plumber wrote:Your well is airbound. Get a bucket and release our relief valve into the bucket. Be careful you may get some steam, you will get a lot of air. Did you use the right or the left nipple for you high limit and relief? I solved the issue and piped in a hy-vent ( I like the Watts duo-vent). I used the right nipple for supply piping and the left for the high limit and relief. From the tee I used: 3/4x close nipple, 3/4 tee, 3/4x6 nipple, 3/4 90, then the relief valve ( RI code requires boiler relief valves be upright) off the branch of the tee I put a 3/4x6 nipple, 3/4x1/8 coupling, then the hy-vent. Now the triple aquastat and the high limit are within a couple of degrees of eachother. As far as the analog temperature and pressure guage on the boiler, well let's just say that none of them are accurate and most respond very slowly.
Now as far as the timer and rheostat settings, can't help you there. I'm still trying to get mine right.
I'm running 90 seconds on 15 minutes off, stoker on half and fan about 1/4. My feed screw is in 12 1/2.
plumber wrote:Like this:
Air will get trapped there, if you put the tube in a bucket you'll see the bubbles in the water.
markviii wrote:That "dohicky" is an automatic air vent that keeps the aquastat probe from getting air bound.
plumber wrote:Any hy-vent will work. The ones made by Taco and Watts are decent quality, I like the Watts because of the manual vent feature. By old expansion tank do you mean big water tank, or did you reuse an extrol type? If I remember correctly, didn't you buy a spyrovent? If you used an old big tank and a spyrovent, you will have phantom air problems. You have to use a bladder type expansion tank with any micro-bubble type air separator. I'd recommend at least a #60, I used a #90. There are special piping techniques and fittings to pipe in those big tank type expansion tanks. Buying a bladder type expansion tank is cheaper and easier.
plumber wrote:If you reused the air cushion expansion tank and didn't use the spyrovent you're in better shape. What you see in the photo is a Hy-vent they can be had at any plumbing house or home depot for around $10-$15.
The right side is 1/2" deeper(I measured) in the jacket as it is the dip tube. I run my PRV on this side and have the supply pipe from the boiler on the other side with a diaphragm type(Extrol) expansion tank after a taco air scoop with a vent. The l6006a is in a T at the supply as it turns to the expansion tank. I run 9min. off approx. 20 sec on with the feeder rheo. at min. and the fan rheo at approx. half, LL at 130 and HL at 160.jeff216410 wrote: I looked down both with a flashlight and both ports in the boiler looked the same.