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@ 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


@ April 20, 2014 11:00 AM in Mass Regs for Oil Line Protection - Does innerduct count?

as long as the copper is not in direct contact with cement or earth, you are good. Get a Form 1A for compliance


@ March 9, 2014 7:13 PM in intermittent lockouts

you gotta just shake your head and laugh. Funny story Ice. Locking caps are also a big plus in situations like that, especially when there is a garden hose that hangs close by. Been there done that with feuding neighbors some years back. After 2 tank fulls of water, locking scully it was

it is possible,but

@ March 9, 2014 12:01 PM in intermittent lockouts

with that control, after 1 recycle due to flame failure, it would latch up. He would also get odors with it huffin and puffin. Chances are the line needs to be blown or replaced. Sounds like they do as little as possible to eliminate the problem

very well said Johnny

@ March 9, 2014 9:43 AM in Beating a dead horse.

No manufacture is exempt from product failure, it is how they deal with and improve is what separates them from the rest. I am among those that want to see a unit be capable of performing for 20 years.I like getting my money's worth out of something, and don't take part in the throw away mind set of today's society. I am a true Yankee. Things should be made to last, and preferably made right here


@ March 9, 2014 9:33 AM in intermittent lockouts

after re-reading your posts, this is work for a pro. The techs should not be telling you to do your own work, especially with high voltage. I don't think it is starving for oil with the 2 units, you would have to prime the burner manually. What are the combustion test readings? Do they use or know what analyzer is?

first thing

@ March 9, 2014 9:25 AM in intermittent lockouts

If the unit is only 2 years old, many of the parts are still under warranty. You may be paying labor, but don't get stuck paying for defective parts. I would also consider someone more experienced? Today's equipment is much easier to troubleshoot and repair. This shouldn't be a season long trial and error process. What burner is on the unit? I wouldn't consider replacing the burner, especially at your expense, when it may not be warranted. I would also start a new thread here for your feedback. It might help to get more feedback.
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