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Your friend probably has a coil / aqua-booster...

Your friend probably has a coil / aqua-booster set up which basically is a giant Thermos for your coil. The aqua-booster is piped as a storage tank for the coil which has a built in aquastat that...
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If you have 1 zone then you most likely have a...

If you have 1 zone then you most likely have a circulator and flow control valve set up and when the guts inside the flow control valves go bad or get loaded up with crud, it will allow hot water to...
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Just a thought but If 2 aquastats have the same...

Just a thought but If 2 aquastats have the same exact problem, drain the boiler and remove and inspect the aquastat well. The probe on the well may be coated with crud which acts an insulator and...
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Posted By lightsout06810

The last couple of days this website has been...

The last couple of days this website has been confounding!!! One minute it's OK and the next minute it's screwy!!
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I thought that this unit had a domestic hot water...

I thought that this unit had a domestic hot water coil but after re-reading the post it doesn't state either way.

Trooper, I stand corrected. I have always been under the impression that it was a...
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If you moved the high limit up to 190 make sure...

If you moved the high limit up to 190 make sure you move the low limit up to 170, a 20 degree swing is desirable. Also, set the thermostat to where you normally do and leave it alone, raising it to...
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If you have to bleed any radiator several times a...

If you have to bleed any radiator several times a day something is either allowing air into the heating system or the system pressure may be too low and the circulator is cavitating, what does the...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-13-09, 12:02 AM
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Posted By lightsout06810

I don't know if this will help but here is a link...

I don't know if this will help but here is a link to the manufacturers website.

Powers: LM490/LM490-10 Series | HydroGuard Series LM490 Thermostatic Tempering Valves for Hot Water Heater &...
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Posted By lightsout06810

If that isn't an electric water heater then that...

If that isn't an electric water heater then that tank is indeed a hot water aqua booster which is basically a storage tank for your domestic hot water. Looking over your pics again, it appears that...
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From what I can tell from your pics someone...

From what I can tell from your pics someone hooked up the domestic hot water coil in the steam boiler to act as a pre-heater for the 40 gallon electric water heater which is used as a hot water...
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Just curious, is this a cold start boiler or does...

Just curious, is this a cold start boiler or does the aquastat equipped with a low limit? If it has a low limit, try raising the low side to 150 or 160 (Still keep the high side at 180) and see if...
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Posted By lightsout06810

Looking at the photos of the boiler (And floor) I...

Looking at the photos of the boiler (And floor) I guess a start would be to fix that leak!! LOL
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If you could, please post some pics of your the...

If you could, please post some pics of your the boiler, boiler controls and piping. (Including the complete supply and return lines in the boiler room)
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Posted By lightsout06810

The ball valve should be open all the time, who...

The ball valve should be open all the time, who closed it?
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I see in the background that you have a Well...

I see in the background that you have a Well Extrol tank which would lead me to believe that you have well water. This is just a hunch but since you have well water I am guessing that you may have...
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Before you change the automatic feeder shut off...

Before you change the automatic feeder shut off the valve that "Feeds the feeder" and monitor your system daily for the next week. In many instances the return line on a 2 pipe steam system will...
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"If the first destination on the heating circuit,...

"If the first destination on the heating circuit, if you will, after the flow check valve is the master bedroom and the last stop is the en suite bathroom and if the flow check valve is allowing cold...
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That appears to be a Spirovent automatic air vent...

That appears to be a Spirovent automatic air vent which was most likely installed so that you wouln't have to bleed that rad manually. Maybe there is a piece of debris caught blocking the small...
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Xphias is right, don't let that 10-12% fool you...

Xphias is right, don't let that 10-12% fool you (80% compared to 90-92%) that 10-12% is HUGE in real life heating situations. Several years ago I took out a boiler that was installed in the early...
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If you only have 1 heating zone I don't know why...

If you only have 1 heating zone I don't know why the installer used a zone valve instead of a flow control valve but zone valves can go bad too and hot water can gravity past them as well. The...
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This might not be the solution but try raising...

This might not be the solution but try raising the system pressure to around 18-20 psi and see if the rads will heat up. I'm just curious to see if this pressure increase might overcome your flow...
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Posted By lightsout06810

I'm glad everything worked out, your bill is in...

I'm glad everything worked out, your bill is in the mail. LOL
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Posted By lightsout06810

"I wouldn't close any valves and let the boiler...

"I wouldn't close any valves and let the boiler fire though ... I don't think the circ will be too happy about being dead-headed..."

Oops, Good Point. If the house is overheating and the...
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Posted By lightsout06810

What is the system pressure at? Ideally you...

What is the system pressure at? Ideally you should have 12-15 psi in the system.
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Posted By lightsout06810

If you want to you can clean the glass tube every...

If you want to you can clean the glass tube every couple of months but once a week during the heating season you should blow off the low water cutoff into a 5 gallon bucket. There are no side or rear...
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