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Last Post on March 8, 2014
@ January 17, 2009 10:59 AM in Buderus - NG pressure not enough?hire someone to do an energy audit so that you can "see" the leaks i.e: infrared camera and Blower door test.
@ January 17, 2009 10:34 AM in Bought a house...needs everythingCheck on a flooring system like Roth it is Styrofoam with Groves in it for the Tubing to be installed, you can then install a backer and tile on top of this. Or you can install panel radiators and Heated towel racks..
@ January 17, 2009 9:50 AM in Give me a Circulator..that can... HMGive me a circulator that will Modulate a boiler! ( Like the Viessmann 100, or any boiler that will take a 0V-10V signal) Base it on: Delta T Delta P Maybe put an Outdoor/ Indoor feedback on it PID Make it easy to change/service/work on Give the Customer/Installer a exchange Programme i.e:On a yearly annual service call the Tech exchanges the circ for a very "GREEN" factory Recycled/Rebuild/Reserviced unit Regardless if it is working or not! Let me have a simple windows based Interface that will not only Alarm me if something goes wrong but will also let me see all the data like: Amp draws;Supply temps; Return temps Running hr;Trending/Data logging;Power consumption and with an access code gain access to different levels of control capabilities i.e. Costumer access for programming setbacks of Occupied/Unoccupied modes; E-mails on system status.Reminders for Maintainace... Most "New" Circ's are taking a 0V - 10V signal ! How about reversing this? Or is this not Practical? maybe some other control like "Tekmar" or "Iworx"? But from a annual service standpoint i think a Circulating pump can open very "Green" and beneficial service industry Along with the Biers and Brats just one more thing that i will hopefully see at the ISH! Richard.
@ January 17, 2009 7:47 AM in Taco and IworxWE will see some great changes: http://contractingbusiness.com/news/taco_acquires_innovex_0106/
@ January 17, 2009 12:10 AM in Taco and IworxYeap
@ January 16, 2009 11:05 PM in What are you doing after the ISH?Think I got it done...??http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zytQlwxRK-o
@ January 16, 2009 11:00 PM in Taco and IworxNo you cannot.
@ January 16, 2009 9:00 PM in What are you doing after the ISH?Cannot get the file attached. need help !
@ January 16, 2009 8:33 PM in What are you doing after the ISH?Get'er done....don't forget your Tums!!!
@ January 16, 2009 7:43 PM in Taco and IworxThat is funny but very inventive. For just a couple bucks more you can have all the additional benefits. I hope that taco keeps this line going and do not "Kill" it.
@ January 16, 2009 3:37 PM in Prestige/WiloNice clean and thought out work, I like the PIG too.
@ January 16, 2009 1:47 PM in Prestige/WiloJust found the "Problem" with the TT/Wilo combo :Someone was using the pipes in the basement to hang the clothes on and broke the "Mickey's", Pipes are loose and banging around and all that is needed is re securing... That was to easy that we overlooked it. All is well in the high county Richard
@ January 16, 2009 1:02 PM in Taco and IworxI really like the Zone control Boxes from Iworx better than Taco's Zone control. For one if a relay (which has a certain Switching life expectancy)Fails to operate you can just replace that "Omron" relay instead of pulling the entire Zone Control Box off of the wall and into the Trash. In my book that is "Green" Additional benefits are that you have all of the LED's on the front were you can see which zone is in operation without having to go to the Chiropractor with a stiff neck or getting a Mirrow because the Installer installed the box close to a corner where you cannot see the LED's Switch capacity of 10 A Freeze protection:The DHW production can also be prioritized but you can also restrict it to 1Hour so that the house will not "Lock up" in DHW production and freeze the house. So now Rumor is that Taco Acquired Iworx !I just hope that Taco puts the "Green" color to this Box.. and makes the "SR series "Go away" Just my opion Richard from Heatmeister :-)
@ January 16, 2009 12:11 PM in super store controller questionYou could just use a Johnson A419ABC-1C setpoint control with a taco SR 501 or a RIB Relay. OR:Maybe Honeywell has something try Asking The Control Goddess Carol Frey Hope this helps Richard
@ January 14, 2009 10:02 PM in Brass MonkeysThe beasty boys that is , but what does a germerican know about this ? Thanks to everyone to clarify this Brass Monkey Freezing Balls thing..
@ January 14, 2009 10:59 AM in Boiler layoutThe drawing programme makes sense Look's gut. Maybe you shall check on :Wilo Circs. and Zone Valves:If you use just one Pump vs Multiple Pumps your energy usage on the circ.pumps will be Muuuuuuch less also take up less room in the Mech. room! Why the Buderus and not another Brand?
@ January 14, 2009 10:47 AM in Customers stocking parts...I have this trailer that i use as a selling/training/and emergency heating tool. So on all the boilers that i install and support i have a spare boiler in stock or shall i say in the Trailer! Spare parts are not a issue.. I also stock many Domestic generic parts.. For the Triangle tube Prestige i have the Parts kit. For the Baxi Luna i made my own a Kit. And for the Viessmann: Well i do not really have to ever work on them :-) Richard from Heatmeister
@ January 14, 2009 10:35 AM in super store controller questionWhat is it that you are going to controll; Sounds like maybe a setpoint controller? Maybe Tekmar;Johnson controlls;Honeywell; just to name a few.
@ January 14, 2009 6:31 AM in CO IN COKen thanks, I'll keep that in mind I did not know that the UL listing will allow that "Plug in" detectors can be manufactured with out having a battery backup nowadays ,the "night hawk" has it build into it. I will take a closer look at that! Also: do you think that infiltration thru a outlet can be that great that it can produce a "false" reading? and if so shall the manufactures make a "Escutcheon plate" to prevent this from happening?
@ January 13, 2009 10:27 PM in Boiler layoutNice drawing Programme, which one is it? Why is it that you want to use so many circulating pump and the add. amp draw which reduces the System efficiency? and why the Buderus?
@ January 13, 2009 10:05 PM in Brass MonkeysWhat is a "Brass Monkey" ? -29F not to long ago on the Continental divide near Breckenridge.. -40F something in the "cayons" of Colorado.. If you do not plug in the trucks, good luck starting it next morning!