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What manufacturer boiler is it. Some...

What manufacturer boiler is it. Some manufacturers such as Burnham uses a step open valve or it will hard starts
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MV was outlawed many years ago as a federal code...

MV was outlawed many years ago as a federal code efficiency change. Standing pilot, not what you are asking was outlawed in 9/2012.
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My next question is where you find a small enough...

My next question is where you find a small enough boiler for this job. i would guess 20,000 btu's.
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They normally don' deteriorate without a reason....

They normally don' deteriorate without a reason. I would be concerned with condensation during the run cycle. Is this gas or oil?
What type of radiation is in the home and how many heating zones...
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With only 30' of baseboard 3/4" pex is fine.

With only 30' of baseboard 3/4" pex is fine.
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Contrary to belief of some there is a huge...

Contrary to belief of some there is a huge difference with air problems and location of circulator to expansion tank. The circulator should always pump away from the expansion tank whether on the...
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Don't know how these rumors get started. ...

Don't know how these rumors get started.
Burnham has never had a boiler section made in china.
They did have issues with the V7 due to increasing the input and too sharp of a radius on the block....
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Just a heads up, you can use Teflon tape if it is...

Just a heads up, you can use Teflon tape if it is designed for gas, not the standard white tape it would be yellow.
I would suggest a direct vent cast iron product. Less service and less problems....
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I do not lean one way or the other. All cast iron...

I do not lean one way or the other. All cast iron boilers are designed to be cold start and no pilot (option) or standing pilot. I am more concerned with the system and piping. I had a job where the...
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If you are tearing down the system for any reason...

If you are tearing down the system for any reason move the circulator to the supply after the expansion tank connection and add an air seperator after the circulator.
Forget any system vents, if...
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Marksr Apparently you have never checked how to...

Marksr
Apparently you have never checked how to paint radiators from the manufacturers. They are primed with Latex paint when they leave the factory and the instructions advise to paint with Oil...
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Were they pained with an oil base paint? Should...

Were they pained with an oil base paint? Should be primed with latex paint and top coated with an oil base paint.
05-25-20, 07:15 PM
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Ruud equipment

I was looking at pictures of the A/C in my sons house with RUUD equipment.
I believe this Is AC not a a heat pump due to JAZ tail letters?
UPNJ-049JAZ
I assume it is a straight AC and 3.5 ton.
My...
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Verify the circulator is pumping the proper...

Verify the circulator is pumping the proper direction. If the flow through the boiler is backwards it will cause the boiler to way overshoot setpoint temperature.
The flow should be into the lower...
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Mis-placed air vents in the heating system like...

Mis-placed air vents in the heating system like at the high points can also suck air into the system. The lowest pressure point in the system is the hihest point where the pipe turns and heads back...
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Any air that gets into the bladder tank on the...

Any air that gets into the bladder tank on the system side of the bladder does not stay there if there is a decent air separator. When water cools it absorbs the air and aids in removing from the...
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The Taco 009 would be way too much pump. You only...

The Taco 009 would be way too much pump. You only need to calculate the loop with the most resistance, all others will go along for the ride. A quick calculation of 275' (pipe and element) of 3/4"...
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This is easy. Change your V8043A for another...

This is easy. Change your V8043A for another V8043F or a V8043E. Wire both end switches together and connect to the boiler where the diagram shows thermostat connection and when either zone calls the...
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The flue gas condensation will only happen if you...

The flue gas condensation will only happen if you are running the circulator. If just maintaining temperature there is no flow in the boiler and the boiler will not condense.
With the high temp set...
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Not sure where your lower wires go from R & C ...

Not sure where your lower wires go from R & C
Easiest to buy a two zone relay for pumps like the Taco SR502. Both thermostats and circulators wire to relay and one thermostat wire to the boiler....
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Not sure why the manufacturer would say what you...

Not sure why the manufacturer would say what you said. All cast iron boilers over the last 35 years have been designed for a cold start application even though they may maintain temperature.
They...
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You mention this is a summer home in the NE. So I...

You mention this is a summer home in the NE. So I assume there is no HW demand during the winter months. If this is the case and you want to change the aquastat for hopefully more accurate temps do...
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The pump model on Taco would have IFC in it. If...

The pump model on Taco would have IFC in it. If there is no IFC there probably is no Internal Flow Check. Are there zone valves on the radiant loops or flow checks on the system supply pipe.
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If no obstructions on the baseboard air flow try...

If no obstructions on the baseboard air flow try increasing the water temperature to 200F if the home is not heating well.
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The differential is preset and cannot be...

The differential is preset and cannot be adjusted. Someone mentioned it is 8f. Others 4080B's are 20f up to 50f depending on tail numbers. The boiler is oversized since most boilers are close to 100%...
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