ask about the tees, right?

[ooops, no, it wasn't Spade that asked! sorry 'bout dat... but...
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The idea of the closely spaced tees is to provide...

The idea of the closely spaced tees is to provide 'hydraulic separation' between two joined loops.

In YOUR system, since the only thing you have hanging off the tees is a single pumped loop...
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Yeah, I'm sure it is... OG ... and I'm sure yer...

Yeah, I'm sure it is... OG ... and I'm sure yer right, maybe even 30 years? I do know that when my wife was a kid, she used to get busted for riding her bike in town!



Yes, it appears to be...
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You certainly had a lot of air in the system......

You certainly had a lot of air in the system... and air can and will compress. When you initially filled it with the hose, you did compress that air. When the foamy bubbles came out the spiro, the...
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You could also put a gauge there if you want,...

You could also put a gauge there if you want, that's optional ... what you do want is the valve to isolate the tank from the system, and the drain. As you might be able to tell I added that part...
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After looking at your system, and thinking,...

After looking at your system, and thinking, "that's a pretty nice install!", I wanted to offer a suggestion to make servicing your expansion tank a little easier in the future... this 'option' will...
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Pressure questions, yes... With the boiler...

Pressure questions, yes...

With the boiler at nominal room temp, you should see close to 12 PSI ... as the boiler heats up to 180 or so, your pressure will rise to as much as 20 PSI or so,...
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Yes, absolutely correct... 185 water will send...

Yes, absolutely correct... 185 water will send you to the emergency room :alarm: in a heartbeat!

TURN OFF THE BOILER AND ALLOW TO COOL TO 100F or LESS!

Here's instruction on how to set the...
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Here's a pic of a test gauge that I made with...

Here's a pic of a test gauge that I made with chrappe from my junque boxe...

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/JeffPicks/portable_pressure.jpg

It's the end from a warshin'sheen hose, and...
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I never can either Xiph! So, each time I write a...

I never can either Xiph! So, each time I write a new one...

In the meantime, here's the instruction sheet for the pressure reducing valve:

http://www.bellgossett.com/literature/files/610.pdf
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Those valves don't just 'go out of adjustment'...

Those valves don't just 'go out of adjustment' sporadically... they get plugged, or otherwise just fail. Adjusting it will probably not help.

The plug on the bottom of the B&G valve can be...
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