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Looks like the BioFuel answer is NO! #2 heating...

Looks like the BioFuel answer is NO!
#2 heating oil is 138,500 BTU/Gal
BioDiesel is 120,000 BTU/Gal
Thus would need 15% more gallons for the same number of BTUs.
Along with the 2 cent premium it...
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Thanks gilmorrie - Good questions. The price is 2...

Thanks gilmorrie - Good questions. The price is 2 cents more/gal. Only looking at 500-600 gal/year so the 2 cents is not critical.
I'll have to ask the Oil company about the BTU per gal.
I'm most...
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BioHeat Fuel - Yes/No?

Hi - I have always used straight heating oil without problems. My neighbor uses BioHeat fuel (mixture of standard heating oil and processed vegetable oil). He says he sees no difference and thinks...
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Bob d - Big Orange Box has battery powered CO...

Bob d - Big Orange Box has battery powered CO alarm for about $20. I have them in my house. Bill
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NTJT - With the ODR connected there is no...

NTJT -
With the ODR connected there is no ability to set the Hdiff. It doesn't even display it on the sequential display.
I believe yes, but will keep closer tabs on it.
I did not consult any...
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NJT - Aquastat is Honeywell L7248C1006 which was...

NJT - Aquastat is Honeywell L7248C1006 which was ODR ready so I added the Honeywell ODR 50022037-002/U with a 3 wire connection to "enviraCOM" terminals in the aquastat.

Present settings:
Boiler...
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NJ Trooper - Thanks for sticking with this. I...

NJ Trooper - Thanks for sticking with this. I would have wired it the other way and assumed that I'd made a mistake when the expected result wasn't. Bill
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NJ Trooper - Take a bow. That is so simple and I...

NJ Trooper - Take a bow. That is so simple and I understand how it works. We will see if it does in fact make any significant contribution to longer burns. Now my challenge will be to trace and...
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NJ Trooper - You are correct. Separate 24V...

NJ Trooper - You are correct. Separate 24V transformer and individual wire - No panel
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NJ Trooper - I will not disappear on you the same...

NJ Trooper - I will not disappear on you the same way this problem won't disappear for me -at least not yet. I could see adding a 24V contactor that could handle the current for the zone valves? Not...
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Shaggsje -Thanks for your reply. We seem to be...

Shaggsje -Thanks for your reply. We seem to be thinking in opposite directions. I want longer burn times. If I were to lower the MAX then I would expect to reach the MAX even faster and thus give me...
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Connecting 2 zone valves to 1 thermostat

Hi all – I have the typical problem of an oversized boiler that is short cycling.

2 story framed home in S.E. CT. Oil fired Buderus 4 section (G1125WS/4), Honeywell L7248C1006 control with ODR,...
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GG I have an L7248C with an outdoor reset. It is...

GG I have an L7248C with an outdoor reset. It is the cold start verison of your L7224C. I have been very satisfied with it.
As I understand error 10, it is telling us that the outdoor reset is not...
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Page 28 of manual: Installers Installation...

Page 28 of manual: Installers Installation Copnsiderations
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rbeck: Currently no valves to balance the...

rbeck:
Currently no valves to balance the zones but will consider for next summer's re-plumb. Thanks for the idea.

trooper:

Now that it has gotten colder outside, some cycle times are longer...
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I haven’t taken any action yet. Work in a big...

I haven’t taken any action yet. Work in a big orange box store so weekends are not project days.

Sidny: Thanks, I’ll be sure to give those upper bedrooms more attention.

Trooper: “How short are...
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This looks like EDP Install manual: ...

This looks like EDP Install manual:
http://www.laars.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=thnfR43pUVA%3d&tabid=1892&mid=6433
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Lawrosa – I have 43 ft of baseboard on 1st floor...

Lawrosa – I have 43 ft of baseboard on 1st floor and 48 ft on the 2nd so with 91 ft I’m almost 50% over the 67 ft per zone. With a 100% oversized boiler perhaps it would be worth an experiment. I’d...
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Convert from 2 zones to 1 to reduce short cycling?

Hi all – Hopefully a simple question with a simple answer.

I have an oil fired boiler with single circulator and 2 zone valves (upstairs : downstairs). As is typical, the boiler is oversized (94K...
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Smile rbeck & Trooper - Tah Dah!!! You guys are...

rbeck & Trooper - Tah Dah!!!
You guys are amazing and have managed to find the problem and FIX IT.
I had tested the TT voltage at 24V but then it disappeared which was consistent with a poor...
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OK, now we're getting somewhere. I was having the...

OK, now we're getting somewhere. I was having the same thought. The Aquastat is doing everything it is supposed to re boiler temp, but not responding to a heat call.

When I push the relay in with...
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Trooper - I'll be leaving the wire in C1 for now...

Trooper - I'll be leaving the wire in C1 for now but I'm sure the contacts on the relay could be cruddy and will clean them with a match book cover but the relay is not mechanically closing so the...
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Hi - That's an interesting thought and I see how...

Hi - That's an interesting thought and I see how it could do in a pinch; however, if the burner was on to satisfy DHW demand, there is a good chance that neither of the zone valves would be open. I...
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rbeck: I appreciate your concern and definitely...

rbeck: I appreciate your concern and definitely agree that it is not ideal (or even close) but at the moment it is good not to see water on the floor.
I'm expecting to be able to flush the system...
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Hi to you Trooper - Thanks for the speedy reply. ...

Hi to you Trooper - Thanks for the speedy reply.

As suggested, I dropped the Lo to 150 and upped the Zone 1 thermostat to create demand. Zone valve opened and the boiler temp did drop to about 140...
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