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Duff

Duff

Joined on November 26, 2011

Last Post on January 23, 2014

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raising the water level

@ January 23, 2014 3:34 AM in Could my boiler really be cracked?

If you put a garden hose on the boiler drain and then loop the hose over your steam main when you add enough water to your system the water will start to come out of the hose. At this point your main is full and no water will get up to the first floor. Please make sure the boiler is cool and make sure the boiler drain is not clogged before you attach the hose.Good Luck

Ok Ice

@ January 24, 2013 6:12 PM in L8124C and R89A

Ice, thanks for your help,I'm comfortable with the Taco stuff and thanks for the for the advise,I'm going tonight to brush out the boiler and tune it up and will  upgrade the wiring over the weekend. 

gonna go with the Taco switching relay box

@ January 23, 2013 10:05 PM in L8124C and R89A

Been looking at wiring diagrams for both the L8124 & the R89A. Just can't see how the 89's would pull in the burner on a call for heat. The OSTemp is 18 & getting colder so it's time to get THE HEAT ON and stop fooling around.
Thanks to Bill,Ron,Ice and Paul for your help........stay warm everyone, Duff

Billtwocase

@ January 23, 2013 4:51 AM in L8124C and R89A

I'm gonna try what Ice said to do. I hope then that the control will operate the way it's suppose to. thanks for the help. Duff

thanks Ice

@ January 23, 2013 4:45 AM in L8124C and R89A

I'll rewire and see how it operates. So to make this clear as mud let me see if I got ya....the #1& #2 terminals on the 89A have to be wired to the ZC &ZR?
          thanks for the help,   Duff
 

thanks Paul

@ January 23, 2013 4:35 AM in L8124C and R89A

thanks for the download

thanks Carl

@ January 22, 2013 4:16 AM in wiring a control

I agree with you, thanks for getting back to me. I sent Honeywell an e-mail with my question and I'll let ya know what they have to say when and if they respond.
The taco box is the right move, there haven't been any upgrades on this job for 15 years so it's long overdue, Thanks again for the help,
                                                                           Duff

hi Zman

@ January 21, 2013 10:05 PM in wiring a control

4 cirulator zones, 3 for heating and one for DHW.for a storage tank.
Yes I wired the new L8124C the same as what was there. I thought the relays were R845 so was gonna use the ZC and ZR but when I pulled the cover from the relay my whole idea changed.

L8124C and R89A

@ January 21, 2013 6:48 PM in L8124C and R89A

Replaced an L8124C today cause it had no h-Limit. In place are four 89A relays one of which  ties into the TT & CC on the L8124C. This system will only go to high temp when the tied in zone to the L8124 calls for heat! The ZC and ZR terminals were not connected.
My question ..... can these R89A relays make the oil burner run?
I can't find any wiring diagram with the L8124C and the R89A.
My gut feeling is that the relays have to be removed and a Taco switching relay box 505 be installed. Any ideas, thanks in advance, Duff 

wiring a control

@ January 21, 2013 4:40 PM in wiring a control

in place on an oil fired boiler is a L8124C aq controller and all the relays are honeywell RA89A.One  of the 89A relays are wired to the L8124 on the TT and the CC terminals !!!! This boiler will only go to high temp when that zone is calling for heat
I'm not sure if the 89A can stay in place? Can't find any wiring diagram with the L8124 and a 89A. All diagrams are showing a RA845. This installation does have a indirect storage tank for DHW.
The ZC and ZR terminals are not connected.
I may have to just add a taco 505 relay and do away with all the 89A relays
 Anyone got any ideas???
Thanks in advance,   Duff

Any Updates on the Dole 90-1?

@ December 19, 2012 8:11 PM in Venting Capacity of a Dole #90-1

I'm also interested on the specs for this air valve. Let ya know what I turn up.

Gordan thanks

@ December 14, 2012 6:50 PM in monoflow tees & cast iron baseboard ?

Good idea, more work but a much better job and any adjustments won't be time consuming. Thanks for the idea.

Thanks TLM

@ December 14, 2012 6:47 PM in monoflow tees & cast iron baseboard ?

You confirmed what I had already thought, thanks

monoflow tees & cast iron baseboard ?

@ December 14, 2012 4:54 AM in monoflow tees & cast iron baseboard ?

Convectors are being removed for the new cast iron baseboard. I will move the monoflow tees for the new drops from the baseboard to open up the spread between the tees. The homeowner was told by the supplyhouse that the baseboard won't work with the monoflow tees! I don't see a problem so I'm asking everyone for there input. Sooooo what do ya think? Copper main is 1 inch and baseboard is 3/4'.
Thanks Duff

hey Rod !

@ October 28, 2012 7:07 PM in Requesting Help to Understand and Maintain 2-pipe system

Hi Rod, I was wondering how your able to edit the pics sent to you and insert labels and symbols. I myself  have to send pics to request help for one of the topic rooms and was wondering how you do the voodoo that you do? Still learning,                        
Duff

Thanks Bill

@ October 28, 2012 4:41 PM in need some spec's Weil Mc Burner 180

I'll send those pics next week,thank you

thanks Ice for the info

@ October 28, 2012 4:39 PM in need some spec's Weil Mc Burner 180

thanks again,you guys are amazing

OK Ice

@ October 28, 2012 5:37 AM in need some spec's Weil Mc Burner 180

I know now it's not the 180 cause Alan sent me specs for that burner and I was totally wrong.I have to go back to the job for another issue next week so I'll get some pictures and send them along. Thanks for your advice.
                                                                                  Duff

OK Ice

@ October 28, 2012 5:37 AM in need some spec's Weil Mc Burner 180

I know now it's not the 180 cause Alan sent me specs for that burner and I was totally wrong.I have to go back to the job for another issue next week so I'll get some pictures and send them along. Thanks for your advice.
                                                                                  Duff

Thanks again Icesalior

@ October 27, 2012 4:32 PM in need some spec's Weil Mc Burner 180

Finished that old WM burner today and Ice, you were right. Sometimes you have to get back to basics. Disconnected the oil line and kept setting the electrode gap and checking with a mirrior until the arc was right. Reconnected the oil and it started right up and keeps running. Sounds so simple and I was making it complcated. Thanks again,
                                   Duff

Thanks Bill

@ October 25, 2012 7:23 PM in need some spec's Weil Mc Burner 180

Possibly the burner was changed out since the original but the only thing I can make out is the WM logo on the front of the burner. I'm gonna take some pictures tomorrow and post them. Like they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words".

thanks Terry

@ October 24, 2012 10:10 PM in need some spec's Weil Mc Burner 180

I'm gonna have to take some pictures and post them for additional help. Just found out that the burner is not a QB180 from information provided to me by Alan for oil tech talk. Thanks for the help, I'll keep ya posted,
                                                                   Duff
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