Joined on February 11, 2008
Last Post on December 6, 2008
@ December 6, 2008 10:14 AM in Moving Heating OilNorm, Are you sure about that? Here in NH you can transport up tp 110 gallons without a permit. They use that amount because that's what the fuel tanks on a BST (Big Scarry Truck)are.
@ August 20, 2008 8:46 AM in My wall of shameCome on fellow, we are professionals. If we are not replacing it (up to code), we're walking out and will accept nothing for our time as we don't want to be responsible. However, we see these things everyday and if stopped to take pictures of every infraction of the code or worn out junk, my hard drive would be over flowing.
@ August 19, 2008 7:34 PM in My wall of shameWe see these things every day, it's our job... If I were to take pictures of all the unsafe, wore out and abused equipment I wouldn't have any hard drive space left.
@ June 9, 2008 8:58 PM in vaughn indirectI put one in for a customer, four years later it's leaking, small leak but no less a leak we can't fix (no surprise here). Customer says he's selling the house and the leak was picked up on the home inspection and needs it replace. I ordered a replacement tank then things got busy for us and we had to delay putting it in for a month. By the time we completed the job the house was sold and was being renovated (new basement floor & ect. and another month passed. We installed the new tank and returned the leaker for warranty credit. Warranty was refused because the house had changed ownership. The new owner had called Vaughn to get an extended warrantee on his new tank which he thought he was entitled to since it was new. The new owner was a lawyer... need I say more. I had to pay for new replacement tank due to a warrantee loop hole... Never again will I sell, work on or recommend a leaking Top Performer again. BTW: add lawyer to the list of: “Never work for or with again”
@ April 15, 2008 8:51 AM in Help with old metric stadler tubingWe have hundreds of jobs done with Joe's Stadler metric tubing. When we have to modify it or re-pipe it we use our Wirsbo pipe expander and re-size it to the next standard size up, use an insert fitting with a copper crimp ring. If the pipe starts to split we just heat it up with a heat gun and we're golden...
@ April 12, 2008 9:50 AM in what's in your basement?I have one of the original Munchkin prototypes (80M) powering: 2 Hi-V systems, Runtal wall panels in the office, Runtal Towel bars in the baths, Runtal coat warmer in the hall, heating the hot tub on the porch and SSU45 DHW heater. It’s a 3,600 sq. /ft. one hundred year old colonial house in NH. I have been asked many times; “have you ever had any problems with it?” My response is always: “of course I have, it was given to me as a test boiler, with the sole purpose to use it and abuse it in a real life situation”. This boiler has been put through hell; it’s gone through six up-grades on the controls, blowers and piping configuration changes. It’s last up-grade came last fall with the distribution being changed to a primary/secondary piping arrangement. Would I trade it? In a hart beat, I love the new Munchkin Contenders that we have been installing. However, this little work horse is still running strong and being ole Yankee that I am, I expect to see at least 10 more years with it. My other boilers (2) are in the Carriage house out back, they are the new Biasi Riva Combi, wall hung units. They supply both heat to Hi-V systems and DHW to each apartment. Again, these are also test boilers and yes, they have has had issues, but only minor ones which have been corrected on the new models.