Joined on August 11, 2008
Last Post on December 9, 2013
@ November 23, 2013 11:28 AM in Radiator Closest To Return Leaking A lot of WaterNo reduction in pipe size coming out of the boiler in those illustrations.....very important detail.The details are important.
@ November 23, 2013 10:33 AM in Radiator Closest To Return Leaking A lot of WaterAll of the near-boiler piping needs to be correct.
@ November 22, 2013 9:44 PM in Radiator Closest To Return Leaking A lot of WaterThat configuration is going to give you some very wet steam. You have no header.It is not the cause of your bouncing water line, but you should correct it.
@ November 20, 2013 8:03 PM in Problem heating second levelI believe the Mizer is only good for 1 zone. Which zone does it control? The system is zoned with circulators and not zone valves, correct?
@ November 18, 2013 9:55 PM in Taco Bumble Bee on Mod/Con boiler ?There's way too many unknowns to be able to tell you whether it is a good answer for your situation. Is the boiler sized correctly? Is it installed according to the I&O manual? Is the house chopped up into micro-zones? Why does it not stay in condensing mode now?
@ November 14, 2013 9:23 PM in Quality of help on the WallI don't know if you know about the site, but go to Taco FloPro University. You'll find information that you won't believe. They have tutorials that take you from start to finish, designing a system. I think if you look around this site, you'll see that the biggest cause of problems with peoples systems, is that the installer simply didn't follow the manufacturers instructions. After problem arise with the system, the homeowner opens the I&O packet(for the 1st time), and reallizes what he has doesn't even resemble what is in the manual. Best Wishes
@ September 25, 2013 12:18 PM in Smith Boiler / Carlin EZ-Gas ConversionYou'll find it hard to get someone to do the conversion. But, there is one in Milford, CT that can and will do the job correctly. Had mine done last season by Climate Partners. I live in West Haven and have a Smith series 8/ 5section.
@ September 15, 2013 9:39 AM in Taco ZVC404-EXP ProblemsI'd jump the end switch of on of the zones in question and see if that starts the circ. I suspect end switches are the problem and not the ZVC's.
@ July 9, 2013 10:22 AM in Thoughts on these new products?Nice little valve, but I have my doubts about the savings claimed as applied in the video.It would seem to fall under the "Six of one, half-a-dozen of the other" umbrella.Turn the hot water on "low" and wait? Wow, there's an idea...lol
@ July 9, 2013 9:58 AM in Expansion Tank Questionhttp://www.amtrol.com/support/extrol_com_sizing.html
@ June 11, 2013 10:27 AM in simplification of ARGO control boardWhat you are asking is simple for a professional. To merely demonstrate the system functioning is simple.If you are dealing with a flooded boiler, it needs professional attention, period. It can be life-threatening. There is no short-term cobbling that is safe, and you won't get help here.
@ June 10, 2013 11:08 AM in Buy AmericanMuch talk about Americans demanding the cheapest prices. Well, none of the manufacturers that use to make their products here have ever lowered their prices when moving production offshore.I admit, when they first started the "Buy American" campaign, I was like...yeah right. We also use to hear things like" they want to eliminate the middle-class in this country and , I was like....yeah right.
Well, here we are in this country with flourishing stock markets that no longer reflect the health of this nation and its economy.Our elected officials have decided that we need to become part of the "Global Economy", and sign trade agreements that give middle-class jobs away. Unemployment is through the roof.The former middle-class in this country have become the working poor.
The wealthy, including those in politics, have no desire to fix this. It benefits them. The only time it was adressed, openly, was Obama's last campaign.That's why he was elected, but the powers that be will not allow it to change. Remember......He was going to re-write the trade agreements, and bring the jobs back. I don't think he knew what he was up against.
I love this country, but it needs fixing, right now.
@ June 6, 2013 9:38 AM in Amateur Hour gas boiler installAre you sure that it's not a still? Is this in Kentucky?
@ May 27, 2013 8:00 AM in Memorial DayTo those of you, that have proudly served, and are serving this beautiful country.....WE THANK YOU. It is because of your sacrifices, we enjoy the freedoms we have. God Bless You All And Protect You.
@ May 27, 2013 7:50 AM in Drop Header:Which way to Go?I don't read the diagram like that, at all. I see....Use 2 tappings for oil, and a single for gas. It would have been easy enough for them to have both drawings as side views, with the smaller riser increased in size then connected to the larger, for gas. If that was their intention.
Their 2 riser diagram seems contrary to conventional wisdom for near-boiler piping. It sets up a collision of steam, similar to tapping between the risers.
If it were me, I'd want to speak with someone in "Engineering" directly. Ask....It couldn't hurt.
@ May 24, 2013 9:26 PM in Honeywell Zone Control QuestionNothing shuts the power off to the valve when open. When power is shut off to the valve, it closes. The coil that operates the valve is energized by your Taco ZVC, and the power stays on to the valve until the zvc stops sending it. Just like a lightbulb off a switch.
@ May 24, 2013 8:57 PM in Oil Boiler Leaking WaterReplace the PRV.Sometimes when they discharge, they will not seal afterwards. Replace and properly mount the expansion tank. Is there a coil for domestic hot water in the boiler?
@ May 24, 2013 8:22 PM in Honeywell Zone Control QuestionThe power for the valve itself should not go through the "end switch". The end switch is just a set of dry contacts that work off the valve position. It is typically used to control the circulator, to prevent it from being on against a closed valve.
@ May 23, 2013 1:41 PM in Heating System requirements for New HouseI worked on a framing crew. We built a passive solar house that was a twin to one built in Nova Scotia. I never got a chance to see the mechancals of the house, but I can tell you that the construction is nothing like conventional. There's nothing difficult about it, but the engineering done beforehand has to be top-notch. Right from the site work, to positioning of the house and its orientation to the sun. There can't be any guesswork involved.
@ May 23, 2013 11:29 AM in TT110 Trimax control questionLook at P3.......Adding a vertical pipe between the boiler ends of the supply and return manifolds give you a place for the closely spaced tee's. Look up the install instructions for the air scoop. There are requirements that it not be placed too close to elbows.Here is a simple explaination of P/S, and closely spaced tees. http://www.comfort-calc.net/primary-secondary_piping_tutorial.html
@ May 23, 2013 10:47 AM in TT110 Trimax control questionBy piping it P/S you're eliminating the unknowns.Your flow through the boiler will be constant, unaffected by anything that goes on with the zones. Your bypass just adds confusion. There will still be an affect on the boiler pump by just using that. The affect will be different depending on how many zones are calling. I think my head would explode, trying to figure out how each affected to flow.