install of wl110

install of wl110

PostBy: a1harnish On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:31 am

does anyone feel it is a good idea to have a low water shut off on the wL110
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Re: install of wl110

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:19 pm

More safety is usually a good idea, except you need to balance it against the extra complexity. A low water cut off needs to be properly installed in a Hydronic system to be effective, so if you do decide on one research the manufactures recommendations completely.

More info: it is generally not needed in most areas (unless by code), after 2014 some more areas will require it, we will most probably provide a unit with our boilers as an option at that time. Some areas do already require it, but to me it is not needed since you will install a 12 psig auto fill valve, there is a prv to prevent over pressure in the event of failure, plus we provide a high limit that shuts the boiler down if over temp occurs, of course that control needs water to work. In my opinion the low water cut off is a holdover from the steam era. :)
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Re: install of wl110

PostBy: plumber On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:06 am

The IMC 2010 requires a low water cutoff on any boiler with installed radiation below the water level of the boiler. So if you have a basement heating zone you need one. I'd rather have a pressure switch than a probe. I think that more likely will early detect an issue before it becomes a big problem. MA and CT require them on every boiler.
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