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Last Post on August 27, 2014
@ May 18, 2009 8:49 PM in Cleaning oil burner nozzles?Dan G, he may be thinking green? I can almost see the recycle aspect, but not with something so critical. By all means, the metal/brass can be recycled. peace
@ May 18, 2009 5:44 PM in system2000 are they as good as they claimI've mentioned on here and other sites that I have used them since 1984, and they are very impressive. Efficiency, noise level, Digital Manager, and so on. As stated by others, they require qualified techs, who also have an open mind, to service them, and they are American designed and manufactured. peace
@ May 18, 2009 5:36 PM in Replacing an Oil-fired Hot Water BoilerJean, they still have you up in the air with that install?
@ May 18, 2009 5:35 PM in Whats Wrong With These PicturesAnyone who opened those pics can clearly see that there are faulty joints that are clearly allowing exhaust to escape before it enters the chmney. I don't think this was about square or round or even the use of duct work, but is this the way it should have been done in this case. Clearly no when you see the potential for health hazzard. How fire proof is the ceiling above the ducts? I don't think these ducts were installed originally with the intention of safely exhausting from any appliance. JMO. peace
@ May 18, 2009 5:23 PM in Cleaning oil burner nozzles?As Al said, there is no cleaning of oil nozzles, only replacing them. That's like having the oil changed on your car and not replacing the filter. Start fresh with all new filters, strainers, and nozzle to assure correct spray patern and atomization. peace
@ May 16, 2009 4:38 PM in Whats Wrong With These Pictureswere they thinking? common sense out the window. peace
@ May 14, 2009 8:44 PM in Output of finned tube in \"window box\"I have all cast iron baseboard in my home, and wouldn't replace it with anything but. peace
@ May 14, 2009 8:05 PM in Zone valves with glycolThey are all vulnerable I find, and any rubber along the way. I guess it's the price you pay for freeze protection? I generaly prefer all circs and flowchecks if from day one it has glycol, but even the "O" rings in the circ start to show signs of leakage. Depending on the conditions, I try to run a lower percentage and test it yearly. peace
@ May 14, 2009 5:45 PM in Output of finned tube in \"window box\"that's what it sounds like on a monoflow system?
@ May 13, 2009 10:54 PM in conversion gunBudget payment plans can be had with oil companies also, atleast mine offers them. Makes for a predictable monthly exspense. As for gas conversion burners, the new ones are an improvement, but on an old coal conversion boiler that had oil, there's no way it will heat it as quickly as with oil, sorry. peace
@ May 13, 2009 8:26 PM in The circus is back in townWe are a full service oil company on Cape, and there is way too much competition with the flyers, mailings, etc. Someone who has to sell themselves that hard leads you to think, Why? We don't beg borrow or steal customers, they come to us by word of mouth. I'm sure you are finding that out your way too Charlie. peace
@ May 13, 2009 7:44 PM in baseboard radiationAl, I think he may be thinking suntec fuel pump?? I've only seen Sun Temp in the field, and not sure if you can still find it. I think Sterling is close to it if you are trying to match something up. Sometimes it's best to replace the whole run. When the fins are plugged or bent, it won't heat well. peace
@ May 13, 2009 7:21 PM in baseboard radiationit's not sun temp that you have and are looking for?
@ May 13, 2009 6:02 PM in Updating Steam Boiler to a New Riello?Any burner will only perform as good as the install or the techs servicing it. Riello is a great burner if installed and set up properly. The boiler will not last longer by replacing the burner, infact what make/model/year of steamer do you have? Could be throwing good money after bad? peace
@ May 13, 2009 5:56 PM in I'm done with Hewlett-PackardThat you buy a PC, pay for the software, and it's junk. I personally have been lookin long and hard at Mac. I don't think they pull that different software labeling crap. I'll have to recheck my daughter's lap top for her Vista version. It's not the Home edition, and has failed many many times, Not a good thing for a college student. The lap top is an IBM Thinkpad, top of the line in every way. Software is Vsta garbage. peace
@ May 13, 2009 5:27 PM in I'm done with Hewlett-PackardWhole different ball game Paul. Compaq was one of the best, next to IBM PC, untill they merged with HP. I bought 2, both were garbage. The vista program is also no damn good as well. As stated by another, keep your XP alive as long as possible. peace
@ May 12, 2009 8:53 PM in I'm done with Hewlett-PackardThey are probably made in some sweat shop in some unheard of country now. I bought an Officejet all in one 8 years ago, and it hasn't failed me as of yet. Hope I haven't just put the hex on myself. Besides the costly ink, it works great. It may be more of a Best Buy issue. They have been caught before doing some questionable transactions with their customers. peace
@ May 12, 2009 5:56 PM in Water valve question - never saw thisthe two supply lines were too short, and that mess was the first thing his hands rested upon. Sure hope it is removed, or capped off. peace