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NJ Trooper, good to see that you are still here. ...

NJ Trooper, good to see that you are still here.

AC2010, I went through the same thing for years. Bleed & fill, bleed & fill. Bottom line was:

If the expansion tank is a non-bladder type,...
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Posted By OldBoiler

Max CO2 reading

This is the maximum possible CO2% with fuel oil. Same as 0% excess air.

If the analyzer was set up for a natural gas fired boiler the value would be about 12%. Propane is about 13.8%.

Just an...
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Posted By OldBoiler

I would set the WWSD temperature lower. Try 64*...

I would set the WWSD temperature lower. Try 64* (down from 68) and see if that is OK. If not then keep dropping it 2* at a time until the house maintains the proper temperature.

What is happening...
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My brother had a house similar to the one you...

My brother had a house similar to the one you post about. Some time along the way baseboard was installed. The pipes were run up into the attic to reach the far ends of the house. Then down through...
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OK, what is the heat loss? This is the first...

OK, what is the heat loss? This is the first requirement to selecting a boiler. And since you also require DHW, how much of that is needed in what time frame? It also always helps to ask, what is...
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Posted By OldBoiler

Did you post on another site with a picture? For...

Did you post on another site with a picture? For some reason I thought I saw a picture of the cone someplace. My first thought was after-drip. That is when the burner shuts off the nozzle drips fuel...
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Posted By OldBoiler

Dang, gotta' like those American Standard boilers...

Dang, gotta' like those American Standard boilers from the 50's. Taken care of they last forever. Have a late 50's AS Oakmont myself. Runs great, updated from the original New Arco Flame to a Carlin...
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Posted By OldBoiler

The ignition spark is blown away from the...

The ignition spark is blown away from the electrodes by the forced air. This creates a raspy sound as the spark gets longer and irregular. Sort of like a Jacobs ladder. As the spark reaches the wider...
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Posted By OldBoiler

For a boiler, I always thought that less then 32*...

For a boiler, I always thought that less then 32* F was too low. Other then that...

Al.
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Don't see any reason it won't work. Also need to...

Don't see any reason it won't work. Also need to keep in mind the system pressure. As it increases the weight of the tank will too. So could create a chart of boiler pressure vs tank weight for the...
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Posted By OldBoiler

If shutting down a boiler for the Summer is an...

If shutting down a boiler for the Summer is an issue, then I'd think the one here would have rotted out some 50 years ago...

It is a good idea to have it cleaned late Spring after the heating...
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Posted By OldBoiler

In this case that would be a good choice. I need...

In this case that would be a good choice. I need to update my info on the MPO (been eyeing up the MPO myself).

MM, if the heat loss is 80K BTU/hr, then the 74 K output boiler would not keep up on...
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Posted By OldBoiler

The Burnham MPO is available in a 74 K BTU (DOE),...

The Burnham MPO is available in a 74 K BTU (DOE), and a 129 K BTU size. The first one fires at .6 GPH with the larger one at 1.05 GPH. This is a 3-pass CI boiler.

Al.
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Posted By OldBoiler

I believe that the Riello burners run at a higher...

I believe that the Riello burners run at a higher oil pump pressure. Upwards of 200 psi. Although the F5 set up manual shows 145 psi. Which if is being used the .75 nozzle is pushing 0.9 gals per...
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Posted By OldBoiler

I feel your pain. This is the same thing I have...

I feel your pain. This is the same thing I have been through too many times. And this is for anything that I want done around here. Seems that they all want to be the next millionaire.

Or that I'm...
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Posted By OldBoiler

As NJ posted, something is weird. I guess it...

As NJ posted, something is weird. I guess it doesn't hurt to ask: did this system heat OK prior to the boiler being replaced?

There should be good hot air exiting the air handlers. The dT on the...
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Posted By OldBoiler

You are in luck, Philly will be at design...

You are in luck, Philly will be at design temperature (15 F) for the next three nights. Can use a simple wall clock on the burner motor leads to record the run time. Set the clock to noon/midnight...
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Posted By OldBoiler

Was the gauge loose in the box? If so it is way...

Was the gauge loose in the box? If so it is way off. Same set up I purchased with the same result. Would display 80 psi when the true pressure was 100 psi.

Al.
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Posted By OldBoiler

One item to be careful of is the gauge itself. I...

One item to be careful of is the gauge itself. I purchased a gauge and found that it was off by some 20 psi. It was banged around in shipping due to improper packaging (from the manufacturer).
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Posted By OldBoiler

What I would do before getting some one in is to...

What I would do before getting some one in is to do some basic checks. With the boiler water at 180 F and calling for heat, check the temperature going into the hydro-air units. Is it too at or close...
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Posted By OldBoiler

Grady, I had to think about this for a day or...

Grady, I had to think about this for a day or two. But dang, this is why I didn't jump on the genisys last year. It was tough to not get one right away. But I want to see how it worked out first. I...
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Posted By OldBoiler

So true. The 50+ old stack control here has...

So true. The 50+ old stack control here has interrupted ignition. Prevents the brand new R8184 that came with the Carlin from being used. Although I am eying up a Genisys. That stack controller isn't...
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Posted By OldBoiler

I missed your previous to the last post. To drain...

I missed your previous to the last post. To drain the large radiators open the bleeder on them as the system is drained. That will make sure that an air lock is not formed. I am assuming that the...
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Posted By OldBoiler

AquaSmart: Patriot Supply - 7600A0001U...

AquaSmart:

Patriot Supply - 7600A0001U (http://www.patriot-supply.com/products/showitem.cfm/231862)

Al.
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Posted By OldBoiler

Have you tried to get in touch with Burnham? They...

Have you tried to get in touch with Burnham? They are the ones that would know what size orifice would be required for the change in elevation.

Al.
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