jabone Senior Member Joined: 2 Nov 2013 Posts: 18 Location: Vancouver Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:18pm Subject: Re: gUsed Oscar Issues
Thanks so much Plindy. I did see the wiring info on the Gicar but couldn't read all the numbers on my wires. I managed to piecemeal it through identifying what i could or comparing with pictures i saw. Good to have a second confirmation though.
I followed your instructions for the power cables and it seems to be good to go.
I have not yet connected the heating element. Does it matter which wire connects where on here?
Also, there is a little circular plastic piece that screws into the boiler. I am guessing this is a thermocouple. Does it matter how the wires on this are connected (2 black wires)?
Last question, it looks like the boiler is very close to the fill tank. unfortunately i completely destroyed the insulation when i ripper everything apart. Any info on something i can get locally that will be easy to find? I went to home depot and the only stuff that was there was some unsulation for boilers but the pieces were huge and it costed approx $40. I am looking at a cheaper option before i connect the heater due to the proximity to the water tank.
Well, here is the good news. The water pressure seems a lot better (don't know if its enough but seems good), and the water coming out doesn't stink anymore. I am getting closer, just hope i don't get any leaks when it steams up.
malouda Senior Member Joined: 24 Jun 2013 Posts: 1 Location: France Expertise: Just starting
Posted Thu Dec 19, 2013, 4:11am Subject: Re: Used Oscar Issues
Pick up the sealant shown in the video, it's much better than pipe tape. Get a priming bulb for priming vibration pumps. Also pick up an air pressure regulator with a gauge so you can check or adjust your boiler safety valve's opening pressure. They have to be replaced once every two years anyway, so if you buy a valve with certified calibration, you won't need the tool. Don't buy an ohmmeter, get a digital multimeter with a half-decent sampling rate so you can do electrical tests of all kinds
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