? about using a conventional boiler as backup

Rembo Posted By Rembo, Jan 14, 2010 at 5:06 AM

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  1. Rembo

    New Member 2.

    Feb 25, 2009
    Glenside Pa.
    I'm using a conventional oil boiler with a winter/summer hookup as a secondary heating source. I have an 80 gallon electric hot water heater that I dump heated water into. I'm having a problem controlling my heat . The thermastat is run into a Taco501 controller along with the oil circulation pump. I have a strapon aquastat mounted on the wood boiler feed pipe. It doesn't seem to be working. Could I simplify things by using a second thermastat?
  2. Tony H

    Tony H
    Minister of Fire 2.

    Oct 24, 2007
    N Illinois
    Seems it would work the same with a boiler in my situation I have a gas forced air furnace and it only required using the existing therm set at 65F so if the boiler runs out of fuel and the temp drops it kicks on. I can see how this could kick on the oil boiler no problem beyond that I am not sure of the best way to control the water flow.
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