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snow melt boiler(s)

Does anyone have a plumbing diagram of a boiler that has both the house heat and a snowmelt system on it?

Is this common practice to install both systems on one boiler or do people use 2 separate...
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hot water boiler feed

Can someone tell me where the best place to locate the feed for a hot water boiler (supply side, return side, near boiler, away from boiler, etc.,).
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3 floors plus some attic space puts the height of...

3 floors plus some attic space puts the height of the masonry chimney right around 30 feet, maybe a bit more.
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The boiler is a weil-mclain eg75 at 290000 input...

The boiler is a weil-mclain eg75 at 290000 input and the water heater is aosmith 75 gallon right about 75000 input
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The boiler manufacturer recommends or suggests an...

The boiler manufacturer recommends or suggests an 8" flue, I would think to see if it is OK first with the performance of the boiler before inquiring with the local building codes, no?
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Thanks gilmorrie and NJ Trooper for your input.

Thanks gilmorrie and NJ Trooper for your input.
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Gas fired boiler. When you say the boiler draft...

Gas fired boiler. When you say the boiler draft will be changed, what do you mean? Will the boiler perform differently? Am I better off looking for a 8x10x4 flue wye?
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My concern is that although the wye is several...

My concern is that although the wye is several inches away from the 12" clay chimney, I don't take any efficiency away from the boiler being that the boiler is 8".
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This is the 8x8x4 galvanized flue wye I am...

This is the 8x8x4 galvanized flue wye I am looking to use.
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Tapping heater int the boiler flue.

My boiler flue size is 8" x 6'. I am thinking of tapping into it 6 inches before it goes into the 12" clay chimney with a 4" heater flue. Can anyone tell me if this will have any effects on the...
09-17-13, 12:10 AM
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Boiler room and boiler wiring

I am installing new wiring for my boiler/boiler room and wanted to know what is common. Here are some questions that I have...

I have 6 (115v, 0.65amp) circulator pumps, 1 boiler control, 1...
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Great. Thank you so very much. You have answered...

Great. Thank you so very much. You have answered all my questions..

One more thing...
Is there any other manufacturer that I should be looking at for a 6 zone switching relay?
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Taco Switching Relays and different models

Taco makes 3 different types of switching relays, in this case for 6 zones.

SR506-4 - 6 Zone Switching Relay
SR506-EXP-1 - Switching Relay w/Priority & 3 Powerports
SR506-EXP-4 - Switching Relay...
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Slope requirements for hot water boiler heating systems.

I am converting a two pipe one zone hot water boiler system to a 2 zone and had a question, hopefully someone can help.
Are there any horizontal pipe slope requirements for hot water boiler heating...
07-13-13, 12:29 AM
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moisture sealed in double pane glass

A few weeks prior to Sandy, I had a little incident and cracked the inside glass of a 2 pane window. I never fixed it till the whole thing blew in from Sandy forcing me to orchestrate an emergency...
06-21-13, 02:52 PM
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The funny part is that it is not even half of the...

The funny part is that it is not even half of the project. If I sit down and write every little bit, I wont get up for a weekend.
Did someone say framing, drywall, paint and trim?

Look, all I am...
06-20-13, 10:27 PM
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It took me 10 years worth of thinking to write...

It took me 10 years worth of thinking to write this, it would probably take me another 10 before I decide to do it.
06-18-13, 07:33 PM
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Thanks for the the fast posting, a ball park...

Thanks for the the fast posting, a ball park figure is what I am looking for. I know this is a do it yourself site and that is what I intend to do at some point, I am merely trying to figure out how...
06-18-13, 06:57 PM
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help in pricing my project

This is the project that I am thinking of doing, I am wondering what it will cost in labor alone if I hired a contractor and if I supply materials. All comments welcomed and appreciated.


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06-02-13, 05:18 AM
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Thanks for your postings everyone, I decided to...

Thanks for your postings everyone, I decided to spend a little extra on wiring and go with chandlers advice.
06-01-13, 05:45 AM
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how many circuits in a bathroom

I am making some changes in a bathroom area and have all the walls open and figured this is as good a time as its going to get to do the wiring.

The bathroom area consists of a small hall 4x4...
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Workhorse Alarm Make and or Model?

I am doing a little work in my house and figure now is a good time to run some new wires to an area that I want to install a new alarm panel.

I am trying to figure out what alarm to buy. Is there...
04-18-13, 10:55 PM
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how many recessed lights should I wire to 1 circuit?

I am considering installing new hi hats, how many 60 watt equavalent lights (led or cfl ) can go on 1 circuit?
04-18-13, 08:33 PM
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After all this back and forth and "open for...

After all this back and forth and "open for interpretation", I decided to yank out the solid, bare #4 ground in the galvanized conduit and run a stranded, insulated #6. Paranoia? Yes, I wanna be...
04-18-13, 08:13 AM
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This is what looks to be the 10 gauge solid wire...

This is what looks to be the 10 gauge solid wire that was used on my 100 amp service. It was encased in 1/2" pipe underground going to where the water pipe enters the building.
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