Joined on January 8, 2007
Last Post on January 9, 2007
@ January 9, 2007 10:12 PM in Cold Start vs \"Warm\" Maintaining opinionsIf you clean these boilers, I think you'll notice that the warm start boilers tend to stay cleaner. It depends on the situation. If they have an indirect DWH in a dry basement, they may be allright, but in a damp basement never cold start. There is something called a "wet soak" or "running saturation" that seems to be attributed to a few different factors cold start being one(constant ignition,no low temp protection,no combustion chamber) being a few others, combine them all together and you'll NEVER forget the smell when you arrive at one of these calls. Its like a cooked electric motor smell - but worse.
@ January 9, 2007 10:01 PM in Buderus Install BluesDid you insulate around the chimney liner? I would check the liner size with the liner co itself. Zflex has a great slide chart that I have used and you would be surprised to see that they even show 4" liners on oil if the parameters are right(height/lateral/gph/efficiency). I think too big a liner will only add to the problem. I thought the stack temp needed to be at least 325 deg NET to keep it from raining in the chimney.
@ January 8, 2007 9:46 PM in Gas odor in NYA large part of the population in that immediate vicinity was involved with watching the Giants game last night. Well over 2 million people having beer & wings and there you go!!!
@ January 8, 2007 8:20 PM in Gas odor in NYI hadn't thought of that but maybe it was purely mercaptain? When I was with a propane company, someone spilled a little on the parking lot outside the office and it was literally weeks before the odor was completely gone. Even with a pressure washer, that is some potent stuff!
@ January 8, 2007 8:06 PM in Gas odor in NYI'm surprised that I'm the first to bring this up here. So what do you guys think happened today in NY??? As of the last news report, the authorities don't know. The gas utility says there are "no leaks". Is this sewer gas? Is this weather related? Any thoughts????