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Boilermate not heating after installation

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Kaylaco1
Kaylaco1 Member Posts: 1

Bought a second hand hot water tank because ours had patches and we feared it wouldn't pass a home inspection for selling purposes. Now we have no hot water switched the thermostat back to the original still no hot water. Honestly losing my mind trying to fix this thing at this point as we literally do not have the money. Any suggestions help.

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,442
    edited May 11
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    Are these tanks electric, gas, or oil? Makes a difference.

    My bad. That's an Amtrol Booilermae? Indirect? That means that the boiler has to fire and the hot water from the boiler gets pumped through the tank to heat the water.

    So. Does the boiler fire when the Boilermate aske for hot water? Does the circulating pump run? Are there any stray valves which might be closed? And… did anyone purge the air out of that circuit before trying to get it to work?

    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • GroundUp
    GroundUp Member Posts: 1,926
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    Pictures of the installation? What is the fluid pressure? Was the system purged after install? Is the boiler firing? Is the pump running? Is there voltage to the aquastat?

    SuperTech
  • SuperTech
    SuperTech Member Posts: 2,186
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    We need a lot more information in order to be able to help you. A picture of the installation is worth a thousand words. Does your boilermate have the digital temperature control or the old fashioned dial?

  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 2,006
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    As said above, post some pics and lets get it done.

  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,468
    edited May 14
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    The Amtrol Boilermate has a 1/2" heat exchanger tube (older units) running thru it. If you are using a zone valve connected to the aquastat and have only one boiler pump operating the whole shebang, then you may not have enough pumping power. The Boilermate has a high pressure loss and you might not have the proper flo thu it. Also, the transfer of heat energy from the boiler to the indirect requires two things, high supply water temperature and flow. If you have those two things, you will have hot water.

    Flow is the conveyor belt that moves heat energy from the boiler to the indirect tank.

  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,468
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    Perhaps, the original owner replace that indirect for the same reasons that you are having. It may be that the original owner was using unconditioned water in his boiler sys and the heat exchanger in the Boilermate is plugged up preventing flow in which case de-mineralization may be necessary to get the flow.

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  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,468
    edited May 14
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    The tank aquastat may be incorrectly set or defective. Make sure that the domestic cold and hot water supply are connected properly.