Bosch 125B LP Specifications

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MODEL 125BO LP and 125BO NG - OUTDOOR MODEL
For exterior use only
Piezo Ignition
Suitable for heating potable water only
Not approved for space heating purposes
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AQ 125 BO NG - Natural Gas
AQ 125 BO LP - Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gas
Warning: If the information in this manual is not
followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury or death.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapor and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service
or maintenance can cause injury or property
damage. Refer to this manual. For assistance or
additional information consult a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts this
product is approved only for seasonal use.
Installation must be performed by a licensed
plumber or gas fitter.
Upon completion of the installation, these
instructions should be handed to the user of the
appliance for future reference.
What to do if you smell gas
• Close gas valve.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions
• Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
Index
Index
1
Warning
2
2
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Appliance details
Features
AQ125 BO specifications (Technical data)
Unpacking the AQ-125-BO heater
General rules to follow for safe operation
Dimensions and installation clearances
4
4
4
5
5
6
3
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
Installation instructions
Introduction
Proper location for installing your heater
Heater placement and clearances
Mounting installation
Gas piping & connections
Measuring gas pressure
Water connections
Electrical connections
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7
7
8
8
10
12
12
13
4
4.1
14
4.2
4.3
4.4
Operation instructions
For your safety read before operating your water
heater
Lighting instructions
To turn off appliance
Setting the water temperature
14
14
14
14
5
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
Maintenance and service
Maintenance intervals
Water valve
Pilot
Main burners
Vent assembly
Mineral scale build-up
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16
16
16
16
16
16
6
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
Troubleshooting
Introduction
Pilot will not light
Pilot will light but not stay on when button released
Burner do not ignite with water flow
Hot water temp fluctuates from hot to cold
Water is too hot
Water is not hot enough
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17
17
17
17
17
18
18
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7.1
7.2
7.3
Interior components and diagram parts list
Interior components
Components diagram
Parts list
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19
20
21
8
Protecting the environment
22
9
Twelve Year Limited Warranty
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2
1
Warning
Warning: If the information in this
manual is not followed exactly, a fire or
explosion may result causing property
damage, personal injury or death.
Warning:
Improper
installation,
adjustment, alteration, service or
maintenance can cause injury or
property damage. Refer to this manual.
For assistance or additional information
consult a qualified installer, service
agency or the gas supplier.
Upon completion of the installation,
these instructions should be handed to
the user of the appliance for future
reference.
Featuring
Piezo Ignition
For your safety
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable,
combustible or corrosive vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
Warning: Carefully plan where you
install the heater. If a gas appliance is
not installed correctly, fatal accidents
can result from lack of air, carbon
monoxide poisoning or fire.
Warning: Place the heater in a location
where water leaks will do NO DAMAGE
to adjacent areas.
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Warning
What to do if you smell gas
• Close gas valve.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
• Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
Warning: The heater must be isolated
from the gas supply piping system
during any pressure testing of that
system at test pressures equal to or
more than 0.5 psig.
Caution:
Any
changes
or
modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Fig. 2
Fig. 1
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Appliance details
2
Appliance details
2.1
Features
• Burner output proportional to hot water flow demand
for maximum energy efficiency
• Stainless steel burners with stabilized blue flame
• Built-in corrosion resistant draft diverter
• Cold water connection (inches) - ½”
• Water valve material: Polymer (PPS) (Polypropylene
Sulfid)
• Minimum water flow: 0.5 gallon/minute (1.9 l/m)
• Minimum recommended water pressure: 30 PSI
(2.07 bar)
• Adjustable water flow restrictor to ensure that water
flow demand will not exceed the heating capacity of
the heater
• Connections:
– Bottom of heater
• Safety thermocouple at pilot burner
Dimensions
• Automatic overheating protection shut-off sensor
• Depth (in): 10.5” (265 mm)
• Copper heating coils for endless supply of hot water
• Width (in): 18.25” (460 mm)
• Easily removable one-piece cover
• Height (in): 36.75” (936 mm)
• Easy one person installation
• Weight: 64 pounds (29 kg).
• Easy Pilot Flame Ignition with push button piezo
ignition.
Gas types
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2.2
BOSCH is constantly improving its
products, therefore specifications are
subject to change without prior notice.
AQ125 BO specifications
(Technical data)
Approved in US/Canada
Capacity
Natural Gas.
LP Gas
Safety devices
• Flame failure device (ionization flame rod sensor)
• Pressure relief valve (supplied with heater)
• Over heat prevention (temperature limiter).
Water resistant
IP X5 (protection against water drops).
Maximum flow rate: 3.7 GPM (14 l/min) at a 45°F
(25°C) rise.
Maximum output
101,772 Btu/h (29.8 kW)
Maximum input
117,000 Btu/h (34.3 kW)
Efficiency in %
Recovery efficiency 80%
Min. Output
28,000 Btu/h (8.2 kW)
Gas Requirement
Gas connection (inches) - ¾”
Inlet gas pressure under maximum operation*
• Propane: 10.5” - 14” water column
• Natural Gas: 5.7” - 14” water column.
* To measure Gas Pressure, see Measuring Gas
Pressure, chapter 3.6.
Water
• Hot water connection (inches) - ½”
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2.3
Unpacking the AQ-125-BO heater
This heater is packed securely.
Before installing the unit, be certain you have the
correct heater for your type of Gas - Propane or
Natural Gas. Identification labels are found on the
shipping box, and on the rating plate which is located on
the right side panel of the cover.
The box includes:
• Pressure relief valve
• Heat shield
• Mounting screws
2.4
General rules to follow for safe
operation
B 1. You should follow these instructions when you
install your heater. In the United States: The
installation must conform with local codes or, in the
absence of local codes, the National Fuel Gas Code
ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
In Canada: The Installation should conform with
CGA B149.(1,2) INSTALLATION CODES and /or
local installation codes.
B 2. Carefully plan where you install the heater. Proper
clearances must be followed.
Do not lose this manual, there is a charge for a
replacement.
Please complete and return the enclosed product
registration card.
B 3. The appliance must be isolated from the gas
supply piping system by closing its individual manual
gas shutoff valve (not supplied with heater) during
any pressure testing at pressures in excess of ½ Psig
(3.5 kPa).
The appliance and its gas connection must be leak
tested before placing the appliance in operation.
The AQ125 BO is not approved or designed for:
B 4. Keep water heater area clear and free from
combustibles and flammable liquids. Do not locate
the heater over any material which might burn.
• Product registration card
• Installation manual.
• Manufactured (mobile) homes, RV's or boats
• Heating or other recirculating/pumping applications*
• Solar/preheat backup or high temperature booster
use
* This includes domestic hot water circulator pump loop
systems that may previously exist in a home hot water
system. The use of a small electric mini-tank (4-6 gallon
size) should be used for this application; when
designed so the pump will circulate the hot water in the
mini-tank only and through the building's hot water
return loop (timed or thermostatic controlled operation
of the pump is commonly done). The AQ125 BO should
be plumbed in line before the mini-tank water heater,
contact BBTNA if further instruction is needed.
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B 5. Correct gas pressure is critical for the optimum
operation of this heater. Gas piping must be sized to
provide the required pressure at the maximum output
of the heater, while all the other gas appliances are in
operation. Check with your local gas supplier, and
see the section on connecting the gas supply.
B 6. Should overheating occur or the gas supply fail to
shut off, turn off the gas supply at the manual gas
shut off valve, on the gas line. Note: manual gas
shutoff valve is not supplied with the heater.
B 7. Do not use this appliance if any part has been
underwater. Immediately call a qualified service
technician to inspect the appliance and to replace
any part of the control system and any gas control
which has been underwater.
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Appliance details
2.5
Dimensions and installation clearances
Fig. 3
Dimensions
Fig. 4
Minimum clearances
Model AQ125 BO
TOP (A)
3 ft.
FRONT (B)
4 ft.
BACK
0”
SIDES
4 ft.
BOTTOM (C)
1 ft.
Table 1 Minimum clearances
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Installation instructions
3.1
Introduction
Please follow these instructions. Failure to follow
instructions may result in:
B Damage or injury.
B Improper operation.
B Loss of warranty.
Danger: Flue gases will be released
through the vent cap. Flue gas is very
hot and contains carbon monoxide. The
heater cannot be installed indoors. To
prevent risk of fire and poisoning by
carbon monoxide, assure all clearances
indicated in manual.
Please contact BBT North America with any questions.
3.2
Proper location for installing your
heater
Carefully select the location of the water heater.
Follow the guidelines below:
B 1. Locate the heater where an adequate gas line size
and plumbing connections are feasible and
convenient.
B 2. The hot water lines should be kept short to save
energy. Centrally locating the water heater is best. It
is always best to have hot water lines insulated to
prevent the possibility of any freeze damage.
B 3. The water in this heater is cold and always remains
cold except for the times that hot water is being used.
The heater is equipped with freeze prevention
equipment that will operate and prevent freezing of
the water in the heater to 5°F with no wind chill.
Electrical power must be maintained to the heater to
allow this to function.
Danger: Surface temperature around
vent cap is less than 140°F, except
highest top surface of vent cap may
reach 300°F.
Danger: Do not place or store any
combustible material within 5 feet of the
appliance. Risk of fire could be caused
by hot flue gas.
Warning:
Flammable
materials,
gasoline, pressurized containers, or any
other items or articles that are potential
fire hazards must NOT be placed on or
adjacent to the heater. The appliance
area must be kept free of all
combustible materials, gasoline and
other flammable vapors and liquids.
WARNING: Proper insulation of the
water lines below the heater is required
if below freezing temperatures, below
32°F, are ever anticipated!
Danger: If the temperature drops
below 32°F, freeze damage to the water
heater itself must be prevented by
turning off the power to the heater, then
disconnecting the plumbing connections, as well as removing the drain
plug and introducing short bursts of
compressed air (20-40 psi) through the
heater's connections. This will remove
the residual water in the horizontal
pipes and water valve.
Danger: Keep children away as the top
of the water heater vent cap will get very
hot during operation. Install in a place
that prevents the top of the heater being
reached by small children.
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Installation instructions
3.3
Heater placement and clearances
3.4
The AQ125 BO is design certified for installation
directly on a combustible wall. (see 3.4 Mounting
installation). For installation on vinyl siding see Fig. 7.
Keep the area below the heater free of combustible
material.
Minimum clearances
If the appliance is installed under an overhang, there
must be a 36” clearance from the top of the appliance
and the mounting area must be open in front and on the
sides of the appliance.
Mounting installation
Warning: before starting installation:
B check that there are no loose parts
inside the appliance
B ensure that gas pipe, gas valve, and
burner have no damage and are
properly fitted.
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Front cover should be removed in order to
inspect components visually (see
instructions below).
To remove front cover.
B Loosen the two screws located on the sides of the
front panel, see Fig. 6.
Fig. 5
Danger: The top of the kit will get hot
due to the flue gases. Install away from
children.
Fig. 6
Remove front cover
Description
A
Directly below or from an
opening; operable windows,
doors and any fresh air
openings
≥ 4 ft
D
From any adjacent wall or tall
shruberry
≥ 4 ft
B Install only on an external wall, as close as possible
to the most frequently used hot tap (note clearances
in chapter 3.3).
E
Below a gutter, sanitary
pipework, eaves or overhang
≥ 3 ft
B If the unit is to be installed on a combustible surface
use the enclosed heat shield (see Fig. 5).
F
Above ground
≥ 1 ft
G
From a gas meter, gas
regulator, electrical box or
another 125 BO heater.
≥ 3 ft
B
C
Table 2 Clearances
8
Min.
distances
Ref.
B Ensure that the flue terminal is clear of any
combustible material.
B After inspection, replace front cover and tighten
screws.
Warning: Do not mount heater directly
to vinyl siding. With vinyl siding
surfacing, a 6' x 4' area of the siding
must first be covered or replaced with
wood or other non-plastic made
material. See Fig. 7.
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B Secure heater to wall using enclosed mounting
screws. Use mounting template for proper screw
location.
B Locate head of screw in the key hole of the top
mounting bracket.
Vent Safety System
The AQ125 BO will shut down if the intake or exhaust
louvers on the vent cap are blocked for any reason; see
troubleshooting section on page 17.
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Installation instructions
3.5
Gas piping & connections
Before connecting the gas supply, check the rating
plate on the right side of the heater to be sure that the
heater is rated for the same gas to which it will be
connected.
In the United States: The installation must conform with
local codes or, in the absence of local codes, the
National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
In Canada: The Installation should conform to CGA
B149 INSTALLATION CODES and/or local installation
codes.
Note: The 125 BO comes with a gas pressure
regulator installed. Disconnecting or altering the gas
pressure regulator will be a violation of CSA
certification of the unit. The regulator supplied with the
heater is preset for the gas shown on the rating plate to
the correct pressure. It is an appliance level regulator
designed for (low inlet) pressure (less than 1/2 Psig or
14" W.C.).
Warning: DO NOT connect to an
unregulated or high pressure propane
line or to a high pressure commercial
natural gas line.
Warning: The heater must be isolated
from the gas supply piping system
during any pressure testing of that
system at test pressures equal to or
more than 0.5 psig. If overpressure has
occurred, such as through improper
testing of the gas lines or malfunction of
the supply system, the gas valve must
be checked for safe operation.
GAS CONNECTIONS
B Install a manual gas shut off valve, on the gas supply
line.
B Install a union when connecting gas supply.
B The minimum diameter required for any appliance
connector used is ¾”.
Danger: If you have a leak, shut off the
gas. Tighten appropriate fittings to stop
leak. Turn the gas on and check again
with a gas leak detection solution.
Never test for gas leaks using a match
or flame.
HIGH ALTITUDE INSTALLATION
The pressure regulator provided with the heater is
adjusted to deliver the proper gas pressure (as
indicated on the rating plate and in the manual for
altitude up to 2000 feet (660 meters) above sea level.
On appliances being installed above 2000 ft (660
meters) elevation, the inlet gas pressure should be set
at installation to the value shown below.
Note: The gas pressures specified below refer to
pressures taken at the pressure tap on the gas inlet pipe
just above the regulator. See chapter 3.6 for measuring
gas pressure.
MAXIMUM INLET GAS FLOW PRESSURE SETTING
Nat. Gas
inches W.C.
Liquid Propane
inches W.C.
0’ - 2 000 ft
5.7”
10.5”
2 000 ft - 4 500 ft
4.6”
8.4”
Altitude
Table 3 Above 4.500 ft consult your local gas provider
GAS LINE SIZING
The gas supply piping should be sized according to the
applicable code for a maximum draw of 117,000 BTUH.
Measure the length of gas supply line and use the tables
in Fig. 9 or the gas line manufacturer’s sizing tables to
determine the pipe diameter necessary to
accommodate the BTU demand of the unit. If there are
more gas drawing appliances on the line, size the gas
line according to the total maximum amount of BTU
draw for all appliances.
Note: Under sizing the gas line may result in diminished
output and improper operation. See chapter 3.6 for the
procedure to confirm gas pressure.
B National Fuel Gas Code requires that a sediment
trap (drip leg) be installed on gas appliances not so
equipped. The drip leg must be accessible and not
subject to freezing conditions. Install in accordance
with the recommendations of the serving gas
supplier.
When connections are made, check for gas leaks at all
joints. Apply some gas leak detection solution to all gas
fittings. Bubbles are a sign of a leak. A combustible gas
detector may also be used to detect for leaks.
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FOR NATURAL GAS
Maximum Capacity of pipe in Cubic Feet of Gas per Hour for Gas Pressure of 0.5 Psig or less and a Pressure drop
of 0.3 in Water Column (0.75mbar).(Based on a 0.60 Specific Gravity Gas) Btu numbers given in thousands.
Copper tubing is prohibited for use with Natural Gas in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and not recommended
elsewhere.
Follow boxed numbers for piping just one AQ125 BO (example: ¾” B.I. Natural Gas pipe for 20 ft (6.1m). will
handle 190,000 btu’s (55.7 kWh). For multiple appliances combine the total btu input load and then refer to
applicable chart below.
Nominal
Length of Black Iron Pipe, Feet
Iron
Pipe
Internal
Size
Diameter
inches
inches
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
125
150
175
200
1/4
0.364
32
22
18
15
14
12
11
11
10
9
8
8
7
6
3/8
0.493
72
49
40
34
30
27
25
23
22
21
18
17
15
14
1/2
0.622
132
92
73
63
56
50
46
43
40
38
34
31
28
26
3/4
0.824
278
190
152
130
115
105
96
90
84
79
72
64
59
55
1
1.049
520
350
285
245
215
195
180
170
160
150
130
120
110
100
1 1/4
1.380
1050
730
590
500
440
400
370
350
320
305
275
250
225
210
670
610
1 1/2
1.610
1600
1100
890
760
560
530
490
460
410
380
350
320
2
2.067
3050
2100
1650
1450 1270 1150 1050
990
930
870
780
710
650
610
Length of Flexible Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST), Feet
Tube
size,
inches
EHD*
10
20
30
40
50
60
1/2
18 EHD 82
58
47
41
37
34
3/4
23 EHD 161 116
96
83
75
68
1
30 EHD 330 231
188
162
144
131
1 1/4
37 EHD 639 456
374
325
292
267
* EHD = Equivalent Hydraulic Diameter. The greater the
value of EHD, the greater the gas capacity of the tubing.
FOR LP GAS
Maximum Capacity of Pipe in Thousands of BTU per Hour of Undiluted Petroleum Gases (at 11 inches Water Column Inlet
Pressure) (Based on a Pressure Drop of 0.5 Inch Water Column).
* EHD = Equivalent Hydraulic Diameter. The greater the
value of EHD, the greater the gas capacity of the tubing.
Length of Flexible Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST), Feet
Nominal
Tube
size
inches
Black Iron Pipe
Iron pipe
Length of pipe, Feet
size
10
inches
1/2
20
30
275 189 152
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
125
150
129 114 103
96
89
83
78
69
63
EHD*
10
20
30
40
50
60
53
3/4
567 693 315
267 237 217 196 185 173
162
146
132
1/2
18 EHD 129
91
74
64
58
1
107 732 590
504 448 409 378 346 322
307
275
252
3/4
23 EHD 254 183
151
131
118 107
1
30 EHD 521 365
297
256
227 207
1 1/4
37 EHD 971 661
528
449
397 359
1 1/4
220 149 121
103 913 834 771 724 677
630
567
511
1 1/2
330 229 185
155 141 127 118 108 102
976
866
787
2
622 433 346
299 264 239 220 204 192 1811 1606 1496
Maximum Capacity of Semi-Rigid copper Tubing in
Thousands of BTU per Hour of Undiluted Liquefied
Petroleum Gases (at 11 inches Water Column Inlet
Pressure).
(Based on a Pressure Drop of 0.5 Inch Water Column)
* Source National Fuel Gas Code NFPA 54, ANSI Z223.1
- No Additional Allowance is necessary for an ordinary
number of fittings
Copper (LP gas only)
Length of Tubing, Feet
Outside
diameter
Inch
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
3/8
39
26
21
19
_
_
_
_
_
_
1/2
92
62
50
41
37
35
31
29
27
26
5/8
199 131 107
90
79
72
67
62
59
55
3/4
329 216 181 145
131 121 112 104
95
90
Fig. 8
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3.6
Measuring gas pressure
Connecting manometer
B Shut off gas.
B Remove front cover and locate inlet gas pressure
measuring point on the right side of the gas valve.
B Loosen screw from test point on the left side of gas
valve and connect manometer tube on test point.
Static pressure test
B Turn gas supply back on.
B Operate all other gas appliances on same gas piping
system at maximum output.
B Record static gas pressure reading on back page of
manual.
Operating pressure test
B Run high hot water flow rate.
B Set flow control knob fully clockwise.
B Set slide control to the right.
B Record operating gas pressure reading on back
page of manual.
are no loose particles or dirt in the piping. Blow out or
flush the lines before connecting to the water heater.
Full port valves should be installed on both the cold
water supply and hot water outlet lines to facilitate
servicing the heater (see Fig. 9). For installation on a
private well system with the use of a pressure tank, the
lowest pressure range setting recommended is 30-50
psi (2.07 and 3.45bar).
Connecting the pressure relief valve (PRV)
A listed pressure relief valve supplied with the heater
must be installed at the time of installation. No valve is
to be placed between the PRV and the heater. No
reducing coupling or other restriction may be installed
in the discharge line. The discharge line must be a
minimum of 4” above a drain and installed such that it
allows complete drainage of both the PRV and the line.
The location of the PRV must be readily accessible for
servicing or replacement, and be mounted as close to
the water heater as possible. See Fig. 9. To install the
PRV, a suitable fitting connected to an extension on a
“T” fitting can be sweated to the hot water line.
Support all piping.
Gas pressures lower than 5.7" W.C. for Natural Gas or
10.5" W.C. for LP Gas will result in insufficient degree
rise to the hot water being used, and must be corrected.
See Gas Line Sizing under chapter 3.5.
3.7
Water connections
When facing the heater, the ½” cold water inlet is on the
bottom right and the hot water outlet is on the bottom
left.
B INSTALL A UNION WHEN CONNECTING
WATER
PIPE
TO
FACILITATE
ANY
NECESSARY CLEANING AND SERVICING.
Although water piping throughout your structure may be
other than copper, we recommend that copper piping
or suitably rated stainless steel flex line piping be used
for at least three feet before and after the heater (follow
local codes if more stringent). Never sweat any rigid
piping directly to or beneath the water connections,
damage can occur to the internal water valve from
heating of the pipe. Plastics or other PEX type plumbing
line materials are not recommended for connecting
directly to the water heater. Keep water inlet and outlet
pipes to no less than ½" (12.7mm) diameter to allow the
full flow capacity.
It is recommended that all water piping below the
heater be properly insulated to avoid heat loss. If
below freezing temperatures are ever anticipated where
the heater is located, insulation material is required and
must be capable of protecting the piping from freezing.
The freeze protection provided with the heater will not
prevent any freeze damage to the exterior water piping.
If the cold and hot connections to the heater are
reversed, the heater will not function. Be certain there
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Fig. 9
Plumbing Connections and Pressure Relief
Valve
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3.8
Electrical connections
Warning: Confirm that the water
heater is appropriately grounded and
that the installation meets all electrical
codes. Outdoor electrical outlets have
special requirements.
Warning:
For
safety
reasons,
disconnect the power supply to the
heater before any service or testing is
performed.
Warning: This heater must be
electrically grounded in accordance
with the most recent edition of the
National Electrical Code. NFPA 70. In
Canada, all electrical wiring to the
heater should be in accordance with
local codes and the Canadian Electrical
Code, CSA C22.1 Part 1. Do not rely
on the gas or water piping to ground the
metal parts of the heater.
The 125 BO requires an electrical power supply from a
120VAC 60Hz circuit and must be properly grounded.
A means for switching off the 120VAC power supply
must be provided.
Warning: The heater is equipped with
freeze prevention equipment that will
operate and prevent freezing of the
water in the heater to 5°F with no wind
chill. Electrical power must be
maintained to the heater to allow this to
function.
WARNING:
Proper
insulation of the water lines below
the heater is required if below
freezing temperatures, below 32°F,
are ever anticipated.
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Operation instructions
4
Operation instructions
4.1
For your safety read before
operating your water heater
Warning: If you do not follow these
instructions exactly, a fire or explosion
may result causing property damage,
personal injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance employs a piezo-igniter to light the
pilot burner. When lighting the pilot, follow these
instructions exactly.
B. What to do if you smell gas.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
B Do not try to light any appliance.
B Do not touch any electric switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
B Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbors
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
B If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in the gas control
buttons. Never use tools. If a button will not push in,
check to make sure the buttons are being pushed in the
proper sequence. Follow these instructions exactly. If
control button(s) are jammed, close the heater’s
individual manual shutoff valve and call a qualified
service technician. Forced or attempted repair may
result in a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under
water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to
inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the
control system and any gas control which has been
under water.
4.2
Lighting instructions
B 1. STOP! Read the previous safety information.
B 2. The gas valve must be turned off by sliding the gas
valve button to all the way to the left.
B 3. Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas. If you
smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information
above on this plate. If you don’t smell gas, go to next
step.
B 8. Observe the pilot flame through the peephole. The
gas valve button should be held down for at least 15
seconds with pilot burning. When the gas valve
button is released, the pilot should continue to burn.
- If the gas valve button does not pop up when
released, stop and immediately call your service
technician or gas supplier.
- If pilot does not stay lit, repeat steps 1 through 8.
- If pilot will not stay lit after several tries, slide the gas
valve button all the way to the left and call service
technician or gas supplier.
B 9. Once pilot remains lit, release the gas valve button.
The heater will now fire at minimum power when
water is drawn at a rate greater than the threshold
flow rate.
Note: If main burner should fail to ignite, make sure pilot
is burning. If not, repeat lighting steps 1 through 8.
Note: The 125BO operates in two modes. See
SETTING THE WATER TEMPERATURE.
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4.3
Note: On first time initial
installation, existence of air in the
gas supply line and in the water
line may cause some ignition
delay. In that case, repeat the
ignition process until all the air
has been purged.
To turn off appliance
B Slide the gas valve button all the way to the left and
turn off the manual gas valve on the supply line to the
heater.
4.4
Setting the water temperature
The 125 BO has a gas control that modulates burner
input in response to flow. Its purpose is to ensure that
the hot water temperature will remain steady, although
the water flow demand might vary. The output
temperature can be adjusted with either the
temperature adjustment knob or the gas control slide.
B 4. The pilot burner is located behind the peephole in
the front center of the cover directly below this
instruction plate.
B 5. Open the sliding viewer window.
• 6. Slide the gas valve button to the right, under the
mark
.
• 7. Fully depress gas valve button and light pilot by
pushing the button marked
. This step may have
to be repeated.
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Operation instructions
GAS CONTROL
SLIDE
TEMPERATURE
ADJUSTMENT KNOB
Fig. 10 Temperature Adjustment Controls
Temperature adjustment knob
The temperature adjustment knob on the front bottom of
the heater (see Fig. 10) adjusts temperature by
adjusting flow capacity. See table 4 for details.
Knob
position
clockwise
counterclockwise
90°F
45°F
Activation rate
0.5 GPM
1.1 GPM
Max flow rate
2.0 GPM
3.7 GPM
Degree rise
Table 4 Clearances
As the temperature adjustment knob is turned counterclockwise, the output temperature will lower and the
activation rate will be raised. Turning the knob
clockwise will raise the temperature and lower the
activation rate.
Fig. 11
Gas control slide button
The gas control slide button adjusts temperature by
adjusting how much gas is allowed to flow to the
burners.
As the slide is adjusted to the left, the output
temperature will lower, with the lowest setting being the
one flame position
. The hottest position is the three
flame position all the way to the right
.
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Maintenance and service
5
Maintenance and service
5.1
Maintenance intervals
The 125 BO requires periodic maintenance. The below
time maintenance intervals should kept the unit
operating for many years.
Every year
B Inspect inlet water filter screen ( 5.2)
B Inspect pilot assembly and flame ( 5.3)
B Inspect burner assembly ( 5.4)
Every 2 years
B Lubricate and clean water valve ( 5.2)
Every 3 to 5 years
B Rebuild water valve ( 5.2)
B Clean pilot assembly and clean or replace orifice
( 5.3)
5.2
Water valve
The water valve is the main control that tells the heater
to fire. If the periodic maintenance is neglected, more
costly damage may occur over time.
Inspecting inlet water filter screen
Shut off the installer supplied cold water supply valve.
Disconnect water pipe going to the back of the water
valve. Remove filter from back of water valve. Clean the
filter and inspect for damage. Replace if the filter is at all
damaged. Inspect the top of the water valve for signs of
a water leak or corrosion. If present, rebuild the water
valve. (See below).
Lubricating the water valve
A more detailed instruction is available on our website
at www.boschhotwater.com. Shut off all water to the
unit and disconnect water pipe going to the back of the
water valve. Disconnect water pipe going to heat
exchanger by removing pin and pulling pipe out.
Loosen two set screws at the base of the gas valve and
drop the water valve down. Separate the two halves by
removing 5 screws on the top of the water valve. Apply
lithium or faucet and valve grease to the pushrod (see
Fig 13, pos. 23). Inspect and clean the venturi (see Fig
13, pos. 29).
Rebuilding the water valve
5.3
Pilot
Inspecting pilot
The pilot should burn with a clean sharp blue flame. The
flame should fully envelope the bend of the flame sensor
rod. If it does not, clean the pilot assembly per
procedure below.
Cleaning pilot assembly
Disconnect the flame sensor rod cable and the igniter
cable by pulling gently down. Remove two screws holding pilot assembly in place. Loosen compression fitting
and remove pilot assembly. Note: The orifice sits on top
of the compression fitting DO NOT LOSE. Polish flame
sensor rod and igniter tip with emery cloth. Clean out
pilot assembly and orifice with carburetor cleaner. If
heater is an LP unit, replace orifice. Caution: Do not
enlarge orifice.
5.4
Main burners
The main burner flames should be blue, with a more
intense blue cone in the center core. Yellow flames
could be a sign of wrong size gas orifices or dirty
burners, or a blockage on the heat exchangers fins. If
some burners have yellow flames while others have
good flames, it is likely that dust, lint or spider webs
have partially clogged the burner venturis. To clean the
burners, contact a gas service person.
5.5
Vent assembly
Inspect the draft hood and heat exchanger fins for signs
of soot build-up or any other foreign material such as
spider webs. Clean out any debris found in the vent
hood. Signs of soot indicate insufficient combustion air
or exhaust draft. Check for vent assembly blockage or
combustion air blockage on the underside of the unit.
5.6
Mineral scale build-up
The 125 BO, when operated at lower temperatures
settings, does not accumulate mineral build-up. If
however, the heater is used at the higher temperature
settings and the water has a high mineral content,
periodic descaling may be necessary. The heating coils
should be flushed with a descaling solution. Consult
your dealer or BBT North America for instructions.
Consult your service person.
Several parts within the water valve should be replaced
every 3-5 years. The parts list and instruction can be
found on our website at www.boschhotwater.com.
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Troubleshooting
6
Troubleshooting
6.1
Introduction
Many of the questions customers ask regarding
operation of this unit can be answered by following the
troubleshooting steps as outlined below. Visit our web
site at www.boschhotwater.com for more detailed
troubleshooting. For best results, perform each step
before proceeding to the next. The suggested solutions
may require that the cover be taken off. (See chapter
3.4).
6.2
Pilot will not light
• 1. If the unit was just installed or the gas lines have
been worked on, there may be air in the gas line. To
bleed air out of the gas line, hold down the gas valve
button while hitting the piezo ignitor button
every
second.
• 2. Check to make sure the manual gas shut off valve
is in the open position. Have licensed gas technician
or service person check the presence of gas at the
gas pressure measuring tap on the left side of the
gas control valve. If gas is not present, the regulator
may be locked up and need replacing. See
chapter 3.5 for required gas pressures.
• 3. Clean or replace the pilot orifice. See chapter 5.3
for instructions.
6.3
Pilot will light but not stay on when
button released
• 1. When lighting pilot ensure the gas valve button is
fully depressed and held down for at least 15 sec
after pilot is lit.
• 2. Pilot flame should be blue in color and hitting the
thermocouple tip. See chapter 5.3 for instructions.
• 3. Check the electromagnet connections. Electromagnet is located on the right side of the gas valve
behind the piezo push-button assembly. The
Electromagnet connection is a large aluminum 17mm
hex head nut. The thermocouple end is a 5 mm brass
nut which screws into the 17 mm nut. Tighten both
nuts snugly but do not over tighten.
• 4. Check if connections at the ECO are loose or
corroded. Clean any corrosion with very fine sand
paper or an eraser and reconnect leads.
• 5. If cleaning the terminals attached to the ECO did
not fix the problem, connect a jumper wire between
the two wires attached to the ECO and try to relight
the pilot. If the pilot flame now remains on, the ECO
may be defective and need to be replaced. Do not
leave jumper connected.
• 6. Have a licensed gas technician verify the proper
operation of the thermocouple by measuring the
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millivoltage from the thermocouple lead to ground.
The expected reading is 24mVDC or greater.
6.4
Burners do not ignite with water
flow
• 1. Verify the pilot is lit.
• 2. Turn temperature adjustment knob all the way
clockwise. Turn hot water faucet to full on position
and fill a quart container. If the container fills in 30
seconds or less your flow rate (1/2 gallon per minute)
is sufficient to activate the heater. If the knob is full
counter clockwise, the container will need to fill in 14
seconds (1.1 gallons per minute) to activate the
heater. Check for restrictions in the water line such
as clogged aerators or a clogged inlet water filter
screen if flow rate is not sufficient.
• 3. Clean water inlet filter screen. See chapter 5.2.
• 4. Shut off installer supplied cold water supply valve
(if none installed, install before proceeding). Open all
hot water taps supplied by the 125 BO. Wait 5
minutes and check all taps. Water running is a sign
of a plumbing cross-over. Consult a local plumber or
service person for help in correcting plumbing crossover.
• 5. Verify the cold water supply is connected to the
right side of the heater.
• 6. Service the water valve. See chapter 5.2 for
intervals and instructions.
6.5
Hot water temp fluctuates from hot
to cold
• 1. Shut off installer supplied cold water supply valve
(if none installed, install before proceeding). Open all
hot water taps supplied by the 125 BO. Wait 5
minutes and check all taps. Water running is a sign
of a plumbing cross-over. Consult a local plumber or
service person for help in correcting plumbing crossover.
• 2. Check for restrictions in the water line such as
clogged aerators, clogged shower head or a clogged
inlet water filter screen.
• 3. If hot water is so hot that a large amount of cold
water must be introduced to lower temperature to
comfortable level, lower output temperature. See
chapter 4.4 for instructions.
• 4. Check the inlet water pressure. For installation on
a private well system with the use of a pressure tank,
the lowest pressure range setting recommended is
30-50 psi (2.07 - 3.45 bar). Confirm that the
pressure tank is not water logged.
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Troubleshooting
• 5. Service water valve See chapter 5.2 for intervals
and instructions.
• 6. ECO (overheat sensor) tripped due to overheating
re-ignite the appliance 10 minutes later. If it happens
again, contact your service person.
6.6
Water is too hot
• 1. Check gas type on right side panel rating plate.
NG is a natural gas unit and LP is for liquid propane.
• 2. Since the unit does not measure incoming water
temperature, the output water may be warmer in the
summer than in the winter. Use the slide control to
lower output temperature as outlined in chapter 4.4.
• 3. Contact your service person if water temperature
does not lower per procedure outlined in
chapter 4.4.
• 4. Check the inlet water pressure. For installation on
a private well system with the use of a pressure tank,
the lowest pressure range setting recommended is
30-50 psi (2.07 - 3.45 bar). Confirm that the
pressure tank is not water logged.
• 5. Service water valve See chapter 5.2 for intervals
and instructions.
• 6. ECO (overheat sensor) tripped due to overheating
period Re-ignite the appliance 10 minutes later. If it
happens again, contact your service person.
6.7
Water is not hot enough
• 1. Adjust the temperature per chapter 4.4.
• 2. Shut off installer supplied cold water supply valve
(if none installed, install before proceeding). Open all
hot water taps supplied by the 125 BO. Wait 5
minutes and check all taps. Water running is a sign
of a plumbing cross-over. Consult a local plumber or
service person for help in correcting plumbing crossover.
• 3. While the heater is running with full hot water flow,
the flames should be 3-4" tall off the burner bed. If
the flames are not this tall, have the gas pressure
measured per chapter 3.6 by a license gas
technician or your service person.
• 4. Service water valve See chapter 5.2 for intervals
and instructions.
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Interior components and diagram parts list
7
Interior components and diagram parts list
7.1
Interior components
1
3
2
4
6
5
7
8
9
10
11
Fig. 12 Functional scheme
1
2
3
4
5
6
Heat exchanger
Pilot assembly
Burner manifold gas pressure test nipple
Main gas burner
Pilot gas tubing
on/off switch
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8
9
10
Water valve
Gas control slide
Electronic control box
Temperature adjustment selector
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Interior components and diagram parts list
7.2
Components diagram
Fig. 13 Components Diagram
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Interior components and diagram parts list
7.3
Parts list
Item
Description
Reference
1
Screw
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2
Heat exchanger
8 705 406 235 0
3
Temperature limit
8 707 206 017 0
4
Hot water pipe
8 716 416 714
5
Thermocouple
8 707 202 087 0
6
Burner
8 708 120 298 0 (NG)
6
Burner
8 708 120 296 0 (LP)
7
Nozzle (120)
8 708 202 124 0 (NG)
7
Nozzle (79) (10x)
8 708 202 149 0 (LP)
8
Washer
8 701 003 010 0
90
Washer 1" (10x)
8 710 103 060 0
10
Throttle disc (7,0)
8 700 100 174 0
11
Pilot burner (41.1)
8 718 105 051 0
12
Pilot injector (5)
8 708 200 005 0 (NG)
12
Pilot injector (49)
8 748 200 173 0 (LP)
13
Sparking plug
8 708 107 002 0
14
Strainer
8 700 507 055 0
15
Pipe - Pilot gas
8 700 707 320 0
16
Gas valve
8 707 021 090 0 (NG)
16
Gas valve
8 707 021 091 0 (LP)
17
Magnetic unit
8 707 201 012 0
18
Piezo igniter
8 708 108 040 0
19
Nut
8 743 301 025 0
20
Cable
8 704 401 023 0
21
Water valve
8 707 002 708 0
22
Cover
8 705 500 101 0
23
Sleeve
8 700 306 114 0
24
Diaphragm (C)
8 700 503 053 0
25
Wire form spring
8 704 705 024 0
26
Water strainer
8 700 507 001 0
27
Selector Screw
8 708 500 289 0
28
Volumetric water governor
8 705 705 027 0
29
Venturi (23s)
8 708 205 279 0
30
Gas regulator
8 716 487 043 (LP)
30
Gas regulator
8 716 487 044 (NG)
31
Anti frost device
8 716 459 336
32
Thermostat
8 716 459 273
33
Screw
8 703 401 051 0
Cold water pipe
8 716 416 715
34
Table 5
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Protecting the environment
8
Protecting the environment
Packing
The packing box may be fully recycled as confirmed by
the recycling symbol
.
Components
Many parts in the heater can be fully recycled in the end
of the product life. Contact your city authorities for
information about the disposal of recyclable products.
Saving water resources:
B Make sure you close all the taps after any use. Avoid
leaving the taps dripping. Repair any leaking tap.
B Define the temperature you want. This way you have
the precise water flow needed (mixing cold water to
regulate temperature will increase the water flow with
consequent waste of water).
For increased safety shut off the appliance from
the main water supply if your are staying away
from home for a considerable time.
At below freezing temperatures, disconnect the
plumbing connections to the heater and allow
the heater to drain.
To prevent any freeze damage, introduce short
bursts of compressed air (20-40 psi) through
these connections to remove the residual water
in the horizontal pipes and water valve.
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Twelve Year Limited Warranty
9
Twelve Year Limited Warranty
General
Aquastar water heaters are warranted by the
Manufacturer (BOSCH) through BBT North America.
BBT North America (BBTNA) will furnish a replacement
heat exchanger and will furnish a replacement of any
other part which fails in normal use and service within
the applicable periods specified below, in accordance
with the terms of this warranty. The BBTNA
replacement will be warranted for the unexpired portion
of the original warranty. This warranty will be valid only
for water heaters in possession of the original purchaser
as recorded on the warranty card.
costs associated with service, removal or re-installation
of the original water heater or a replaced water heater.
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Note: the water heater must be free of
damaging scale deposits and not subject
to gas pressures greater than those
shown on the rating plate, which must not
be altered, defaced or removed.
How to Make a Claim
Any claim for warranty parts should be made to your
local dealer, distributor or to BBTNA. If BBTNA, please
contact the Technical Support Department:
The Heat Exchanger
If the heat exchanger fails within twelve (12) years after
the original installation and operation BBTNA will
furnish a replacement heat exchanger. However, if the
water heater is installed in other than a single family
dwelling this heat exchanger warranty is limited to two
(2) years from date of original installation and operation.
Exceptions
This warranty will not apply:
• 1. to defects or malfunctions resulting from failure to
properly install, operate or maintain the unit in
accordance with the printed instructions provided;
• 2. to damage or abuse, accident, neglect or freezing
and other acts of nature;
• 3. to damage resulting from operation with either the
flame sensor rod or overheat sensor removed;
• 4. to failure of the heat exchanger resulting from the
operation of the water heater in a corrosive
atmosphere or at water temperatures exceeding the
maximum rating, or if the water heater is not supplied
with potable water;
• 5. to defects or damage cause by any attachment
or modification, including any energy-saving device.
All Other Parts
If any other part fails within two (2) years after original
installation and operation, BBTNA will furnish a
replacement part free of charge.
Shipping costs
BBT NORTH AMERICA
Bosch Group
340 Mad River Park
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone: 800-642-3111
www.boschhotwater.com
In most cases, the dealer or distributor will be able to
promptly honor your claim and subsequently notify
BBTNA. However, all replacements are made subject to
validation by BBTNA of in-warranty coverage. The
damaged or defective item must be made available in
exchange for the replacement.
Miscellaneous
No one is authorized to make any other warranties on
behalf of BBTNA. It is expressly understood that the
replacement warranty of BBTNA shall be in lieu of any
and all other warranties, express or implied, including
warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
use or purpose, and further that BBTNA shall not be
liable for any loss or damage directly or indirectly arising
from the use of the hot water heater, or for any
consequential damages arising from such use
(including damages from water leakage). BBTNA sole
liability with respect to any defect shall be for the
replacement of the defective part(s). Some states do
not allow such limitations and exclusions, so the above
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives specific legal rights. You may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
In addition to supplying the replacement part(s),
BBTNA will provide ground service delivery for these
parts. Expedited or upgraded shipping will be charged
to the customer.
Service Labor Costs
This warranty does not cover any labor costs
associated with service, removal or re-installation of
part(s). All such costs must be borne by the Purchaser.
Additionally, this warranty does not cover any labor
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Installer Checklist, to be performed by installer upon installation
Serial Number
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
(8 digit serial number is located on rating plate on right side panel)
Gas Pressure Reading*
Static__________
Operating__________
Building Water Pressure
__________ Range if on Well system __________
Average Winter Temperature
__________
Average Summer Temperature
__________
Installing Company
_____________________________________________
Installer name
_____________________________________________
Address
_____________________________________________
Phone
_____________________________________________
* See Chapter 3.6 and gas pressure table (to be filled out by installer)
Installation manual should be left with the owner after the installation is tested and completed
Replacement Parts available from:
BBT NORTH AMERICA
Bosch Group
Bosch Water Heating
340 Mad River Park
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone 800-642-3111
Fax (802) 496-6924
www.boschhotwater.com
techsupport@boschhotwater.com
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