Charlie from wmass
Joined on September 21, 2006
Last Post on May 23, 2013
@ April 29, 2013 10:20 PM in I do not just work on steam boilersNot my favorite thing to use PEX but I do like the Triangle Tube boiler.
@ April 29, 2013 10:17 PM in Automatic Water Feeder shuts off power at low water? Plumber says it's the thermostatThere are several contractors in the find a contractor section above that can find the issue and fix it .
@ April 29, 2013 10:14 PM in brass nippleyou did not just cut and thread the nipples to length?
@ April 25, 2013 10:46 PM in General Electric Air Conditionerhave a BTU rating? Can you post a photo of it if it does not?
@ April 25, 2013 10:44 PM in wicked water hammer and boiling in pipeson May 1. Thanks for the recommendation Guys
@ April 22, 2013 1:23 PM in oil lines & co2 cartridgesBUT I was always told to not do it as popping a line, joint or seal could be a big cleanup nightmare. If the line is that clogged that your push pull won't clear it maybe you need to fix the cause and start with new pipe?
@ April 22, 2013 1:07 PM in Converting steam convectors to forced hot waterand waste the time and money. Then you need to check for orifices and remove them. You need to size your feed and returns to suit the load. As a professional I am sure you already have the charts. You also need to do a room by room heat loss and make sure the convectors will heat the room with the derated outputs you have from hot water. Again just use your charts. You also need to hope the system will take the 12 to 15 psi as opposed to the 1 psi of steam. Make sure to add hangers if they are sparse on your iron feed and return as water weighs down the pipe more then the steam did.
@ April 22, 2013 12:57 PM in Sandy still haunts my home!I figure you have things covered in NYC and if she were to simply do as was suggested she would probably all ready have the system fixed. I had hoped she took me up on my offer for a phone conversation to get this thing to a resolution but am still waiting for the call. I find sometimes people do not understand the issue with their system and they want it fixed fast, and for free. If she calls me I will keep you posted. Her best net would be to call you.
@ April 21, 2013 3:14 PM in Steam experts/contractors in lower Westchester NY for gas burner install on oil steam boilerThe price is only 50 a year per town. J if you do not get it let me know I will get one. There is a great diner in White Plains.
@ April 21, 2013 3:10 PM in Sandy still haunts my home!my cell # is 413-841-6726. We can talk and see if it can be resolved. After 6.00 pm will be the best time to talk.
@ April 19, 2013 2:30 PM in A Steam Odyssey: Midco Low-NOx Burner Oil to Gas Conversion Projectif you install the king valves post header on the system supplies you do not have to worry about the equalizer being shut off and two less joints on the near boiler piping. Looks a heck of a lot better then before though.
@ April 19, 2013 2:22 PM in Sandy still haunts my home!but in the city limits I let the city guys do their magic. The boiler was installed poorly, with the way the boiler is in the photos I would second guess the boiler size, the piping size, and the circulator size. Installing a multi-speed pump or a variable speed pump will cover up some of the sins for a small extra use of electricity as long as the boiler is the right size.
@ April 19, 2013 2:15 PM in Finding Vacuum Leakswith a two stage Powerflame dual fuel firing on natural gas. How much peppermint would you need to use for a 7 story building?
@ April 18, 2013 3:38 PM in Vacuum leak detectionyou adjust the pressure troll up and pressurize it like you are going to blow down the boiler.
@ April 18, 2013 3:33 PM in need new gas fired steam boiler for houseMy father and the shop are in Lee, MA. SO call my Cell # 413-841-6726
@ April 18, 2013 3:30 PM in Finding Vacuum LeaksThe best way to find a leak is to close off the boiler supply and return valves, remove the side jackets and bring it up to 5 to 10 pounds pressure. A leak is very straight forward to find under pressure. The stop leak often fails to work if the leak is above the water line and causes issues with flow pipes if used in excess. You can always call my cell # to talk in detail.
@ April 18, 2013 3:18 PM in Sandy still haunts my home!in the find a contractor section who can address this. One does not go into NYC with out the proper licensing.
@ April 18, 2013 12:42 AM in 4 inch pipe tapthere was no other choice I would just have the people budget for a new boiler. If I had to do it I would tighten the nipple first then try and loosen it. If it collapses I would score it three times 1 inch apart as deep as I could without marring the female threads and fold it in. If the threads are dirty I use a rotary wire brush to clean the threads.
@ April 16, 2013 10:07 PM in Venting risers after the supply valve?used for cooking and maybe hot water when the boiler was coal fired. If it comes in the basement wall it will need replaced.
@ April 12, 2013 1:47 PM in Never Cleaned Munchkin 80Mit is the tab to the right of the Wall tab up above.
@ April 11, 2013 12:28 PM in A Steam Odyssey: Midco Low-NOx Burner Oil to Gas Conversion Projectthe R series http://www.riello-burners.com/2_products/2_oil-burners/1a_2a_r-series-oil-fired.asp
It goes down to 2.6 gph on low fire for two stage and down to 2.4 gph for modulating.
@ April 11, 2013 11:34 AM in Water shooting out of main ventand is the return pumped or gravity?