Joined on February 17, 2009
Last Post on July 12, 2014
@ March 9, 2014 9:16 AM in Sporadic Vac Readingsinstaller actually either read instructions, or attended classes by Roth. Technically one is supposed to be Roth certified to instal their products. Seeing a lot of installs out there, many are not. I personally do not instal, or like the filter where it is. One is potential air leaks, two is trying to replace it and working all the surrounding fittings loose while doing so. Instal it at the burner with black iron fittings
@ March 9, 2014 9:10 AM in Wait on Liner?do them both now. That is an RS111 boiler that you have now? Replaceable chamber if need be, until you make a decision.
@ March 9, 2014 9:05 AM in Cleaning a boiler.seen little to no difference in readings, other than breech draft readings, and that is regulated for over fire. I have customers that request all times of the year, but I have preferred spring or fall
@ March 9, 2014 8:43 AM in Is this fixable?if your diagram is correct, the relief valve shoud be on the boiler, and not the heat supply, especially where you can isolate it from the boiler by closing supply and return valves. Seems like what others have said, you have bad or open flow checks. Pics would be better
@ 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