Joined on February 12, 2005
Last Post on February 7, 2014
@ February 7, 2014 1:42 AM in Your biggest radiator??That's exactly what it is! They are buying that one and a 6-section sister rad. I hate selling them. I have a 36" tall, 5-feet long Rococo that will be the most beautiful rad when sandblasted. Very ornate.
Folks have no idea how much work a rad that size is to just move a few feet let alone into the truck even with an engine lift and a jib crane on the truck. It's just too heavy. Any guesses?
@ February 5, 2014 11:07 PM in Your biggest radiator??Hot water. The room has an all glass wall up the canyon.
@ February 5, 2014 9:18 PM in Your biggest radiator??Main floor or we would have hired a piano mover!
It's fairly heavy.......
@ February 5, 2014 8:18 PM in Your biggest radiator??Installing this beast next week. Had it for about 3 years now.
5' long, 40" tall, 12" wide.
@ January 30, 2014 4:53 PM in All we are saying, is give grav-i-ty a chance!Posted about this job a month back. Planned on bypassing the 3" underground to go with 1" copper and pump it. A wise man suggested we pipe 2" up and over, and see what happens. Works just like it ever did!
A big Hat's Off to Gerry, Primetime Boiler Service, Salt Lake City!!!!
@ January 6, 2014 8:17 PM in Need gravity system job advise...Agree on 1" being too small. Since Im pumping slow and have a nice long run maybe 2" black? It can reduce at a 90 since im going up and over now. Only one retun in that area and its off a added 2-pipe loop of 2-3 rads
@ January 6, 2014 11:26 AM in Need gravity system job advise...Third I've seen like this. One other is like a 6" pipe leaving boiler area and reduces to 4". 1-pipe with diverter tees gravity. That's why I want one tiny pump, to pump as slow as possible to make it fly.
@ January 6, 2014 10:51 AM in Need gravity system job advise...In the pics you can see the fittings each rad takes off of. It's 1 pipe gravity with some special tee.
@ January 6, 2014 10:08 AM in Need gravity system job advise...Oops. Guess that's more diverter Tee?
I say 250 because off the kitchen is all (mostly) glass room then possible add on if that room is taken off and made larger with rooms above.
Since I need to get heat reliable and this is only 15' of pipe, I'd rather do a Heatloss when I've got more time and they commit.
@ January 6, 2014 9:31 AM in Need gravity system job advise...200-250k. Another 2200 sq' bungalow with 400k under it!
@ January 6, 2014 9:02 AM in Need gravity system job advise...Gravity. Has 3" main return under the slab, about 15' long, and that's where the major leak is.
Does not want to swap this mid winter, wants to do WH and the whole enchilada this spring, so this is a permanent temp fix.
I am thinking 1" copper to bypass the leak, tie in returns that currently hit that low 3" line into new 1" return, cap roof vents, xtank, tiny pump on the new return to barely pull water through. One main monoflow tee loop, and one small 2-pipe zone with 2-3 rads.
@ December 20, 2013 3:20 AM in Hot water baseboard heatingOnly time I ever heard of anything like this, the Munchkin had no input for priority so it was married to the ODR's set point instead of making 180.
Also, with no priority, the zone pumps never cut off and the indirect was just another zone that ran with the rest of the house.
Boiler and pumps sized fine otherwise.
@ December 19, 2013 10:17 AM in I need a condensate trap!!Not a P trap, an inline vertical trap that has a catch groove or trough all the way around that catches condensate running down the pipe wall. No loss of pipe diameter or flow.
@ December 18, 2013 3:55 PM in I need a condensate trap!!Each install is unique. What size venting do you have? How long? How many elbows? Piped P/S? What emitters do you have? What is your total load? What temp water do you send out? What is your average outdoor winter temp / lowest temps? It goes on and on....
In this case, boiler is undersized, and runs low temps, so it is always in that condense zone, runs more than typical because it's undersized and in a very cold area, and it's never above condensing temps unless it's a DHW call. LOTS of condensate. Yours may be getting above that regularly, or your vents are way shorter, or your house is smaller than 3200sq', or so on....
Do you believe condensate erodes or is harmful to aluminum? I do....
As for pitching away, it makes a HUGE ice tumor / hazard in the winter, and is irresponsible in my opinion. Deal with the condensate. That's as bad as guys I see that don't want to buy a neutralizer and just stub the discharge tube from the pump outside with the vent. In the winter it's a giant mess and in summer it kills all vegetation and leaves a lake.
Ahh, can't remember who? You sound like my rep! I need a 3" PVC inline trap. This boiler will last 100x's longer with a trap. I saw three WM HXs at the supply house when I dropped off this one, all rotted out from condensate, all warranty replace. They redesigned the 150K plus vents, but said there was no need for a redesigned vent for the 80 or 110, but replaced this one under warranty.
A 3" SS vent trap will not work. Needs to be PVC size.
@ December 18, 2013 11:19 AM in Math quiz at end of first post after login...Not saying it's broke at all. Just odd that it deleted the post rather than let me do the math.
Also, wasn't complaining. It was a joke. It's always worked fine otherwise.
@ December 18, 2013 9:40 AM in Math quiz at end of first post after login...Just typed out a long, well thought out reply. His submit, needed to do math quiz.
IT DELETED ALL MY POST!!!!!!!
That was just great. Just great.
@ December 17, 2013 3:28 PM in I need a condensate trap!!So this boiler is under sized, and runs low temp. Add 25' of vertical vent with 4' at the top in a cold attic space, and you get constant condensing with near 100% of that running back through the HX. This HX I swapped had rotted out at the service opening and below the vent connection. WM said no problem based on pics, and swapped it with a new unit. No extension of warranty. WM redesigned the 150K+ boilers to have the trap and bypass but told me no such vent exists for the 80 or 110 because it was simply not needed. I have a unique situation where an inline trap would greatly increase the life of this boiler if all that condensate was not running back through the HX.
@ December 17, 2013 12:08 PM in Low level CO detectors?It's 1950's. No other detectors maybe battery smokies.
Thing is, she had a big box unit go off. Changed batteries, fresh air, fine. Construction in unit above her. Just an air handler and coils for these units. Equipment is 8 stories below.
@ December 17, 2013 11:55 AM in Low level CO detectors?93 year old customer in this situation, 8th floor condo. Just air handler but she wants a CO detector and I want to install the right unit for the occupant. Sweet lady.
@ December 17, 2013 9:22 AM in I need a condensate trap!!Inline, 3"pvc.
I have an Ultra 80 in service, heating a 3000sq' house with low temp. (floors)
Heats fine, but never leaves the condensing zone and it's a jungle in there! Just swapped the HX on warranty (rotted through) but now I would like to save the new HX from the same 8-year fate.
Got a SS inline 3", but it's for 3" OD.
@ December 17, 2013 8:52 AM in Math quiz at end of first post after login...They are getting harder and harder!
Does Dan stay up waiting for posts and check each answer??
@ December 17, 2013 8:51 AM in Low level CO detectors?What is your go to brand / source?
Gotta do better than the 30/70 ppm big box store thing....