Joined on September 16, 2006
Last Post on February 5, 2011
@ February 5, 2011 8:32 PM in Ugly system competition starting again ?I really think they could have put in two more circ's.
Looking forward to the after pictures. You guys always do a great job in those tight spaces.
@ December 20, 2010 6:15 PM in Problem Pinnacle, need some helpTim Smith:
Thanks for your input, I will try cleaning the heat exchanger before i attempt to obtain a new fan. I install Triangle Tube, this unit has been a good learning experience.
@ December 19, 2010 10:52 PM in Problem Pinnacle, need some helpIcesailor: Yes, I checked the intake and exhaust. Pretty short run, clear, ran a few cycles with cover off, didn't seem any different. I do believe munchkin has same or similar control board, but I was told boards were specific based on BTU/fan speed.
Tim Smith: No, I did not check the combustion chamber/trap; did not think that would cause this fault code. Would have hoped factory tech support could have suggested this before my last trip, but no hard feelings toward Peerless. I adopted this boiler by force so to speak and this job is a little out of my service area to make things more interesting. Do you think think 1 1/2 winters could cause a problem with trap/chamber? central NJ by the way
Thank You very much for your help
@ December 19, 2010 11:32 AM in Problem Pinnacle, need some helpHello everyone, hope all is well. Haven't posted in quite a while.
I have a customer with a Peerless Pinnacle (PI-199, with P125 display module). At thanksgiving the customer had no heat. The boiler was displaying a F14 fault code which means combustion fan speed is too high(or wiring, or control board) . I spoke with Peerless tech support at that time who told me to test the fan by disconnecting the control wiring and observing the fan going to high speed. If the fan did this, the problem is in the board.
It took almost two weeks, but I obtained a new board(expensive). Tested the fan as instructed, replaced the board. Heat came on, stayed and observed for about 2 hours, installed surge protector for boiler (power surge to board most likely suspect at the time).
Fast forward, to this week (1 week with new board). Customer called no heat again, now heat stays on for 40-50 minutes, F14 fault code again.
Boiler is about three years old installed by another company (out of the picture now).
Does anyone have any experience with these boilers? Could anyone recommend a supplier for parts? Don't want to just replace parts, without identifying cause, but need to get heat on.
Thank You for your time
@ March 6, 2010 9:48 AM in Classic North Jersey InstallWell, I think that installer got to central Jersey as well. Kills me, worst part is they think they did a good job. Did you find the installation instructions or were they used to light the pilot?
@ December 18, 2009 4:03 PM in Gordo & Steamhead were at my placeWhat a great story, a couple of great guys!!!!!!
Thank you for a smile and have a great holiday!!!!
@ November 5, 2009 3:15 PM in Poor circulation?Without more information about the entire system, I can't offer much help. If it is a monoflow system, The following would be a great place to start.
@ October 26, 2009 8:12 PM in A suggestion for contractorsI have been listed in the find a pro section for about two years now. I have met some great new customers and some good people from this site. The phone might not be ringing off the hook, but every lead I got, knew they wanted a professional job and they were ready to do the work.
If any of you fellow contractors are thinking about listing yourself, just do it. My small investment has come back 10 or 20 times over, not to mention word of mouth.
Dan, I would like to include a very sincere Thank You!!
@ October 25, 2009 11:19 AM in NJ Rebates?Gas Boiler AFUE 85% or greater and Energy Star qualified -----$300
1-866-NJSMART for application form, rebates usually arrive in 60-90 days
@ October 16, 2009 7:01 AM in Is one Steam boiler better than the restIt sounds as if your installer is on the right track if he read Dan's books. Just so you know, the 2 1/2" riser is the minimum recommended riser. The EG-50 has taps for two 3" risers.
@ October 11, 2009 5:46 PM in sharing a flueYou can not common vent that boiler with another appliance, it must vent on its own.
@ October 11, 2009 10:40 AM in Undersizing a steam boilerThank you gentlemen for the thoughful and helpful answers.
This is a one-pipe steam system, paralell flow with wet returns, 2 - 2" steam mains. The 200,000 BTU came from the Weil-McLain chart which was input from an EG-55 with a 521 sq. ft. EDR rating.
Usually in my area, the boilers I replace are 2-3 times oversized. I am not one to cheap out, I would rather not get the job, than install something that would not work as it should. In this case, I believe a boiler with less of an EDR rating than the radiators measure will still heat the space.
@ October 10, 2009 1:12 PM in Undersizing a steam boilerJust looked at a job yesterday. Weil-McClain PEG-40 with copper risers and copper header. Leaking between sections. Nice smaller three bedroom home. Recommending boiler replacement with all new near boiler piping(steel).
Measured all radiators and came up with 520 sq feet, using charts from Lost Art. Not even considering existing boiler, but with chimney size, physical dimensions(getting into basement), and cost, Could one use a boiler with less EDR than charts say should be??
If this was a hot water system, heat loss would be less than 60,000 BTU. Having a hard time recommending a 200,000 BTU boiler for this job.
What would you guys do? What have you done in a similar situation?
@ May 29, 2009 1:30 PM in Well Mclain vs BurnhamTo Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
@ March 26, 2009 6:06 PM in Remote ThermostatsThank You all for the info so far, I think I am looking at the Vision Pro IAQ with the W8735 Telephone Mod. I am surprised no one is marketing an internet version. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
@ March 25, 2009 8:20 PM in Remote ThermostatsI have a customer with a summer home who would like to turn up his heat before he arrives in the fall and spring. Also for AC in the summer. Does anyone have any suggestions for a phone or internet activated thermostat. Thank You Shane F To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
@ March 1, 2009 11:08 AM in Ultra sounds like it needs a mufflerOK this might be like a shoemaker working on his own shoes. AS I am digging up the boiler manual and control supplement for my own Ultra 80, series 2, Weil-Mclain boiler. Has anyone experienced a loud rumbling from these boilers. It sounds like a car with a bad muffler parked next to my house. When I caught the sound last night, it was on the end of the cycle, so I am thinking on the post purge. As I finish my Sunday morning coffee, put new batteries in my com. analyzer, and grab my hand tools, I was hoping one of you guys may have seen (heard) this before. Thank You, Shane F. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
@ February 28, 2009 8:28 PM in See snake?I have one, with one extra 3' extentsion. I have had mine for almost 2 years. For me, it's one of those tools that I don't know what I would do without. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
@ February 25, 2009 6:30 PM in Have a Residential Fire sprink job coming up - Mad DogTest Testxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
@ February 3, 2009 8:27 AM in Honeywell Pressuretrol ControllerBob, I would suggest starting a new thread of your own, you will have a better chance of getting a reply. Have you checked for a clogged pigtail? To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
@ February 2, 2009 7:51 PM in Moving west (Dan H.)Dan, A very important question. The phone books in Maui, are they going to be thick enough to make you comfortable??? To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
@ January 27, 2009 7:55 PM in Instant water heaterI personally have never used an electric whole house tankless heater, but given the electrical requirements for the largest electrical tankless(2 60 amp. or one 125 amp. breaker) vs. the medium gas tankless(1 3/4 gas line if less than 20' from meter), I just can't see any advantage going electric. Also, the GPM between the two is noticeable. If it were my house or my customer's house and they wanted better efficency, better recovery, and gas was available; I would install a tankless gas, standard gas, or replace existing electric. In that order, depending on available finances. Please don't get me wrong, I believe an electric tankless would be perfect for some jobs. I would not recommend one here. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"