Joined on August 11, 2008
Last Post on December 5, 2013
@ May 19, 2013 1:12 PM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone LocationsI didn't see that loop on the primary, and I don't know how it works like it is set up.
@ May 19, 2013 12:09 PM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone Locationsthose zone circs are pumping down, then the primary is pumping away from the boiler, and circulation through the boiler is not backwards. Not ideal, but not the end of the world "as we know it".
@ May 19, 2013 10:09 AM in Gas Boiler Pump and Zone LocationsIt seems as though ugly and wrong usually go together. That installation reflects a lack of pride, and ignorance. You could spend an hour with a 12 year old, going over the I&O, and at the end of that hour, he would have a better understanding of what had to be done, than this installer had. No offense, but it's sad, and it's too common.
@ May 18, 2013 8:52 PM in is it a problem connecting a larger gas pipe to a smaller gas pipe?I misused the term STATIC, as it does not apply to gas. I used it meaning pressure in its unused state. Which is why I stated it meant absolutely nothing as it related to pipe size.
@ May 18, 2013 2:00 PM in is it a problem connecting a larger gas pipe to a smaller gas pipe?It will have larger volume, with the same STATIC pressure. Which means absolutely nothing.
@ May 15, 2013 9:59 PM in 20+lb garbage disposal in large SS sink?Two drains? The dishwasher drains into the disposal, by way of an air gap. You don't need the tail-piece adaptor for the dishwasher.
@ May 14, 2013 7:39 PM in Radiator to baseboard conversionRemoving a cast-iron radiator and replacing it with a piece of baseboard would be a decision you would regret very quickly. The cast-iron holds the heat, and emits it longer than any emitter you could put in its place. In a hot water system,they get hot, but not the type of hot that would burn someone if they bump into it. Mine get very hot in the winter, and I can hold my hand on them without getting burned.
@ May 12, 2013 8:43 PM in gas line sizingWhen the customer can't get hot water out of that heater, because the furnaces are running, it will become very clear that it is important.
@ May 12, 2013 8:29 PM in Need opinions on kitchen faucet brandsJust stay away from the designer, and or European crap when it comes to faucets. Stick to the major manufacturers, and you'll have no problems with parts. Don't buy something like Pegasus, from a big box store, and expect to be able to get parts. They do a lowsy job of backing up the products they sell.
@ May 11, 2013 10:59 AM in Primary Secondary ProblemSome scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
@ May 9, 2013 3:10 PM in Primary Secondary ProblemThis problem only pops up once in 20 installs, and maybe it is not the problem at all. But, it forces you to go back to "the book". If you know the supply temp from the boiler is the same as the supply temp to the zone or indirect, then the piping is having no effect.
@ May 9, 2013 12:33 PM in Automatic water cutoffleave the supply on while you're away from home, and,as said, make sure there is a low water cut-off on the boiler. Depending on where the leak might pop up, you might be able to shut the boiler down sooner with something like this. http://www.transducersdirect.com/HeleoCart/ProductPage/TDPS.aspx
@ May 9, 2013 10:45 AM in Primary Secondary ProblemAre you getting 175 to the indirect though? Or is that merely at the boiler, and because of the pipe configuration, he is getting reverse flow between the tees? Piping contrary to the rules may work, but you may sacrifice efficiency.On any of your installs that you used street 90's, would you notice 5% of the heat not going to the zone?
@ May 8, 2013 2:58 PM in Polypropylene vents becoming the way to goThat's confusing logic......Because there's worse, don't use better. It's great that you haven't had a failure in 30 years, but do you flatly refuse to change, being told that you might have a problem down the road?
@ May 8, 2013 12:44 PM in need help switching for oil to gasWhat were the results of the heat loss done on the home? If one wasn't done, I'd use neither contractor. The money wasted year after year,is your money. You could put the most expensive boiler in the world, in a home, and if not sized correctly and installed correctly, it would be out-performed by a cheap,piece of junk, done correctly.
@ May 8, 2013 12:33 PM in Delta-P/Delta-T Part #4An old comedy routine.......A man looking up at the sky, and saying,"Doc it hurts when I do this", and the doctor replying,"Son, don't do that".
@ May 6, 2013 9:37 PM in Taco on Fox Business NewsIt's good to see this still exists here in America. It's been the recipe for success, since this country was founded.
There was a time when there was factories in every town that shared a similar philosophy as Taco's. I worked for one. The owner knew all the employees by name. If the last time he spoke with you was 6 months ago, and you told him your kid had appendicitus, he'd ask how the kid was doing. He would not allow management to hire anyone for Human Resources. He said, "The only reason to have a Human Resources department is if you intend to screw the workers". When the company grew to 1200 employees, they hired a guy for HR, but he was told to stay home when the owner was in town.
The old man died, and his kids took over. They talked to no one on the production floor. When they closed the plant, the largest dept. was Human Resources.
@ May 4, 2013 3:15 PM in Lesson learned NEVER let the wife tag along to the home showYou only think you made a winner with that one. I'm tellin ya, there's a marker waitin' to be played. It's in the manual somewhere. My wife is my best friend, and strongest ally. She has been for over 30 years. I don't say "NO" to her. I lay out the facts, and let her figure it out. And that's a two-way street.
@ May 3, 2013 8:53 AM in Lesson learned NEVER let the wife tag along to the home showDamage Control is the answer. If you try arguing, she'll start crying, and then it'll cost you twice as much. There's a manual out there somewhere, that they all train from.Here's a statement that will make you cringe,"I'll do it myself". That one will get you out of bed, with the flu. Page 42 in the manual...LOL
@ April 29, 2013 5:59 PM in what size boiler woul you recommend?I re-read my posts, and they weren't written in some obscure Lithuanian dialect. I was just trying to clarify possible options for the OP.
@ April 29, 2013 5:44 PM in what size boiler woul you recommend?The combi's you're describing have the DHW outputs they do because of high BTU output. You won't find one, sized for a 40000 btu heat loss with those kind of DHW outputs.