Joined on August 11, 2008
Last Post on March 9, 2014
@ January 21, 2014 11:14 AM in Hot water recirculation do they save money?Forty Watts? Seems high....746 watts/1 hp.....Taco 007=1/25 hp= about 30 watts
@ January 21, 2014 10:42 AM in Rapid random clicking when furnace cycles offThe "Anticipator" setting... http://www.luxproproducts.com/pdfs/PSM30SA_ENG_WebManual.pdf
@ January 21, 2014 10:34 AM in HeatMy boss likes to ask me, "How long is it going to take to do that?" My response is usually."Just until it's done". The list of unknown factors that would affect the answer to your question, could take up a wing in the Library of Congress.
@ January 20, 2014 3:08 PM in Rapid random clicking when furnace cycles offmight have hit this one. Check the CPH setting on the t-stat.The guess is, and it's only a guess....as the t-stat approaches its set point,it may be opening and closing its contacts.Monitor the voltage at the t-stat connections of the boiler to confirm this is what;s happening.
@ January 18, 2014 8:39 PM in Complete System Review (Two pipe System plus One pipe Counter Flow Extension)be east to tell when a return springs a leak, as they are right over the electric. If it were mine, I'd probably repipe the whole basement.There doesn't seem to be enough there that's proper, to warrant leaving any of it.
@ January 16, 2014 9:49 PM in balancing the systemwould add the radiation to the cold room. Balance the over-radiation with flow valves, and take advantage of the colder supply temps. Letting the mod/con handle the heat load of the whole structure. I would, however add TRVs to the bedrooms, if the homeowner liked sleeping in colder temps.
@ January 16, 2014 9:18 PM in balancing the systemIf I told you I was going to install a mod/con in an 1800 sq/ft colonial, and I wanted to make it 14 zones. What would you say?
@ January 16, 2014 8:35 PM in ConfusedIt is mathematics. I don't buy into the new mathematics. It is either right or wrong.
@ January 16, 2014 6:23 PM in ConfusedAfter reading the article, it appears there is a kink in the Universal Hydronic Formula. And now for the million dollar question.......Why won't anyone just say it is wrong?
@ January 16, 2014 2:14 PM in ConfusedWith all other conditions being equal, then can you have a higher DeltaT across an emitter and not have emitted more heat? I am talking design considerations, using two known quantities to calculate the third. Or do you just say, I want more heat over there, so I'll pump it faster?
@ January 16, 2014 1:15 PM in ConfusedThe following statement is copied from Caleffi's Idronic Series on Hydronic Balancing
• The faster a heated fluid passes through a heat
emitter, the greater the rate of heat transfer,when all
other conditions are equal
This statement seems to directly oppose the Universal Hydronic Formula, whereas to achieve a higher Delta T, you supply less gpm, which implies a slowing of the flow.Can someone clear this up for me?
@ January 16, 2014 11:16 AM in balancing the systemanother radiator to the coldest room, if possible. The system will like that fix the best.
@ January 15, 2014 5:15 PM in One-Pipe Main VentingI'm sorry if my post sounded gruff. I am suggesting, what has been suggested right along. You need a steam pro to evaluate your system, as a whole, top to bottom. We all share your interest in this topic.
@ January 15, 2014 2:33 PM in No bleed valve on SunTemp baseboard radiatorThey should have made provisions for bleeding those baseboards.You may need to call someone to add the necessary fittings, and if there are valves, they won't have to drain the whole system.
@ January 15, 2014 2:13 PM in "Normal" pressure and temp?Put on some clean shorts, then got to work? :-)
@ January 15, 2014 1:58 PM in Hot water baseboard heatingI (think) they set the design day at 25*, and the boost on a timer? Either way, we know the system will produce 180* water. The setback should lead to extended recovery periods( not good), but not as in this case, complete inability to recover.I'm afraid the truth is getting lost in the facts....complete, incomplete, or completely wrong, as they may be.
@ January 15, 2014 1:47 PM in One-Pipe Main VentingAll these things are good to know, but get you no closer to having a properly running system. Talking about insulating sagging, improperly pitched, and dripped mains is a waste of time, at this point. TRV's are great, but also a waste of time discussing, at this point. Unless you plan on replacing the boiler, its size is irrelevant, at this point.
There are countless people that have come to this site, to gain information to do the work themselves.The steam pros here, very generously share their knowledge and expertise.If you intend to do the work yourself, just say so. If your waiting for a steam pro to move in next door. Good Luck
@ January 15, 2014 11:40 AM in Hot water baseboard heatingThe system, in boost mode will produce 180* water. We can only assume that it produced 180* water during the actic blast we just had. The downstairs of the home would not get above 66* during that period. Not enough heat was being emitted to counteract the heat loss of the area, which points to not enough radiation.
@ January 15, 2014 11:22 AM in No bleed valve on SunTemp baseboard radiatorFor valves on the supply and return that would isolate that loop from the boiler. There should also be places to connect garden hoses.You would close the valves to isolate the loop from the system, then use 2 hoses. One connected to a faucet. One run safely outdoors. Make sense?
@ January 15, 2014 11:12 AM in New Radiator Does Not Get HotI didn't see any pictures of that radiator installed sideways like that. Could someone post a link to a site that might show that?
@ January 14, 2014 8:45 PM in Need Steam Expert in Trenton, NJwill this(soon to be) former "Scorched Air" customer.