Is Taco the only one out there?

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  1. ActionDave

    ActionDave Electrician

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    Does any one besides Taco make a good multi-zone boiler control box?
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2012
  2. ActionDave

    ActionDave Electrician

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    I think I'll make my own.
  3. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    I made my own 5 zone panel, with 1 priority zone for the indirect heater. No biggie, all 24VAC wiring and relay
  4. DonL

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    That sounds like a plan.

    Then you will be able to repair it easy and make it more better than you can buy.

    + You could built it from USA made parts. (If you can find them)
  5. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    I'll scan in my sketched w/d and post it here.

    I bought some wood moldings last night at Lowes. They were made in New Zealand. That makes no sense to me
  6. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer In the Trades

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    Tekmar makes them so does Amtrol
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    Zone Control Box004.jpg DSCN0967a.jpg View attachment 15035
    Here is the w/d and a photo of the one I built in 2002 . what is not shown here are the 5 zone lamps for the front panel that show when each zone valve is energized
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  8. ActionDave

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    Thanks for that. I like Tekmar. I'll look them up.

    All donations gratefully accepted- No problem, I'll e-mail you a check.
  9. ActionDave

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    Looks good. I had to tip my lap top up on its side to read the w/d. Good thing I don't have an I Pad.

    Seeing that makes me want to build my own, but time is an issue. Not that I mind taking the time but my wife gets envious if I give a project more attention than her.

    I do have a whole stack of 24V ice cube relays that a crying out for a higher purpose than collecting dust. Hmmmm.... now I just have to come up with an explanation how this will save us money.

    What did you use for the zone lamps?
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