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Mijola

Joined on June 6, 2003

Last Post on January 24, 2008

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Thermal Solutions Pilot Flame Failure

@ January 24, 2008 11:28 AM in Thermal Solutions Pilot Flame Failure

I have a Thermal Solutions 500K modulating boiler that locks out on flame failure (code 28) daily. The boiler will run fine during the day, then needs to be manually reset in the morning, after locking out sometime during the night. After the factory technician was on site for 2 days, the boiler ran fine for 12 days, but then the problem started again. Has anybody out there experienced this same problem, and what was done to fix this?

@ October 5, 2006 2:01 PM in Dumb de Dumb, Dumb

A check valve in the expansion tank connection to the system? The expansion tank must be allowed to "absorb" the expansion of the water when it is heated, and "return" it to the system when it cools down. If there is a check valve in this connection, the water can't go both ways. Eliminate the check valve before doing your first two suggested corrections.

@ November 28, 2005 2:44 PM in Victaulic vs Threaded Steel Pipe & Fittings

Check the 2004 ASHRAE Handbook, Chapter 41, page 41.6, table 5, which lists different materials and joint types for HVAC piping. There is no mention of threaded piping for recirculating water 2.5 to 12 inch in diameter, but it does list grooved piping for this size range.

Lux thermostat problem

@ May 12, 2005 6:57 PM in Lux thermostat problem

I am checking to see if anyone has experienced a similar problem. The thermostat involved is a Lux. It stuck in the on position for heat. The heating system turned on and ran constantly. Home owner was not home. All limits on the furnace worked but the furnace heated the home to a point that all the candles melted, wine bottles exploded, and the wood surfaced in the home were damaged by the heat and dehydration associated with the event. Information on any similar experiences would be appreciated. Ed Carey

Bumper sticker event that happened to me

@ April 29, 2005 2:45 PM in I saw a really sick bumper sticker last night...................

This happened to me several years ago. . I was sitting at a stop light and I noticed the bumper sticker on the car in front of me. It said Honk if you Love Jesus. I thought for a minute, and got a warm feeling. I then tapped the horn, and gave a one short friendly honk. The man in the car in front of me got out of the car and stood next to his door. He was a well dressed professional looking person. He proceeded to scream a litany of four letter words at me while waving a single finger in the air. He was mad that I beeped at him and the light was still red. Where the **** did I think he could go etc. I was dumbfounded. I did not say a word as I was totally speechless. I wonder to this day, if he actually knows what happened. Regards, Ed Carey

Listed for indoor use.

@ April 19, 2005 11:06 PM in waste oil boiler

Ron, I agree. I dont know of any that are listed for residential indoor use, but there may be a product out there that I am not aware of. Also, I don't know if there are any that can be used outdoor residential. Anyone else help out here?? Regards, Ed Carey

Waste oil heating equipment

@ April 18, 2005 9:33 PM in waste oil boiler

One thing to check is that the waste oil product you choose is LISTED to be used as a residential appliance. Some are NOT LISTED for residential use. Just a thought. Regards, Ed Carey

Location of the boiler

@ April 8, 2005 1:21 PM in Hot water boiler location

Is this building on a concrete slab, or is it constructed material? The first concern I would have is to verify if the boiler is listed by the manufacturer for installation in the environment where it is located. Just because someone installed it there, does not mean that it was installed correctly. Is the boiler installed on a combustible floor? If it is, is the boiler listed by the manufacturer to be installed on that floor, and with the proper (listed) clearances to other surrounding combustibles, as it is installed? Those clearances are not negotiable. Putting a piece of sheet metal, wonder board, or in some cases even a concrete slab under a boiler placed on a wood floor (or other combustible surface), does not constitute installation on a non combustible floor. The floor is the floor. The rest is floor covering. Some floor surfaces covering material (like sheet metal) may actually accelerate the transfer of heat. Check with the boiler manufacturer by using the Model Number of the boiler. Regards, Ed Carey

I agree

@ March 31, 2005 6:19 PM in Heat Loss calculation discrepencies

WPH2250, Per my post above, I too think that Frank has more than one problem. That is why I asked the various questions about the other rooms on the zone,(re length of overall zone) possible zone valve instead of a dedicated pump,(re shared or reduced water flow to that zone),location of stat (other rooms on that zone satisfied before great room), etc. We need more information from him, to really sort this out. HEY FRANK, ARE YOU STILL THERE????? Regards, Ed

Fake e-mail

@ March 31, 2005 6:14 PM in Heat Loss calculation discrepencies

Constantin, Thanks for the response. Also, thanks for the heads up on that issue of return e-mail address. I never gave it a thought. I understand now and it won't happen again. Regards, Ed

Not enough heat.

@ March 30, 2005 8:30 PM in Heat Loss calculation discrepencies

Frank, When you turn up that thermostat for the subject zone, does the water run into the great room first, or into one of the other rooms first? Per my other question posts, is that zone on it's own pump or a zone valve? Please describe the general construction characteristics of the other rooms on that same zone in comparison to the great room, ceiling height, window size, room orientation to N, S, E, W, etc. You said that the great room eventually got to 78 degrees. What was the temp of the DR & Kit, when the great room finally got that warm? Regards, Ed Carey

E-mail address

@ March 30, 2005 8:14 PM in Heat Loss calculation discrepencies

Constantin, Sorry for any problems with that e-mail address. I took the check out of the update box on my post. The thread will not take the post without that field filled in. As you see I listed it, "[email protected]". I will give you three guesses why I post that, instead of my actual e-mail address. If you need my actual address, please let me know. I will post in the open with the proper keys to assemble it. I just do that in an attempt to fool the spam bots. Regards, Edward A.(Ed) Carey E.A. Carey HVAC

E-mail address

@ March 30, 2005 8:14 PM in Heat Loss calculation discrepencies

Constantin, Sorry for any problems with that e-mail address. I took the check out of the update box on my post. The thread will not take the post without that field filled in. As you see I listed it, "[email protected]". I will give you three guesses why I post that, instead of my actual e-mail address. If you need my actual address, please let me know. I will post in the open with the proper keys to assemble it. I just do that in an attempt to fool the spam bots. Regards, Edward A.(Ed) Carey E.A. Carey HVAC

E-mail address

@ March 30, 2005 8:13 PM in Heat Loss calculation discrepencies

Constantin, Sorry for any problems with that e-mail address. I took the check out of the update box on my post. The thread will not take the post without that field filled in. As you see I listed it, "[email protected]". I will give you three guesses why I post that, instead of my actual e-mail address. If you need my actual address, please let me know. I will post in the open with the proper keys to assemble it. I just do that in an attempt to fool the spam bots. Regards, Edward A.(Ed) Carey E.A. Carey HVAC

E-mail address

@ March 30, 2005 8:13 PM in Heat Loss calculation discrepencies

Constantin, Sorry for any problems with that e-mail address. I took the check out of the update box on my post. The thread will not take the post without that field filled in. As you see I listed it, "[email protected]". I will give you three guesses why I post that, instead of my actual e-mail address. If you need my actual address, please let me know. I will post in the open with the proper keys to assemble it. I just do that in an attempt to fool the spam bots. Regards, Edward A.(Ed) Carey E.A. Carey HVAC

E-mail address

@ March 30, 2005 8:13 PM in Heat Loss calculation discrepencies

Constantin, Sorry for any problems with that e-mail address. I took the check out of the update box on my post. The thread will not take the post without that field filled in. As you see I listed it, "[email protected]". I will give you three guesses why I post that, instead of my actual e-mail address. If you need my actual address, please let me know. I will post in the open with the proper keys to assemble it. I just do that in an attempt to fool the spam bots. Regards, Edward A.(Ed) Carey E.A. Carey HVAC

Not enough heat

@ March 27, 2005 8:11 PM in Heat Loss calculation discrepencies

Frank, Is the room in question on it's own zone? If not, what else is on that zone for that room and where is the thermostat for the zone located? If it is a separate zone from the rest of the home, does it have it's own circulator or is it on a zone valve off of a circulator serving other zones? Regards, Ed

@ March 27, 2005 9:14 AM in Sprinter Van

They are a little on the ugly side driving down the rode.

Boiler selection

@ March 26, 2005 8:52 PM in Steam Boilers

Dennis, Where are you located? That can have a lot to do with the way you will get warranty considerations if needed. I am retired now, but when I was in the field full time I only sold a boiler that I could get parts for the same day if needed. Service to my customer was my concern. If I had a small part on a boiler go bad, I could usually get it from the local supplier. However if I needed a boiler section, or an entire block assembly under a warranty, it usually had to come from the manufacturer. The local supplier usually did not stock entire blocks for all sizes of the boilers he sold. He did have them in new boilers, but would not break down a new boiler for parts, any more that a new car dealer would take a motor out of a new car, to put into yours, for the warranty. W-M is in Indiana. H.B. Smith is in Mass. Peerless is in eastern Pennsylvania. I am in north east Pennsylvania. I dealt with Burhnam, in Lancaster PA, Peerless in Boyertown Pa, and EFM, in Emmaus PA. Early on I also bought Van Wert, in Peckville Pa, (really showing my age there). My favorite was Burhnam, closely followed by Peerless. Both are great boilers with great service. IMHO The operative term there was not Pennsylvania, it was LOCAL. If the local supplier did not have the boiler block or a special part, I could send one of my men directly to the factory and get it within hours. And I did that on more than one occasion, which really saved the day. If the local supplier did not have a block, and I had a warranty boiler in a house with no heat at 10 degrees, I could not easily drive to Indiana or Mass from PA, to get the boiler block. I would have had to sell them another new boiler, and credit them for the block. (Pi - - ed off the customer). Buying a good boiler, from a manufacturer that is only shipping distance, (not driving distance) can have an effect on the warranty. Many complete new boilers are sold to people that have warranties, but that can not wait for the parts to be shipped under that warranty. Just something else to consider. Regards, Ed Carey

Soot inside boilers

@ March 12, 2005 3:22 PM in Boiler scale cost money

I know that the topic was about the water side of boiler, then it also went to the fireside. Look at the attached Dept Of Energy document link regarding soot in boilers and the effect on both eff and stack temp. It it interesting. http://www.oit.doe.gov/bestpractices/steam/pdfs/clnfrsde.pdf#search='Energy%20Tips%20Fouling%20Increases%20Stack%20Temperature' Regards, Ed Carey

Soot inside boilers

@ March 12, 2005 3:19 PM in Boiler scale cost money

I know that the topic was about the water side of boiler, then it also went to the fireside. Look at the attached DOL document regarding soot in boiler s and the effect on both eff and stack temp. It it interesting. Regards, Ed Carey

@ February 26, 2005 7:04 PM in Oil Truck Driver

I don't have any experience driving an oil truck my other job was as a police officer. Do oil companies train or do I have to go to a commercial truck school??
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