Boiler in garage, how to tell if it's firing.

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  1. Muzz

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    for no reason really other than nerdy curiosity, is there any way to tell remotely if my boiler is actually firing?

    the boiler is in the garage and obviously I can tell if the room or cylinder stat is calling for heat.

    I am planning on replacing my room stat with a digital one and have seen some which show a flame icon. I assume that is really just telling you that the heating is on at the control?
     
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    Um you might feel a little heat coming from it.Thats usually a sign that its firing :rolleyes: and you might have to get up off your a**e to go and see :LOL:
     
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    to know if ur boiler is running means firing not just power is on, u need to have 2 signal lights in ur house usually in lebanon we put those two signal lights in home electrical panel in kitchen behind the main door , one green and one yellow the green symbolizes that there is power on ur boiler the yellow is when the boiler fires u can install a third lred signal light which means ur boiler is on alaram state so for all those signal lights u need 3 wires and 1 neutral
    for the red light u take 1 neutral wire to it and the other wire to the boiler control terminal which usually it is referred to A as alarm , the green signal light one wire is on neutral and the other wire is directly from boiler circuit breaker the yellow one which is the most important 1 wire on neutral(as all signal lights) and the other is connected to the gas or oil solenoid valve on ur boiler
    so when ur boiler fires the control unit gives power to solenoid valve to release gas , oil ...etc depends on what ur boiler is running so the same power can goes to ur yellow light in case u have an electric boiler means there is a resistance that heats the water it is connected to the resistance thermostat and ur welcome
     
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    well, there is that, but in minus whatever temps, going outside into the garage is not high on my priorities!! :)

    i was more thinking on when it's cycling, but like i said, just curiosity really.
     
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    If your Radiators heat up...then your boiler is Firing FFS!! :rolleyes:
     
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    The rads get hot.
     
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    CCTV camera pointing at the boiler?
     
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    you can connect a heat sensor on the boiler cover that is connected to your home alarm system. when the temp reaches to a certain point it will signal to your mobile. this way you can be anywhere in the world!!

    IF you want ot know how to set that up, let me know.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    Nerds of a feather


    Flock together



    :evil:

    :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Why do you suspect your boiler is short-cycling?

    I'd turn up the 'stat and go and watch the boiler for 5-15 minutes. If there is a problem, come back with boiler type and house type.
     
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