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It may just be easier to link to a prior post...

It may just be easier to link to a prior post where I included some photos of my heating system.

See post #6 in the following thread:...
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Thanks all. I checked for zone valves but...

Thanks all. I checked for zone valves but actually may not have any? My system is quite old and I noticed an immersion control... curious if this is a "pre-placement" to modern day systems. It was...
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Thanks PJ. How and why would the tech open a...

Thanks PJ. How and why would the tech open a valve? I can probably check myself to see if he did (the main valve is a taco zone valve).

Would leaving a valve open result in the boiler turning on...
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Oil fired boiler: firing up above set temperatures

Hi all,

Ive been having an issue w/ the furnace that feels like it traces back a couple days to when we had the boiler and the hot water heater serviced. Although the t-stat is set to 62 degrees,...
06-11-18, 09:06 PM
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Sulfur smell in basement - Hot Water Heater?

I noticed a sulfur smell coming from the basement a few days ago that I originally thought may be coming from the washer/dryer. Today, after taking a hot shower, I noticed a really strong smell in...
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Thanks. Any suggestions on a replacement? The...

Thanks. Any suggestions on a replacement? The following looks to be compatible (I have a Carlin 48245, NOT the 48245S):
...
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Any ideas on a part name/number for the reset...

Any ideas on a part name/number for the reset unit (not the ignitor)? After checking the voltage, the current from the service switch seems okay but the current going to/from the reset unit is...
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Apparently it wasn't serviced this year (there...

Apparently it wasn't serviced this year (there was a mix up and I just found out that the oil company only ended up doing the boiler).

A tech did come by today and mentioned that the water...
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Posted By mcatta08

I don't think so. Attached is a pic of the...

I don't think so. Attached is a pic of the aquastat & the ignitor / manual reset.

As I type this response, my hot water feels like it is the right temperature. But the fact that I have had to...
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Thanks. I tried looking up the manual online but...

Thanks. I tried looking up the manual online but there wasn't much more on the aquastat:
http://www.bockwaterheaters.com/Portals/0/Installation%20Manuals/23420_Residential_Oil_IOM_rev10.pdf

I...
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Posted By mcatta08

Oil hot water heater fires up but water never gets past luke-warm

I live in CT and have a Bock 32e Oil Hot Water Heater.

Yesterday my wife noticed a lack of hot water. I checked the heater and it does fire up okay (checked the oil line and there don't appear to...
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Posted By mcatta08

Thanks spott. This is all very good...

Thanks spott. This is all very good information, even if it just helps me better maintain my HWH down the line. The transformer is new and ignition points were clean when I checked recently, so...
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Unfortunately, I am not able to take more pics...

Unfortunately, I am not able to take more pics atm (thought I'd have all day at home, but the storm here in CT forced us to travel earlier than expected).

The specific model is a Bock 32e oil...
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Posted By mcatta08

Bock Hot Water Heater Not Firing Up.

Same guy, new problem (Sort of).

I actually had a similar issue in the past where my hot water heater stopped firing up. I tried a new transformer, checked for spacing / sediment on the burner...
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Posted By mcatta08

Thanks all for the help, I think I am all set...

Thanks all for the help, I think I am all set with the exception of the Jumper.

I promise this should be the last question, and its probably the dumbest.

I assume I can just use a wire as a...
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Posted By mcatta08

Sorry. when i attach the photos it keeps...

Sorry. when i attach the photos it keeps compressing them and making them difficult to view. I posted the connections for each hookup but you may have already been responding.

Assuming romex is...
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Posted By mcatta08

Okay, hopefully one of my last follow ups! ...

Okay, hopefully one of my last follow ups!

The new relay arrived yesterday. I went ahead and installed it today, but the circulator is not running; i realize this is almost certainly due to...
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Posted By mcatta08

Great, thanks Pete. I will go ahead and try...

Great, thanks Pete. I will go ahead and try ordering that one.

In the meantime, id just like to see if I can keep the relay I have alive. It has two brackets (one on left, one on right) and each...
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Posted By mcatta08

A couple more questions, in case someone still...

A couple more questions, in case someone still frequents this thread (rather avoid opening a new one):

So i have found the issue, but the relay is still quite outdated. It is a It is a Detroit...
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Posted By mcatta08

Okay, time for an update (good news)! When i...

Okay, time for an update (good news)!

When i got home, I actually went to take some pictures of the relay and noticed that there was a metal bracket which wasnt fastened properly. I dont know...
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Posted By mcatta08

Correct. The box in post 10 is the one that...

Correct. The box in post 10 is the one that controls the second zone (b&g). The 4 wires on the top go to the tstat (left 2) and stack control (right 2). When I get back home I will take some...
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Posted By mcatta08

Right. The wires on the left side of the relay...

Right. The wires on the left side of the relay connect to the t-stat, while the wires on the right connect to the stack control (see picture).

76793

What do you mean when you say "the relay...
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Posted By mcatta08

Ha. Yes, this entire system is old as sin. Alot...

Ha. Yes, this entire system is old as sin. Alot of the controls and wiring are in need of some cleanup, but the tanks (boiler, HWH) are both in great shape from what i am told.

The stack...
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Posted By mcatta08

The red (Bell & Gossett) pump is the one that...

The red (Bell & Gossett) pump is the one that continues to run, although i cannot say if thats a product of the pump itself or the fact that the boiler keeps thinking that zone needs heat.

I am...
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Posted By mcatta08

Here are some pictures, hopefully not overkill. ...

Here are some pictures, hopefully not overkill.

AS Arcoliner Boiler
76787

Bell & Gossett Circulator (Taco circulator for main zone in background)
76779
76783

Relay
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