Can I mount an aquastat laying down?

Can I mount an aquastat laying down?

PostBy: beatle78 On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:05 pm

I have 3 - 3/4" threaded holes at the top of my Ka-4.

1 is the temp/pressure gauge
1 is the relief valve
I want to make the 3rd one the low temp aquastat shutoff.

Can I lay the aquastat down flat on top of the boiler? There is nothing in the aquastat that requires it to be upright is there?

Thanks,
Jeremy
beatle78
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4

Re: Can I mount an aquastat laying down?

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:00 pm

What kimd & number is the aquastat? I just looked on Honeywell's website and it looks like the single aquastats like a L4006 can be mounted vertical or horizontal, but the relay aquastat like the L8124C call for horizontal only. I'd confirm with the manufacturer of your aquastat before doing what you're planning.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Can I mount an aquastat laying down?

PostBy: beatle78 On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:09 pm

It's a Honeywell L4006A so I should be all set.

Thanks Freddy!.....


ummmm u seem to know quite a bit about putting steel together without leaks.

What kind of thread tape do I put on threads and what kind of putty to I add to that thread tape?
beatle78
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4


Re: Can I mount an aquastat laying down?

PostBy: beatle78 On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:14 pm

I think I just found my answer....

Axeman Anderson Boiler install.
beatle78
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4

Re: Can I mount an aquastat laying down?

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:58 pm

Gotta love people that answer their own questions! :)
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined