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Offline E Yoder

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Re: Thermostatic Valve- what is the purpose?
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2018, 03:46:55 PM »
I think it's more about the steam in the smoke/exhaust condensing if it contacts cooler metal. I think I said water jacket and I should have said firebox/flue.
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Re: Thermostatic Valve- what is the purpose?
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2018, 04:15:44 PM »
It would take a massive amount of cold water to enter on the outside of the water jacket, not mix with the high temperature water in the water jacket and then overwhelm the firebox temperatures of 1000 degrees plus and then cool a spot on the firebox wall to below the firebox dew point.

It's just not in the realm of possibilities and like I said, I don't know where the idea comes from. 
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Re: Thermostatic Valve- what is the purpose?
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2018, 11:35:14 PM »
The manufacturers instruction CLEARLY state how to install the valve and exactly what it does. Central boiler designed that part for everything that’s wrong with the heating industry. That being nobody reads the manual, including many licensed heating contractors. Many Kerr oil boilers  plugged, and rotted chimneys and boiler heat exchanges from poor plumbing practice .manual Clearly stated MINIMUM return temp 140f. Low water return temp from large capacity cast iron rads killed many from condensation. Now think about the wood boiler industry,no offence please but many are installed ,sold and serviced by people with 0 license and very little heating experience .then ran by people that think they know better 🤨. I never installed my valve either but I recognized how hard Central Boiler was trying at that time to solve issues. My suggestion  is read many opinions before you follow an internet “experts” advice 😂

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