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@ June 19, 2014 8:38 PM in Can Anyone Identify this Honeywell Control?

throw that CRD in the trash, and go with a Beckett AFG on that. Out of Wayne, Carlin, and ABC Sunray, Beckett performed the best

That is

@ June 19, 2014 8:36 PM in Can Anyone Identify this Honeywell Control?

the original control that came on those boilers/burners. R8182 H, J was cold start, R80-40R would be Sids #'s


@ June 19, 2014 8:31 PM in Can anyone identify this Honeywell Control?

that is an R8182H. Common long capillary safety/aquastat back in the day. Especially on that old V-1 Burnham. The J control was the same, just cold start

down firing

@ June 2, 2014 9:59 PM in Oil boiler with summertime leak

That is the best thing to do to those boilers, then crank the pump pressure to 140 PSI. I think the service guys have been taking pretty good care of this boiler, from what I see. Always good to see a test hole in the smoke pipe. I would say that the burner should have a .75 or .85 80 hollow nozzle in it now, for best results at 140 PSI

don't miss them

@ May 29, 2014 12:42 PM in Oil boiler with summertime leak

installed the last batch of those in 88. They were having sand holes in the casting issues back then. No fun installing, removing, and reinstalling those heavy bastards. No cast boilers were small, cute, and light back then

ditto Alan

@ May 29, 2014 12:38 PM in Low pressure in boiler but zone 1 worked still worked while zone 2 did not?

How is it zoned? 1 circ with zone valves, 2 circs? Basement mono-flo? Sticking flowcheck? Close to zero pressure would heat the same level or lower as the boiler


@ May 29, 2014 12:31 PM in foam in oil feed, even with tiger loop

Ice, what is the 4th gasket that you are referring to on a General? They come with 3 only, and the bottom of the pot should not be dismantled. I use Sids form of Garber, and those have an "O" ring that needs replacing. I don't like how this particular tank was installed. The fill should not be next to the suction. If it be running during delivery, instant air in the line. Can't tell by the pic if there is a compression or flare fitting at the fireomatic

haven't had that problem

@ May 28, 2014 8:54 PM in foam in oil feed, even with tiger loop

with those. Always replace the gaskets, and key to not over tighten. I only buy them with the green Bio gasket last couple of years. That is also very important to prevent leaking filters. The black gaskets are made by morons nowadays. Ask me how I came to realize that


@ May 28, 2014 8:48 PM in Slab house/Boiler in kitchen

I would break in higher up, most likely needs a stainless liner anyway. We have them slab houses here too, but they had Lennox warm airs with a Monel water heater. Tough as nails

well said Aaron

@ May 28, 2014 8:41 PM in new boiler - buderus vs viessmann vs peerless?

from the ceiling down. Start from scratch so you can stand behind your workmanship. If they want to wheel and deal, call someone else

that boiler

@ May 28, 2014 8:34 PM in Oil boiler with summertime leak

will have a blank plate behind that panel. and I will bet that the front plate also weeps when cold. I would say no to leaking push nipples


@ May 26, 2014 2:13 PM in foam in oil feed, even with tiger loop

get rid of the B-4, and instal a General or Garber at the burner. Fulflo filters are great for air and oil leaks

Carlin EZ gas

@ May 6, 2014 8:17 PM in W-M SGO-3 to gas conversion

is a great conversion burner, especially on that boiler

sounds like

@ May 6, 2014 8:14 PM in circulator noise

a 007 with a bad cartridge

Thanks Dan

@ May 6, 2014 8:10 PM in White-Rodgers recall

been going over thermostat installs and replacements, and I think I am in the clear. Like Alan, I also favor the 1F80 set back thermostats. Very user friendly

chances are

@ May 6, 2014 8:07 PM in AntiFreeze leaks.

the paint will wash off with the residue. Warm soapy water, and don't rub too hard. Check the PH also

brings back memories

@ May 6, 2014 8:05 PM in "Kitchen Boiler Connections" from 1899.

not great ones though. Don't miss working on the pot burners, autopulse pumps, and gravity fed hot waters. They were made to last though

Happy belated Birthday

@ May 6, 2014 8:00 PM in Happy Birthday M.E.

Mark and Bill. Hope it was a good day for you both

although some

@ May 6, 2014 7:59 PM in bathroom baseboard

claim that they won't, haven't seen it yet. Haydon makes a pretty good rust resistant baseboard. Peeguard I think? Best to request that all that use the throne be seated :)

Happy Birthday

@ May 6, 2014 7:56 PM in Alan Mercurio!

Enjoy my friend

early code

@ April 20, 2014 11:56 AM in Mass Regs for Oil Line Protection - Does innerduct count?

When this was first started here on Cape, it was to be liquid tight, so any line failure would show up at either end, and not end up underground. That was late 80's, but they also knew something about cement years earlier, as you would find copper lines run thru flexible metal conduit back in the 50's. It only non-metalic covering only where it is in direct contact with cement or earth. Overhead, and non-syphon lines are exempt.

Happy Easter

@ April 20, 2014 11:03 AM in Happy Easter

Dan and all here. Enjoy this day
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