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Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by nrcrash, May 29, 2012.
I have some rust in the tank... Does anyone know of a good high temp water filter?
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Y-strainers is all I can think of.
I used a dirt trap, kind of pricey but you can send the full flow through it. I believe filters are usually set up as a bypass incase they become restricted.
I also have 2 wye strainers.
Is this a dirt trap?
I did A TON of rinsing and vacuuming out. I asked the plumber about strainers. I got a NAW.. we never use them.
Well.. Last week.. DHW zone pump went. If I had to guess, it was rust killed the beast.. but I didn't tear it down. It was just shy of 5 years old.
Ya, I cleaned out the tank for about 4 hours yesterday but I am sure that there is still stuff in there.
Think i'm going to put a couple wye strainers on and a dirt separator. Better safe than sorry. I don't want to be replacing parts in the middle of January!
Yes my dirt trap very similar. I have it in the 1-1/2" return line between the tank and the boiler. I decided that with the amount of money and time it takes to set up a system, I might as well add that in from the start.
Did you get your draft inducer from Patrick? If so. How did you have it mounted. Do you have any pictures of it set up?
I did. If you look at my posts.. I think there's a thread called progress without me. That's got the pics. I'm away thru sat, so i can't help easily. You should be able to advance search for posts from me with an attachment.
Where did you place your two y-strainers and dirt separator?
I have a strainer before my pump in my primary secondary manifold. To catch crud before any of the pumps.
A strainer before my Danfoss valve on the return to boiler. To help catch any particles that could possibly cause problems with the valve.
The dirt trap is on the return right after my storage. I wanted it to catch any thing that happened to come out of my tank.
I put a y strainer in. I checked it after a season and it didn't have much of anything on the screen. Still glade I put it in. Very cheap insurance. Think I give $30.oo for 1 1/2"
I just went with a Wye strainer, between the bottom of storage and boiler on the return. Kind of thinking I should have looked for something finer (kind of a coarse mesh in the Wye), but I'll see how this goes. BTW, a 1-1/4 Wye was hard to find around here. Could only find 1 & 1-1/2 for quite a while, but found one eventually for around $20.
Am I missing anything yet? Anything that could be better?
I was wondering how you were making out..
One mistake I made... But Isolation shut offs on your Danfoss, AKA return water protection. I did not.... and my choices are tear out cellulose to close off tanks.. or drain er all if I had to work on that danfoss.
Was plannin on it. I read someone's post on ur thread and i actually printed out some of your photos to copy. Thank you!
Almost done Going to pressure test the water lines tomorrow and then connect the chimney if I don't have to many leaks. Then tackling the electrical next week. Hoping she'll be up and running by next weekend.
All those pieces and parts look very familiar.
That room is gonna heat up fast with that tank exposed. I would still do it though, for a full cycle just to leak check. My setup is very similar... except my buderus i got the beckett boiler instead of reillo.. I wanted to be able to use more aftermarket stuff for my biodiesel use. I hear they don't even offer the beckett gun anymore.
Ya, I printed out some pictures from a couple of your posts. You have a pretty slick looking setup up there. I'm not a plumber so I was needed any help I could get. Sure hope it hold preasure! First time soddering for me. Thanks again!
I see we have another thing in common. This is zeus. We've had lots of them. Damn cancer gets em all. He's got bone cancer now. He's got a few more months of belly rubs and walks on "his" land.
Sorry to hear about Zeus. Mine is actually a staffordshire bull terrier. She looks almost exactly like a roti but is only about 14 inches and 35-40 pounds, so probably about 1/4 of Zeus. I always had big dogs but needed to downsize this time.
pocket rot! awful cute.
since I'm off topic... I'll show you my pic of my favorite two passengers in the jet. Normally we can't share pics or stories of our rich and famous people. These folks gave me permission. This is Knuckles and Elbows.
The owner warned me that knuckles was a farter. I went back at cruise and they were feeding him the nacho chips! I wanted to say... NO WONDER HE FARTS! But they pay the bills.
My yellow lab was named Zeus. Been four years since he died of brain cancer. I dont think I'll ever be able to find another like him.
Heres a link to a video on my install. Let me know if you guys see anything that looks wrong.