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Last Post on May 17, 2013
@ December 14, 2010 7:51 PM in Base Ray baseboard parts?Did the house freeze at one time, or baseboard support is lacking? These usually don't just leak. It can be fixed, if it is not cracked.
@ December 14, 2010 7:45 PM in Banging PipesCheck the zone valve body arrow for correct direction. The pump on the return will not cause that. I'd also check the end switches. There could be one that is still making when the valve is closed on the off cycle. I'd also follow all heat piping to see if there is an old zone valve or something down the line. Is the B&G new? If not, than that may not be the only corner that the installer cut.
@ December 14, 2010 7:37 PM in Cleaning my first System 2000Frontier or classic EK? Always gingerly with any removable covers with boards behind them, chamber, and don't jump it out to run it, unless you know which terminals. You'll find a lot of debris, but it will be clean, if it is set right. Always combustion testing when finished. Good luck
@ December 14, 2010 7:33 PM in Tjerlund SS1 shutting off.I would ask them if they are capable of installing a timer relay in place of the board. I have done this for the same reason. The timer relay from past Sideshot power venters work the best, and I have no idea why they needed to complicate the vent system with a unreliable circuit board. This way in no way by passes any safetys.
@ December 9, 2010 1:44 PM in Oil Tank piping helpis not needed, and rarely is. If the system is now 2 pipe, make sure someone removes the bypass plug, and plugs off that port, ant there should never be any valve of any sort in a return line. At the pump or tank. The system will gravity feed the unit
@ December 9, 2010 9:08 AM in Presure RisingDid you take the pressure off the boiler to test and recharge the tank? You need a gauge to put in 12-15 lbs. While you are charging, you should have a boiler drain open into a bucket, and watch the pressure gauge as you recharge. If it was waterlogged, the pressure will rise until all the water is pushed out while the bladder is filling. Also listen for air going into system while doing this. If so, don't bother, replace it. Always start with zero pressure on the boiler to accurately adjust air pressure in the tank. good luck
@ December 9, 2010 9:00 AM in Intermittent Rough Running Beckett AFGBurnhams have had alot of different brand burners on them, Beckett AFG is one of them. This will work just as good, if not better/quieter I've found with F head/tubes. There is little to no change V-7 to V-8 series that would require the noisy burner. JMHO
@ December 9, 2010 8:55 AM in LWCO necessary for residential oil-fired steam boiler in MA?yes Ice, but that has been moved up to Sept 2011.
@ December 6, 2010 9:37 PM in Approximating the age of my boilerThe last American Standard boiler made before Burnham bought them out. This boiler became the early "V" series. Update the burner, and they do run better if you decide to keep it going
@ December 6, 2010 9:35 PM in miller hot air problemsclean them is to start dismantling
@ December 5, 2010 9:46 PM in No flow in one circuit of hydronic heating system?I've seen flowchecks stick closed, B&G impellers rot away, low pressure on boiler, or just a lot of air. Try to manually open the flowcheck to see if it is stuck, make sure the pump is running, check the drive coupling also. The red plastic ones were known for cracking and wouldn't turn the bearing. Check the boiler pressure. It could be a few things. Good luck
@ December 5, 2010 9:39 AM in Intermittent Rough Running Beckett AFGthat an AFG won't work on the V-8, There is little to no difference between the boilers. I have mounted AFG's to V-8's when customer wanted block only warranty replacement, and they ran as a Beckett should.
@ December 5, 2010 9:36 AM in old furnacepics would help to identify it. Is it a Mark 3? What info do you need?
@ December 2, 2010 10:00 PM in Questionmodel do you have? Those settings sound good. Does this boiler also have a tankless coil that provides your hot water? The 180 would be the high limit setting, and the 160 would be the low limit. If you have a tankless, the low limit temp setting is what it will maintain. The hi limit temp setting is what The boiler will end up at the end of a heat cycle. That is what will increase your baseboard output temps.
@ December 2, 2010 8:09 PM in What type of baseboard heater is this?(Pic attached)Looks like a cast iron core only run thru a steel jacket. I think American Standard had something like this, but definitely not full cast iron baseboard lookin at that pic
@ December 2, 2010 8:05 PM in I want to let everyone know I am recoveringA speedy recovery
@ December 2, 2010 8:03 PM in old moniflow maincap off the ends, or tie it back in? If it's no longer a monoflo loop, the "helper" circ will do nothing, I feel
@ December 2, 2010 7:57 PM in storing oilthat was much older than that. Throw an additive in and enjoy the warmth
@ December 2, 2010 7:56 PM in hesitating oil furnacebut could be starving for fuel. Enough of an air leak or restriction, it should lock-out at some point if flame failure is long enough. I'm thinking electrical, possibly a cad cell control with recycle feature that is going bad. Carlin control was good for doing just that
@ December 2, 2010 7:53 PM in LWCO necessary for residential oil-fired steam boiler in MA?I haven't run into a steamer that didn't have one as of yet. I would have the landlord make and keep it safe for you, or simply move out.
@ December 1, 2010 9:53 PM in Honeywell aquastat setpoint temperature shift?Check the control sensing bulb to make sure it is bottoming out in control well. The more they are out of the well, the less accurate they are
@ December 1, 2010 9:49 PM in Intermittent Rough Running Beckett AFGChange the 60 degree to 80. F heads run best with 80 degree spray angle nozzles.