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newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member
latest install was fun knowing how much oil this customer will save!!!!!! from 1500 to estimated 500 WOW !!!!!! now thats savings
"The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"

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  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 5,866Member
    Looks good!! Nice and neat. What did you replace??

    a couple of nitpicks

    blowdown pipe on indirect relief valve

    Id rather see a pc of 1/2" EMT or PVC conduit run from the indirect up to a floor joist as a sleeve for the low voltage going to the indirect instead of the tyraps on the cold water line
  • Paul S_3Paul S_3 Posts: 1,257Member
    Nice install.... I like the Taco zone valves....don't see too many of those being install these days....there great valves
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  • Mad Dog_2Mad Dog_2 Posts: 3,455Member
    Pretty sqaured away. Very good job, man. Mad. Dog
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  • My nitpick: Next time try putting your purge station on the supply just before the air scoop with a shutoff between. Works like a charm.

    When you purge on the returns you won't be able to purge through the boiler, and usually there is a big old air pocket in there.

    Otherwise, looks very nice.


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  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Posts: 1,584Member
    edited November 2017
    I like piping the indirect as a zone with a valve. Also I've had great luck with the stainless Heat-Flo indirects, very well made.

    Only beef: I've found that copper female adapters to leak in a few years, especially on the indirect. I use iron couplings on the heating side and brass couplings on the domestic side with copper male adapters.
    Master electrician specialising in boiler and burner controls, multiple fuel systems, radiant system controls, building controls, and universal refrigeration tech.
  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member
    thanks for the insight, "Quote" rel="EBEBRATT-Ed"> blowdown pipe on indirect relief valve,

    good eyes my friend have to go back to do that very thing,lol
    Paul S said:

    Nice install.... I like the Taco zone valves....don't see too many of those being install these days....there great valves

    in this area they are popular, so i use em

    My nitpick: Next time try putting your purge station on the supply just before the air scoop with a shutoff between. Works like a charm.

    When you purge on the returns you won't be able to purge through the boiler, and usually there is a big old air pocket in there.

    Otherwise, looks very nice.

    i agree but that air seperator is a great thing, works great!!!

    I like piping the indirect as a zone with a valve. Also I've had great luck with the stainless Heat-Flo indirects, very well made.



    Only beef: I've found that copper female adapters to leak in a few years, especially on the indirect. I use iron couplings on the heating side and brass couplings on the domestic side with copper male adapters.

    yes, heat flo is a great value, ive been using them for yrs now and no problems yet!!! and they have great recovery rates even with 3/4 pipe,lol
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member
    edited November 2017
    replaced a 1950's clunker that would have outlasted me, but just isnt efficient anymore
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member

    Looks good!! Nice and neat. What did you replace??

    a couple of nitpicks

    blowdown pipe on indirect relief valve

    Id rather see a pc of 1/2" EMT or PVC conduit run from the indirect up to a floor joist as a sleeve for the low voltage going to the indirect instead of the tyraps on the cold water line

    good eyes my friend, going back to do that very thing,lol
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member
    Paul S said:

    Nice install.... I like the Taco zone valves....don't see too many of those being install these days....there great valves

    yes, they are popular around this area
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member

    My nitpick: Next time try putting your purge station on the supply just before the air scoop with a shutoff between. Works like a charm.

    When you purge on the returns you won't be able to purge through the boiler, and usually there is a big old air pocket in there.

    Otherwise, looks very nice.

    yes your spot on, but that air seperator works wonders
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member
    edited November 2017

    I like piping the indirect as a zone with a valve. Also I've had great luck with the stainless Heat-Flo indirects, very well made.



    Only beef: I've found that copper female adapters to leak in a few years, especially on the indirect. I use iron couplings on the heating side and brass couplings on the domestic side with copper male adapters.

    heat flo's are a great value,been using them for a while and no problems yet, and the recovery is awesome even with 3/4 pipe
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • IronmanIronman Posts: 5,091Member
    edited November 2017
    Nice work!

    Have you tried the new style Taco Zone Sentry valves?
    Bob Boan


    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • EzzyTEzzyT Posts: 818Member
    Nice work as others have mentioned, the one major thing I would’ve liked to see is at lest 12x the pipe diameter of straight pipe on the pump discharge before a fitting or valve.
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