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Last Post on May 8, 2014

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@ March 11, 2012 11:37 AM in Do I need a new furnace / boiler?

Have you ever watched while the boiler was cleaned? Have you seen them take the burner off ( the thing that says Beckett on it)?


@ March 10, 2012 11:08 PM in Do I need a new furnace / boiler?

gallon pail, four gallons of cheap vinegar and a transfer pump.Let it cycle all day while you go to other jobs.The worst that happens is the water smells like vinegar for a day or two. I'd almost bet, that the combustion chamber hasn't been cleaned in years.

Right or Wrong

@ March 10, 2012 6:35 PM in Combustion air

You need just what the inspector requires, and maybe a coffee and a donut.


@ March 10, 2012 1:07 PM in convert W-M SGO to gas?

close to the Mass. border. Look in find a contractor in Mass. (top of page), see if any are close to the NH border.


@ March 10, 2012 12:04 PM in ric

like it's not seeing the flame.Post it on the gas section, with the burner type and Tim will walk you through troubleshooting it.

What's Old Is New

@ March 10, 2012 9:29 AM in Looking for clean, modern baseboard heaters

I think their cast iron baseboards look clean and modern.


@ March 9, 2012 11:55 PM in Buderus - Riello keeps shutting off

This is just a boiler with an oil burner. You need to get someone that can troubleshoot the burner. I thought it was a mod/con. I don't understand why your installer is lost.


@ March 9, 2012 11:12 PM in Combustion air

prevent the heated air from creating a positive pressure in the room,there-by restricting the flow of combustion air through a single vent. With one high and one low, you get a convected supply of fresh air.


@ March 9, 2012 10:09 PM in Buderus - Riello keeps shutting off

the install against the manual. Is it installed correctly? Was a heat-loss done? Is the unit sized correctly? What faults are coming up? Was a combustion analyzer used to set up the burner, and do you have a copy of the final results?

Lambda Pro

@ March 9, 2012 6:09 PM in boiler size?

The way I understand it, you tell the unit what type of gas you are using, and it monitors and optimizes based on that. I'm asking about the possibility of a catastrophic failure, leading to the unit attempting to adjust itself to the wrong gas.What safeties are there to prevent that?

They Say

@ March 9, 2012 5:49 PM in boiler size?

"Manages 2 separate reset curves for high and low temperature zones". I would say your radiant classifies as a low temperature zone. I haven't been able to pull up the I &O manual online. I'd contact the manufacturer and get it before making up your mind. Knowledge is power.


@ March 9, 2012 3:24 PM in boiler size?

2 curves would work for that, The Viessman seems to work with a controlled mixing which would take the place of the "Dog". With mod/cons you have to get away from the thinking "Bigger is Better". With any of the heat-loss calculations you might do, there is considerable play in the numbers. If you look around the "Wall", you will find countless postings from folks that were talked into up-sizing by installers that didn't understand mod/cons, didn't do heat-losses and installed the unit incorrectly.Think small, size it correctly, and install it exactly to manufacturers specification (not the installers interpretation).That should appear in the contract also.


@ March 9, 2012 3:01 PM in anyone know a good On-line heat load calculator?

old is the boiler? How many sections?

My apologies

@ March 9, 2012 1:50 PM in boiler size?

In my original search for the boiler you were posting about, something very more expensive came up (twice the price).  What kind of safeties are in place to prevent the Lambda Pro combustion system from changing the selected gas type in case of a failure? There has been recent postings here on the "Wall" depicting the results of improperly converted gas burners and the scary results.


@ March 9, 2012 1:01 PM in boiler size?

Can you steer him at a more appropriately sized boiler from Veissman?

110 LP

@ March 9, 2012 1:01 PM in boiler size?


@ March 8, 2012 9:51 PM in boiler size?

need to defend it. If he does his homework, it will stand or fall, based on it's own merits and competiveness.


@ March 8, 2012 8:40 PM in boiler size?

an idea......check out the price of that boiler and installation kit. I'll stand by with the smelling salts.


@ March 7, 2012 2:42 PM in boiler size?


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@ March 7, 2012 1:24 PM in boiler size?

I was looking at a manual for the Ultra, and it says because the HX is aluminum you have to make sure the ph of the water is between 7 and 8.5. How about the condensate on the outside that's 4 or 5?


@ March 7, 2012 1:20 PM in boiler size?

Didn't you say TT new controller can run 2 reset curves?


@ March 7, 2012 12:05 PM in boiler size?

reset curves with priority control is even easier. Unless you can train the dog to adjust the mixing valves :)
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