Charlie from wmass
Joined on September 21, 2006
Last Post on March 5, 2014
@ November 29, 2013 10:44 PM in One Pipe Boiler System to A Two Pipeif the used one pipe you would be very cold.
@ November 19, 2013 10:20 PM in Any way to extract more heat from the exhaust?the boiler does it's job pretty well, that is why it can condense the flue gases.
@ November 19, 2013 10:03 PM in Weekly Water Addition by Automatic Water FeederIf this is like most Boston buildings I have looked at the return need help. Are there recievers pumping the condensate into the boiler? I so are they leaking? or over flowing?
@ November 5, 2013 9:20 PM in Proposal toIf you use Vent Rite #1 adjustable vents and slow down the larger rads vent speed and adjust the others as needed.
@ October 2, 2013 10:22 PM in Weird Pipe Threadsmaybe they tried to rethread the nipple and got it cross threaded.
@ October 1, 2013 8:32 AM in consultation on old steam system eastern connecticut areaCall me
@ September 28, 2013 5:43 PM in Poor Mans InsulationThe Kraft paper on that is not fire rated and poses a risk of spreading fire. Also note compressed insulation has very low R rating.
@ September 26, 2013 10:47 AM in Pressuretrol set right?pressuretrol. the one that operates your system. This one is set at an acceptable setting as an Emergency back up. Do you have another one?
@ September 26, 2013 10:43 AM in How's this for an Old-Timer?but I had to comment that they never used 6" nipples between the elbow and the header as we insist on today.
@ September 26, 2013 10:37 AM in steaming faster than condensate can return?Pictures help us find any glaring mistakes that can lead to this. Skimming is the first thing to try. How was the boiler sized? do you have the Radiator list with e.d.r. of each one?
@ September 26, 2013 10:30 AM in I think theres an issue with an installthen that is pretty normal for installations. It is WRONG, but normal as everyone down there seems to do it that way.
@ September 26, 2013 10:25 AM in Steam specialist in or near west-central VTI drive a fairly fuel efficient truck so I do pretty wide circle. You can call my cell # it is in my signature below.
@ September 11, 2013 9:52 AM in diverter tee?reverse return is better. Diverter tee is not used.
@ September 10, 2013 12:03 PM in Preparing old radiators for hot waterI use threaded rod and tighten them even and steady.
@ September 10, 2013 11:53 AM in One pipe steam questionsIf it is not then your vent is side ways.
@ September 10, 2013 11:46 AM in old house steam questionsIt is always always always a bad installation. This goes for Burnham, Buderus wall hungs, and every other boiler I see that is getting a bad name.
@ August 31, 2013 7:49 PM in Copper Finned Recessed Steam RadiatorsThey are suppose to be okay. If the whole house is them then they work equal. If only one is used and the rest are cast iron it will not heat as long as the cast irons.
@ August 27, 2013 9:08 AM in viega [not] bagging press sleevesIt is the new metal formula not the loaded sleeves that raised the cost. BTW we are not suppose to discuss specific pricing on here. I prefer Viega but also use Uponor.
@ August 27, 2013 8:59 AM in oil to gasperhaps one of us services that area.
@ August 12, 2013 5:31 PM in Methods for finding leaking Steam Trapsand a mechanics stethoscope helps too.
@ August 9, 2013 12:46 AM in DHW mixing valve and check valve requirements?prevent the hot cold water cross flow that was mentioned above. They also show a pressure reducing valve which is why they have the expansion tank in the diagram. The way they show it is the best way to do it when the incoming pressure is high, I figure above 75 psi. The budget does not always allow ffor the expansion tank, and it is not needed unless the expanding water can not relieve upstream of the tank. The check valves at the valve are required if the valve is installed in MA. I can not speak for other areas.
@ August 9, 2013 12:39 AM in Backwashing domestic tankless coilI steam clean the coils I deal with during the annual service.