Charlie from wmass
Joined on September 21, 2006
Last Post on May 16, 2013
@ March 19, 2013 7:22 PM in air valves spitting water not fixed, and more..Is located inside the grey box. It is a white wheel. The clear box is the emergency manual reset pressuretrol.
@ March 19, 2013 10:47 AM in Noisy Carlin EZ gas conversion burnersthe frequency is different due to the light burner. The oil has lots of cast iron parts to muffle the noise is what I figure. Also tuning by way of a combustion analyzer is critical to keep the noise down. No gas valve noise complaints though. The fresh air intake cover helps with noise complaints if they exist after tuning.
@ March 19, 2013 10:42 AM in Ols steam system, troubles come my way?drop them my number if you would prefer to not mess with it. Just saying.
@ March 19, 2013 10:36 AM in Ols steam system, troubles come my way?It is a vent you will need to find a different way to vent the system. I would have guessed pressure relief for sure. Just do a proper piping job and vent the mains well and you should be fine.
@ March 19, 2013 10:31 AM in Backup boiler piping for solar drainback system1. Pipe from tank to current mixing valves.
2. Pipe boiler to supply line for mixing valves with closely spaced tees.
3. Have current four ways divert back to tank if call for heat ends and boiler water is above a set temp.
4. Make sure controls for each mixing valve do not divert to tank if there is a call for heat in either zone.
5. Make sure burner stops and starts only on call for heat.
Circulators for supply and boiler should run from feedback concerning system water temps.
@ March 16, 2013 6:01 PM in Please help identify type of two-pipe steam systemhave been changed they are stealing the steam and getting steam to the vent too quickly. You should look into adding orifices to the first floor radiators and increasing the venting at the boiler. I would highly recommend an ounce scale vaporstat to keep the pressure down too.
@ March 16, 2013 11:26 AM in Removal and Cap of Steam Radiatorand cap the pipe with the corresponding size of an iron pipe cap. Why do you want to remove the radiator?
@ March 16, 2013 11:12 AM in Delta T issueintroduces the heat to the floor in a different pattern that may or may not be more even. The hottest water I prefer to direct to the outside or colder area of a room. The real reason is to distribute the heat in the floor in a different pattern.
@ March 14, 2013 5:47 PM in Swap McDonnell MIller 47-2 with VXT 120your area requires it, you may need 2 LWCO's on your boiler. Is the PS8000 an automatic or manual reset model?
@ March 14, 2013 5:43 PM in automatic water feeder vxt or mcdonnellthe meter alone is worth it to learn a new control.
@ March 14, 2013 5:40 PM in New Modcon old cast iron radiator systemcleaning the system so well it starts leaking where there were no leaks before. I prefer using a good dirt separator like a Calleffi or a nice settling point like a low loss header to drop out the crud with out disturbing the system too much. rust transmits heat fairly well when wet.
@ March 14, 2013 5:36 PM in Delta T issueyou may get a better delta T or more even heat transfer by reversing the flow in each loop separately and together. Larger pump means more electricity being used. You can get a pump to get that up to 12 gpm but the floor may vibrate from the flow rate. If you really want to get efficient get a variable speed pump that goes above and below your range and use that.
@ March 14, 2013 4:54 PM in Steam Boiler-How Not to Do It...the owner would not allow me to take photos of it. The boiler was relocated across the basement and Propress coBBer was used for ALL the piping. 2 risers 2" off the boiler feeding into a 2" header supplying a 3"x 2 1/2" bullhead tee 25' away. dry returns going from 2" to 1 1/4" on the horizontal with no main vents.They said it worked "fine" " it's steam after all what can they expect?"
I was there because the water heater pilot was out. The chimney for it was plugged. They had no interest is checking out this site either. They are not planning on owning it long anyways.
p.s. they said that 5 years ago too.
@ March 14, 2013 1:24 PM in STEAM COMING OUT OF A CONDENSATE PUMPHere on the wall we often never get that unless we show up in person. I saw your post today and started reading down and was about to suggest the false water line and then I saw your reply. Bet you look wicked smart to the church now. It is not about having all the answers most days. just about knowing how to find them.
Thanks again for letting us know.
@ March 14, 2013 11:13 AM in Backup boiler piping for solar drainback systemon the supply to the mixing valves. Then simple have the circ run after boiler shut down until boiler is below X temperature with the four way directing flow straight to tank it will store excess boiler heat post heat call. Keep it simple.
@ March 14, 2013 11:00 AM in WTB: Ridgid 1210I have been scanning craigslist with no luck near me. I know the Chinese ones sound tempting but for tools I need to work I would stick with Rigid or Rothenberger. Be patient and maybe get a rigid 700 for the mean time. between CL and ebay you should be able to find one.
@ March 13, 2013 6:14 PM in Converting Closed Radiant BBoard to Potable HWor cross contaminate the DHW. use a Heat exchanger, you families life is worth more then it costs I can promise you that.
@ March 13, 2013 4:37 PM in help with harvey whippleSo are you near Springfield?
@ March 13, 2013 4:35 PM in help with harvey whipplecould be a valve was shut off. I have seen them clog shut but there was lots of warning. Is it stopped at all faucets?
@ March 13, 2013 4:31 PM in adjusting the air on a power flame gas burnergrab a cup of coffee and grab a seat under a good light it is all in that manual. Read it step by step and do it by the numbers. I was sent to work on a power burner a decade, maybe two decades ago, with no back ground on these burners. In half an hour I had it lighting smooth and in an hour is was shifting from high to low and back without spiking the CO levels.