Joined on February 17, 2009
Last Post on December 3, 2013
@ November 3, 2013 7:43 AM in Outside tank info Removal & InstallFirst I will say that we don't discuss pricing here. Second, that tank should have been removed in 1995 when the state pushed to eliminate underground storage tanks per say. We were installing about 2 a day back then. If you were informed correctly back then, you would had monitoring wells that your county would test yearly. Someone dropped the ball. Anyway, Steve is spot on. If choose to install outside, you will need a continuous cement slab to support it, treat it year round with frost preps,and depending on your town, a containment barrier, as we are required in my area. Heat tapes, etc, do nothing as your new supply line will be top feed. I would opt for an inside tank personally, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Good luck
@ October 22, 2013 8:30 PM in hot water mixing valveit is not going into the mixing valve hot, you may have other issues. Run the water, and feel the hot inlet of the valve while the water is still flowing thru it. If it is hot, then you need an element, or best to replace the whole valve.
@ October 22, 2013 8:26 PM in Replace tankless coil with tankless coil or go indirect?with Zman. An indirect will save you $$$. Just don't discuss or mention price here. The controls and zoning should run your burner the most economical way without you needing to manually adjust it seasonally.
@ October 22, 2013 8:19 PM in How much condensation is too much?the boiler will have temp on it at all time, and technically won't be a cold start situation
@ September 30, 2013 7:18 PM in EK2K...Any one have....The zone valves are only 2 wires. Is the manager maxed out on zones?
@ August 29, 2013 8:29 PM in copper fill and vent pipesCopper is a no-no here in Mass for a fill and vent. Oil supply line yes, just not bare copper
@ August 29, 2013 8:26 PM in Viessmann Trimatik Problema bad high limit switch. Call Viessman, they can help you. I upgraded one close to 10 years ago after replacing a few of them
@ August 5, 2013 3:08 PM in oil tank distance/location to burnerThese are not for underground, and if it was, you would have to pour a cement pad first. This is for above ground. I would go with a Roth tank.
@ July 30, 2013 8:33 PM in Firematic valve placementI would imagine you are very busy. Make sure you take some down time before summer is gone
@ July 30, 2013 8:31 PM in Oil Line Clog & CO2 CartridgeAs Steve said, a push/pull pump would be the better procedure. Cartridges are only a one shot at a time, and only move the blockage a little further down the line. My air compressor is 3 Phase, so I would rather not haul that around. Ice must have a portable one
@ July 30, 2013 8:24 PM in oil tank distance/location to burnerall that Bob said, but we have to jack hammer lally columns into the cement floor, and your new tank should be supported by a cement floor or pad only. We install the columns where the tank can be impacted. You will most likely be gravity feeding the unit, and 70 feet should be no problem. Remember all flare fittings, positive shut offs, and fireomatic valves at tank and burner.
@ July 29, 2013 9:25 PM in oil tank distance/location to burnerhere in Mass the tank must be a minimum of 5 feet away, or floor to ceiling fireproof wall if close. I would also go with the double wall above ground tank
@ July 21, 2013 5:29 PM in Fluidmaster 400Athat is whet is encouraged. If the washer replacement works, go for it. They sell more complete units if they recommend replacing the whole valve. It means more $$$$
@ July 21, 2013 5:21 PM in Your magic wand isn't workingseems like not many care about service provided. It is in every trade
@ July 21, 2013 5:19 PM in outside oil fired boiler ?no domestic water to it. It should be run with antifreeze. Your hot water source should be in the house. Also this shed needs to be built to code. Non combustible floor, firecode sheetrock, low water cut off, all thermal fireomatics for oil and electricity, air intake, ventilation, etc. How are you going to vent this boiler? They are not direct vent, so it will need a chimney or powervent to get a negative draft overfire. Just a few thoughts
@ July 21, 2013 5:12 PM in Firematic valve placementHello Ron. Here in Mass it's one at the tank, and one at the burner. It is good to use them to keep them from getting stiff
@ July 9, 2013 6:56 AM in seal blown/leaking?they start out with what looks like a grease on the under side of the pump shaft, and then it becomes a drip
@ July 9, 2013 6:53 AM in Leaking Section Weil McLain LGB 10run the model and serial #'s by Weil. To me, that boiler looks to be older than 7 years. Not positive on their gas boiler line, but oil units have been yellow jacketed for about 15 years anyway.
@ July 9, 2013 6:40 AM in Never saw this LWCO beforewe always refered to them as homfart. Heil made furnaces for them years back, as well as Delco, as Charlie said. Far from top of the line products. LWCO Looks like an ITT made it for Homart?