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Yearly boiler cleaning question ?

My Weil Mclain boiler with Beckett AFG burner (1.10 GPH).

I've used the same guys to do the yearly cleaning for years. This year I had to go with someone else since they sold the business to this...
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Posted By chrisv2

Thanks!

Huge thank you for the advice in this and my other thread -- especially to NJT who has sainthood level of patience and gives excellent help here.

System is working great now. Here it is after...
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Posted By chrisv2

Well, I was able to carefully tilt out the...

Well, I was able to carefully tilt out the circuit board without actually disconnecting all the wiring or pulling out the probe.

Surprisingly, the back of the circuit board was very good. I...
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Posted By chrisv2

Those are old water stains from when it did have...

Those are old water stains from when it did have a drip out of the DHW coil connection. When I'm done fixing everything I'll repaint the boiler door with some wood stove paint I have.

The valve...
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Posted By chrisv2

Honeywell L8124A hydrostat relay chatter only on call for heat

This is my Weil McLain WTGO-4 boiler which is exactly 18 years old:

http://i.share.pho.to/f19ba6a4_o.jpeg

I has been running perfectly - calls for DHW, it fires and runs fine.

Checking it...
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Posted By chrisv2

Done!

NJT thanks again for the help - this worked out great today. My expansion tank was fine, no need to replace it. Maintains system at between 12 and 15 PSI, through heating cycles.

I replaced the...
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Posted By chrisv2

NJT this is awesome thank you so much for your...

NJT this is awesome thank you so much for your help. I will follow your advice to the letter.



I'm the original homeowner; and no there really hasn't been an issue with air in the system...
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Posted By chrisv2

I had forgotten to take a pic of the gauge; I...

I had forgotten to take a pic of the gauge; I added that to my earlier post. The boiler is a Weil-McLain model WTGO-4 circa 1997.

gilmorrie the relief valve is to the left next to the...
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Posted By chrisv2

OK - a couple of photos of my boiler. I know I...

OK - a couple of photos of my boiler. I know I have to replace:

- relief valve
- backflow prevention valve
- two hy-vents (neither one is working right)

I would like to be able to...
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Posted By chrisv2

Trooper - thanks! Yes I actually did read all of...

Trooper - thanks! Yes I actually did read all of that (except the PDFs, thank you).

I will take some good pictures tonight and host them as you suggested. I'm glad I asked...I would have been...
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Posted By chrisv2

Getting all the air out of hydro heating loops

Before I post a question I try to research so I don't waste anyone's time. I did read everything I could including this thread:
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04-17-14, 01:58 PM
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Posted By chrisv2

ok great - yeah I would like a subpanel out there...

ok great - yeah I would like a subpanel out there only because I may need to add circuits in the future and the extra panel would give me some flexibility.

I'd also like to put wiring "races" on...
04-17-14, 01:42 PM
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Posted By chrisv2

Yessir, no conduit so it will be a cable, I...

Yessir, no conduit so it will be a cable, I totally understand.

I'm going to need to actually look at these cables and bring a 4-5' length home and try myself to see how hard it will be to...
04-17-14, 12:38 PM
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Posted By chrisv2

OK, I understand. 1/0 AL for 100A. I can't...

OK, I understand. 1/0 AL for 100A.

I can't really do conduit since I want to pass this wire through the floor joists. I'll have to go over to the supply house and buy a short length to see how...
04-17-14, 11:29 AM
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Posted By chrisv2

Thanks Ray - the garage is attached to the house,...

Thanks Ray - the garage is attached to the house, but if it's safer to run a dedicated ground from the new sub-panel I will do that; it won't be too much extra cost.

The fellow at my local...
04-17-14, 10:21 AM
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Posted By chrisv2

Another sub-panel in garage question...

I want to put a 100A sub-panel out in the garage approx 50 wire-feet away from my service panel.

200A service panel; I used the "Mike Holt" spreadsheet for my house (without sub-panel) and it says...
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Posted By chrisv2

Ha, good point...is spending another $150-ish on...

Ha, good point...is spending another $150-ish on a new aquastat worth the peace of mind...

I think I'm going to just keep an eye on it and see how it goes. So far it is centered on the low limit...
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Posted By chrisv2

Aquastat limit mystery...continued...

Tonight I disassembled my aquastat, took the white limit controller apart, cleaned everything up inside really good and put it back together.

Here's what I found: The low limit adjuster (the...
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Posted By chrisv2

Thanks...I checked it out and I think this was...

Thanks...I checked it out and I think this was caused when I removed and reinstalled the oil pump (I was installing a fuel cut off solenoid). I think the pump was offset a little from its original...
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Posted By chrisv2

Pulsation in blower motor

I'm down to (hopefully) my last issue with my boiler, which I'd like to try to solve. After all this I'm going to have my tech come in and double check everything and do combustion analysis and make...
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Posted By chrisv2

Thanks...yep I'm the same guy who had the primary...

Thanks...yep I'm the same guy who had the primary "jiggling" issue which prompted me to replace it. But I'm 100% sure that old primary was bad because the boiler wasn't firing every once in awhile...
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Posted By chrisv2

Grady, I don't mean to argue with you but if the...

Grady, I don't mean to argue with you but if the aquastat is always going to maintain at the high setpoint then Honeywell's own documentation is wrong. This diagram says that during t-stat "off" it...
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Posted By chrisv2

Right, but according to page 7 of that document...

Right, but according to page 7 of that document without a call for heat this system should never see the high limit.

This thing is tankless...so with no call for heat it should maintain for...
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Posted By chrisv2

Sorry for doing this in real-time, but I just...

Sorry for doing this in real-time, but I just tried something else: I disconnected the wiring harness to the burner, and then I ran domestic hot water to observe what the aquastat does while the...
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Posted By chrisv2

Experiment

OK, I played with it some more. Here is what I did:

1. Set Diff to 10, High limit to 190, Low limit to 150

2. Turned main switch off, and ran hot water until the boiler temp dropped down to...
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