Joined on February 6, 2007
Last Post on March 4, 2014
@ March 4, 2014 5:03 PM in BTU Radiator Output? (see attached photo)it's NOT a radiator. It's a Wall Convector.
@ February 7, 2014 5:49 AM in Modine HW Unit in GarageI feel a set up like that is going to end in one of two scenarios:
The zone stays off most of the time, even if you'd like to use it , just too much work to hang in the garage for an hour or two.
The zone freezes and splits a line cause it gets left on.
How cold does the garage get? ever put water out there and see what happens thru the years?
You might be better off adding glycol to the system and not worry about it.
@ February 4, 2014 6:25 AM in indirect tankgive people prices for both the indirect and new coil. I favor the indirect by a long shot. Does your coil have bolts or studs holding it to the boiler? IF bolts there's a good chance some may break off when trying to remove them. Then it's drill and tap time.
Can be very time consuming. Tankless coils will consume more oil, and will give you less hot water than the indirect, but will most likely cost less to replace it.
I have an indirect off oil, in the summer time my boiler will get down to room temp before the indirect fires it up again. Tankless is going to keep that boiler 160°-180° all year long, day and night.
If the tankless gasket is leaking then it has to come out to replace it. If it's leaked for a long time, the leaking water can actually carve a groove in the surface of the cast iron boiler and make the new gasket have a difficult time sealing.
@ January 9, 2014 4:15 PM in Baseboard heat - house won't get above 60and unless it is making hot water, then it IS responding from a call for heat or else it wouldn't be running.
The " internal thermostat" is more commonly called a Hi-limit. Your boiler is now bouncing off Hi limit and not dumping it's heat off.
Sounds like you have flow issues, bad circuilator or air in the zone.
If the thermostat hasn't recently been messed with.... and it has good batteries (if it has them) then it's 98% not the issue.
@ December 2, 2013 8:16 PM in Boiler Nozzle conversion - Help!You can't just swap out the nozzle.
Ok to clarify... a furnace is forced hot air... a boiler contains water and can be hot water or steam. It is confusing when you use both terms together, what do you have? and if a boiler is it hot water filled or steam?
You will most likely be able to buy a gas conversion burner, which will bolt up to your existing boiler/furnace, but they ain't cheap, and I wouldn't recommend it on an older unit.
@ November 1, 2013 6:06 AM in Knight boiler problemsconfirmed there are no obstructions in either the intake or exhaust piping? I really don't like the wide open exhaust with no screen on the outlet.
We have always used the factory termination kit that comes with the boiler. Last year had a bad vibration from the fan motor, spinning out of balance getting an error code.
Disassembled it to find a mouse in there all smashed up. He ate thru the plastic grate of the factory termination and found his way to the combustion fan.
@ November 1, 2013 5:57 AM in Steam Boiler: Does the installation of a "Hartford loop" matter?I've only installed a few different brands of steamers, but on all of them, the boiler came equipped with the low water cutoff installed already from the factory.
It was not something I did.
What are you using for an auto feed?
@ October 18, 2013 4:14 PM in Thermostat for radiant and forced airIs the Lochinvar only doing the 3-zones of radiant now or also hot water? and what do you have for hot water if so?
@ October 13, 2013 5:35 PM in 1927 home, where to start?this in radiant but it looks like a steam boiler there. You have steam piping around it and a pressure switch for steam, but I don't see the sight glass?
@ October 12, 2013 6:39 AM in amtrol model 30expansion tankto have several issues at the same time.
If water comes out the schrader valve on the expansion tank... it's junk, toss it.
Check the charge on the new tank before the system is pressurized.
If the Pressure relief valve has discharged, even slightly, toss it too, many times they won't seal up again.
AND finally, confirm the pressure gauge is good on the boiler by using a gauge that will screw on the boiler drain. I couldn't tell how many times they are broken as well.
@ October 7, 2013 6:39 PM in best all around zone valve? or fuggedhaboudit and use pumps?gasnetworks is adding ECM circulators to their rebate forms. I believe it will or is already $100.00 rebate for each circ so the bite isn't nearly as deep.
@ October 4, 2013 8:12 PM in Instant Hot Waterand reviews rate the Waste King as lasting longer. Last one I bought was was from Wallmart.com
@ October 4, 2013 7:46 PM in old cast iron toilet questionIf you do decide to replace it or remove it, don't discard it. Please consider donating it. There is actually a plumbing museum who I bet would enjoy having it to display in Watertown, MA:
@ October 4, 2013 7:37 PM in Sink waste and overflow assembly?that particular set up before... guessing from the size of the strainer it's a kitchen sink?
but with an overflow??
what do you have going on here?
@ October 4, 2013 5:32 PM in Boiler Sizinghere.... read this article:
(from the resource link here)
@ October 2, 2013 4:23 PM in Taco wiring questionYou should have picked up a 4-zone control. You have 4-zones.... one of which needs a tsat wired or added (the radiant). If you can't run the wire, Honeywell makes wireless tstats now.
Look in your taco box.... there's only one transformer in there. I don't know about valves you have... but Taco's 571 are limited to 3- valves max to one transformer.
How many transformers did you have before adding the Mult-box?
@ October 2, 2013 4:16 PM in reset controlprobably add something like a Taco SR501-OR to the boiler which will give the outdoor reset, and also just install the Nest tstat.
Your not going to be setting the OR parameters by a smart phone, just the Nest. The SR501-OR will be adjusting the boiler's temp by monitoring the outdoor temp.
@ October 1, 2013 4:22 PM in stainless steel Leaking Indirectsseveral hundred Triangle Tube Smart series indirects and have never had one leak...
several Super Stor indirects and have never had one leak....
a few Crown indirects and have never had one leak...
years ago (about 15-20) Amtrol had a design flaw and we had almost all leakers after a few years on their WH-7P... they re-designed their coil, and paid labor to replace... was good about it and I continued to install them until the digital smart controls all died due to internal relays that failed... Very few covered under warranty... moved over to TT and haven't looked back.
I like them as their a tank within a tank, not a coil and have very low pressure drop.
@ September 25, 2013 5:39 PM in First high efficiency boiler on my own...short cycling! Help!to bring up a comment on the picture... if you move that shut off for the expansion tank between the tee and air scoup, you will isolate the water feed too, and if it ever has to be replaced will be a piece of cake.
Let that shut off take care off both. ;)