Joined on February 17, 2009
Last Post on March 1, 2014
@ March 1, 2014 10:18 PM in changing a garber filterThat you have a 2 pipe system. That is the only reason for the high vacuum readings, or you have a supply problem. Your oil level shouldn't be effecting your readings to that extreme.
@ March 1, 2014 7:04 AM in Beating a dead horse.boiler sales. They don't profit from conversion burners
@ March 1, 2014 7:03 AM in coal furnace burning out in backyou are banking the coal. It needs to be even, and tended too frequently. It is not a set it and forget it process. It is also a dirty means of heating. Hung up my coal shovel years back
@ March 1, 2014 6:56 AM in Taco pump is "clicking"The cost of a cartridge compared to the whole circulator, it is not worth just replacing the cartridge anymore. I would also look into a Wilo instead. They don't last like they used to
@ February 26, 2014 10:14 PM in Furnace will run 3 cycles then shut off! Help!It would be cheaper to hire a pro. Parts are not cheap-controls, etc. Nozzles, filers, and tune-up parts are a wise investment, but electrical parts are not returnable. Best not to purchase parts for means of troubleshooting. Some Fan/timer boards can also cause this, depending on your furnace brand/model. Best of luck to you. It is hard to steer you to an exact cause without much more info
@ February 26, 2014 10:08 PM in Could this be Steam Boiler or the Oil Burner's problem?No doubt he is a scrapper, but if he can not resolve your issue, you need to look elsewhere
@ February 26, 2014 9:24 PM in Furnace will run 3 cycles then shut off! Help!much more info is needed, but mainly you should get a tech to test rather than purchase parts that you don't need. It could be a bad motor, fuel pump, plugged strainer, worn coupling, bad fuel solenoid, bad electrodes, transformer/ignitor, shorting cad cell wiring, bad adjustments, etc, etc, etc.
@ February 26, 2014 9:15 PM in Could this be Steam Boiler or the Oil Burner's problem?should be fully open. The nozzle will regulate from there. This would be a thread for the oil section. Many causes for this problem. I would try to find a more seasoned tech. You will end up paying for the nice young man's education. What has he tested/troubleshot?
@ February 25, 2014 6:46 PM in New burner for oil fired Weil McClain steam boillerof the old Wayne/Abc burners they used back in the day. This is not that burner Ice, these are good units. I have been all through the early retention head failures. Good thing we could braze them in the shop. Like the "A" style Carlin, the tack welds would give way, and fall in the chamber
@ February 25, 2014 6:39 PM in New burner for oil fired Weil McClain steam boillerThey were nothing but a Carlin in ways. As Frank said, good burner when set up right. Looks like the transformer's tar is leaking. I will also echo time for a new service company, probably not a new boiler
@ February 23, 2014 4:59 PM in Energy Kinetics- System 2000 Keep shutting off.That is what you still have going on. By turning the switch off then back on resets the manager from diagnosis mode. Is the heat circulator running, and the zone valves open? It should go into freeze protection mode when off on safety. When was your last cleaning? Did he leave any combustion results there?
@ February 18, 2014 4:32 PM in Bell and Gossett 100 mystery soundsIf you have a Sids close by, pick up a 156A spiralink coupling. You also should not need to replace the motor mounts if you use it. You will know if it is over oiled, it will leak out. Don't be afraid to put the oil to it
@ February 2, 2014 3:28 PM in New Boiler can't keep upsomeone was afraid to update everything when they replaced the boiler. A Taco 110 is a great circ, but can't see that it was installed new in 1999, nor the extrol tank, or many of the other things there. The wiring looks like a rat's nest, and a plus would have been to go with fast acting zone valves, get rid of the old Flair valves, and so on. I don't mean to pick your system apart, but sad that there are so called installers out there that charge a lot of $$$ for little to no work or product involved
@ February 2, 2014 10:59 AM in Hot water not so hot...Where are they set? Tankless coils are rated at 200 degrees. You should be LO 180 degrees, and close to 200 degrees HI limit with a tankless coil that has a mixing valve. You cut drop the Lo to about 160 in warmer weather, but winter setting, it needs to be closer to 180
@ February 2, 2014 10:54 AM in Oil heat smella warm air furnace. Chances are oil was spilled, or not properly collected by means of a bleed hose when he bled the pump. Try cleaning and treating the burner/blower compartment. Next step is to call a pro. Could be a crack or hole in the heat exchanger, or possible just a delay in the ignition
@ February 2, 2014 10:44 AM in changing a garber filterlooks like your shut off is an old leaking Fireomatic valve. If there is another valve before it, us it, if not, after you rotate the wheel to where it is almost off, gently tap down on the stem with the wheel still on it, of have a tech do it and replace the valve while they are at it
@ February 2, 2014 10:41 AM in changing a garber filterwhere that 1/4" plug is. When the vacuum reaches about 5, replace it. Another word of advice, if those plugs are overtightened, they do make hairline cracks in the housing
@ February 2, 2014 10:38 AM in New Boiler can't keep upI didn't think those garbage Flair purge and balance valves still existed. They were popular in the 70's. They were spring loaded, as you rotate the knob, they would become a butterfly valve, then pop open. Often times they wouldn't close
@ January 27, 2014 7:52 PM in Oil lines frozen helpTop or bottom? You also need either "Hot", or "Superheat" additive. If it frozen and not gelling, you have a water problem