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@ August 23, 2014 7:28 AM in Extra Life for Kids!

WOW!!!! Thank you for the generous donation for the kids. I really appreciate it.

Thank You Mike

@ August 20, 2014 7:52 PM in Extra Life for Kids!

For the generous donation. I really appreciate it.

Are You Sure

@ August 20, 2014 7:51 PM in Extra Life for Kids!

You entered all the appropriate info? Haven't had anyone have issues.

Thank You Chris

@ August 20, 2014 5:01 PM in Extra Life for Kids!

I really appreciate your generous donation. We've cracked the Top 20 in the country and are #1 on the team.

Hot Rod

@ August 15, 2014 10:10 AM in Extra Life for Kids!

Thank you so much for the generous donation. I really appreciate it.

Thank You Dan

@ August 12, 2014 3:55 PM in Extra Life for Kids!

Paying forward the miracle that was given to me to the next family, child in need.

Thank You

@ August 12, 2014 3:52 PM in Extra Life for Kids!


Thank you for the generous donation. I really appreciate it.

I Find

@ August 8, 2014 12:37 PM in Burnham has tested Beckett gas burners in oil-fired boilers

That statement "Petro is installing Burnham Boilers and Riello Burners exclusively so nobody can service them in the future" RIDICULOUS!!!!

Basically what that Sid Harvey's guy is saying is that only Petro knows Riello burners..

WOW 96 Views

@ August 8, 2014 10:06 AM in Extra Life for Kids!

and nothing for the Kids?

Let's Go Heating Help Community... It's for the kids!

Extra Life for Kids!

@ August 7, 2014 3:47 PM in Extra Life for Kids!

I am on a fun but important mission to help save the lives of kids in my community through Extra Life. Extra Life is a celebration of the social impact of gamers like me, that benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

I am supporting the Maria Fareri Childrens Hospital, Westchester, NY in both my son Zachary and my name. Zachary was born premature at 26 weeks coming in at a lofty 1lb, 12ozs. Through the efforts of all the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Marie
Faeri he was given the chance at life and I will be forever grateful.

On September 5th Zachary will be a 7 year old healthy, happy and vibrant little boy who asks for you to join him in giving back to those that made his life possible to help more children and their families.

On October 25, 2014, we will celebrate these incredible kids, and take part in an International Day of Play, including a gaming marathon. I would sincerely appreciate your support.

I really appreciate your time and consideration, and hope I can be as supportive of a cause or charitable effort of yours in the future.

If you would like to donate to the Kids, simply click the link below and you will be directed to my fundraising page. No amount is too small and all proceeds go direct to my hospital.

I'd like to thank Dan for his generous donation and for letting me post this on the site.

Chris Maderia

Reason Why

@ July 29, 2014 10:37 AM in Boiler Room Layout Mock-up – reasonable, flawed or both?

The reason Viessmann wants the exp tank/feed valve on the boiler side is that there is a potential for air to come out of solution exiting the LLH. In essence you're protecting the HX from seeing possible air. Don't reinvent the wheel, install the exp tank feed as it is in the Viessmann manual.


@ July 28, 2014 2:21 PM in Vitodens 100-W Cycles But Won't Ingite, No Error Message

You call a professional. Didn't say pressure switch, said flow switch

Sure there is

@ July 28, 2014 12:59 PM in Vitodens 100-W Cycles But Won't Ingite, No Error Message

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@ July 28, 2014 11:40 AM in Vitodens 100-W Cycles But Won't Ingite, No Error Message

Flow switch in the boiler. If you don't make the flow switch the boiler will just sit there and do what it's doing. No flow no go. That would be the 1st thing I check. Here's the service and install manual..

Exp Tank & Feed

@ July 28, 2014 11:25 AM in Boiler Room Layout Mock-up – reasonable, flawed or both?

Are in the wrong place and you don't need the spriovent. Take out the vent at the top of the LLH. Once removed the tap is 1/2" Stick a 1/2 x 3" nipple, 1/2 x1/8 Reducing coupling and a nice auto air vent.

You want the exp tank and feed on the boiler return side before the boiler pump thus you are still pumping away.

Flow Switch

@ July 28, 2014 11:19 AM in Vitodens 100-W Cycles But Won't Ingite, No Error Message

Generally you would not see an error code if you're not making the flow switch or the boiler is air bound.

Home Run

@ July 8, 2014 8:37 AM in Getting into mod/con business

Gordy hit the home run in the bottom of the ninth on a 2 strike count for the win. Here's the Viessmann chart Gordy refer's to.

BC, let me tell you a little about Viessmann. If anything they are conservative in what they publish. They always have been.

I so want

@ July 7, 2014 8:10 PM in Getting into mod/con business

To get into this debate more but you're stuck on AFUE. How many conventional fixed rate boilers do you know that run 140 supply 120 return constantly? The test is flawed which in turn makes your argument flawed.

It Could Be Said

@ July 7, 2014 2:28 PM in Getting into mod/con business

That that dumb fixed speed primary/boiler pump is the reason for short cycling not the actual condensing boiler itself. Could also be said that's the reason most condensing boiler don't condense.

There is no Coffee Break.

Sure I do

@ July 7, 2014 2:19 PM in Getting into mod/con business

The structures heat loss changes every day. I'm a smart modulating boiler I can adapt to it. You're a fixed rate boiler - You don't stop firing until you make high limit.

Does all your created energy (btu/hr) go on a coffee break and wait for the horn to blow to get back to work?

So What Is

@ July 7, 2014 2:12 PM in Getting into mod/con business

70% of 100,00 btu/hr = 70,000 btu/hr used
90% of 30,000 btu/hr = 27,000 btu/hr used

So where does that extra gap of 43,000 btu/hr you used an I didn't come into the equation?

There's A Lot

@ July 7, 2014 1:47 PM in Getting into mod/con business

Of misconception here. Let's start with the let's compare AFUE to AFUE to come up with savings. Simply cannot do that alone. I know its a number that can be easily plugged into a formula but its also an unfair equation.

When we talk about comparing a traditional pin-style boiler vs a condensing boiler we aren't being fair with our terminology. We should be comparing a FIXED Rate boiler vs a modulating boiler. Similar to when we compare a fixed speed pump to a variable speed pump.

The other factor that is always left when I see these AFUE equations and the one rarely talked about is condensate. We know the Fixed Rate Boiler isn't able to capture condensate. Heck we protect them from it. So in a condensing boiler, for every one gallon of condensate we do capture (roughly 8,000 btu/hr) we've turned lost energy (btu/hr) from the fixed rate boiler to usable engery that the consumer paid for. This has to be a factor when comparing.

Modulation Rate - While that fixed rate boiler is stomping on the gas peddle in late Oct, Nov,Dec then again in Mar, Apr our condensing boiler is just cruising along like as if you turned on cruise control in your car. It's reacting to the hills. As we we head up one she gives us more btu/hr as we coast down, she lighten's up on the btu/hr. Where's that in the AFUE equation?

Now onto the maintenance argument...Why is it that as consumers we're ok with heading down to our local jiffy lubes or fav local garage 4 times a year for an oil change but as soon as the word preventative maintenance is used with a condensing boiler , the sky opens up and falls on us? Come on, the consumer wants longevity and that comes at the same price tag as his 4 oil changes a year. Heck, people throw cars out like they are candy for god sake. - The consumer didn't create this argument. The trade created it against themselves and now the consumer reads it and then uses against them! Its the trade shooting themselves in the foot!

I could go on and on with this subject, but let's digest some of this for a bit...Happy Monday!
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