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Last Post on August 23, 2014

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@ August 23, 2014 2:21 PM in who builds?



@ August 23, 2014 11:05 AM in who builds?

Aluminum, not being an oily guy by trade,i was wondering if aluminum is an acceptable vent for oil….Not even sure of product model or location, so not for me to say….


@ August 21, 2014 6:39 PM in Oil boiler with gas conversion burner

What appliances are you using? Boiler manufacture ,combined with what manufacture conversion burner? Inside or outside chimney? Existing gas pressure?….

Pipe Dope

@ August 17, 2014 7:31 AM in Gas Piping - teflon tape

Any of the honeywell gas control valves I have installed, the instruction manual says DO NOT USE TEFLON TAPE….They also say no sealant on first two threads…..Makes sense to me……They also spec. how far they want that nipple installed,as not to damage the gas valve body….


@ August 11, 2014 5:11 AM in One riser or two?

I would use two, It will slow down the steam….

meters in my area

@ August 9, 2014 1:06 PM in Burner Conversion Question - Weil-McLain P-SG0-3

If the gas company has to replace the meter, up size the riser, or service, and the meter/meters are inside,they, if not already relocate them to within ten feet of service coming in….I was informed that was for them and the fire department….Makes sense to me…I can tell you, the inside fit is on the owner/owners…This is just in my area…Hope that helps….FYI add up the total btus required convert it cu/ft and see if the meter is sized correctly….The local gas supplier will tell you the but content of the gas…rule of thumb 1k btus per cu/ft of gas…..Example 100000 BTU BOILER 45000 BTU WATER HEATER 35000 BTU DRYER 65000 BTU STOVE EQUALS 245000 SO NOW A 250 METER IS OK…NOW ADD A FIRPLACE AT 15000 BTUS YOU NEED THE NEXT SIZE UP….Once again this is how it works in Boston metro are with the grid…Science don’t change but policy does

Its simple

@ August 9, 2014 8:16 AM in Burnham has tested Beckett gas burners in oil-fired boilers

You want an oil boiler buy an oil boiler
you want a gas boiler buy a gas boiler
you want a combination oil/gas by a buy one of those.
Done correctly on the approved boiler it will heat your home no differently than the other fuel…
If tour into clean air then thats great
if your into lower cost fuel [ AT THIS TIME ] thats great
I believe the true savings comes from proper installation, a well insulated home,and a well managed thermostat…..


@ July 27, 2014 6:45 PM in Burnham IN4 steam boiler piping

Not even a nice try….Had to be a moonlighter…

by the book

@ July 19, 2014 10:07 AM in Do I need a chimney liner?

My simple answer is, if in doubt line it….However I am sure it is clearly, written in the local code books in your area….Sizing charts are readily available,on line from different manufactures….When you have a chimney inspected and approved for continued use,its approved for continued use { at that time }…In my state the code, is not just a code its the LAW…..Chimneys are to your house as a exhaust systems are to cars…..Keep it safe and simple….

gas pressure

@ July 4, 2014 2:54 PM in Bouncing Gas Pressure

measure the pressure static and dynamic …If gas sizing and pressure is good look elsewhere Very recently my area has had moisture issues…Filters have been installed by the gas company…..low pressure areas are a bit touchy….


@ July 4, 2014 9:35 AM in Bouncing Gas Pressure

Just some of my input hope it helps, maybe some of the questions are already answered.

1 What is minimum gas pressure the manuf. requires for proper operation
2 what is static and dynamic pressures with each appliance running separately and combined.
3 Did you or anyone check for moisture in the gas, suggest pull off supply nipple at gas valves and check inlet screen if applicable…Recently I had moisture in customers gas line
had to have inline filter installed…Showed as a rusty red color.
4 What is the min.gas pressure your gas provider guarantees

Its not uncommon to see oversized gas lines on the inside fit for low press. areas Kind of like a reservoir in some peoples minds…The current code book in your area gives min. sizing…
My opinion.either wet gas,or pressure to low on street side….

hope you get it fixed


@ July 1, 2014 7:00 AM in Converting Oil to Gas

Who is your gas provider?


@ June 29, 2014 11:58 PM in recent job

Or learn


@ June 29, 2014 11:55 PM in recent job

Give us the model number of the ecr…Maybe we an help….

power vent..

@ June 29, 2014 10:45 PM in concentric termination relative to dryer vent

Did you say this a power vent? If so why a concentric?


@ June 29, 2014 10:28 PM in recent job

we removed the existing c/i rad in the pic.and installed two flat panel rads on a wet loop in basement…off the steam boiler….on there own zone..

Yes of course there is a h/loop, tied in 2 in below the N W L….and yes two main vents were installed 18 in back and 9 in up on the dry returns prior to 90s dropping down

About the 15in question what kind/size boiler is asking for that, or are you working off a suggested kit drawn up by someone….

condensate loop

@ June 29, 2014 12:04 PM in recent job

there are two of them ,used for the wet loop in the basement…the pic of the radiators shows one high,that was a c/i rad. heated off of drip line..the below rads are panel rads attached to the wet loop..we removed the c/i rad…Very common to see in the Boston area….

recent job

@ June 29, 2014 10:24 AM in recent job


combustion air

@ June 25, 2014 6:11 PM in boiler venting

Please do yourself a huge favor….Contact someone lic. in the field...

cast iron

@ March 19, 2014 10:15 PM in Replace 2" x 10' cast iron steam pipe cost?

Never have seen a cast iron steam pipe….Pricing is best left between you and him...


@ March 19, 2014 8:00 AM in Taco Zone Valve

Per the pic you posted I might be a bit concerned about a flame roll out condition….


@ March 2, 2014 7:44 AM in New Gas Conversion

What kind of baseboard c/i or copper?
How many zones?
Did you get a whole house heat loss?
Age of people living in home?
Did anyone check the gas service size and pressure,as well as a load check..

I understand you want a new boiler and not a conversion kit….FYI not all of Burnham boilers are NON convertible,as I recently learned, in fact when I contacted Burnham engineers,they thanked me for bringing up a situation and hence had the boiler manual reworded to include it could be converted….All to my surprise….
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