Joined on December 5, 2006
Last Post on March 8, 2014
@ January 12, 2008 12:18 PM in FLU.... (ME)Maybe it's better that you Boiler Read's Flu the customers may Think you Boiler has the flu ! Get This, One of my 3 Buderus Installs,The Customer calls me in a panic Because the Display Said :CO!. Which is not even in there error codes. After calling Buderus i found out that it's the Pressure Switch(WET side).
@ January 12, 2008 12:07 PM in For Ron Jr. (ME)Hey, Mark will call Germany Next week re O-rings in these somewhat ( For American Installs)"Older Installs. In between i Researched the German net ,and found that there is a Dist. here in the US for the System that we used in the "fatherland".
@ January 12, 2008 11:52 AM in FLU.... (ME)Yes,on all of my Installs i use a Condensate Neutralizer, I used to make them My self but i do not have time for that anymore so i Buy the Viessmann Neutralizer and in most of them i see a red Slime. In one chase it Clogged the Neutralizer and the condensate was Overflowing .Lucky that Gerd (My customer) was home to catch it. I just Rinsed out the Pellets and was back in Business. I guess that it was my Fault because when i did a yearly checkup i did not check that ! and yes , I am not a Bio Chemist, but this Slime,I Think,Likes Low PH,and in Some Cases there is no Lumen's. When i was working in the Photo Processing Industry We also had this Slime,In dark rooms. In a Last Tank (Water Tank).
@ January 11, 2008 11:59 PM in For Ron Jr. (ME)Hey Mark.what you Think about the Propress that i used 25 years ago in Germany? We used Iron pipe and Fittings .Isn't Copper much more than iron.I should Maybe Call and see how the O-Rings are Holding up! RG Von HM
@ January 11, 2008 11:39 PM in blow offWhy is it that you used 90% Glycol? isn't that very viscous ?.I do not like to use Glycol unless it's really needed! It lessens the heat transfer, Makes the Circs work harder,And is bad for the Expansion tank! As for the pressure on the Expansion tank that should be checked with no water/Glycol on the wet side and i keep it approx. 2psi less than the fill Pressure.
@ January 11, 2008 10:01 PM in Tapping Noise Driving Us CrazyThe noises are associated with thermal expansion/contraction, so if you can keep the temperature swings of the supply at a constant the noise should be minimal or not as noticeable.
@ January 11, 2008 3:10 PM in Buenos Dias....(ME)Hey Mark That look's Great i was wondering why you were not Posting lately and now i know why.Bet ya you were hanging at the cabana ( Beach bar )sipping on the margaritas! I need a little Vac. soon, see Ya Richard.
@ January 10, 2008 9:31 PM in Electric versus Gas boilerYes if you will want to use Off peak you should use thermal Storage i.e Thermal mass . Check the installation on the site of www.Electromn.com.
@ January 10, 2008 4:01 AM in Set back controllerI seen this maybe 10 years ago, i think it was a Honeywell Control that had two capillary tubes (One from the Outside, one from inside) and this was hooked up to a timer too. is this control still available thru Honeywell.
@ January 10, 2008 3:48 AM in oil gas and wood stove in same chimney?Sorry i did not read you post correctly .No you cannot use a common vent!
@ January 10, 2008 3:44 AM in oil gas and wood stove in same chimney?Just ran across one Charmmaster (Wood/Oil burner furnace) I had problem with that at first too since it's not up to german code but after talking to the company that is still in business they assurde me that they can use a common vent and the boiler is designed that you cannot use both a the same time. will be Changing the Oilburner tomorrow.
@ January 10, 2008 3:22 AM in Electric versus Gas boilerTry this site WWW.Electromn.com .this boiler is based on outdoor reset,nice little package. never installed one jet, i think that the operational cost will be much higher than a NG boiler,I use siegentaler cost comparison and it is always higher with electric but if you can use the boiler with lower rated off peak electric than that may be the way to go?? Just keep in mind that the tubing for the storage needs to be in a thick Thermal storage i.e. Thick slab/Sand. so it's may not a good retro application.
@ January 10, 2008 3:05 AM in Electric versus Gas boiler
@ January 10, 2008 2:40 AM in Stuck circulatorThe Magnetic Tool that you got does not Work with Taco circs but it's great for Grundfos circs.
@ January 8, 2008 10:24 PM in fill pressureI think that for Every 2.31 feet in elevation you will need 1Psi. and add appox 5 Psi. as for the Expansion tank air side i fill/adjust it in a relieved stage (no pressure on the water side) and i adjust it to be appox. 2psi less than the fill pressure to keep the Diaframe away from the inlet fitting of the tank so that the Diaframe does not rub against it and create a hole in the Diaframe.
@ January 8, 2008 9:06 PM in rusty water stopping wet rotor pumpDo you have a Indirect Waterheater Hooked up to the Boiler? if so check if the Exchanger is made of stainless or CU ,if it is made of Grass lined Metal that can also be a problem.
@ January 8, 2008 9:04 PM in rusty water stopping wet rotor pumpDo you have a Indirect Waterheater Hooked up to the Boiler? if so check if the Exchanger is made of stainless or CU if it is made of Grass lined Metall that can also be a problem.
@ January 8, 2008 12:17 AM in RadiatorsCan the banging noise be coming from a reversed thermostatic valve? i had one once ,it was only one valve that was reversed in the flow direction and it made a racket tru out the whole house,or maybe it is only the expansion noise when the system turns on.? in this case try const. circ ?
@ January 7, 2008 11:41 PM in rusty water stopping wet rotor pumpLooks like you have a Oxygene Migration Problem ! what i do in these Systems is to reverse Flush,Which pushes most of the rust out of the system Vs. into the Tube and having to "travel" thru the entire Length of the tube.then I use Rhomar. after a Couple Days or Even a week i again reverse Flush the Rhomar out of the system. what kind of Boiler/Airscoop/SS exchanger do you have? If you have a source for the corrosion i.e. Castiron Boilers Cast airscoops,Expansion tank,Circs,and even fillvalves.the Problem will Come back. I have been Using the TT Prestige Since it is made of 439 SS again no Iron parts and a Caleffi Dirt Strainer prior to the return of the Boiler
@ December 12, 2007 5:59 AM in Pressure differential valvesI Use the Caleffi Valves, They have a Union on it and that makes Things easy when service is Needed.
@ December 12, 2007 5:25 AM in Intermittent pilot outages on CSD1 gas train (ME)One more thing is:That some of the Manufactures use the Pilottube as a Ground back to the gasvalve and then from the gasvalve to the "UT" .I Found that this is not a real good way of Grounding back to the"UT"(when the Materials Heat up Things Move i.e. Connections ) I,ve Just had one like this not to long ago,I Just took the Ground From the "UT" to the Pilot Ass. via is own Solid CU wire and a Crimp Loop connector and used the Screw that holds the Pilot Ass. as means to connect.Clean everything i.e. connection with sanding Cloth first.Hopefully you will not have to set up some Data loggers to find this "Gremmling".Good Luck. Richard.
@ December 12, 2007 4:52 AM in Intermittent pilot outages on CSD1 gas train (ME)Hey Mark Just a wild guess i know you said that wiring is solid ,but is the ground solid all the way back to the "fusebox/Incomming.? I've had some of that happen to me.It's a real P.I.A.