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Last Post on March 9, 2014
@ March 4, 2012 9:55 PM in Expansion tank issuesyour original post approx. 2 weeks ago, you described this piping in detail, and I told you it was bass ackwards. In this posting,you drew the piping, and it is bass ackwards. You have hydraulic seperation between the primary and secondary loops, and you installed the expansion tank on the return of the secondary loop. "Pumping At"
@ March 4, 2012 8:57 PM in Expansion tank issueszones pumping from a 1' supply manifold, pumping at the PONPC?
@ March 3, 2012 9:06 PM in Has our system been analyzed correctly?the folks on the board to proceed with the repairs to the heating system that they feel are necessary, based on whomever they choose to believe.You can't do any more than you have done.Insist on a schedule of repairs along with costs, and reasonable expectations associated with each repair. Become the biggest P.I.T.A. on the planet.Good Luck
@ March 2, 2012 9:57 PM in Conversion Burner Firing RateHonestly, I think if it were the high, I could have fired it low based on the tentative Heat Loss of 100,000 btu's. EDR totalling a little over 95000 btu's. Some idiot that looks just like me, removed a cast-iron radiator from the kitchen because it took up too much space (major mistake). I'll take care of the cold spots in the spring.
One thing I did notice was that the ez-gas could be purchased with a optional pedestal. Does that mean that it requires some type of support? It looks like a large burner, but pictures may be deceptive.
Once again......Thanks for taking the time to look at my situation and respond. If my father was still around, I'd have bought him a laptop just so he could read "The Wall". He would have loved it.
@ March 2, 2012 10:40 AM in Conversion Burner Firing RateIt's a 1.10B nozzle, and off hand I can't remember the pressure. I'm not at the house now, but will try to check it tonight.O.K...I just remembered....It's an ez-1 HP.
@ March 1, 2012 10:31 PM in New boiler, new bangingbattle at a time. Just get the install corrected to manufacturers specification.Stand your ground and don't fold!
@ March 1, 2012 2:57 PM in Condensing vs Modulating / Condensingthere are any cold spots in the house, now is the time to address those issues.How many people in the home? Huge hot water demand? If everything is good....for size, you need to look at something like the Munchkin MC50
@ March 1, 2012 2:32 PM in Condensing vs Modulating / CondensingThat would be way over-sized for a mod/con. Your baseboards total are under 40000 btu's. You'd short cycle like crazy.Not to mention, that load is split between 2 zones.
@ March 1, 2012 12:15 PM in New boiler, new bangingdon't mean to make light of your situation. Unfortunately, your installation screams of a complete lack of skill. Included in the installation price, should be everything necessary to install the boiler to manufacturers specification, and comply with todays codes. Your installer did neither, and you are left with the mess. As said, get the gas company involved,or any other entity necessary to get the situation rectified. Take control of the situation...remember, the squeaky wheel gets the oil.
@ March 1, 2012 11:38 AM in New boiler, new bangingdidn't include your household in the survey.....right?They ran off when they heard the banging, thinking you were shooting at them.
@ March 1, 2012 10:23 AM in New boiler, new bangingputting this up, because it is easier to see proper piping. Look at page 25..It is the contractors job to install the boiler to manufacturers specification. http://www.usboiler.net/products/boilers/megasteam/assets/manual.pdf
@ February 29, 2012 3:28 PM in Conversion Burner Firing RateThe boiler is over-sized, based on the heat-losses that I have done, but not horribly.The house is an old gravity conversion and the boiler does not have short cycling issues. I would have no problem with firing at the same rate as oil, and save the 50% with gas. It has a Carlin ez-1 on it now, and I figured they'd use a Carlin ez-gas.It now, ( as oil), exhausts to a relined flue,with a gas water heater exhausting over that.
I know...I said the boiler was used for DHW, and it is. The water is fed through the boiler to the gas hot water heater.We have 4 adults in the house, and 3 kids approaching their teen years, and enough hot water to fill a swimming pool, if needed.Pictures of this system definately would not make it into any magazine, but it's solid and functional.Thanks for your help!
@ February 29, 2012 2:40 PM in Furnaceneed to know what's going on with your system. I suggest you do some studying about how steam systems work. This would be a great start... http://www.heatinghelp.com/products/Steam-Heating-Books/25/61/We-Got-Steam-Heat-A-Homeowners-Guide-to-Peaceful-Coexistence
@ February 29, 2012 1:31 PM in 9 unitsThe answer to the question would be....Yes? I don't think he held the lighter there for very long, they tend to get hot. On a start up, you don't have pressure with everything venting, you could have draft, depending on the point you chose to check?
@ February 29, 2012 12:17 PM in Conversion Burner Firing RateI have an 11 year old Smith 8 series, 5 section,DHW, oil-fired boiler that I am considering converting to gas and have a couple questions.
1. Is this boiler a good candidate for conversion?
2. Would I have it fired at the rate based on the Heat-Loss?
3.Given the mass of this boiler, would firing it lower create any problems?
4.Anyone know a good contractor in So. Connecticut (New Haven County)?
@ February 28, 2012 8:05 PM in 9 unitsventing risers and or radiators off that main create draft?
@ February 27, 2012 9:07 PM in Is this vent pipe installed incorrectly and the source of my problems?the length and width of that space?
@ February 26, 2012 9:07 PM in Converting Steam Radiators to HW is Condensing Boiler Worth it?"the cost to fix this is nearly the same as to swap it out for a different heat altogether"
What did the "Steam Guy" say the problems were?
@ February 26, 2012 12:59 PM in Two pipe steam system converted to water with condensing gas boilerseems as though there is a lack of enthusiasm towards gas conversions. Something that I believe you will all see a flood of very soon. Maybe I'm wrong, but I wouldn't want to miss the short-lived opportunity, and have to try to play catch up.