Security Seal Facebook Twitter GooglePlus Pinterest Newsletter Sign-up
The Wall


Joined on February 17, 2009

Last Post on March 9, 2014

Contact User

Recent Posts

« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 75 »


@ November 3, 2013 8:17 AM in Tankless coil

better to maintain 100-120 degrees on this boiler, especially at this point in it's life. Low limit all the way down will do the trick, high limit does not need to be changed if cutting out at 180-200 degrees


@ November 3, 2013 8:13 AM in firematic valve

the center stem retract when you removed the wheel? Usually the solder that creates the fusible connection is what gives first. If the stem does not pull down into the valve automatically when the wheel is removed, replace the valve complete

not only that Ice,

@ November 3, 2013 8:06 AM in does everything look Okay?

the draft control is sideways. Is the pic a test of knowledge?  Sorry, but I don't know of any legit research that would result in an install like this.

could be

@ November 3, 2013 7:59 AM in Furnace won't start after oil delivery

a dozen different causes. I would not reset it anymore, and call a professional.

do you have

@ November 3, 2013 7:54 AM in System 2000 controler

any unused zoning on your manager? I would also say no to upgrading to the digital manager. Jim might have that answer, but I would thing boiler re-piping would be a big part of it, Two different animals. I am still baffled by the burnt wire theory?

buried tank

@ November 3, 2013 7:43 AM in Outside tank info Removal & Install

First 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 valve

it 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.

If you have an indirect

@ 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

My condolences

@ October 22, 2013 8:13 PM in Lost A Very Good Friend

Sorry to hear of your loss


@ October 22, 2013 8:11 PM in aquastat setting

Ever work on a Waterair? They had them


@ 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?

Where are you located Earl?

@ August 29, 2013 8:29 PM in copper fill and vent pipes

Copper is a no-no here in Mass for a fill and vent. Oil supply line yes, just not bare copper

Sounds like

@ August 29, 2013 8:26 PM in Viessmann Trimatik Problem

a 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 burner

These 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. 

let's not

@ August 5, 2013 1:03 PM in Oil vs natural gas

throw all us oil guys under 1 bus

welcome Ron

@ July 30, 2013 8:33 PM in Firematic valve placement

I 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 Cartridge

As 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 

garage location

@ July 30, 2013 8:24 PM in oil tank distance/location to burner

all 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. 

check your local codes, but...

@ July 29, 2013 9:25 PM in oil tank distance/location to burner

here 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

throw-away society

@ July 21, 2013 5:29 PM in Fluidmaster 400A

that 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 $$$$

service in general

@ July 21, 2013 5:21 PM in Your magic wand isn't working

seems like not many care about service provided. It is in every trade
« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 75 »