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?
     
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  2. ActionDave

    ActionDave Electrician

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

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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
     
  5. 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)
     
  6. BobL43

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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
     
  7. Tom Sawyer

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    Tekmar makes them so does Amtrol
     
  8. BobL43

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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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  9. 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.
     
  10. 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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