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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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Viessmann Vitodens 200w, LCD screen stuck on

We have a Viessmann Vitodens 200w boiler and the screen on the weather compensating control unit (Vitotronic 200 Weather Comp Kit HO1) is stuck with everything lit up. I can’t find anything in the ...
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How can I improve recovery time of my hot water baseboard system?

I've just purchased a 15-year old house heated with a gas boiler and multiple baseboard zones controlled with zone valves. The house is built to be energy efficient, and I have no doubt that there'...
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Wiring c wire to current valve controller

I am looking to hook up a wifi smart thermostat and realized while I have 3 wires hooked up to my old thermostat, the common wire is not hooked up to anything in the basement. I'm wondering if I can ...
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Is it okay to insulate some but not all steam pipes coming from boiler?

I have a Slant/Fin boiler with un-insulated pipes in the basement. The previous owners of the house finished part of the basement and covered some of the pipes behind drywall in the ceiling. Is it ...
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Boiler only runs for 4 minutes then shuts off

I have a Slant/Fin boiler that's attached to a old White and Rodgers thermostat, typically the boiler only runs for about 4 minutes before it shuts off. This small period isn't really heating up our ...
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Gas Boiler Electric Flow Chart

I am looking for a flow chart that shows what happens when a gas fired hot water boiler thermostat calls for heat the power goes from the thermostat to the ? and then to the ? and so on
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Boiler Zone issue after thermostat install

I just bought a new to me house, built in 1970. I replaced the old mercury thermostats with new programable digital ones. They worked great for the first 12 hours. Kept and read temps like it was set. ...
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Oil burner runs for at least one cycle then safety locks out

I have an older Slant Fin Liberty oil furnace that safeties out sometime around 4 hours. It seems to be intermittent because I have seen it do more than one cycle. The recent history on it is about a ...
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Issue Installing Ecobee 4 on 4 zone boiler with Aquastat

I have a 4 zone valve boiler system. Each of the zone valves is Honeywell. I have a 24-volt transformer along with an aquastat. I have attached a photo of the wiring diagram from what I can tell ...
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Can an expansion tank described as for a water heater be used for a boiler system?

There is only one expansion tank we can find which states it is also a thermal expansion tank but it says it protects hot water heaters
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Connect boiler Wifi switcher

I want to connect boiler switcher, in the wall I have 4 wires, 2 live, neutral and earth, but on the wifi switcher it needs L(in) L1(out) N1(out) N(in) as shown in the pictures, How can I connect it?
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Purging boiler with just one drain valve

I have read through how to purge a zone, but I still have a question. I don't have individual drain valves on each zone. So I am unsure what the process would be in order to purge a zone. And to ...
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Electric Boiler System won't get warm

I moved into a new rented property about 3 weeks ago in the UK. I put on the heat, which is water-filled radiators supplied by an Electric Boiler, a Range Senator 6W, and a medium-sized water cylinder....
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Boiler Valve Corrosion

I have a hydronic heating system in my house, and I noticed a valve on a pressure gauge on the side of the boiler is extremely corroded (see 3 pictures below). 1) Is there any purpose for this valve ...
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Are Quick Connect Shark Bite Connectors Safe to use with a Boiler?

I have a section of piping I want to clean up, and while out to buy some supplies to practice my pipe sweating I found out about Quick Connect Shark Bite connectors. I was told they work for both ...
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Replacing thermocouple with thermopile

I'm having huge issues finding a replacement thermocouple for my Kenmore 153332421 boiler. It seems that Sears is the only place to get them. I ordered one a couple of days ago but after receiving the ...
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Purged Air from Heat Zone, Still Hear Rushing Water

I have a three zone hydronic heating system. The radiators do not have bleeders but there is one on the air scoop by the boiler. I heard rushing water in one of the zones so I replaced the auto vent ...
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Boiler leaking from hy-vent with pressure drop

Today was a warm day so I turned off our hot water boiler. About two hours later, I noticed a good amount of water had leaked. I assume it was from the hy-vent because it looked like it had dripped ...
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Combi boiler not producing enough hot water

I have a Gloworm flexicom 30 cx combi boiler and when you run a hot tap or shower it only produces hot water for a minute or 2 then runs cold . Sometimes it error codes F25 . My local heating company ...
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Can a Glowworm 18sxi boiler with a water heater tank be converted to combi?

We have a Glowworm 18sxi boiler, with a large hot water tank in the airing cupboard. Currently, the only way to heat water is to set it on timer, or if the hot water has emptied, we can press the ...
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Can I get a wireless boiler enable signal?

I have wireless thermostats which are connected to my wiring centre which controls the pump and valves for the underfloor heating downstairs. On my wiring centre I have a boiler enable signal, which I ...
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Where to connect C Wire to1990 Weil Mclain Steam Boiler

I am attempting to run a new 18/5 line in order to hook up an Ecobee 4 to my Weil Mclain boiler, as my current thermostat only has a R & W wire. I am having trouble figuring out where exactly to ...
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Boiler heating gauge drops to negative pressure (psi) on cooling

I just moved into a older house (1937) which has a boiler heating system (steam). When the boiler kicks on the gauge barely goes above 0 psi, and after heating the gauge will drop to about negative 5 -...
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Boiler Vaillant ecotec 831 R1 plate heat exchanger compability

I have a Vaillant ecotec 831 R1 boiler with original plate heat exchanger(hot tap water). My heat exchanger got damaged and I would like to replace it. On ebay I have found a there is a bigger(more ...
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Gas combi boiler removing radiator

I'm doing some decorating at home and needed to remove the radiator. I still need to be able to use the gas heating throughout the house while the radiator is off. I closed the TRV and lockshield ...
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What heating system do I have, and what can I do about water pressure in my shower?

New homeowner (UK based) and getting to grips with all that comes with that. I previously only lived in a flat with a standard combi boiler, my new home seems to have an older system in place ...
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What does the Bearing Plate in a Worcester boiler do?

Recently our Worcester Greenstar boiler became unable to start. The solution turned out to be that the plastic flaps on the bearing plate had degraded and fallen apart, so the plumber simply removed ...
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Boiler pilot not lighting up

I was unable to get pilot lit by pressing button and using lighter. So I tried my torch on the thermocoupler and turned the gas knob on and it came on, hence the picture. Yet the pilot light still is ...
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Solder debris in multi zone hot water baseboard boiler heating system blocking valves

I do not know how old the copper piping for the hot water heating system is. We purchased the house in 1977. We replaced the furnace with a Peerless Pinnacle boiler in 2006, included an integrated ...
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Honeywell aquastat L8124L install

I am planning to replace the erratic aquastat in an oil-fired furnace. I was able to get the exact replacement model-L8124L. Does it require shutting off water to the tank and priming after the ...
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Does my mechanical room need ventilation to the exterior?

Sorry for the confusing post. I don’t have a manual as the prior owner didn’t have it. If I understand correctly, a boiler room in a residential home requires a vent for fresh air. This boiler room ...
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How can I figure out if a Combi Boiler will be adequate for my house?

We recently moved into our new home that currently has a Super Hot MG-100 Hydronic Boiler (installed in 1986, when the house was built). Clearly, it's done its job and in need of a replacement. We had ...
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Using existing hot water vent for extraction

I have a room in the basement with equipment (computers) that gets really hot. There is an ac vent but the thermostat is nowhere near the room. Also in an alcove is the hot water heater behind a ...
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Adapter for NTC boiler probe

I just bought a replacement NTC probe for my boiler (bought with specific part number) but once the item arrived I noticed the connector wasn't matching. I think this is due to past maintenance when ...
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Why does a system boiler with hot water cylinder not use a diverter valve?

I understand that it doesn't need a diverter valve... But I was thinking, couldn't the system be more efficient with one? For example, the central heating could run at a low temperature (35°-40°) and ...
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Are individual electric heaters more efficient to operate than an electric boiler?

(Edited to provide additional info) My wife is looking to buy an old house (I'm guessing 19th century) that'll need a lot of renovating, including the heating system. Renovation works will include (...
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Boiler not circulating

I have a Bosch 30 HRC boiler. Yesterday, I added water to the system, increasing the pressure from 1 bar to just below 2 bar. I vented each radiator in the house to bleed the boiler. When I open the ...
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Vaillant aquaPLUS filling loop

I have to repressurize my Vaillant Aquaplus gas boiler, and I couldn't understand from the manual where exactly the internal filling loop should be fitted. The water pipes don't have any valves ...
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Why do I measure 12VAC on old thermostat wires?

I'm installing a nest thermostat in my house - it's the UK version with a heatlink. I have successfully wired the heat link into my combi-boiler, disconnecting two existing wires in the process. I ...
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Keston C36 Combi boiler - Error E37

According to the boiler manual E37 Water pressure error - You must top up the water pressure for your system When opening the fill loop valve to add water pressure, water flows out the exhaust ...
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Use CLR to clean stuck bleeder valve

I was bleeding the air out of hydronic heating zones and I notice some mineralization on bleed valve attached to my air scoop. I took the Schrader valve cap off and tapped the valve I noticed it was ...
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Is storing hot water over 140F a regional requirement?

It seems to be "common knowledge" that to help prevent Legionella, hot water tanks/heaters should be set at 140F. This temperature is enough to cause terrible burns and scalding so devices like ...
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How do I fill a hole surrounding a boiler flue?

The flue for my boiler has a large hole around it, presumably from when it was put in. I'd like to fill it in because it's unsightly, but in not sure of the best way to do it, as it's a large hole and ...
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Thermostat Upgrade, furnace C-wire reading low voltage

OK so here is the scenario. Upgrading thermostat from dumb to smart (Ecobee). I've done 2 others in my house that required re-wiring so I have a good sense for what should be done but I'm stuck. My ...
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29 volts too much for a 24 volt thermostat?

I replaced a digital non-programmable thermostat with a programmable thermostat and the new thermostat keeps the house around 60-62 no matter what temperature I set. When I contacted the manufacturer,...
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Does the circulator in an indirect fired water heater point towards the boiler or towards the tank?

In the manual for my SSU-119 indirect fired hot water heater, the following text seems to suggest that the circulator points towards the tank: On the water heater, the boiler supply connects to the ...
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Boiler PSI is at 35 how to reduce it on a Burnham 204 gas installed 2000

I have high boiler pressure at 35 with no noticeable pressure venting, that’s probably a broke value and I don’t know how to reduce it.
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High elevation non- pv Burnham boiler with Tejurland powerventer installed at sea level [duplicate]

I have a 203ncl-tei2 boiler installed in danvers Massachusetts. This town is at sea level, not 2000k miles up. This boiler also has a failed tejurland (universal control) powerventer motor on it that ...
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U.s. boiler / Burnham boiler alterations

i have a 203ncl-tei2 boiler installed in danvers Massachusetts. Regular elevation. This boiler also has a failed tejurland (universal control) powerventer motor on it that is only humming, not ...
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How can I control my furnace fan from a secondary thermostat?

I have a WaterFurnace geothermal system with upper and lower level zones. I recently added an outdoor wood burner and my issue is that I want to use a secondary stat to run the furnace fan during the ...

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