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Thanks Mike for you input and suggestions. I...

Thanks Mike for you input and suggestions. I ended up ditching the zone valve idea and sticking with p/s piping with circs for the zones. I went with Taco Viridian 2218 delta-T variable speed circs...
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Thanks for all the info and input Mike! The...

Thanks for all the info and input Mike! The reason I'm going with the Smart 80 is that a friend of mine has a new one from a job that was ordered but didn't end up getting used, so it's super cheap....
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TT Prestige Solo 110 - Switching from P/S to Direct?

Hi Everyone. It's been a long time since I've posted in this forum, but the info I received here when I first had my Triangle Tube Prestige Solo 110 installed about 6 years ago was invaluable. I...
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if they recommend a min temp of 120, why would...

if they recommend a min temp of 120, why would they ship with a default min temp of 86? Doesn't sound right to me.
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They've also blocked the ability to add an offset...

They've also blocked the ability to add an offset to the outdoor temp sensor. That's annoying.
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I don't think you need to worry about damaging...

I don't think you need to worry about damaging the boiler by running it too much. Constant circulation is the ultimate goal for efficiency.
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What kind of damage are you concerned about? I...

What kind of damage are you concerned about? I think you should give your settings a few days before deciding if they need to be adjusted up or down. You really can't tell after just a few hours. ...
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Lowering the water temp saves energy. You want...

Lowering the water temp saves energy. You want to use the coolest water possible to maintain your space temp. Depending on the outside temp, baseboard can be effective at temps well below 120F. My...
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See how that does. If it still seems to satisfy...

See how that does. If it still seems to satisfy quickly, you can lower the curve some more.
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I'm not sure what the design temp should be for...

I'm not sure what the design temp should be for NJ, but 22F seems a little high to me. If your boiler is short cycling, I think you can safely reduce your curve. You could start by lowering both...
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Not sure how much help it is, but mine is...

Not sure how much help it is, but mine is installed in a primary/secondary configuration. You can see pics in the 5th post of this thread:
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No bother to me. I just wanted to point it out...

No bother to me. I just wanted to point it out since the OP probably won't be replying.
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He probably already has a solution since this...

He probably already has a solution since this thread is from a year and a half ago.
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If you're using indoor air to feed the burner,...

If you're using indoor air to feed the burner, that air has got to be replaced by something. It will be replaced by outside air that is sucked into your house wherever it can get in. Now you're...
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Is the installer planning to run some PVC for...

Is the installer planning to run some PVC for supply air when he comes back to hook up the Outdoor Reset sensor?
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The temp outside dropped to about 2F today. My...

The temp outside dropped to about 2F today. My curve still looks pretty good. I've still got constant circulation in the upstairs zone and the water temp is up to around 135. The burner is staying...
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We'll see if the curve stays linear as the temp...

We'll see if the curve stays linear as the temp outside drops or if I need to do more tweaking. The zone on the main floor usually gets satisfied fairly quickly. I'm guessing that's because the...
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I think I'm pretty darn close with my upstairs...

I think I'm pretty darn close with my upstairs zone. My thermostat is set at 67* and the space temp seems to ALWAYS be 66.5* with constant circulation. But the burner rarely runs for more than a...
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I'll continue to monitor it to make sure it keeps...

I'll continue to monitor it to make sure it keeps working. Is there a specific kind of marble chips that I'll need to use when it comes time to refill it?
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I went ahead and mounted it vertically, so the...

I went ahead and mounted it vertically, so the condensate from the boiler drains down into one end of the neutralizer. The other end of the neutralizer drains directly into the pump reservoir. I...
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Several installers told me that it would cost...

Several installers told me that it would cost substantially more for a mod/con even with the the tax rebate, which was not accurate. I think a lot of installers out there just don't understand how a...
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But isn't peak efficiency achieved when the...

But isn't peak efficiency achieved when the thermostat never gets satisfied and there aren't any room swings? I thought the goal was to only put enough heat into the space to match the heat loss so...
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Why is it bad for the boiler to cycle the burner...

Why is it bad for the boiler to cycle the burner often? My burner does a lot of cycling, but if I change my ODR curve to increase the water temp I'll get boiler short cycling, no?
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Exactly. I think the boost feature is really...

Exactly. I think the boost feature is really just for people who can't get their head around the way that a mod/con works. It makes it behave a little more like a conventional boiler in that it...
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Boost seems counter productive to me. If the...

Boost seems counter productive to me. If the ultimate goal is constant circulation, wouldn't boost prevent that from happening?
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