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Lighteoflove

Joined on April 23, 2012

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@ April 23, 2012 1:12 PM in circulators burning out frequently

thc again Tim
i will take some pics of the unit and piping/circulators and send those to you
so you dont think it's due to a leaky pipe in the slab as the installer is adamant about?
we just dont know what to do at this point and have been without heat for weeks ( thermostats turned down to 50 to prevent a fire from circulators burning out) per thr installer's advice.

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@ April 23, 2012 11:36 AM in circulators burning out frequently

THX TIM
BURNHAM 206 NIL -TE 12 GAS BOILER SERIES 2 MODEL B
BURNHAM 50 G INDIRECT WATER STORAGE TANK
PIPING NEAR BOILER APPEARS TO BE NEW
CIRCULATORS ARE ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE BOILER ( LEFT) AS THEY WERE BEFORE CONVERSION/NEW UNIT INSTALLATION
DONT KNOW IF THAT IS RETURN SIDE. HE IS CERTIFIED NATIONAL GRID INSTALLER

ALSO....

@ April 23, 2012 10:58 AM in circulators burning out frequently

failed to mention that the installer has also put an addition valve in... which didnt seem to resolve the problem and ts baseboard heating/hot water.
thanks!! :-)

circulators burning out frequently

@ April 23, 2012 10:46 AM in circulators burning out frequently

hi there
had an oil to gas conversion done last november with new boiler , circulators etc,  4 zones ( 3 for 3 previous zones and other to hwh); hot water heating; separate gas fired hwh; home on slab.
day after conversion, 1st floor main zone crculator burned out, no heat on main floor zone I.  installer came to change circulator and bleed pipe. month later, same thing, last month, no heat on 2nd floor zone II, same thing done. Zone III is apartment on first floor side of home.
Installer came, states I may have a leak in the main zone I slab which is making the circulator burn out and have no heat. No noticeable leaks, water bill indicates essentially same water usage. he also said there were water pressure changes and it dropped when he tested. we turned off all heat and are waiting for him to do some type of test on zone I main floor to detect possibl leak this week or later today.
Never had this problem pror to conversion/installation with circulators burning out dur to pipes needing to be bled often. House is 49 years old, copper pipes, on slab,
Any thoughts? Installer was recommended by National Grid and has always been cooperative and pleasant to come to home when called without charge thus far but i dont know exactly where th problem lies; leak in pipe or with the instalation process and/or equipment
Much thanks in advance for your help