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@ January 8, 2011 9:08 AM in Testing primariesNew or old, they all need to be tested, and even timed for lock out. Something that I've carried over from the days of the stack control. They were 90 seconds max. Amazing that occasionally one would run minutes before it would lock out.
@ January 8, 2011 9:03 AM in Numerous Furnace ProblemsSteamhead will. The Bantam burner is his specialty. If it is set up right, you should be more into the lower 80% scale for efficiency. It won't give today's units much of a run for the money, but 76% is not where that should be. Also on that boiler, I would make sure the target wall is not falling forward. That will change everything. Steam? It's all yours bud.
@ January 7, 2011 12:21 PM in New vs RemanOnly specialty burner motors. I prefer new burner motors when common. I tried their Heat Chief when they first came out, but found them noisy, so I use Beckett's. Other than that, the prices and products are good.
@ January 7, 2011 12:17 PM in Numerous Furnace Problemssound low for a "V" series Burnham. Can you post the results, burner brand, and nozzle installed. Sounds like a 4 section boiler.
@ January 6, 2011 8:04 PM in Numerous Furnace Problemswhat you meant Jamie. As for a homeowner replacing a safety control, I would say hire someone. Nothing to gamble with. It will be a pricey control, but keep in mind it does it all for that system.
@ January 6, 2011 7:33 PM in New vs RemanYou could make some cash replacing my remans with new. I think we will Ok this time around, just a dusting I hope.I think you will see more than us. Was just enjoying seeing some bare ground. The dolly don't have 4 wheel drive. No doubt your work is top notch Charlie, otherwise you wouldn't be here and other sites sharing and learning
@ January 6, 2011 7:27 PM in VentingI thought i would keep it simple. Tim has gotten into it in more depth. That should answer your question?
@ January 6, 2011 6:38 PM in Numerous Furnace Problemsis with a new service company. What does he mean that nothing can be done? It can be replaced. As far as the aquastat, that can also be replaced. These 2 parts are a whole heck of a lot cheaper than a new boiler. I would also have the coil plate gasket replaced in the off season. As long as it is hot, it doesn't leak?
@ January 6, 2011 6:33 PM in New vs RemanCharlie, a Taco cartridge has a 3 year warranty where the circ itself is 1 year. The thing is the cartridge is almost the same as a complete pump. That is pretty much the reason I rarely change just the cartridge.
@ January 6, 2011 6:26 PM in Water hammer issueSounds like an end switch issue. I have been there with these valves. They are poor knock offs of a Honeywell
@ January 6, 2011 6:25 PM in Water hammer issueare no good in my book. They are probably the cause. I have had end switch issues with some. Sounds like the circ is still pushing when the valve is closing or closed.
@ January 6, 2011 6:20 PM in Beckett AFG - PUFF noiseIf you are sucking air, it must not be gravity fed. If it is gravity fed, you'd see some leaks. I would change your filter again gaskets and all, pump strainer if you have one, and nozzle. Check flow if gravity fed also. Could be something in the line or valves at the tank restricting flow. Vacuum test will tell you what's going on
@ January 6, 2011 6:16 PM in New vs Remanreman controls, circulator motors, bearing assemblies, and any other hard to find parts. The warranty is twice the original manufacture at 1/2 the cost in most cases. Sids rule in my book
@ January 6, 2011 6:14 PM in VentingA powervent is a motorized vent that pulls the exhaust out complete with timer relays and safety controls to prevent the unit from firing should the motor not pull a negative draft. A direct vent uses a blower (burner if oil fired) to push the exhaust out complete with post purge timer relay. Draft inducer would be to a chimney vented appliance that has poor breech draft, or a long run of pipe. Hope this helps
@ January 4, 2011 8:13 PM in Riello/Buderus G115Maybe it's so damn cold there that it hasn't shut off yet, so start up no longer a problem
@ January 4, 2011 7:15 PM in Carbon Monoxide UrgentMost service personnel do whatever is necessary to protect their customers. I always look for co detectors and smoke alarms, check their location and advise that batteries need replacing, and obsolete detectors be upgraded. I don't think we are the police for these detectors, nor should we be, just being mindful. Obviously any venting/combustion issues need to be remedy by service personnel related to their field.
@ January 4, 2011 6:57 PM in Unusual "Water Hammer"is there a by-pass on this boiler?
@ January 4, 2011 6:55 PM in Unusual "Water Hammer"power heads and end switches, and make sure the valves are running the right direction. I have seen them in backwards and when they close, they do bang, especially if another zone is still pushing. Excessive boiler temp, and boiler feed valve, if on, can do it also. I'm sure you have left no stone unturned, but those noises that never occur while you are there, is why we are all gray haired.
@ January 4, 2011 6:42 PM in Water heaters that heat?Potable water heating vessels are not approved for space heating
@ January 4, 2011 6:24 PM in Mive a boiler to a different HouseI would also say new construction might not be an option, but size the house up where it might be going, and permit it all, and there shouldn't be a problem. It usually only boils down to spreading the wealth to local departments. It is UL approved, energy star rated, and energy guide stickered. That'll do it
@ January 3, 2011 7:23 PM in 007 Cartridge....It is more than likely a 005-020RP. It is a little cheaper than a complete circ. Probably best to buy the whole circ, an put motor and all on the old housing