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tim smith

tim smith

Joined on August 19, 2004

Last Post on March 6, 2014

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Mario Groebs e-mail at Buderus?

@ February 5, 2005 9:42 AM in mario groebs email at Buderus

Anyone have Mario's e mail at Buderus in Wetzlar. Thanks in advance. Tim

Paloma, parts available.

@ February 5, 2005 9:35 AM in Pulma Pak Boiler

Parts availabl from Gourley company in I think Waltham,Mass. We order parts quite often for old ones we work on. The problem you are talking about is probably a burned out heat x. They are available, Also water valve rebuild kits, over temp limiters for heat x. Yes they were an asme boiler, PP6 & PP12 models. Easy to change out heat exs. About 4 hrs and its done. I have apt bldgs that they stock the back up parts on site, we go and find a bad heat x, change it while on site and move on.

Paloma, parts available.

@ February 5, 2005 9:35 AM in Pulma Pak Boiler

Parts availabl from Gourley company in I think Waltham,Mass. We order parts quite often for old ones we work on. The problem you are talking about is probably a burned out heat x. They are available, Also water valve rebuild kits, over temp limiters for heat x. Yes they were an asme boiler, PP6 & PP12 models. Easy to change out heat exs. About 4 hrs and its done. I have apt bldgs that they stock the back up parts on site, we go and find a bad heat x, change it while on site and move on.

Honeywell aquastats

@ February 5, 2005 9:29 AM in Another Buderus ? for Joe

Are you talking about the electronic aquastats, We have had 2 doa ones on GA124. My local rep said they have had quite a few. We find that the differential between off and on is 45+ when there bad. Good luck, Tim

steam u/h

@ January 29, 2005 9:27 AM in Trane

Look at Modine, they have them I think, don't know about that small although

I gotta reply

@ January 27, 2005 11:08 PM in life of a service tech

I 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

Buderus install

@ January 27, 2005 10:17 AM in Buderus Install

Good looking work, cush clamps are great, have used hundreds, little spendy but good product.

undergrounds

@ 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.

motor starting

@ January 25, 2005 7:57 AM in blower motor, intermittent starting problem

Could also be a dirty start switch sticking periodically. Not very repairable but gets you in the right direction.

Thermostatic element

@ 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.

Honeywell/sparco

@ 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

Boiler on blocks follow up

@ January 18, 2005 9:49 AM in Boiler on blocks follow up

That 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

overfilling boiler

@ January 17, 2005 5:04 PM in To much water in steam system

could 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??

cast iron vs copper fin

@ 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

pool side or boiler side of heat x??

@ 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.

I agree, documentation to bldr yesterday.

@ January 15, 2005 11:58 AM in wide plank floor w/ radiant

I agree, documentation to bldr yesterday.

@ January 15, 2005 11:58 AM in wide plank floor w/ radiant

flow analysis and temps

@ January 14, 2005 8:22 PM in thermal efficiency of old boilers

I 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

Thanks Glenn for the answer.

@ January 14, 2005 8:14 PM in Bunham PV88

I would be concerned about the small firebox volume any way with gas in this boiler. Also this is only approved for oil, correct????

thanks for the reply

@ January 14, 2005 8:11 PM in wide plank floor w/ radiant

Can'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.

6\" wide plank floor with radiant

@ January 14, 2005 10:10 AM in wide plank floor w/ radiant

Just 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.

Burnham PV88 boiler

@ January 14, 2005 9:10 AM in Bunham PV88

Just 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
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