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The setback definitely functioned before the...

The setback definitely functioned before the timer went bad. Water temp dipped 20* between 12 mid and 5:30 AM. To your point, the TRV prob opened up to allow as much water to pass during setback...
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Oh, or do I not do the setback if I install the 2...

Oh, or do I not do the setback if I install the 2 t-stats?

Does it make sense to still have setback and morning boost with the 2 t-stat setup?
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I like it... You mind giving me your...

I like it...

You mind giving me your recommendation on the equipment then….?

- The HWE-SS control.
- A programmable t-stat to use as an advanced setback timer. (which model would you go with?)...
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Yeah, we definitely enjoy nice even, on-demand...

Yeah, we definitely enjoy nice even, on-demand heat. The room by room flexibility of the TRV's is great. But, yeah I see what you're saying with the downside....even when the rad's (TRV's) aren't...
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And yeah, you're right about the bypass...it...

And yeah, you're right about the bypass...it would apply to the instance where EVERY TRV was closed. The bypass itself is nothing more that black pipe with 90 degree elbows and a couple junctions...
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...I'm with you.... so it seems like if an...

...I'm with you.... so it seems like if an outlying room (upstairs is the best example....big room, entire second floor, single rad) loses heat at a faster rate I could adjust the TRV in the central...
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Posted By brich7424

K factor of 8 would take my $149 bill to about...

K factor of 8 would take my $149 bill to about $88!
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There are two pipes... each rad is fed by the...

There are two pipes... each rad is fed by the supply and then feeds into the return line. That is except for the final rad in the supply loop...that one leads right into the return, and there's a...
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Yep, I see.....I got 5.22 also, so I guess 'ol...

Yep, I see.....I got 5.22 also, so I guess 'ol Jethro could add after all!

What sort of control would provide better efficiency?
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Whoa!! Shouldn't surprise me I guess.....I...

Whoa!!

Shouldn't surprise me I guess.....I don't think theres much insulation in the house.

Summer usage is negligible, just 2 or 3 MCF. Yep, you have the correct airport.
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Yeah, I see the timers....thanks Furd. Whattaya...

Yeah, I see the timers....thanks Furd. Whattaya think Trooper....should I spring for the HWE-SS? It seems like the replacement that will easily fit right into my setup in the same way as the current...
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We deep-fry our birds! We did two of 'em this...

We deep-fry our birds! We did two of 'em this year....one plain and one with a cajun-marinade injection! Turned out great.

The 33 days were from Oct 24 through Nov 26.
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Posted By brich7424

Closest airport would be Cuyahoga County Airport...

Closest airport would be Cuyahoga County Airport just a few miles north of me. CLE is the closest International airport.

C1 is empty, but C2 has a white wire attached that heads through the...
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Posted By brich7424

Yes, I believe the pump runs below 55* whether...

Yes, I believe the pump runs below 55* whether the boiler is firing or not.

Sorry bout the Aqua/Thrmostat thing....I'm learning. :p

I do not see any markings on the Aquastat other than the...
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Oh, by thermostat you mean a room thermostat on a...

Oh, by thermostat you mean a room thermostat on a wall somewhere don't you? I don't have one of those. (I thought you had been asking about the that Honeywell thermostat on the back of the boiler).
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Posted By brich7424

hmmmm…. what d'ya mean? I thought the heat timer...

hmmmm…. what d'ya mean? I thought the heat timer created the heat call.

Isn't the control supposed to call for heat when required based on the outdoor temp, supply side temp, and the differential...
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Posted By brich7424

Heat-Timer Heat-Trol model 100. I found the...

Heat-Timer Heat-Trol model 100.

I found the manual here:
http://www.heat-timer.com/enFiles/ProductDocument/om-hwm100.pdf

I put another picture on Photobucket too, that shows a close up of the...
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Posted By brich7424

OK, I took several shots of the current control...

OK, I took several shots of the current control setup.

ODR setup Photos by brich7424 | Photobucket (http://s1358.beta.photobucket.com/user/brich7424/library/Boiler%20fix/ODR%20setup)

Pretty...
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Posted By brich7424

Yep…not working. I've come home to a cold...

Yep…not working.

I've come home to a cold house a couple times in the last few weeks because sometimes the control doesn't fire the boiler. If I jiggle some of the cables going into it though it...
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Heh heh…. I keep a beer bottle opener on mine!...

Heh heh…. I keep a beer bottle opener on mine! Thanks for your help lawrosa.

I put about 16 psi into the expansion tank, opened up the radiator valve upstairs, and after about 2 min. of air I...
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Posted By brich7424

Yeah, makes a lot of sense. Yes, I read up on the...

Yeah, makes a lot of sense. Yes, I read up on the expansion tank….. It sounds like the expansion tank will maintain its 15 psi charge as I bleed the rad? So probably no need to charge it up again...
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Posted By brich7424

uhhhhh… I don't have zones though, so I don't...

uhhhhh… I don't have zones though, so I don't think I can isolate the radiator from the boiler. If I take the pressure off the boiler won't I de-pressurize the entire system, including the radiator...
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Posted By brich7424

OK, I'll give it a shot. The diaphragm seems OK....

OK, I'll give it a shot. The diaphragm seems OK. What pressure should I take the system up to cold before I try to bleed the rad.?
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Posted By brich7424

Thanks lawrosa. I checked the expansion...

Thanks lawrosa.

I checked the expansion tank… the top is full of water and the bottom sounds empty. I checked the pressure however, and it looks to be at or near zero.

Is it possible to make do...
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Posted By brich7424

Great, thanks. In the meantime I'll build a good...

Great, thanks. In the meantime I'll build a good gauge.
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