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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2014, 03:43:50 PM »

A few more. Doing this on my phone so sorry for any duplicates.
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« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2014, 03:53:01 PM »

I know the temp/pressure gage, thermostat and aquastat, but what is the other thing? Does it have two of something or are all three for the same measurements?
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« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2014, 05:03:30 PM »

Was finally able to get a hold of Aqua-Therm on the phone. It has two aquastats and they weren't sure what the third control is. Oh well, now I have a start as far as finding parts goes. Wish I has the time and spare money to get this thing gong this weekend, but it's looking like a summer project
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2014, 07:50:10 PM »

Thats def a older Aqua-Therm! Thats interesting where the supply and return hot water comes out the door..Yeah Im not sure yet on the third control..Maybe a 3rd zone to something? You can buy all of your parts right from Aqua-Therm..Also shop on www.altheatsupply.com
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2014, 08:14:24 PM »

Just trace where the wires go to from the aquastats. That will tell you what they are for.
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« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2014, 08:21:27 PM »

Yeah, I'm not quite sure about the whole hot water with the door thing either. I thought the hot water supply ran up, through the expansion tank then down in the ground. The return in under it, on the bottom of the belly in the middle, and I have no idea where the line coming off the door leads. It goes in the dirt and disappears, unless it t's into the cold return to act as a mixing valve before re-entering the tank.
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« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2014, 08:33:29 PM »

And when you say update to a Ranco, is that because they are digital or are they just better? I ask because they seem like they are priced the same if not cheaper than the Honeywells?
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2014, 07:26:08 PM »

 Google Aqua-therm 140..Theres someone thats selling a aqua-therm 140 on craigslist..Has a few pics..From the pics I saw ya those are def the supply and return lines..Far as the Ranco  Someone else your referring to?
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« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2014, 08:53:22 PM »

hondaracer2oo4 made the suggestion about the Ranco aqua-stats. Sorry for not being more specific in who I was referring to there. I see what you are saying about the supply and return lines on the door, but what do you think is the purpose? Heating the return water, or cooling the door? I guess it's really superficial, just curious.
 If I can get this thing going, is it advisable to enclose it, and make it look like one of the new sheltered units, such as yours MattyNH, or build a whole shed for it? I plan on insulating it very well, but am afraid that too much will allow the unit to overheat.
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2014, 05:26:58 AM »

Be very sure that the pressure relief valves work on the boiler as it is a pressurized unit, if they fail and you have a power outage without fast emergency power somebody or something will be taking an explosive steam bath.
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2014, 09:29:05 AM »

Those are the first things that I'm replacing. I'm also considering adding another in place on an aquastat, just for good measure
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2014, 10:51:27 AM »

  Good for you, safety first
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2014, 01:54:02 PM »

hondaracer2oo4 made the suggestion about the Ranco aqua-stats. Sorry for not being more specific in who I was referring to there. I see what you are saying about the supply and return lines on the door, but what do you think is the purpose? Heating the return water, or cooling the door? I guess it's really superficial, just curious.
 If I can get this thing going, is it advisable to enclose it, and make it look like one of the new sheltered units, such as yours MattyNH, or build a whole shed for it? I plan on insulating it very well, but am afraid that too much will allow the unit to overheat.
The boiler will never over heat due to too much insulation.. You can put that boiler in anything.. My buddy has his unsheltered in a metal shed that u buy at home depot..I would say from the pics of those pipes at the door are the supply and return lines..
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2014, 06:06:36 PM »

Slimjim, this thing kinda scares me so I figured any extra precautions should be taken. To make me feel better if nothing else.
MattyNH, how big of a shed did he put it in? Just big enough for the boiler, or one with enough room to store some wood?
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« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2014, 07:39:15 PM »

Slimjim, this thing kinda scares me so I figured any extra precautions should be taken. To make me feel better if nothing else.
MattyNH, how big of a shed did he put it in? Just big enough for the boiler, or one with enough room to store some wood?
So what are you scared about the boiler? Like condition etc? You def should replace all parts ..That goes with the territory with anything old..Far as the shed, its pretty much just big enough for the boiler and then some..Enough room to walk around the boiler..Yeah you can put some wood in it..But not a ton..My buddy does the tarp thing for his wood
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