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@ January 20, 2008 2:13 PM in What is a good Zone Valve ReplacementI've had good luck with the Plunger style thermostats i.e Taco 570 as well,For now I'm running with the caleffi zonevalve and have very little problems.
@ January 20, 2008 2:07 PM in No-thermostat radiant heatIn 2004 i used a wireless Thermostat system from Danfoss:For the transmitter:TP 75 RF ; WP 75 RF; for the receiver:RX-1 ;RX-2;RX-3.Not sure if it is still available!
@ January 20, 2008 1:51 PM in Tight-space shutoff/TRV, pleaseCheck Caleffi ,they are petty short and you can screw on a TRV, and yes they can serve as a shutoff as well.
@ January 20, 2008 1:37 PM in What is a good Zone Valve ReplacementIn all the years of service,I've found my own little saying for HONEYWELL zonevalves. HONEY :It's the honey for making money (On replacements) Well: It's not build that well so the customer will give you hell.( when you have to replace it every year). Hey i should not be so negative..I've pulled out some very old Honeywell zone valve in Nj that were approx. 35 years old and we just preplaced it because it was that old but it was still working.
@ January 20, 2008 1:18 PM in Levittown ManifoldThis is great stuff brings back some memory's of working on some old infloor systems in Closter NJ but it was Iron Pipe/no edge insulation so the tulip's would grow around the house in January
@ January 20, 2008 1:11 PM in German big Brother?Dan,Thank you for the article on this, I had not seen this one.
@ January 20, 2008 1:07 PM in Wood Furnace with a waste oil burner add onI Agree that the real world looks different, and if i was the one that had to clean that exchanger i would use a really good Vacuum cleaner that was made for this and respiratory equipment(not just a mask).
@ January 20, 2008 12:45 PM in Wood Furnace with a waste oil burner add onClean Burns Emissions was tested by the EPA and it meets and exceeds the requirement for preserving clean air. it's because they're heat exchanger/burner is designed different that you regular 1970 ties Waste oil Burner/heat exchanger.
@ January 20, 2008 12:03 PM in Viessmann Vito 200 partsYes it this a very reliable boiler/Company. I've got a good track record with them.
@ January 20, 2008 11:45 AM in Wood Furnace with a waste oil burner add onDitto to J.C.A.'s Post .I just went to the western stock show in Denver and talked to a rep.from Cleanburn.it looked to be a good unit/company. maybe give them a call.if the Chamber is approx. the same size and the Pattern/gph./Nozzle is the same than maybe it can work out with a burner replacement. Call them.
@ January 20, 2008 11:22 AM in Viessmann Vito 200 partsIf you like the Boiler and you possibly even have a couple boilers out there that you even Installed your self than maybe it's time to Stock up on a couple parts. I've got a blower for the Small/ Large Boiler a outdoor sensor. and the Board. Next thing i am going to do is to Have a 15/60 as a Show/ Emergency Parts boiler. I may have to Drive back to the Shop,but at least i will have the part. AS i've said before i think that Triangle Tube is doing a great job with the Service kit they offer. Some of the other "Big dog" Boiler manufactures should really take a look at this, But i there Eye's it' s not a problem. Just think about all the Phone Troubleshooting they can avoid. also when the boiler is up and running within a reasonable time most customers are "Happy" and will remember this. But when the Boiler breaks down and you have to wait some times even up to a week for a pressure Switch, they and the installer will remember this and when the subject "Heat/ boilers" comes up they will express them self negatively towards the "Bad" Boiler Manufacturer/Installer(That is why i do not install Buderus anymore). I Think that Mercedes did a study on this and the results was something like the customer will tell 8 friend about a negative and 3 friends about a positive experience. Richard von Heatmeister
@ January 20, 2008 2:25 AM in Big Brother and YOUR thermostatChas, Just resign and get someone in who can get THE POWER FROM where it is to where it is needed that was your previous Post! Was it ?.as far as i understand in this post the Government will no shut down you so badly needed AC.so may you should not worry to much.
@ January 19, 2008 2:10 PM in Big Brother and YOUR thermostatCheck out the"German big Brother" very similar to this one?
@ January 19, 2008 1:25 PM in Are 40 galon or more galvanized tanks still available?yes that does seem Crazy, or even Cheesy. but i guess it all maybe does depend on the situation.
@ January 19, 2008 1:06 PM in German big Brother?Yes, But as per one of the German Magazine that I've read in the Summer of 07 some of this is already enforced.
@ January 19, 2008 12:01 PM in German big Brother?Germany's Energy Law now require that you as a Landlord Bring you system up to "Blauer Engel" Standards.... IF the energy code is not meet than the Landlord must pay the difference in the additional energy consumption's. They are not only looking at the Heating System they are looking at the building as a well i.e.Windows/doors/Insulation. This is just another step ahead of the annual mandated Chimney Sweep Inspection with a combustion test and the again mandate of the fixing of any deficiency!(Most Germans like this,Better air since the 70ties/no more acid rain)!. Does this make Germany a "Control State"(Big brother's watching you/The taking away of your freedom ,or to waste as much energy as you want)?Or does it just show us that it's time to clean up the world and secure the future of this beautiful Planet.? What are your thoughts on this? Richard von Heatmeister.
@ January 19, 2008 11:55 AM in German big Brother?Germany's Energy Law now require that you as a Landlord Bring you system up to "Blauer Engel" Standards.... IF the energy code is not meet than the Landlord must pay the difference in the additional energy consumption's. They are not only looking at the Heating System they are looking at the building as a well i.e.Windows/doors/Insulation. This is just another step ahead of the annual mandated Chimney Sweep Inspection with a combustion test and the again mandate of the fixing of any deficiency!(Most Germans like this,Better air since the 70ties)!. Does this make Germany a "Control State"(Big brother's watching you, /The taking away of you freedom ,or to waste as much energy as you want)?Or does it just show us that it's time to clean up the world and secure the future of this beautiful Planet.?
@ January 16, 2008 11:27 PM in Help with MunchkinThanks Buddy ,I've call him and i got some parts coming!
@ January 16, 2008 11:22 PM in Leak on Munchkin?Thank you for all of your Advise.Richard
@ January 16, 2008 12:39 PM in Leak on Munchkin?Hey,I'm looking for some Pointers on that to take on this Service call: the equipment is a 140 Munchkin and it leak's at the condensate Drain in the back of the boiler, I've heard that i Should tilt the boiler towards the back so that the Condensate drains Freely.I also hear that back drain setup (where the condensate drains out of) can deteriorate. It is Leaking from the back now,the pan it sits in is completely rusted away and i need to remove the boiler to replace it. It is the heating season and i hate to have to wait for parts on this just because i pulled something apart. Thanks for any input.Richard von Heatmeister.
@ January 15, 2008 9:56 PM in Help with Munchkinhey,I've got a customer that has a munchkin that needs service. I normally do not work on them(I Install and service Viessmann/TT Prestige/Baxi's) but i want to in this case. For one it's leaking from the back of the boiler and as far as i remember there was a posting about something with the Condensate Trap that deteriorated. The system is running on a fixed high temp. it's running now but needs servicing i am just not a Munchkin parts stocking guy and am looking for advise on what to look for and which parts i.e.Gaskets/Switches/sensors i should order and have on hand when i service this boiler. Thank's Richard from Heatmeister