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    Jim, Thank you, I think I will make a trip to...

    Jim,

    Thank you, I think I will make a trip to the local distributor and see if he might be able to get the name and phone # of the local factory rep. He has been to my home when my installer...
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    Dana, Its nice to hear from you again. ...

    Dana,

    Its nice to hear from you again.

    First off let me thank you for all you advice in the past. As you already know you were absolutely correct. I had the Alpine 150 removed and a Al80...
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    Burnham Alpine will not run at 190deg

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    I have a Burnham alpine ALP080B installed about 9 months ago. It has worked fine till this cold snap we are having.

    The plumber that installed it had no idea how to set it up although the...
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    Thanks for the reply and sorry for getting back...

    Thanks for the reply and sorry for getting back so late, been busy with other projects and company.

    I decided to use constant speed initally as I wanted to make sure the D/T would work and not...
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    Thank you for the input. I will have to install...

    Thank you for the input. I will have to install some bleeders in the upstairs zone.

    I was under the impression that the pump in a closed loop doesn't have to "lift" water as it has the same...
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    Thanks guys, There is no bleeder on the top...

    Thanks guys,

    There is no bleeder on the top floor. I will see about correcting that.

    Tom
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    Setting D/T on primary

    I am having a little problem trying to decide how to properly set the primary D/T on a P/S plumbed boiler. I replaced the primary pump on the Alpine 80 with a Taco Bumblebee as the pump curve showed...
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    Jim, Thank you for the reply. I just cleaned...

    Jim,

    Thank you for the reply. I just cleaned all the BB in the house and on th first floor there were bleedrs but none on the second floor zone. I do not hear any water running and they are warm...
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    Will Air in line effect heat output

    I have have a new installation with 3 zones each fed with their own zone pump. It seems that in the upstairs zone there isn't much heat comming out of the BB even with 160* water. I am thinking tht...
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    Thanks for the replies. I think I will put a ball...

    Thanks for the replies. I think I will put a ball valve in the shorter line and tweak it. Seems like the easiest thing to do. The plumber said he would be here Sat to do the installation of the 80. ...
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    Sorry I didn't make it clear. Turn up a...

    Sorry I didn't make it clear. Turn up a thermostat so there wiil be a call for zone circulator to run. Now as you close the shutoff you will hear water flowing if its running. I am not sure but I...
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    Matt, I have several of them in my...

    Matt,

    I have several of them in my installation. The 007 is VERY quiet. The easiest way to tell, if there is a shutoff valave before or after the pump, is to slowly close it and you can hear the...
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    Help with zone issue

    Hi,

    An issue has come up with how to rezone part of my home properly.


    Briefly I had an Alpine 150 installed in my home about a year ago. It was way oversized as the heat load ,not done by the...
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    Just an update to whats been going on. I have...

    Just an update to whats been going on.

    I have spent a good deal of time reading and researching hydronic heating. With help from here and others and my copy of "Modern Hydronic Heating" I am...
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    How to acurately determinng flow rate

    Hi,

    Posted here several times before and am amazied by the excelllent help and advice. Thanks.

    I have a newly installed system that is giving me fits. First off it is way oversized.
    I do not...
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    Return temps vary with output temps but as...

    Return temps vary with output temps but as mentioned earlier they are in the range of 5-8* lower.

    This seems to be true on both the primary and secondary loop

    Tom
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    Thanks for the reply. I am reading the return...

    Thanks for the reply.
    I am reading the return water temp on the upstream side of a circulator in a given zone. The output temp right out of the boiler. The circulators are placed in the return side...
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    Just to add to a question Dana asked a while...

    Just to add to a question Dana asked a while back.

    2300sq/ft 1860's built Mansard Roof Sea Captains house.
    Updated windows, blown in insulation.

    Total of 3 zones. Was 4 but I combined 2...
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    Hydronic separator, I did read somewhere about...

    Hydronic separator, I did read somewhere about that. VFD circulators are variable volume is that right?

    That might be a way to go. What I don't understand is the large Delta T's I read about and...
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    Once again Dana has profound words for all of us....

    Once again Dana has profound words for all of us.

    My wife cannot why I am running down to the basement 25 times a day. I tell her its for the exercise but me thinks she knows better.
    My return...
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    Charlie, Glad to hear you caught it soon...

    Charlie,

    Glad to hear you caught it soon enough.

    I wish I had done my DD before going ahead with the new installation. Actually it was done late last Spring.

    It is very interesting the way...
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    Zone pump sizing

    I have posted here before on my newly installed system and again thank you all for the help and advice.

    I had a Alpine 150 boiler installed in my home at the recomendation of the plumber. I have...
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    Last night I used the "SlantFin" heatloss calc...

    Last night I used the "SlantFin" heatloss calc program and ran the heat load on my home to compare it to the Fuel used method thanke to Dana's excellent explaination, thank you again Dana. I came in...
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    I took the numbers from several months and they...

    I took the numbers from several months and they were quite consistant.
    As the Alpine return temps as it set up now very seldom get into the con mode I used .9 as an efficiency number.

    I came up...
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    Again thanks everyone for the help and advice. ...

    Again thanks everyone for the help and advice.

    Two days ago the heating tech from a large heating contractor came over to look things over. He spent over an hour looking over the boiler setup and...
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