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Bob C.

Bob C.

Joined on March 31, 2007

Last Post on July 13, 2014

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line-set sizing etc

@ July 13, 2014 10:56 PM in line-set sizing etc

air handler located 25' above condenser total line set length is 75'
do i need to trap-if so where-also do i need to upsize line set

hot water boiler

@ January 3, 2013 9:22 PM in hot water boiler

hi-effeciency hot water boiler munchkin-runs fine until water temp reaches 160 degrees or higher then starts bouncing sounds like boiler full of air-any thoughts?

ets 3551 snow-melt control

@ December 9, 2012 4:34 PM in ets 3551 snow-melt control

can anyone tell me how to troubleshoot ets3551 control and sensor will not turn on unless i manually bypass control

Hot Water Boiler

@ January 28, 2012 3:06 PM in Hot Water Boiler

Replacement Hot Water Boiler-with cast-Iron Radiators 2 pipe
Boiler is piped reverse return-Radiators on second floor do not seem to want to get hot-bleed and bleed -but get mostly water-first floor is hot
System has grundfos 26-99 pump on return
Any Thoughts-suggestions would be appreciated
System pressure is 20#

Hot Water Boiler

@ January 20, 2012 6:15 AM in Hot Water Boiler

Hot Water Boiler single zone 1 pump-utica 100,000 btu-working fine- but sounds like boiling-bubbleing inside sections-could this be calcium build  up on sections? anything we can try-homeowner complains very noisy at night.


@ January 19, 2012 8:52 PM in thermocouple guestion

Where can I get info. on testing thermocouples and power piles thanks

Pressure switches

@ January 18, 2012 7:55 PM in Pressure switches

What is best procedure to test pressure switches hi and lo fire
also best way to check to see if secondary heat exchanger is clean and ok?


@ January 18, 2012 6:18 AM in Smith Boiler questions (OYPH)

Can I get a copy of troublshooting guide for igniters

Residential steam boiler

@ January 18, 2012 6:07 AM in 2 Pipe low pressure residential steam boiler

what are effects of to high of pressure? can it cause traps to malfunction

2 Pipe low pressure residential steam boiler

@ January 17, 2012 7:35 PM in 2 Pipe low pressure residential steam boiler

Radiators with steam traps
house wont go above 65 degrees
Contractor says we need a high pressure flush and chemical treatment
boiler is set at 4 lbs
what are your thoughts?


@ January 17, 2012 6:19 AM in Residential Steam Boiler replacement

Pretty much all the time

Residential Steam Boiler replacement

@ January 16, 2012 10:04 PM in Residential Steam Boiler replacement

2 psi pressure
Pipes banging
Please see following
can Insulation or lack of cause any banging

Residential Steam Boiler

@ January 16, 2012 9:28 PM in Residential Steam Boiler

Residential Steam Boiler replacement-banging
Pressure 2 psi
1-1/4" hartford loop
What are main causes of banging?
has new main air vent!
What are best ways to isolate -fix
This is a single pipe system

Hot Water boiler-with old cast iron radiators

@ January 15, 2012 3:27 PM in Hot Water boiler-with old cast iron radiators

Hot water boiler replacement-with old cast iron radiators-2 pipe
2 story home-2nd floor radiators hot-first floor cold?
system has taco 007 pump
larger pump?
best way to bleed?
thought air normally went to highest point?second floor
each radiator has manual air evtn-bleed not alot of air there!

American Stanard 90% Furnace

@ January 14, 2012 5:49 PM in American Stanard 90% Furnace

Model AUY
COULD BE Venting problem
Inducer problem
pressure switch problem
circuit board has been replaced-Inducer has been replaced-vent and intake has been inspected- occasional 3 flash lockout-could it be preesure switch what is best way to test-1st stage switch 1.25" 2nd stage 2.25" suggestions thoughts how to troubleshoot thanks and god bless

Updated Steam Boiler

@ January 11, 2012 7:52 PM in Updated Steam Boiler

Residential Boiler update Shuts off at 5 psi-jumper pressure switch starts up-cycles on pressure-house wont go above 65 degrees-sight glass stays mostly full-
one main air vent-spits-seems to vent-supply is hot return cold

Residential steam boiler

@ January 11, 2012 6:31 AM in Residential steam boiler

Boiler has trane steam traps- Boiler goes to 6 pounds and shuts off on pressure-house at 65 return cold-any thoughts suggestions?

Hot water boiler-Hot water baseboard

@ February 2, 2011 6:38 PM in Hot water boiler-Hot water baseboard

standard 3/4 fin-tube slant-fin boiler running at 180 degrees- boiler 17 years old
seem to heat house before- older couple now like to keep house close to 80 doesnt seem to keep up-finns are fairly dirty- what is best way to clean? any suggestions thoughts-boiler seems to be working properly-4 zones zone valves opening and closing-could cast iron sections be partially caked up or something no transferring heat properly- pressure is 15-18 # relief valve and expansion tank are good -please advise thank you

baseboard heat 180 degrees not keeping house warm

@ January 31, 2011 5:41 PM in baseboard heat 180 degrees not keeping house warm

looking for thoughts zone valves open- pipes are extremely hot 180 degrees pump running boiler cast iron 18 years old- fins on baseboard dirty-(what is best way to clean)house wont go above 65 past winters did older couple likes to keep 75-80 any thoughts suggestions?

@ March 4, 2008 6:35 PM in climate pamels

is anyone sitting on some clinate panels or quik trak they need to get rid of or does anyone have alternate method

climate panels

@ March 3, 2008 7:45 PM in climate panels-Quik Trak

does anyone know where i can get best price on climate panels or quik trak panels or any alternatives


@ February 27, 2008 9:03 PM in leaks

have hot water heating system-baseboard-copper feeding under concrete-leak in zone -water leaks out as soon as you shut off feed- what is best way to locate leak under slab
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