Joined on January 7, 2004
Last Post on August 2, 2009
@ August 2, 2009 9:04 PM in Stayed with oil heat ( Ron Jr. )I understand and can accept, that's how you've always done it and won't suggest you change your ways.
@ August 2, 2009 7:54 PM in Stayed with oil heat ( Ron Jr. )That's interesting, I don't think I've ever heard someone say that a spin on filter was over kill, especially with the quality of the fuel we get today. I always put a spin on to all my new tanks and boilers, doesn't matter what size nozzle, the cost is miniscule compared to the potential problems. Sorry you don't agree.
@ August 2, 2009 5:12 PM in Stayed with oil heat ( Ron Jr. )I'm assuming you have a spin on filter at the tank that I can't see. Sure wouldn't make any sense doing a nice job like that and not filtering the fuel properly.
@ July 31, 2009 5:45 PM in Ductless heat Pumps that actually HeatMini splits are wonderful, I use the heat pump in the fall and spring just to take the chill off in the room. I installed a Fujitsu 15RLQ Heat pump and will be getting the rebate. You may want to check to see which companies and units meet rebate requirements. http://www.ceedirectory.org/ceedirectory/pages/hp/cee/Ductless-HPCEE.pdf
@ July 31, 2009 5:31 PM in Ground Source Heat PumpMaybe dehumidifying the room will solve your problem.
@ June 30, 2009 7:13 AM in heating an apartment above an unheated commercial spaceJust curious... what do you mean "legally it's suppose to be heated", who mandates that, the courts? I'd be surprised to find that true, but ya never know!
@ June 24, 2009 7:07 AM in Best Indirect Tank?Scott, you know what they say opinions are like. I your happy with a brand, stick with it, they all store and or make hot water. As other have mentioned, water quality is the determining factor in longevity as would be proper installation and maintenence practices. Generally speaking, you get what you pay for.
@ June 24, 2009 6:58 AM in Turning Boiler Off During Summer TimeTurn the valve off, if you have a damp basement, I wouldn't shut it off unless you have a dehumidifier.
@ June 15, 2009 2:45 PM in intellicon hw vs. TekmarAre both boilers heating the same area? If so, 2 stage would be fine. The intellicon does indeed prevent the burner from firing, if there is enough heat already in the boiler. How do your get your hot water?
@ June 15, 2009 7:34 AM in intellicon hw vs. TekmarIntellidyne advertises 10-20% savings with a 15 years warrenty Tekmar advertises 5-30% savings with 1 year warranty My own experience with both, suggests a comparable savings with either... would you rather pay $400 or $800 for the same amount of actual savings? It doesn't matter how its accomplished only the results matter. Be advised, there are some new controls that will be soon an the market... be patient, you maybe pleasantly surprised.
@ June 6, 2009 10:25 AM in NO HEAT FLOWIt's quit obvious you know nothing about heating systems. Are we supose to guess you had a monoflow or hacked up system? You've been given the right answers, if you still don't understand you may want to hire someone who does. Unbelieveable
@ June 6, 2009 8:08 AM in NO HEAT FLOWIf the zone valves are open and there isn't any flow cheks in the opposite flow position, all valves open, all the air is purged from the zones, and you have the proper voltage to the circulator, you probably have a bad circulator. What's the amp draw for the circulator?
@ June 2, 2009 4:36 PM in Your personal heating system?System 2000 Frontier
@ June 2, 2009 4:35 PM in Heating the PoolI've also been interested in heating a pool but not with gas or oil. I've seen this product and was wondering if anyone has any experience with this? http://www.sungrabber.net/solar-pool-heater-how-it-works.html I'm tempted to go Heat Pump, even though the cost maybe more in the onset, I think overall, the savings will be realized quickly. But I still go back to these panels.
@ June 2, 2009 7:00 AM in Cleaning my EK-2000 oil fired boiler combustion chamberKen, that is true, but it never hurts to take a look.
@ May 29, 2009 12:35 PM in foolish to re-use flowchecks?I guess it's the same theory if the direction tells you to take 1 every 4 hours, it should be better to take 1 every 2 hours! :-) You shouldn't need more than 1 on a single zone or 1 on each zone in a multiple zone configuration. If you want, you can experiment and see how many one could put on a zone until there was too much restriction to allow for flow. JK I have IFC pumps on systems for years now and have had no problems, including flow checks. Can you have problems ... sure can, with either. Which ever way you decide, they'll both keep the water from flowing when you don't want it, causing overheating of a zone.
@ May 29, 2009 7:59 AM in Buderus Starting problemsDerrick, I don't think Tommy is being mean spirited towards you, but you have admitted that you are not experienced with oil systems, only 5% uses oil in your area. Most oil guys know that oil heat is a NE phenomena and that most homes are heated by other sources. While we all can't know everything when it comes to HVAC, we all must try to improve our knowledge, and have the proper equipment to service our customers. While I'm sure your a stand up guy and care, the only way you can get the job done is by having the proper test equipment. If you work on gas, don't you need a working manometer for proper set up? I don't think that by asking questions makes you less smarter than me, I ask questions all the time, but in all fairness, there will be a time when that customer will get someone else that will fix his problem. Call the factory and have them walk you through systematically to determine the problem, as much as I hate to do it, sometimes you need to.
@ May 27, 2009 9:32 PM in Buderus Starting problemsPull the cad cell and see if it locks out, if it does replace the cad cell. You may have a problem with the coil or possibly the controller Check the ohms resistance between terminals 1 & 2 should be 1350 +/- 10% I also have seen where a cold boiler may condense within the chamber, creating steam which causes the burner to lockout or recycle. I'd suggest that you take your time , start from scratch and at the beginning. That means check, nozzle, etc., don't bounce around. Call the factory, they are your friend and can help. Get that pressure gauge, you'll need it.
@ May 27, 2009 4:26 PM in foolish to re-use flowchecks?I would use IFC circulators, it would save you time and money, but if you chose, then by all means use sweat cheks with standard circs.
@ May 27, 2009 4:15 PM in Oil Boiler repair or replace?The short answer is yes, higher efficient systems will reap rewards in savings, home value, and comfort.
@ May 27, 2009 7:09 AM in foolish to re-use flowchecks?I would suggest removing all the old parts from the system, including the old oil line and oil tank. Do it right the first time.
@ May 27, 2009 7:05 AM in Buderus Starting problemsMy guess is that the combustion settings and draft setting are not right, causing it to recycle in an attempt to fire. With that setup Riellos operate nicely with a higher CO2, check draft readings also. -.06 is not what you want at the breech. Check factory specs. As already suggested increase pump pressure and installing a 70* or 60* won't hurt. Most importantly use a combustion analyzer.