Joined on February 17, 2009
Last Post on March 9, 2014
@ 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
@ January 27, 2014 7:47 PM in How to clean underground oil tank?I have also found copper supply lines that have coiled upwards. Had another one that was 1000 gallon thank, and would run out at 1/2 tank. I would get rid of it, and instal one above ground
@ January 27, 2014 7:41 PM in Oil lines frozen helpwe start treating them in October, and every delivery after that. No problems. We used to offer Kero for those, but it is far too pricey now.
@ January 27, 2014 7:39 PM in What's the best wayI found the to be the best. Remove a gallon, mix it together in a 5 gallon bucket, and pump it back in
@ January 27, 2014 7:33 PM in Happy Birthday Dan HolohanThanks for all that you do for the industry, and enjoy your day
@ January 7, 2014 8:20 PM in System 2000 Converted to Gas with Carlin Ez Burnerthe puff switch wired in?
@ January 7, 2014 8:15 PM in Reducing Coupling on Two Upstairs Radiators at end of run causing Problems?3/4" pipe to me. I would like to see basement pics of the piping. If this is set up monoflow, it will and should work fine. Looks like 1-1/4 piping?
@ January 6, 2014 9:09 PM in Oil tank gauge replaceSteve is right. Unless the tank is totally empty, installing a gauge is best done by a pro, and I have even seen them twist them up like licorice.
@ January 6, 2014 9:06 PM in Burnham V8 insulationinsulation won't do much in the way of increased efficiency here
@ January 6, 2014 9:02 PM in Cold Water coming out instead of Hot Water..When I need a hot shower...HELPas stated, so much missing info. I would also add that if the water begins hot, and turns cold quickly, the coil could very well be no good
@ January 6, 2014 9:00 PM in Reducing Coupling on Two Upstairs Radiators at end of run causing Problems?you have a mono-flow system. That would be normal size piping for that. Has there been any change to the piping? Burner down fired when serviced? Radiators been checked for air?
@ January 6, 2014 8:51 PM in Thanks JStar/Ecuacool!some praise from a customer, as this can be a thankless job at times. Kudos Jstar
@ January 6, 2014 8:49 PM in Odd burner recycle @ startup since control replaced with R7284this should have been posted in the oil heating threads. Most likely, nothing was wrong with your old control other than ignorance. Frank (steamhead) is dead on here. Not a good idea to downfire that much, and especially to not test combustion. When the ignition drops out, so does the flame. That is why it keeps recycling-flame failure. Have him re-instal your old control, put the correct nozzle back in, replace the cad cell and leads, and do an efficiency test. Carlin EZ burners are very user friendly, if you know what you are doing