Charlie from wmass
Joined on September 21, 2006
Last Post on August 11, 2014
@ April 3, 2014 11:20 PM in Burnham gas conversionI only go as far east as Provincetown. If you are east of there I can not help you.
@ April 2, 2014 11:41 PM in To convert or notHe knows good people who can get this working well for you. Tim get one of your guys to put up an add, it helps keep the wall working for us all.
@ April 2, 2014 11:31 PM in Copper Joint that leaks in main pipe Solution pleaseand the solder needs to be silver bearing, 50/50 is too soft and the only stuff around now seems to be full of impurities. Copper should not be used for steam piping, but you know that. If you need to fix this I strongly suggest replacing it with iron and finding out the cause of the water hanging in the pipe or you will never be done with this.
@ April 2, 2014 7:27 AM in Value of converting oil/steam to modcon gas?If people could fix steam, did the math out, and understand steam they would never remove steam. Your last paragraph highlights my point clearly.
@ March 28, 2014 10:44 AM in Do you ever get sick of lookinginstall boilers I will never be out of work. Just looked at an 888 weil McLain with 2 four inch risers going into a six inch header that was about 6" above the jacket and welded straight into the header with the system supply right in the middle of the two risers.
@ March 28, 2014 9:34 AM in Adding cast iron baseboard to one-pipe steam systemyou need to pipe it two pipe if it is over 4' long. the return end needs either a trap or a water seal and a vent on the return end of the baseboard. As for putting the vent in the middle, it is hard to guess where the steam thinks the middle is as it is never the measured middle of the unit and it would have steam crashing together coming from each end.
@ March 28, 2014 9:26 AM in 10 PSI versus Maid-O'-Mistafter all this time you may expose leaks you never knew you had. Make sure if you clean it well it is on a day before a warm spell.
@ March 24, 2014 10:00 PM in Sizing steam boiler with indirect water heaterneed up sized for domestic. As long as it is sized for the EDR and there is not a crazy amunt of hot water needed.
@ March 21, 2014 8:06 PM in adding CI BB to a single pipe systemand baseboard works fine on one pipe. If it is over that I pipe it like the old two pipe air vent systems. Use a vent yet run the return back to a return with a air trap,
@ March 20, 2014 10:37 PM in Ornate Cast Iron Radiatorsthe tops are not connected across, they are steam only radiators. The valve by oventrop does not make these work on a forced water system.
@ March 19, 2014 11:12 PM in Does this boiler seem piped right?If it is in CT or MA I service there. You can look at my ad from the link below.
@ March 15, 2014 8:31 PM in Thermo couplesor thermocouple too deep into the flame because something got bent can cause issues. are you sure it is the thermocouple that is the problem?
@ March 15, 2014 8:28 PM in Only half the burners are lityou can use the contractor locator just to te right of the wall tab above. If that does not get you someone call me.
@ March 15, 2014 8:24 PM in Thought some of you might enjoy thisI got last year was a Toledo 999 with a short carriage throw. I am guessing 1940's vintage. It still threads like a champ. Amazing the work people did when they had to work. Also explains why so many never bothered reaming the pipe. They were too tired after cutting and threading.
@ March 15, 2014 8:18 PM in Thermo couplesis this a standing pilot boiler or spark ignition?
@ March 15, 2014 8:09 PM in Question about two pipe systemFrank a.k.a. Steam Head? Broomels are nice and simple systems ad take well to lots of mainline venting. The last one I worked on was down in New Canaan Ct. It still had the original Broomel reciever and the condensing radiator was still attached when I got there.
@ March 15, 2014 7:59 PM in Only half the burners are litwhen they pressure tested the gas line? Where in Mass are you?
@ March 15, 2014 7:56 PM in A challenge...really makes me smile. The use of the modulating burner would be best if you were to have TRV's and reduced the heat in certain areas on a room by room bases.
@ March 15, 2014 5:55 PM in A challenge...http://www.riello.ca/products/commercial-burners/com-oil/rl28-38-50
The thing is it is not yet approved for the 80 series boilers around your size.
@ March 15, 2014 5:31 PM in What brand of indirect hot water heater would one recommend ?That is my prefered brand of indirect.