I really like that blower set up you got there.
Do you happen to have the part# for the selenoid you have?
This looks like a must do mod for the Shaver.
Right now I'm still using the stock thermostat, but yesterday I ordered the Ranco digital stat that Fletcher is using. I'm hoping to wire the digital stat through a switch to the blower and then put a switch between the original stat and the blower. Both will still be wired to run the blower, I'll keep the original one off unless the digital stat fails, that way I can flip back to the original without rewiring anything while I make repairs.DLav,
Are you using the stock thermostat?
LCD Digital Panel Meters are less than $20 from www.jameco.comJohn D,
Glad to hear it's working well for you. You won't see the benefits of the damper until the temps outside warm up, but that ranco is worth its weight in gold. Only other think I'd like to add is a 0-10v temperature display to put in the house and pull off the analog output on the ranco, but I'm having no luck finding one.
pulling off the bottom instead of the top. I could reverse the pump flow, but then I'd need to move my y strainer.do you plan to switch the pex to the " proper way " which is exactly opposite of what we were instructed to do by the installation manual
What exactly is the proper way? I think I know what you are talking about but want to make sure.
I was hoping for a simple plug and play display I could just wire into those outputs and put in my living room to monitor temps.LCD Digital Panel Meters are less than $20 from www.jameco.com
You'll have to add a couple of precision resistors for scaling and a power supply assuming that the DC output of the Ranco is directly proportional to temperature value. Would need to know how the 0-10 volt output correlates to the measured temperature.
Looked at the Ranco specs.I was hoping for a simple plug and play display I could just wire into those outputs and put in my living room to monitor temps.
I installed the Ranco digital stat today, so hopefully it'll start working better, that stock thermostat was a piece of junk. It was actually pretty easy to install, went better than I thought.The ranco should fix your problems. I installed mine to the left of the DHW cover and about 8" in when looking from the back, just make sure it is 12-14" long. The only thing I use to combat creosote is a bag full of crumpled newspaper on a hot bed of coals with the blower running, looks pretty at night with the blue flame shooting out the chimney.