Joined on August 19, 2004
Last Post on December 5, 2013
@ January 27, 2005 11:08 PM in life of a service techI am an owner, I would never ask someone to work that much, let alone I know all of my guy's would say go stuff it. So move on, it sounds like you care about people and that's the #1 thing I think in this bus. Good luck. Tim
@ January 27, 2005 10:17 AM in Buderus InstallGood looking work, cush clamps are great, have used hundreds, little spendy but good product.
@ January 26, 2005 9:53 AM in Ok, how much trouble am I in?Just finished replacing underground return system, overhead feed with 5 drops into slab. House was just remodled 1.5 years ago but the old main returns failed. Located all drops in walls, opened up walls and ceiling and repiped in copper at ceiling. Put balancing valves on all returns when we got into boiler room so we could balance to the remaining old overhead returns. Took 5 days and now they are sheetrocking. Worked out great. Good luck.
@ January 25, 2005 7:57 AM in blower motor, intermittent starting problemCould also be a dirty start switch sticking periodically. Not very repairable but gets you in the right direction.
@ January 25, 2005 7:54 AM in w/m gold gv6 flow problem????????????????We have replace quite a few of them on the GV and I think also on some of the Burnham models. pretty easy, just did one about 2 weeks ago. I think it was a Taco element on the Burnham. If the boiler is getting hot internally and not allowing any out then pretty sure that's what your up against. PS, call Weil Mclain and they will tell you who the local rep is, also they can give you the part# while your at it.
@ January 23, 2005 2:36 PM in 2\" TRV's?Just used the V8000 series high capacity valves. 1', 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" sizes. Work great, good CV ratings also. Good luck, Tim
@ January 18, 2005 9:49 AM in Boiler on blocks follow upThat post shed some light on a problem were having with a CSD1 boiler install at a church. My partner had installed these 2 Burnham atmospheric appx 450000 btu boilers with Honeywell flame programmers on blocks and we were getting eroneous lockouts almost daily early in AM. We tore our hair out for a few days trying to find problem in flame signal, draft etc. and then the Rep did same. I think we will be going out there in the next day or 2 and sealing the base up under the boiler. Thanks to the Wall, Tim
@ January 17, 2005 5:04 PM in To much water in steam systemcould it be that the boiler does not have as much water capacity as the old boiler and during off cycle the amount of condensate coming back is too much for the boiler volume capacity and it floods the boiler??
@ January 17, 2005 4:48 PM in Baseboard Cast Iron or Slant Fin ?I would say if you are using reset then the cast iron would be the only way to go as when you reset to lower water temps the output of the fin will go down substantially more than the cast at the lower water temps and beings how you have cast everywhere else it would make sense to stay with cast. IMHO. Tim
@ January 17, 2005 4:24 PM in Rotting Solder????If pool side, seen chlorine problems many times on copper near joints. Chemicals sometime go off balance and this happens quite often on apps like this.
@ January 15, 2005 11:58 AM in wide plank floor w/ radiant
@ January 15, 2005 11:58 AM in wide plank floor w/ radiant
@ January 14, 2005 8:22 PM in thermal efficiency of old boilersI have the ashrae calculations to figure the thermal efficiency. Hardest part is getting ahold of the ultrasonic meters for flow, a costly proposition. Can't justify buying one. May have a company I know come in with his test and balance equipment to do this. Still $$ but may be worth it on some jobs. Thanks for the replies all. Tim
@ January 14, 2005 8:14 PM in Bunham PV88I would be concerned about the small firebox volume any way with gas in this boiler. Also this is only approved for oil, correct????
@ January 14, 2005 8:11 PM in wide plank floor w/ radiantCan't do floating floor, needs to be gyp and sleepers. I am not to crazy about the customers selection of 6" wide oak in this. I have given him the information from hardwood council as to the concerns over wider than 3" boards. Up to him now.
@ January 14, 2005 10:10 AM in wide plank floor w/ radiantJust a ??, you guys seen any problems to speak of with 6" quarter sawn white oak floor over radiant tube with Gyp, using proper temps on water and proper 80 degree surface temps. Just checking. Thanks Tim.
@ January 14, 2005 9:10 AM in Bunham PV88Just saw this boiler on a site the other day, oil fired. Customer wants to know if it is convertible to gas. ?? anyone know. My literature does not show this boiler. It is probably 7 or 8 years old. I will check with Burnham later but thought someone might know here. Thanks Tim
@ January 14, 2005 9:07 AM in thermal efficiency of old boilersTed, thanks for the reply, combustion efficiency is one we do all the time but thermal, or in your term seasonal is the one I am trying to figure the best way to measure. Thanks again, Tim.
@ January 12, 2005 10:19 AM in thermal efficiency of old boilersWhat is the easiest way to check thermal efficiency of existing old boilers. I understand the basics but trying to figure the most accurate but not overkill way of doing it. Thanks in advance.
@ January 11, 2005 11:22 PM in Let's all give a collective thanks to Steamheadeven though I don't know steamhead aka Frank. I want to thank him anyway for all the posts and insight he has given. Thanks from Tim in Seattle.
@ January 7, 2005 4:23 PM in Battery Powered BoilerYou can get a commercial grade back up battery bank with converter that would do the job, I would think for several days depending on size of battery bank. Tim
@ January 7, 2005 12:15 AM in ?? new Revolution condensing boiler, any commentsEdited by Tim 1-7-05, this comment was out of line.