Do you have an air scoop or vent up there with it? Where is your expansion tied in? No doubt pumping away can be good but usually those are corresponding requirements or recommendations.My main circ for the wood boiler is also at the highest point in the hot supply line to storage,never any problems. In fact one hydronic specialist commented to the fact that i had wisely put the circ at the highest point.The circ that supply's my plate heat ex-changer which supply's the house is at the same height and no issues with it either.
You do need boiler protection,i use a near boiler pump instead of a mixing valve,no problems with it either.
I have a high low for fan and circulator which is working as it should!The near storage plumbing looks much better both functionally and visually. As long as you can get the air out it should work now.
As far as controlling the wood boiler there should be some type of aqua stat to turn off the blower to limit your water temperature.
I’m planning on putting a solar battery back up with my garage as dump but need time and money.I really appreciate my Maverick bbq thermometer when the power goes out.
Do you know what will happen if you lose power in the middle of a good burn? That's the main time where a heat dump is important.
I have no air scoops,i took all the auto air removers off i suspected they were letting in air.This year i had no air to let out before my initial firing.Also never added any water this year,and the system went to max temp yesterday and no water blew out of my pressure valve.So i finally have enough expansion and the system is doing what it's supposed to.Do you have an air scoop or vent up there with it? Where is your expansion tied in? No doubt pumping away can be good but usually those are corresponding requirements or recommendations.
That’s exactly how I got my wood boiler pump primed! Thanks!007 should be fine. I don't know why you need the check valve you have installed, but it shouldn't hurt anything either. Close the valve to house and try cracking open the circulator flange while it is running to get some air out. It will be a mess but I see know other way if you have air trapped between storage and circulator
Mine did. The stainless steel pin (hinge) is under the side screw. Check comes out through the large cover plate. I was not taking all that piping out to remove the swing check. I would have cut it out first and used some slip couplings or a union.I can remove flap without disassembling piping?