Joined on December 12, 2006
Last Post on November 4, 2010
@ November 4, 2010 11:50 AM in combustion analyzerI just purchased Bacharach's PCA3 Pretty dandy little unit, but other than the Testo, it's the only other one I've used.
@ October 8, 2010 10:48 PM in Navien in trouble with the DOEI've had bigger fines on a Saturday night!!
@ September 19, 2010 4:35 PM in Disadvantages to oversizing in-floor tubing?My concrete guy is insisting the use of 3/4" pex tubing because "every effin commercial building is done with it." Sounds more like he either stole it or had lots left over from another job, I don't really care, just want to make sure the system will work with it.
Thanks in advance
@ August 13, 2009 8:19 PM in Vitocell QuestionI took no part in the design and very little of the install. I will post up pictures tomorrow when I go out there. The job, to my knowledge, was designed by the boiler rep in Edmonton(drawing a blank on the name right now,) although I could be wrong. There is a low-loss header installed, running to a HPS panel. We have an HBX Control running the four boilers.
For now, I have it working by programming the HBX to run it's pump outputs fulltime, and adding the stat in-line, they need hot water for the occupancy permit. After reading this, I'll try getting the proper sensor tomorrow.
Big thanks to you all.
@ August 13, 2009 9:01 AM in Vitocell QuestionUsing four of their boilers, actually. Vitodens 100. We're using them for the in-floor heating of a helicopter hangar, the Vitocell is being used primarily for the safety shower.
@ August 12, 2009 11:46 PM in Vitocell QuestionI've got a 120gal Vitocell 100, what kind of aquastat are you folks using for it? Does Veissman make one for it? I have a regular, generic Honeywell aquastat on there now, and I'm not happy with the fitment or even the look really. I've asked around and had no luck.
@ August 24, 2008 11:44 PM in Hello and Thank you from your friend in the industry - Alan R. MKeep your spirits up Alan!!
@ July 13, 2008 12:04 PM in And Introducing... (OT- Brad White)Congrats, Brad!
@ May 26, 2008 8:30 PM in Electronic Analyzer on eBay - Alan R. MercurioDoes the free shipping apply to Canada?
@ April 14, 2008 3:30 PM in Holmes on Homeshttp://www.holmesonhomes.com/episode_show.php?sid=18&eid=91 Anyone catch this episode last night? I didn't get to see the whole episode from last night, but it was quite a mess. The highest temperature in the house was 14.7 C.
@ March 27, 2008 11:02 PM in What Are You Listening To?1000111010011 Ipod on shuffle...The Hollies, Neil Young, Fiddle tunes, Jimmy Rankin. Only in the van though.
@ March 17, 2008 11:48 PM in 07 sprinter11L/100km 21 MPG my new truck on the highway got about 17L/100km, quite disappointing.
@ March 6, 2008 12:28 AM in The Man from Nantucket (Dan H.)(508) 232-5123 Type: Land Line Provider: AT&T Location: Brockton, MA Maybe Dan needs to leave a "Hello sir, I have no heat and I've got small children etc... could you please return my call as soon as possible..."
@ February 28, 2008 1:02 AM in pet peeves in pipingMy buddy's new place was all done with pex and the toilet shut off comes out of the floor like it was about to start coiling up again, that's got to be my biggest pet peeve. Rankin
@ February 28, 2008 12:48 AM in Advice For New Service TechsI can relate to the "talking to much" one. Thanks, Rankin
@ February 28, 2008 12:40 AM in Viessmann Plant in Chinawe have a saying for threads like this: IB4TL
@ February 28, 2008 12:26 AM in CSST \"turbulence\"Just to add to that last part, the Gastite sizing charts are available for free on their website for various pressure drops and for both Propane and NG.
@ February 12, 2008 7:44 PM in Checking for COI completely agree with you, I just don't own the company.
@ February 12, 2008 7:40 PM in Checking for COWouldn't I need to remove the plenum from the furnace to do a salt test? If I had a probe would I be able to cut a small hole and put it over the HX before the fan kicks in? Thanks! Rankin
@ February 12, 2008 7:37 PM in Checking for CO20 Years old. I got my start through a high school program that lets you do a semester of school and a semester of work that counts towards your apprenticeship in Grade 12. I've got one year of schooling done (should have three, I regret it now, and I'm doing my best to get my butt back in there!) I work for a licensed plumber/company (2 man outfit, bossman and me), but the reason for this question is our servicing of forced air consists of checking the high limit, man. pressure, bearings (if necessary), and visual on the hx. We don't do them often, and I have never offered to do one, I'm not easy telling a customer a furnace is "safe" if I'm not 100% sure it is. I would absolutely LOVE to get some NCI training, but I'm in Northern Canada, which doesn't make it easy. Although, I am looking at maybe going South and getting a few at a time. I priced out a Testo ambient today at a wholesaler and will hopefully get it once the truck payment clears...:) From there I guess I'll just save up for an analyzer. Thanks!!