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Nelob

Joined on May 18, 2013

Last Post on May 20, 2013

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I guess I need to decide...

@ May 20, 2013 6:37 PM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

...if I will just do the flip or do the whole thing right.
Thanks everyone, I learned a lot!

What about the expansion tank?

@ May 20, 2013 11:06 AM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

If I was to just flip the pump circulator, wouldn't it then be pumping towards the expansion tank, which I believe is another wrong? (too many wrongs already, I know!)
Thanks,

Might as well do it right the "second" time!

@ May 20, 2013 7:06 AM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

Thanks, if I'm going to have this done I might as well do it the proper way.  Thanks again for your help.

What if?

@ May 19, 2013 4:13 PM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

If the circulator pump was to be flipped, then if my understanding is correct, it would need to be moved to the "T" on the left of it.  Again, if I understand it properly, this would be because it needs to pump away from the expansion tank.  If this were to be done, then where the return is now would also need to be moved over to the left in the place where the pump currently is located.  So basically flipping the pump, moving it and the return over to the left in order to maintain the 12" max.  Am I correct in this?  If this is correct, would it be ok to leave the zone circulators right where they are even though it's not the ideal location?  I obviously won't be doing this, I just want to understand the options once presented to me.
Thanks

Another View

@ May 19, 2013 1:00 PM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

Here's another view of the pump circulator more towards the top.  My arrows show the direction of the flow, out the pump from the front, straight up and back towards the boilers supply.

Pump Directions

@ May 19, 2013 12:49 PM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

I know this sounds strange, but the arrows on the zone circulators on the right hand sand are pointing straight down.  The arrow on the pump circulator in the middle is pointing towards the picture taker.  Based on the piping coming out of this pump, it is going up and back in the direction of the boiler.

Primary Pump Direction

@ May 19, 2013 9:19 AM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

It's pumping towards the boiler

Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

@ May 18, 2013 10:03 PM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

No safety concerns were mentioned.  He said it could "potentially" shorten the boiler life along with that of the expansion tank.

Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

@ May 18, 2013 10:01 PM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

Once in a while we can hear some slight "crackling" noise from the baseboard heating pipes when it first fires up, otherwise it has been fine.

Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

@ May 18, 2013 6:54 PM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

Yes, I agree.  I don't want to be pouring money in to it, if it's not really needed.  As I said, it has been working well, I just didn't know if this set-up could shorten the life at all of the boiler substantially that would warrant it being corrected.
Thanks

Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

@ May 18, 2013 6:52 PM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

Here are a couple more pictures.  The arrows on the two circulators on the
right side (the returns from the two zones) are pointing down.  The arrow on the circulator in the middle is
pointing towards me, which based on the piping out of it, would put the flow
towards the boilers supply.  Thanks for
your help.

Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

@ May 18, 2013 11:13 AM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locations

I just had my first PM down on my Triangle Tube Challenger
Gas Boiler.  This PM was not done by the
original installer.  He said the boiler
pump and zone circulators were not installed per Triangle Tube’s manual.  His company quoted me a price of $1,050 to
re-pipe it to the owner’s manual.  I
understand it is not installed per the Triangle Tube diagram, but my question
is will it cause any harm to my system the way it is now?  It has been installed for 18 months, working
well with no major issues and I hate to spend this kind of money if the system
is ok as it is.  I have attached some
pictures from the manual and a picture of my current set-up.  From my picture you can see the boiler pump
is installed at the boiler supply connection on the left, pumping towards the
boiler.  The zone circulators are in the
picture on the right.  They are both
pumping downwards.  The expansion tank is
located just below the boiler pump in my picture.  I also believe, based on feeling the
supply and return connections when the unit calls for heat, that the flow is
from left to right through the boiler, not right to left.  I
hope this makes sense and that someone can chime in as to whether or not I can
leave well enough alone.
Thanks