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Air Problem in loop for indirect heater.

I'm having a problem with air getting into a loop for an indirect water heater. The system has several zones for air handlers and an indirect water heater which is in the boiler room. All zones have there own circulator. There is a spiro vent on the main header. The pumps are on the feed. We have changed the pump and also changed the location of the pump to be down low near the heater. We removed the watts flow check as we thought it by be sticking, and install a 3 speed pump with IFC. ( we tried the Taco 007E but it went into a lock out ) This worked for about a week ( it was every day before that ) but now the air is back. The system had been working ok before this happened for several years. Not sure what has changed to cause this, but the other zones some of which the air handlers are on upper floors have no problem. Any suggestions?


  • SnowmeltSnowmelt Member Posts: 1,168
    first we need pictures of how its set up. if this helps you can install a taco 4900 air eliminator of the indirect water copper to get the air out of THAT LINE ONLY.
  • kcoppkcopp Member Posts: 3,433
    Is there a place to put in a Hy-vent on the boiler alone? I agree pix would help.
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 12,358
    System pressure? And where is the pump suction in relation to the point of no pressure change (the expansion tank)?
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch

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