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Good that you have the detectors... but... ...

Good that you have the detectors... but...

Please understand that CO is called the "SILENT KILLER" because it is colorless and ODORLESS. You won't smell it when it sneaks up on you in the night...
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INSULATED? and underground? Or, are you...

INSULATED? and underground? Or, are you planning to have a walkway to the boiler that you don't have to shovel?
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I don't think the water is hot enough... but you...

I don't think the water is hot enough... but you said you tried hotter and no difference, so I don't know what's going on there.
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On second thought, it looks like there is a ball...

On second thought, it looks like there is a ball valve on the supply side between the boiler and the zone valves.

Turn boiler off and allow to cool to 100F or less.

CLOSE that ball valve on the...
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You should have turned that motor on the pump. ...

You should have turned that motor on the pump. The electric box should not be on the bottom. WIRES OVER WATER is the rule!

Allan, I can see them...

Supply out of the boiler, up and then left...
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In theory anyway... if there's an air separator,...

In theory anyway... if there's an air separator, the air would be collected there as it passes by during circulation. See below.

If there are points in the system where the pipes go UP and then...
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Gauge is behind the front cover, you can see it...

Gauge is behind the front cover, you can see it in this vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk7VHKeh98M
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You can leave them in, just screw the cap down...

You can leave them in, just screw the cap down tight.
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Since very little water ever flows in the line to...

Since very little water ever flows in the line to the boiler, what happens is that 'crud' deposits in that line. Then, when the valve is changed and the line is not FORCEFULLY FLUSHED, that 'crud'...
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Hi Billy, make/model of the boiler for starters....

Hi Billy, make/model of the boiler for starters.

I think based on your comments that you've already read these?

There's step-by-step instructions in here to PROPERLY step-by-step recharge the...
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Typical symptom of a bad solder connection on the...

Typical symptom of a bad solder connection on the PC board.
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Glad it all works Ken! Happy heating? (and...

Glad it all works Ken! Happy heating? (and Thanksgiving soon!)

Pete,



As long as only ONE SIDE of the 24 VDC goes to the ONE of the TT Terminals, no problem. There is not complete...
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Ditto Allan's reply. Not a wiring error......

Ditto Allan's reply.

Not a wiring error... pump is likely installed backward. Happens a lot more often than even seasoned installers will care to admit!
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Mornin' Ken, First thing I see in the pics...

Mornin' Ken,

First thing I see in the pics is that the installers made a boo-boo.

It is not allowed per N.E.C. that 120VAC line and 24VAC low voltage wiring co-exist in the same junction box......
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I thought you said basement below... I took that...

I thought you said basement below... I took that to mean unfinished, but what you're saying is that the space below is finished?
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TURN OFF THE POWER. Open the transformer on...

TURN OFF THE POWER.

Open the transformer on the top of the burner and swing it up.

With your finger ( AND POWER OFF!!!! ) give the squirrel cage fan inside a push. It should turn freely. ...
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Double check the schematic you drew for accuracy...

Double check the schematic you drew for accuracy too.

There were some crossing wires that had no 'bump' and no 'dot' so I was unsure if they were connected or not.

If the MBR immediately blew...
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The key thing to understand is that you can have...

The key thing to understand is that you can have ONE SIDE , and ONE SIDE ONLY, of the 24VDC supply connected to ONE of the T T terminals.
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By parallel plumbing you mean the use of VENTURI...

By parallel plumbing you mean the use of VENTURI TEES? aka MONOFLO ?

Using straight tees with no means of creating pressure differential doesn't work, you have no control over how much water...
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OK, let me try... I have not fully debugged...

OK, let me try...

I have not fully debugged this in my head yet, but I'm fairly certain this is how you can fix the problem.

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Note that the MBR wiring is REVERSED from the other three...
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I've figured out what is wrong... but conveying...

I've figured out what is wrong... but conveying what needs to be done is a different matter...

I'm not sure I am going to be able to make it understandable.
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Well... that's a good question actually. ...

Well... that's a good question actually.

Those boiler gauges for 20 bucks are the same crap that was on the boiler when you bought it. It probably was bad after 2 years. If you want to be...
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Posted By NJT

I believe they are the thermostats. ...

I believe they are the thermostats.



This is also the reason that AutoMag is the recommended 'dump zone' valve for wood boiler systems. When the power goes out, the valve opens and the heat...
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Posted By NJT

Hi Ken, I'll try to find some time tonight...

Hi Ken,

I'll try to find some time tonight to sit and sort this all out for you.
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Posted By NJT

Agreed. They make plenty on selling the oil and...

Agreed. They make plenty on selling the oil and the service contracts. They don't need to pad their sales numbers by causing customers to burn more oil.

In general, the burner should have the...
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