Joined on August 11, 2008
Last Post on May 8, 2014
@ May 8, 2014 11:58 AM in So far behind......You need to change the way you look at your situation. The boilers will be installed before they are needed. That is the promise you make to the customers waiting,not a date or hour. Stop adding pressure to a stressful situation. Don't de-value your services by working weekends. You need that downtime to recharge. On Saturdays, you and your wife get a massage, play with the kids, go fishing, whatever.Sundays are for family dinners, church, picnics, and anything but work. Life will pass you by, and the older you get the faster it goes. Don't miss out on the things that make it special.
@ April 18, 2014 12:36 PM in Painting Cast Iron Baseboard Radiator – Baseray/GovernaleThe manufacturer recommends oil over latex primer? I'm not a painter, but that sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. I was told, long ago, that the oil would eat up the water-base.
@ April 14, 2014 9:55 AM in Two Circs - TT Prestige ExcellenceCheck figure 21, page 31 of the boiler manual. The 2 CH zones are for 2 seperate reset curves. For instance, one baseboard- high temp, and one radiant floor- low temp. In their attemp to provide all the info., they have made it more confusing than it has to be.
@ April 13, 2014 9:02 PM in Can a Circulator Pump Past a Stopped Downstream Pump?There might be a government grant for that one. If you could fold enough facts in to the nonsense, they'd probably go for it.
@ April 12, 2014 9:20 PM in Proper Wiring Help NeededI think he needs a Common wire SWEI. Oh...I see what you're talking about now. There's a "C" there.
@ April 2, 2014 10:28 PM in Need used or cheap commercial steam boilerNot that it matters, but no one thought to ask this gentleman what the non-profit organization was,before criticising his cause. I have trouble finding the words.....SAD is the only one that comes to mind.
@ April 2, 2014 8:16 PM in Need used or cheap commercial steam boilerMaybe you could get everyone in the bank drunk, before the folks from the NON-PROFIT go in to ask for the loan.
@ April 1, 2014 6:04 PM in Thermal Expansion Tankabsolutely do need an expansion tank for DHW, if there is a PRV present.
@ March 31, 2014 8:25 PM in Navien 240 combi installed - I have concerns"The new pex that we ran in the house is 3/4" runs, down to 1/2" to the taps/appliances, so I doubt it's the new piping. Something tells me more and more it's the pressure from outside the house".
@ March 31, 2014 8:23 PM in Navien 240 combi installed - I have concerns"I just spoke to the city and my water main was upgraded in 1989 to a 3/4" line from the city side".
@ March 31, 2014 8:22 PM in Navien 240 combi installed - I have concerns"I just spoke to the city and my water main was upgraded in 1989 to a 3/4" line from the city side".
@ March 31, 2014 7:41 PM in Navien 240 combi installed - I have concernsHe's got 3/4" from the main at 100+ psi. The drastic drop in gpm with multiple fixtures can't be attributable to that. I believe he said he had 3/4" with 1/2" to the fixtures. I don't know for sure, but there is the possibility that when he had a tank type water heater, turning the PRV down may have been someones answer to a dripping relief valve, in the absence of an expansion tank. Just a W.A.G.
@ March 31, 2014 1:57 PM in Navien 240 combi installed - I have concernsMaybe the PRV is adjusted to 20 psi? Buy a $20 sillcock gauge. Make sure the sillcocks are piped after the PRV, and CHECK THE PRESSURE.
@ March 31, 2014 1:37 PM in Navien 240 combi installed - I have concernsI guess 22 or 23 GPM to the house would not be enough.
@ March 31, 2014 1:20 PM in Navien 240 combi installed - I have concernsAs said....Check the pressure in the house. Is there a PRV on the supply where it enters the home from the street? With that kind of pressure at the main, you should not be having the problems you're having.
@ March 30, 2014 5:08 PM in radiator paintJamie gets the prize! You've selected the one type of paint they say not to use on radiators.
@ March 30, 2014 12:03 PM in Navien 100,000 btu heatingI need some more direction to that webinar. Naviens answer seems to defy everything I've learned about P/S piping.
@ March 21, 2014 1:21 PM in Please critique this designThat strategy falls into the "Six of one...Half-a Dozen of another" category. Based on the definition of a BTU, it should take the same amount of time to heat the water to a certain temperature, whether you are alternating zones, or feeding the home as a whole. I'll stop beating a dead horse about the whole system. I didn't reallize you only wanted to talk about control and stop-gap measures. Best Wishes
@ March 21, 2014 9:58 AM in Please critique this designYou are not going to get what you want at design day(or lower) temperatures, with the emitters you have.
@ March 20, 2014 4:11 PM in Please critique this designWould be best spent making sure you could heat the house with 130* water on design day. The output of the baseboards falls off significantly at that temperature. You need to make sure you have enough emitter in each room. I'd use the TRVs in sleeping areas, and let the ODR do it's thing handling the bulk of the home.
@ March 20, 2014 12:07 PM in Please critique this designI'm just not sure what type of windows you have to use to allow space travel.
@ March 18, 2014 10:47 PM in Please critique this designwell do the emitters match the heat loss, room by room?