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Thanks again Spott for your input. Makes...

Thanks again Spott for your input. Makes complete sense. Much appreciated.
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Thanks Spott, saw and reviewed this info earlier...

Thanks Spott, saw and reviewed this info earlier on the "Economy Adjust" setting and was confused why if "Max" is preferred then why our boiler was set at "Min". I have a txt out to the installer...
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Recommended Settings to Run WM Boiler for Indirect storage tank during summer

Thanks in advance.

We had a new Weil-Mclain CGa-4 cast iron boiler with the Aqua-Plus 45 indirect water heater installed in the fall which ran great throughout the winter. Everything worked as...
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There is an Economy Adjust setting on the...

There is an Economy Adjust setting on the Weil-Mclain boiler which delays the firing of the boiler to first see if the call for heat can be satisfied by existing boiler water temperature. It is set...
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Very sage advice. Thanks as that is where I'm at.

Very sage advice. Thanks as that is where I'm at.
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Weil-Mclain CGa-4 and Aqua-Plus 45 Indirect Water heater

We had a Weil-Mclain CGa-4 with the Aqua-Plus 45 indirect water heater installed which ran great throughout the winter. Everything worked as expected with the indirect on a priority zone for DHW so...
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Thanks Tom once again for your thoughts. I added...

Thanks Tom once again for your thoughts. I added the Oatey cleaner again this past week as had another quart and right now it's very quiet but don't want to get too excited as last times it was the...
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Hi Tom, thanks for your reply. Yes I tried the...

Hi Tom, thanks for your reply. Yes I tried the Rhomar red cleaner that you install, run for a while and then flush followed by the blue conditioner two seasons ago. At first it quieted the system...
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What size Weil-Mclain cast iron replacement boiler with indirect water heater?

Hi,

We are considering finally replacing our Weil-Mclain CGA5 cast iron boiler that I posted on here two years ago that has served us very well for 27 years but has been making boiler...
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Thanks Mike so I won't drain anymore at this...

Thanks Mike so I won't drain anymore at this point but should in a week? And yes I lowered aquastat so heat soaks to around 180F.
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Ok added Hercules boiler cleaning solution. I...

Ok added Hercules boiler cleaning solution. I initially removed some system water from the bottom boiler drain valve and water was whiteish but then turned clear. No sediment or dirt I could see....
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Ok, directions say "No flushing is needed. Close...

Ok, directions say "No flushing is needed. Close off all valving between boiler and zoning circuits."

I have 5 Honeywell zone control valves and shutoff valves on the micro zones (see pic below)....
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Thanks Mike, the B&G 100 circulator appears to be...

Thanks Mike, the B&G 100 circulator appears to be working fine as all zones get hot but not sure how to tell otherwise. I may have to try another treatment such as the Oatey link you provided but not...
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I like the Twin Flow heaters beause they clearly...

I like the Twin Flow heaters beause they clearly help but the noise is somewhat a deterrent. Can put it on low which isn't too bad. I need them as not nearly enough wall area in both spaces for...
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Mike, apologize for taking a few days to gather...

Mike, apologize for taking a few days to gather the following info:

House is ~3150 sqft. of living space with 5 zones split between 1st floor, 2nd floor and basement, all with copper-finned...
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Living space including basement is approximately...

Living space including basement is approximately 3100 sq. ft.

We had a company in last year to assess replacing both heat and AC systems and they performed a Manual J after reviewing entire...
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It's a Weil Mclain Series 11 CG5. Also, just...

It's a Weil Mclain Series 11 CG5.

Also, just checked pressure with no zones calling for heat as system ramping down at this point and aquastat was between 16 and 17 PSI with temperature between...
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I finally have the external pressure gauge. The...

I finally have the external pressure gauge. The provided link https://www.doityourself.com/forum/b...ure-gauge.html...
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Aquastat set to 175F and goes off somewhere...

Aquastat set to 175F and goes off somewhere before that but temp does go beyond after shutting down up to 190-200F.
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Definitely making noise in the boiler itself. You...

Definitely making noise in the boiler itself. You can feel the slight vibration. I continue to look to see if there are any pipes right against wood but will look again as always wonder if noise...
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Some system pics attached. Thanks again for...

Some system pics attached. Thanks again for everyone's assistance.

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Following is a Soundcloud link to audio file of...

Following is a Soundcloud link to audio file of boiler noise. Knocking comes pronounced at 2 minute mark through to end of track and very noticeable on floor above. Thoughts?

Thanks,...
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Thanks guys for advice. So to ensure I get this...

Thanks guys for advice. So to ensure I get this right just increase system pressure by 5PSI via adding some additional water via the water pressure regulator valve and no need to do anything with...
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Question Weil Mcclain CG gas boiler knocking noises when fired up

We have a 25 year old Weil Mcclain CG Series 11 gas boiler that makes annoying knocking noises when fired up that resonates through pipes and heard on first floor above. It is not overly loud but...
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