And maybe not a biggie...why is the pressure so high?
KLook wrote:And maybe not a biggie...why is the pressure so high?
Not enough expansion, look at the little tiny tank behind them.
I think it is draft related. Put a baro in and leave the flues connected. Find out what the over fire draft should be for that unit.
My brother has been running a baro in his wood boiler for about 3 years and has had no issues. It makes the wood fire burn much steadier. Just like coal. And since he has a stainless chimney, not a frigging masonry one, it is not an issue.
waldo lemieux wrote:Rob,
Isnt the water jacket on the oil boiler acting a a giant radiator and sending alot of heat up the chimney? Id turn off the oil burner and disconnect the smoke pipe and stuff it with insulation and see what happens.
Rob R. wrote:This boiler is not some ultra-fancy rig that is hyper sensitive to draft. If you have enough draft to keep the smoke going in the right direction, it should be able to maintain temperature.
I just remembered that when I first started using my Itasca, it would take forever to recover when multiple zones kicked on...turned out the "thermostatic inlet damper control" was faulty and was not opening the inlet damper when the boiler temperature dropped. I replaced the control with a Samson unit from EFM and it worked much better.
If you adjust the damper to be barely open with the boiler at 180, and then the boiler gets drawn down to 160 you should see a visible difference in the damper opening. If that isn't happening, your control is probably faulty.
PostBy: Marcuss On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:48 pm
My flue is triple wall stainless and runs along the outside of the house thru the roof at the overhang. The roof comes out 3 feet past the exterior walls at the ends. What has me puzzled is it worked perfect when the flue had a obstruction