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I have a 4 zone forced hotwater(oil) hearing system. I

I have a 4 zone forced hotwater(oil) hearing system. I installed 3 new lux/Geo thermostats. I can not get any of them to call the heat. Did I not set up right? What will fix this?ThanksTroy

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I'm about to replace the copper pipe in my house with pex

I'm about to replace the copper pipe in my house with pex with a manifold system and my question is this:I have a basement apartment that has its own seperate electric hot water tank, and my hot water upstairs comes from my oil fired furnace/boiler (water radiation heat).What is the best way to supply water to the hot water tank, the oil furnace and the cold water manifold. Should I just Tee off from my main supply line (3/4") and run 3/4 pex to each one?

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Rick, can I vent a Burnham 205NS TE12 hot water boiler into

Hi Rick, can I vent a Burnham 205NS TE12 hot water boiler into b vent? Do I need the draft hood and vent damper or can I start b vent at the boiler itself?JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: This is a new installation with a used boilerJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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New installed valve is opening when requested but is not

New installed valve is opening when requested but is not requesting the boiler to turn on. Could it be cabling?

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My water heater tank is solely reserving the hot water. It

My water heater tank is solely reserving the hot water. It wasn't installed to actually heat the water. My question is: does my baseboard uses the hot water from the tank?Or the it uses water directly from the boiler? If so, what uses the hot water from the tank, domestic only?

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I need to know which lines are sending hot water to my

I need to know which lines are sending hot water to my baseboards heaters vs which lines are returns.

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We turned off the boiler and drained the water from the

We turned off the boiler and drained the water from the boiler/radiators to do a repair. I had to leave and the handyman didn't refill the system. that was a month ago. Do I need to flush the system or what?

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I have v8h w/coil, only starts when thermostats call ? I

I have v8h w/coil, only starts when thermostats call for heat? I jumperd tt wires boiler and domestic water are fine but circulator runs continuously ?

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Rick

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I have a Bradford White gas water heater. As of this

I have a Bradford White gas water heater. As of this morning, there is no hot water in the faucets.My boiler seems to be working fine (I tested the house heater, and It works.)Things I noticed:1. The 'call for heat' light does not turn on [on the boiler] when I turn the hot water in the faucets.2. The 'call for heat' light does turn on when I turn on the house heater (CH).3. The hot water heater emits 0 sounds. As it It was off.Things I've done:1. I pressed the reset button on the water heater. Nothing happens.2. I tested the power cable (between the zone valve and the water tank) for voltage. I got no watts, but I don't know If this is expected.3. Two months ago I replaced the zone valve that goes form the boiler to the water heater.4. All the power cables seem fine.5. There is gas as the home heaters work.Water heater tank: Bradford White M2P40R1013Boiler: Weil McLain CGS Gold CO15

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