Charlie from wmass
Joined on September 21, 2006
Last Post on May 23, 2013
@ May 23, 2013 1:42 PM in I have noticed more and more shotty workthat say they can change out a boiler in a matter of hours and do it properly. Yet I have to go behind the half day wonders and let the home owners know it will take a bit longer to repipe it properly.
@ May 23, 2013 1:24 PM in Opinions Wanted!!with Riello and an indirect. Available at F.W.Webbs. It is a rebadged Biasi.
@ May 23, 2013 1:10 PM in weil-mcclain steamerif you use a wetbase boiler with a power burner you can squeeze more saving out when running the boiler.
@ May 23, 2013 1:08 PM in weil-mcclain steamerare you sure this is the boiler the system requires? As of late I have seen boilers both over and undersized so I had to ask.
@ May 23, 2013 12:59 PM in Need Help with SizingI am willing to get the Westchester County License. The fact they charge more than the whole state of Massachusetts and Connecticut combined makes people stay away for just a one off job. New York Licensing is fragmented and all over the board.
@ May 23, 2013 12:54 PM in Inspections needed on condensing boilers!support the flex pipe and the trap stays in place. I drill the wall and insert an anchor then use a couple 3/4" van hangers to hold the flex pipe. Even just a strap hanger would work to the wall.
@ May 16, 2013 7:58 AM in Pressure Relief Valves on Expansion Tanksisolation valves.
@ May 16, 2013 7:54 AM in Burnham has a sense of humor!Genius has limits. The condensing boiler requires through knowledge of the operating system. If an installer does not understand how to set up the boiler and just goes by factory settings some people will be very unhappy with the mod con boiler.
@ May 16, 2013 7:48 AM in Plumbing Forum?you would need to open the valve and check for washers you could change. Systems with pressure over 75# we install pressure reducing valves on as many fixtures and faucets do not like the high pressure. I know it has been this high of pressure for decades, it does not mean it has been happy all that time.
@ May 9, 2013 11:15 PM in Copper pipe pittingIn Lee, MA on town water and well water in the surrounding towns. As Bill said M copper and sloppy flux. Poor bonding is some times blamed as well as poor water quality. Miracle is that when the pipe is replaced with L and done neatly it lasts with no change to water quality or bonding.
@ May 9, 2013 11:06 PM in Cast iron baseboardPhotos always help diagnosis. Governale is the brand I use for cast iron baseboard or I get old baseboard from a good radiator dealer.
@ May 9, 2013 11:00 PM in need help switching for oil to gasThe boiler will ramp up for domestic hot water production and turn down to simmer for the lighter heat loads. This solves the domestic load vs. heat load debate for boiler sizing.
@ May 8, 2013 6:23 PM in Water Lossreplace the water feeder with a VXT 120 or VXT 24 depending on application as it has a built in meter.
@ May 8, 2013 2:42 PM in Water Lossdoes the building manager get from the chemical company. Meters are used because they give a record of gallons or cubic feet of water that can be used to either confirm or deny your warranty claim if your block fails. Also you find out how much water the boiler feed pumps are over flowing during a cycle and dumping down the drain.
@ May 5, 2013 10:37 AM in Power Gas Conversion Burnersbecause it is a 1910 coal boiler. Kind of a miracle to get that out of it. My point is the newer tighter boilers should do much better than that.
@ May 4, 2013 8:06 PM in Power Gas Conversion BurnersI have a conversion on a H.B. Smith 101 snowman and I am getting 70% efficiency.
@ May 4, 2013 8:04 PM in Power Gas Conversion Burnersnot reliably, that MA requires a non universal burner tube. It needs to be a welded air tube for that specific boiler. I have not found this in writing yet. As for liners I often find the people need liners and they need SS because they want the option to go back to oil some day. The chimney needs a liner no matter what burner or boiler is used.
@ May 1, 2013 9:22 PM in I do not just work on steam boilersThere is no gas meter yet and if you look close there are no wires to or from the zone valves. I will be installing the drip tomorrow.
@ April 30, 2013 11:11 PM in brass nippleor are you using hand dies? If the first then you make a nipple chuck and thread it. You make a nipple chuck if you are not lucky enough to own a proper own by threading a double length thread on a 6 inch nipple and tightening it into a merchant coupling until you have 3/8" of thread open in the coupling. You then thread your pipe cut to length with one thread cut into the coupling and thread the last end.
@ April 30, 2013 11:05 PM in I do not just work on steam boilersThe old boiler was across the basement. The Manifold is a prefabricated manifold plus one. The system is all fin tube so it is high temp on design temp days, hence the fosta pex.
@ April 30, 2013 6:28 AM in Name this radiator!It was a new one for me so I thought it would share. It is on a two pipe vented system. I am guessing it is quite old but the angular design had me thrown a little.
@ April 29, 2013 10:22 PM in Name this radiator!I found this one in CT. It is not in my books.