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kevin coppinger

kevin coppinger

Joined on January 10, 2004

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fans are for....

@ January 20, 2008 6:41 PM in ceiling fans

cooling NOT heating. Any type of a draft will have a chilling effect on you. The idea of pushing hot air down is a misnomer. It would be like trying the push a soccer ball to the bottom of a swimming pool...it just does not want to go.....leave it off.kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

mitch is...

@ January 20, 2008 5:11 PM in Is a Hartford Loop a code requirement anywhere?

correst. If the Mfg. says so ...it is code. kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

looks like...

@ January 18, 2008 9:11 AM in What is a good Zone Valve Replacement

a honeywell...it might only need to have the motor swapped out. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

great news...

@ January 18, 2008 8:16 AM in Thinking of a Wallie who could use our prayers

the power of prayer at work...kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

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@ January 17, 2008 9:43 PM in contractor bankrupt

me 3 yrs ago...45k...na da. live and learn. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

update

@ January 17, 2008 1:02 PM in steam conundrum

I moved the drain to the equalizer, insulated all the run outs on the counter flow lines...and most of the hammer stopped. There is still a ton of sloshing in one of tye rads. That is probably oil or junk. I will skim some more! ty,kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

it bangs

@ January 16, 2008 9:46 PM in steam conundrum

especially mid cycle...in 1 rad off the left hand main(the non-counterflow one) The main is insulated piched well and so is the rad. The water and steam comes out of the main vent near the end on the cycle. The boiler pressure is cranked way down to 1#.. I inhertted this job about a month and a half ago when the old W-Mc 62 pressutrol malfunctioned and was blowing the PRV for 2 days before I was called...the near boiler piping was bad, copper DWV, bullhead tee,return piping was strange "west hartford" loop was a series of 24" pieces of copper looked like a M on. It heated but the return was piped directly off the header.so the rads vent were very noisy and spit a ton... the person who is living there rents and this is her 1st winter there...kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

there is...

@ January 16, 2008 6:05 PM in steam conundrum

at least 1/4 per foot on that one...there was a 3rd pipe on the main which went to the second floor to a dead end...I cut it out this PM. That made some noise too. ty Ron. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

ok...

@ January 16, 2008 5:58 PM in steam conundrum

thanks. The second take off has 2 rads on it...only venting is at the rads 2 -10' runs 1 1/4". Yes it is counter flow the way it was piped before was crazy...I plugged it first and it was the loudest I have ever heard a pipe hammer.... To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Are the energy...

@ January 16, 2008 3:43 PM in Energy Star

star rebates still available w/ new boiler installs or have they ended as of start of 2008? kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

I just installed

@ January 16, 2008 3:35 PM in steam conundrum

a new steamer in a local home...old steamer had pinholes at the water line. Install went pretty smooth and then after the first day or so the hammering starts...The boiler is piped to proper standards. the one strange thing as the pictures show is the second take off header. It goes to two rads in steel but has no way to drain back thus the additional drain off the header. I tied it back into the return just before the Hartford loop (not sure if i should have done it into the other side). the main vent is now also spitting water (return in not plugged)...again not sure if this additional "drain" is causing issues....please give me some feedback..ty, kpc ps...boiler has been flushed and was skimmed for at least 2 hours...(water looks clean)I added rhomar cleaner yesterday and will head back in a couple more days to flush and skim more. ty To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

probably....

@ January 14, 2008 10:28 PM in domestic hot water

a series of tankless water heaters....two or 3..kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

not a bad....

@ January 14, 2008 8:21 PM in Pure pro trio boiler

little boiler..I have not installed any, but a college of mine has done a few. kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

ignorance...

@ January 14, 2008 8:50 AM in any reason for 9 PSI steam?

crank it way down...1 psi if you can. It can be saved. Start off w/ the easy logical stuff and see where that gets you. you may be surprised. kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

neat..

@ January 13, 2008 1:10 PM in OT- solar tubes

is that slate on the walls? I presme that there is radiant behind the walls...kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

by adding...

@ January 13, 2008 9:19 AM in chimney clearance?

a Stainless steel liner to a masonary chimney in an oil fired application does that now change the clearance requirement of 2" to combustibles? you are no longer heating the brick...it is mearly acting as a conduit...yea or nea? kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

I hate glycol...

@ January 13, 2008 8:39 AM in glycol

I avoid it in all cases. 50% should give you plenty of protection. By adding glycol (esp 90%) you indeed would most likely have to upsize your extrol tank...also may have to change up to a larger circulator since it is harder to pump than good ol' water. Furthermore before adding glycol the system should be cleaned to allow a decent lifetime of the glycol. All the contaminants in the system will kill the O2 inhibitors inthe glycol which is what keeps the gylcol crap from eating away your system components.....kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

really Dawn...

@ January 12, 2008 8:49 PM in cleaning new cast iron boiler installations

how much in a 5 gallon bucket...that would be a lot cheaper than the rhomar....kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

thanks...

@ January 12, 2008 8:45 PM in OT- solar tubes

I was looking for favorite brands or brands to stay away from...kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Well Just

@ January 12, 2008 7:48 PM in GO PACKERS!!!

1 month until pitches and cathers report....go Sox! To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

that makes...

@ January 12, 2008 12:55 PM in electric radiant heat

sence.I agree w/ the mat type of radiant also...kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

yes...

@ January 12, 2008 11:44 AM in Buderus Blue Flame g125?

However you must be certified by Buderus in order for you buy it...call Joe @ Buderus to get in on a class...kpc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
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