Joined on October 6, 2007
Last Post on November 15, 2013
@ November 15, 2013 8:58 PM in Which Pipe Sealant?I dont know about 3/8but they do make 1/4 in. I think markal makes it, its been a while since i had some. Now that you made me think about it i think i will order a few rolls.
@ November 1, 2013 11:48 PM in Two Pipe Steam Piping Boiler OverfillingI see a problem, They tied the steam return and the condesate return above the water line they should be tied in below the water line.
@ November 1, 2013 11:30 PM in Boiler FloodingI see a problem, They tied the steam return and the condesate returns above the water line. They should all connect below the water line.
@ November 1, 2013 7:42 PM in Need help with water service noise / banging....I read your 1st post again and it seems like it all started after the prv and expantion tank was installed. I would remove them. and without expantion tank you have to get rid of the check valve to.
@ October 27, 2013 8:57 PM in Need help with water service noise / banging....If incoming water pressure is only 78 lbs why not loose the prv. I dont know your codes but maybe loose check valve and expantion tank, it sounds like thats the way you were before the work done.
@ October 27, 2013 5:55 PM in Need help with water service noise / banging....Is noise constant or only when running water? I saw a few jobs that banged when water was running, In those cases it was the reducing valve, it would reduce then not then reduce over and over causing the pipes to bang.
@ October 10, 2013 9:24 PM in New Furnace Setup - What do you think?If it says to plug unused 2 1/2 steam tapping then it is 2 in because you can clearly see they used a bushing at tapping.
@ October 1, 2013 9:24 PM in Radiator "Panting"How is the water level in the sight glass when the boiler is running? If it is boucing allot you need to skim the boiler. I fixed a panting radiator last year, the water level was bouncing and rad was panting. After skimming it stopped.
@ September 27, 2013 10:01 PM in dropped header sizeWhat size boiler is it? I would be more concerned about the bull head tee on the back main, and that they put the boiler in sideways, The controls are facing the wall making it harder to service and even check the water level.
@ September 18, 2013 8:14 PM in Too much to listA drop header wouldnt work there, He said there is 16 in of a dimention. It needs to be in a pit or needs a condesate pump.
@ September 4, 2013 10:57 PM in Near boiler piping, re-do it?Hap, I installed at least 100 boilers including some drop headers. I just dont get how drop headers are easier. You have more pipe more fittings. I cut every boiler out completly including sections of mains. When i put in a drop header i just install more pipe more fittings more labor.
@ September 3, 2013 11:34 PM in Near boiler piping, re-do it?After reading your last post do not return indirect piping into skim tapping or relief tapping, they are above the water level. All boilers have return tappings on both sides supply from one return from the other.
@ September 3, 2013 11:06 PM in Near boiler piping, re-do it?Cut it all out and pipe at boiler specs. Also cut out that bull nose tee. You must use 2 risers off the header. you could also go better and use drop header but at more cost.
@ July 17, 2013 8:59 PM in Fluidmaster 400A5 years old, you are fine, I have seen many way older than that.
@ February 5, 2013 7:35 PM in Willaimson GSA125 vs GSA150 steam boilerA williamson steam boiler is a weil mc lain boiler painted green A 125 weil and 150 weil have the same size block. the 150 has 1 extra burner. I wouldnt plug a burner i would get a manifold for a 125 and problem solved.
@ January 31, 2013 7:50 PM in Sizing a boiler with a tankless heater optionWhen sizing steam boiler with tankless coil for heating, Size the boiler for steam only. For the heating from the tanklesscoil, you can only use up to the pickup factor of the boiler. The pickup factor is usually 1 third of the steam load of the boiler. A pickup factor is an extra allowance for steam heat loss in piping between boiler and radiators. If you use more than the pickup factor the steam side will suffer. If you size the boiler bigger for the coil the steam side will be oversized.
@ January 30, 2013 7:47 PM in Sizing a boiler with a tankless heater optionSize boiler for steam only. You can only use pickup factor for tankless. Hot water zone can not exceed that.
@ January 20, 2013 9:48 PM in Pigtail modificationExtend wires and remove relief valve install tee for pig tail. much better location, less likley to clog
@ January 3, 2013 10:46 PM in Steam Boiler Decision & ApproachI would go with # 2. Steam boiler with tankless coil. I did it in my house. Boiler costs more and more material but much better choice. Pipe like hot water system,pump away from spiro vent and expantion tank and you will have quiet baseboard and be happy.