Joined on January 30, 2005
Last Post on February 10, 2008
@ February 10, 2008 4:22 PM in Crane boiler replacement ( Ron Jr. )Great job
@ February 8, 2008 6:45 PM in a good oil transfer pumpYou know I think I understand why you and Ken from frosty Maine jumped on me. You probably thought I said most new tanks leak when they are filled. Well your wrong that isnt what I said. I meant that most crappy hanging by a thread tanks will leak after they are filled. Hence the part of my post that said the oil being pumped into the tank disturbs the crud in the bottom of the tank. I just thought that people would know what I meant. I havent had a new tank leak years and dont want to ever again. Well would love to stay and bicker but got to take the wife out to dinner.
@ February 8, 2008 6:20 PM in a good oil transfer pumpI dont know what you are talking about. You dont see leaking oil tanks where you work? I see three or four a month. How can you say I have crappy workmanship? Do you know me? Have you seen my work? I have been in this business running a well respected family business for over 25 years. My father ran it 25 years before me. I use my whole real name on this forum. I am not hiding behind a screen name or just my first name. I suppose you never saw a leaking boiler in your life either? Your a jerk
@ February 8, 2008 5:56 PM in a good oil transfer pumpYou know this is why I hardly post anymore because people like you with nothing better to do wait to jump on anything you can to make yourself look or feel better. If you have never seen an oil tank leak after a delivery then you need to get a little more time in the field
@ February 8, 2008 5:53 PM in a good oil transfer pumpMost of the leaking tanks I see have just had an oil delivery. Tanks are old and filling an empty tank stirs the crud that has been plugging the pin holes for years.
@ February 8, 2008 4:45 PM in a good oil transfer pumpmost tanks leak after an oil delivery. I dont know anyone that is going to throw away a tank of oil now a days. Keep the hose a cpl inches off the bottom and the oil is clean.
@ February 4, 2008 3:58 PM in Auto-feed adds too much water to boilerThe probe on the LWC maybe dirty
@ December 26, 2007 1:02 PM in oil hot water boilerIs the fire box in good condition? Is there a piece on the floor of the boiler?
@ December 26, 2007 1:00 PM in Recent steam w/ indirect picsIve been using alot of Smith boilers too the past cpl seasons. I use the Carlin with them. Had to many problems with the Becketts in them. Great looking work.
@ December 18, 2007 4:53 PM in Boiler Coil and DHWIt may be a clogged flow restrictor that is causing it. Smith boilers usually needed one because the recovery of the coil was slow.
@ December 8, 2007 6:53 PM in Firing ProblemsThey cant share lines at all. If the return line goes to the bottom of the tank use one line for each boiler with Tiger Loop for each boiler
@ December 8, 2007 6:26 PM in I would like to thank burnham boilersThey send it not installed on the V8 series. I always chucked the one they sent and used one I could actually put a wrench on. They all seem to have their qwirks, Smith is just as bad, try to put a bushing in the lower front section so you can put in a drain. You need to remove the front plate. I have come to like the Smith boiler the more I use them. They make nice steam and they run nice with a Carlin. WM puts their Skim plug right on top of the service man switch. Guess how many of them are blocked by EMT.
@ December 8, 2007 6:18 PM in Cost of OilI used about 500 gallons last year. 2500 sq ft house with a 3 Sect WM Gold and a 80 gallon Super Store. I have a Carlin burner with a .60 nozzle at 150 psi. 3 zones all baseboard slant fin #15. Six people showering everyday. The house has 2*6 framing and is well insulated, its actually a modular home that was brought here in 4 pieces.
@ December 8, 2007 5:55 PM in boiler gone wrongLooks like someone read a book and decided they could do it themselves.
@ September 29, 2007 12:29 PM in Cracked boiler!?Its not safe to use replace it right away
@ August 29, 2007 7:26 PM in steam help in MA neededId stay with the oil if it were me. You just need the right guy.
@ August 25, 2007 12:29 PM in Whats Wrong With This PictureIts not a small house either. On a cold day I cant see the water in the baseboard being much more than 140 - 150 maybe.
@ August 24, 2007 1:48 PM in Whats Wrong With This PictureBesides my awful cell phone camera. Apparently the whole development was done this way. Told the customer I could fix it at minimal cost but he said why bother it works ok. The did pump away anyway lol
@ August 23, 2007 2:36 PM in Oil burnersRegal is made by Hallmark, its cheaper and runs excellant with a Carlin.
@ August 20, 2007 10:32 PM in Zurn Brand PexWonderful, thats what I just invested in useing, I just looked at that site and I dont use the brass fittings. The stuff seems to work ok for me. Ive used it for a few months now
@ June 5, 2007 11:06 PM in Recommendation on a new burner?Are you having soot problems or hard starts?
@ May 14, 2007 8:29 PM in Weil McClain BoilerProbably an old AFG or QB burner? If so replace with Carlin and problems go away.