The boiler is used in a central heating system to heat water that is pumped through pipes to radiators within the home.

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Boiler light won't stay on [closed]

The boiler light won't stay lit. It went off sometime yesterday on its own. As soon as I let the start button go the light disappears.
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Why Vaillant ecoTEC boiler doesn't start?

I've Vaillant ecoTEC pro 24 (VUW GB 246/3-3 R1) gas boiler which was working fine. Recently I've accidentally switched off the boiler for the night. The next day when I've tried to switch it on, it ...
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Should my boiler be warm to the touch?

I was lightly dusting my boiler yesterday and it was quite warm to the touch. The boiler is around ten years old and is tank fed. Is it normal to feel warm?
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Swapping out Nest for Ecobee - c-wire issues

We are trying to replace our nest with an Ecobee (with remote sensor capability). We have an existing Nest thermostat which was installed on our boiler/radiator system last year. Back then, we had ...
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Could a leaking boiler be fixed?

I'm having a leaking hole in the cast iron boiler tube so does it mean that its time for a new boiler or is there any way it could be permanently fixed?
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3 zone boiler heat, one zone is too hot

I have a 3 zone boiler heat system, one t-stat for each floor. It's worked fine for years except twice in the past few months. The first time I was out of town and my wife called and said the upstairs ...
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How do I replace a boiler condensation pipe? [closed]

I ended up calling a plumber and he told me that it was a condensation pipe for the heating system that was corroded and leaking behind the wall. The pipe was supposed to be a return for the condensed ...
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Nest thermostat - combi boiler and UFH set up question

We recently had some work done, a new open plan room, a new boiler and underfloor heating (UFH) put in. We had some confusion, a lot of which comes from not having a basic understanding of how the ...
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UK Vented Heating Problem - F25 Error on Glow Worm Boiler

We have had an intermittent problem over the last 4 months with our boiler cutting out with F22 and F25 errors (circulation fault/air in system etc...). Its a Glow worm Flexicom 18hx and has been ...
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Installtion of a 24v motorized damper to a HW boiler control box with a transformer (120v/24v)

Is the control box on a HW boiler at port Tw/Tr the right place to connect a thermostat wire from a 24v motorized damper. using it strictly for additional combustion air? cowboy
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Risk of leakage when changing open-vented to sealed-system boiler

Apologies in advance for the long post. I currently have a gravity-fed, fully-vented central-heating (CH) and hot-water (HW) system (large cold-water tank and expansion tank in the loft, hot-water ...
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What could be preventing the heat boiler from circulating water upstairs to the radiator, frozen pipes?

I recently bought a Cape Stye house and it is equipped with a Weil McLain Series 1 Boiler. The boiler is up and running fine except it is only heating the first floor; the base board radiators ...
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PVC Water line keeps getting pin holes

The water line that goes from my boiler, carrying warm water keeps getting pin hole leaks. The line is a standard flexible white plastic insulated pipe, covered in a red mantle. About a year ago, ...
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Should condensate pipes from boilers drain on a gradient?

I have just purchased a new flat, and noticed that the condensate pipe from the condensing boiler drops c. 1.5m down from the wall, and then has a 90 deg bend onto a 2m flat run before draining into a ...
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Boiler heating extra zones

Background: This is a new house, with a boiler system I'm not familiar with. Instead of zone valves, each zone has its own pump (4 zones). There is a fifth pump on the other side of the boiler. Not ...
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Can baseboards be used in one pipe steam heating system?

I just switched to natural gas and had a new Weil-McLain steam boiler installed. (I originally had an oil boiler with steam heat.) It is a one pipe system and I have the old style radiators, except ...
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Hydronic Heating: Noisy pipes in the basement/walls

My issue is i have a natural gas boiler + hydronic heating system (two zones). It seems that after I remove air from each zones, the heating system is quiet until 12 hours later. In the early morning ...
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Is it dangerous to not replace a steam boiler pressure gauge that is stuck at 0?

Everything else works and it's heating fine. Let me know if you have more questions.
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Chromalux Electric Boiler Replacement for Radiator System

I have an old chromalux electric heater heating my radiant heaters. Would it be more cost effective to replace it with a gas fired boiler? - and would I have to replace the rads or just tie into them? ...
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Gym Equipment in the Oil Tank Room? [closed]

I am thinking about getting an elliptical for our home. The only space it will fit is in the room where our oil tanks are located. Is it okay to workout in this room or is this a health hazard due ...
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Glow worm micron 50ff — re-pressure?

My Glow Worm Micron 50FF boiler's pressure was yesterday reading at a pressure of 1 (mbar or PSI -- not sure which) but the red fixed line shows as 2. I had a look in the manual and it suggested that ...
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How much air ventilation required for oil burner in a closet?

We are redoing our basement and closeting off the boiler and hot water heater. With our layout, it makes most sense to vent it out of the chimney. However, I want to make sure we are getting enough ...
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Is boiler connected up right

The plumber connected the cold water pipe to the red colored valve on the boiler and the hot water output pipe to the blue valve. Is this correct? We are having problems with the hotwater. We get a ...
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How to determine how many gallons of oil your oval tank holds?

I'm not sure if my tank holds 250, 275, or 300 gallons. Is there a way to determine the size? The tank is oval shape and 60" X 40" X 27".
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New Thermostat Ecobee3 to Old Galaxy GG-75 boiler - Needs common wire

I would like to replace my old thermostat with a new Ecobee3 thermostat. HVAC system is a Slantfin Galaxy GG75 boiler - single zone. (No air conditioner.) Current set-up has only a red and white ...
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Why does my boiler vent steam?

My understanding of a boiler system is that it is closed, meaning the water stays in the pipes and constantly recirculates. However, there is a vent (3" PVC pipe) that is connected to it that ...
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Are all boiler heating systems closed?

Are all boiler heating systems closed? In other words, are they all filled with water that is just constantly recirculated, or are there some that put the outgoing water elsewhere?
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How can I know if my boiler is supported by Nest 3rd Gen thermostat?

Here are the pics How do I know if my hot water boiler is compatible with Nests domestic hot water control
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Rented Property: Install Nest

I have a Worcester boiler (Greenstar HE?), with a TR2 thermostat. I was looking at replacing the thermostat with a Nest (or equivalent). To complicate matters, I'm in a rented property, so I cannot ...
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Hot Water Baseboard is not hot, when purging out air, very little water comes out.

The Boiler is at about 20 psi on heating pressure gauge but I'm not getting heat through the base boards. I have 3 zones fed with 3 circulating pumps, one for each zone. On the return I have 3 ball ...
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Boiler Resevoir Slow Leak

I'm a new home owner. My house is heated with steam radiators attached to an oil fed boiler. The boiler is getting close to retirement. One concern I have is that I need to drain water from the ...
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Heating Not working but heating water kicks it in

My heating (gravity fed) is not coming in when the timer starts but the if the water needs heating it kick starts it. I thought it may be a thermostat issue because when I moved this to a point that ...
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How to test Honeywell aquastat L6006C?

my circulator pump isn't working properly with my boiler system, trying to narrow down problem. I've read you can test the aquastat with a multimeter (which I have but have never used). The reason I ...
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How can I check if my boiler room thermostat is working?

I have an old Honeywell basic thermostat and I am not sure if it's working properly or not. I doubt it because the boiler stops burning after some time even when I set 30 °C on the thermostat and ...
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how to drain a single loop in one of my heating zones?

I have baseboard hot water heat. In one of my heating zones, there are three "loops". (i.e. shortly after the supply leaves the zone valve, the pipes split in three directions. These pipes then ...
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Is this Radiator handle/valve a replaceable part? Do I need to drain the system first?

Perhaps a stupid question... The ON / OFF valve on one of my 1900s radiators does not turn. Pictures below. The radiator is in a permanent "hot" state. Is the "valve" (handle and "small nut") ...
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Where do I attach the C wire on my boiler? [duplicate]

My previous question mentioned an attachment which I forgot. But I now see no wat to include an attachment. So I will add this: The White-Rodgers 1361 zone valve has five terminals arranged Like ...
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Where do attach C wire on my boiler?

I need to add a C wire to use my wifi thermostat. I have a 2 wire thermostat now. There is a third wire in the wall which runs to the basement where it is cut off. I can easily extend it to the ...
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Boiler Won't Fire after adding Taco Relay 506-4 to Existing HW l8124a,c setup

Boiler: Tranco (can't find model or other info anywhere on it) Relay: Taco 506-4 (using Taco 007 calculator pumps) Aquastat: Honeywell l8124a,c I just finished installing two new zones and a new ...
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Why would my boiler's pilot go out after the hot water comes on?

I have a Potterton Prima 40B conventional heat-only boiler that was installed in 1999. The pilot light goes out after the hot water comes on. It will stay on if the heating is on, but about 2 minutes ...
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Shut down gas for heat boiler but did not shut down electricity

new to this house, didn't see the shut off switch when i shut down boiler two months ago. now i have found what looks like shut off switch, have I done any damage to the unit?
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need help with completing Zone, Thermostat and low pressure wiring for a Alpine Boiler ALP150

i have completed most of the connections to the boiler expect for Zone values, Thermostat and low pressure monitoring. i need help with understanding if i need to purchase a 24v transformer ? and ...
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How effective is elevated concrete for insulating moisture?

I am replacing a boiler in my basement and the contractor told me it will be better for the new boiler if he build an elevated concrete platform on which the new boiler will sit. He says this will ...
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How to repressurise a Baxi Duo Tec Combi 24 HE boiler

I'm currently having trouble trying to repressurise my boiler. Unfortunately, the YouTube tutorials and the manual look different to mine! I've also added photos below to help. Any help would be ...
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What could cause my boiler to provide hot water, but not heating?

My boiler kicks in when the thermostat asks it to, but when my room thermostat asks the boiler to fire up, nothing happens. My room thermostat clicks on, and lights up so I think it can tell the ...
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Pressure problems with oil boiler

I've been having continued problems with the pressure in my home oil boiler rising to 30psi over time (and then leaking out the pressure relief valve). Technicians have examined it multiple times but ...
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negative pressure/backdraft with boiler

Summary For heating in my house, I've got a Burnham Series 2 (model B) gas boiler, and with all the snow this past winter (I live in Boston) I've had problems with backdraft causing the boiler to ...
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Why would my boiler expel steam when it's set at 180F

So, I have recently had some issues with my boiler (hot water - not steam) system. After hiring some guys to stop by and take a look at it, they told me that the boiler pressure reducing valve, ...
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How does a boiler pump circulate water?

I read this article (link) but I'm having trouble seeing how a tiny impeller like this (link) can actually move water up my seven-story building. I understand it's connected to an electric motor, ...
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Best way to stop boiler steam from entering attic

I have a cape cod. The boiler is in the basement and vents to the outside about a foot above ground level. I get a considerable amount of snow melt and ice buildup in the attic section directly ...