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Last Post on May 17, 2013
@ December 20, 2010 8:43 AM in Changed to digital Thermostats, now not workingTaco's can be killers on those
@ December 20, 2010 8:39 AM in system 2000 problemYou said you replaced a zone head, and the new one does the same thing. Is the System manager light on the right side? May be a post-purge issue with the manager? The last zone, or water tank, should be post-purging. If that zone wasn't the last to call for heat, it shouldn't be powered
@ December 20, 2010 8:34 AM in Beckett burner banging real badI'd look into down firing if possible
@ December 20, 2010 8:28 AM in L8124C Aquastatto disconnect the wires fro "T T" and jump it out. If it still chatters, than replace it, if not, go down the line to see what's tied into it. Zone valves, 1 thermostat, switching relays?
@ December 19, 2010 9:57 PM in SHould I adjust the speed of teh fan on my forced hot air system?i would throttle down that basement takeoff, it is probably robbing you of forced air. Also if you do increase the blower speed by adjusting the pulley, you will need to adjust the tension. The belt will ride higher on the pulley, and make the belt too tight. The motor actually should slip some before it rotates the blower if adjusted properly. Too tight burns out motors and bearings.
@ December 19, 2010 8:45 PM in Beckett burner banging real badservice companies to resolve this if it was installed 3 weeks ago? The installer should be there to either make it right, or install a boiler that you can live with. Simple as that. Do you have a contract with the installer? I do feel for you, as I have done my best to quiet those things down for near 30 years. They are a loud boiler. Theys like to roar. I'd like to see pics. Personally I'd like to see the draft control in the horizontal run on those, and set with a gauge. Let us know how you make out
@ December 19, 2010 8:34 PM in Questions for replacing...Those RS series Burnhams hold up well, and came with 5 GPM tankless coils originally. Out of the 3 you listed for replacement boilers, my choice would be the W/M Gold series with a Carlin EZ-1. Have it set up rear flue. Like I said they held up good, but mainly a spec house boiler. Low efficiency, chamber problems, high stack temp to name a few.
@ December 19, 2010 4:35 PM in Beckett burner banging real badV series have and always will be louder than most. I would let a pro set and test it. Don't want it to soot up
@ December 19, 2010 4:32 PM in Clicking Noise Coming From Weil Mclain Gold Oilzone valves or circs tied into it?
@ December 18, 2010 1:43 PM in Steam problems in eastern ma.Where is the thermal cut off for the electricity in case of fire? I see the J box above, but no thermal switch? Something to look into ASAP
@ December 18, 2010 1:32 PM in system 2000 problemare you sure it is not an EK-2? Keep in mind the pressure is 130-140 fuel pump pressure. If it an EK-1, you are slightly over firing the boiler. Having installed my first EK in 1984, the 1 has always been a max of .75. What are your combustion readings?
@ December 17, 2010 9:10 PM in Boiler Replacement - Eastern MAOil Tech Talk. There may be someone in your area that frequents there. I am on Cape, too far for me, but there are some close to you that go there, and the site administrator is the nicest guy, and can maybe get you some volunteers. good luck
@ December 17, 2010 8:46 PM in Buderus G115 Daytime home temp won't rise above 64 degreesis doing it's job, as it has raised the boiler water temp. More pics would be good. Pics of more boiler area piping, baseboards, etc
@ December 17, 2010 6:18 PM in Buderus G115 Daytime home temp won't rise above 64 degreesyou have zone valves, and not circs from the pics. The circ looks like an 008 or 0010. I must say, these pics could be posted on the ugly part of the Wall. Not that good of an install. I would look into the program for the thermostat, and possible zone valve, or the zones are not correct-as in the thermostat wires do not coincide with the piping.
@ December 16, 2010 2:58 PM in Pressure Relief Valve and Boiler WaterThat's a given not to pour hot water, or even the old stagnant water from the system on a lawn. They should have know that, and should make it good. I've always found a mulch area, or out in the street in a drain to empty buckets. Sounds like they are charging you for their education?
@ December 15, 2010 10:53 PM in Pressure Relief Valve and Boiler WaterThe hot water will do that. I think the #30 size is fine, may be over or under charged, also as Ron said, isolate the Phase 3 and leave it off (heating sides) and see what happens. I've run into bad extrols that the diaphram wouldn't compress as the pressure rose. There could be a few things that cause pressure problems. I wouldn't disregard the feed valve because it is only 2 years old, they can be defective. Testing it would be to take the pressure off the boiler, feed in 15 lbs, and shut it off. Let us know what you find
@ December 15, 2010 10:44 PM in Tjerlund SS1 shutting off.Did the vent motor not run? The thermal switch is another safety, like the spillage switch on the other brand. If they are not wire right, or the possibility of a faulty board, it can happen. I do prefer chimneys over vents, but we find more and more of them out there
@ December 15, 2010 10:39 PM in system 2000 problemwith a Beckett AFG, the nozzle should be a >75 70 degree hollow. It is slightly overfired, but I'd be looking into a faulty oil line if if goes under the floor, and are you sticking the tank for those gallons, or going by the gauge?
@ December 15, 2010 6:46 PM in Tjerlund SS1 shutting off.during operation? I personally have never had a problem with the fan prover tube on Sideshot 1 or 2, unlike the other brand where it is a common problem. I have had to replace a few motors, fan prover switches, adjust timer relays, but that is about it with those. Pretty good units. You can clean the tube, but I bet the problem is elsewhere personally
@ December 15, 2010 6:37 PM in Dual Oil TankFirst is the vent pipe diameter should never be smaller than than the fill. Common sense, and code here in Mass. I would also consider separate fills, and vents. Also any thermal valves codes where you are? Also be mindful on keeping them the same height.
@ December 15, 2010 6:24 PM in oversized oil boiler - what to do?A plus would be a Carlin EZ-1, make sure it is set up for rear flue, and have it professionally downfired, and a Beckett heat manager might help . Buy some time with it, have an indirect installed so you can add ODR to it.
@ December 14, 2010 8:09 PM in Cleaning my first System 2000not the Frontier. I don't think they have been around 10 years? They could have, but I prefer the classic over the Frontier. I installed my first in 1985, and have done quite a few since. They are constantly improving their product. That in itself says something about the boiler, and it is American made