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CH inlet filter

MSR
MSR Member Posts: 9
What is causing my inlet filter to blow out the bottom of my wall mount combi boiler? I ran the system for five days then it blew out. Am I running the pump speed too fast? Should I look at check valves/ remove? Not sure what I am doing wrong.

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  • aircooled81
    aircooled81 Member Posts: 197
    Whats a ch inlet filter and combi boiler. Can you post a pic?
    Im interested, but sorry not much help. Spose i'll learn something cool here.
  • MSR
    MSR Member Posts: 9
    Boiler for hot water and radiant floor heat.
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,257
    edited March 2016
    Are you talking about the wye strainer?....do u have pics of the actual near boiler piping ?
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  • MSR
    MSR Member Posts: 9
    It's number 53 on the parts list and the green thing above (E) in the bottom view picture.
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,579
    Please post a picture of the ACTUAL INSTALLATION . Include the Westinghouse unit . We need to see what you or your installer did , not what it is supposed to look like in the manuals or on the internet .

    Have you called Tech support ? They probably would have a quick answer for you .
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
    Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC
    732-751-1560
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
    Consultation, Design & Installation anywhere
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  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,579
    In what way are you using this unit ? Are you by chance using it for space heating only without the DHW being hooked up ? Where did you purchase this unit and the separate module that it is attached to ?
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
    Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC
    732-751-1560
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
    Consultation, Design & Installation anywhere
    Rich McGrath 732-581-3833
  • MSR
    MSR Member Posts: 9
    I'm using it for domestic and floor heating. The tech support it has to do with a check valve in a pump but no concrete answer as how to fix it.
  • MSR
    MSR Member Posts: 9
    I purchased the whole setup at menards.
  • Leon82
    Leon82 Member Posts: 684
    edited March 2016
    Is it clipped in properly with part 54
  • MSR
    MSR Member Posts: 9
    Yes, it broke the filter and I had to get a new one.
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,579
    I cannot see a pressure reducing valve / backflow prevention device in any of these pictures . Do you have one installed ?

    What is the system pressure and how did you purge this arrangement ?

    http://www.htproducts.com/literature/lp-537.pdf

    Where do the tees on the system supply and return go to ? Could you take another couple pictures from straight in front of the unit showing everything from the floor to the ceiling without any ladders , buckets or the like blocking anything from view ?
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
    Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC
    732-751-1560
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
    Consultation, Design & Installation anywhere
    Rich McGrath 732-581-3833
  • MSR
    MSR Member Posts: 9
    The tee goes to another manifold with 4 loops and the other tee is the return from that manifold. I have 8 loops total. Pressure for the floor heat was set to 18lbs and the boiler pressure ran about 12. I purged each loop separately until all air was out of that loop. I have a fill and exit point on my panel. That is what I hooked up to to fill and purge. I do not to my knowledge have any back flow prevention device unless that is what the check valves in the pumps do. I have three pressure relief valves, one on the panel, one on the CH supply and one on the DHW supply.
  • MSR
    MSR Member Posts: 9
    It is hard to get a full picture because my mechanical room is only 4, wide and I still have my old water heater in it.
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,579
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
    Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC
    732-751-1560
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
    Consultation, Design & Installation anywhere
    Rich McGrath 732-581-3833
  • MSR
    MSR Member Posts: 9
    No I don't, where do I install the valve? My panel instructions say this.
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,257
    edited March 2016
    Near the expansion tank
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    [email protected]
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,579
    edited March 2016
    MSR

    Just look at the illustrations in the document I attached . It is published by the manufacturer of your unit .

    In the future when you build and install an IED it may be wise to pay attention to the explosive manufacturers requirements and worry less about the fuse .
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
    Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC
    732-751-1560
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
    Consultation, Design & Installation anywhere
    Rich McGrath 732-581-3833
    SWEIMark Eatherton