Joined on February 17, 2009
Last Post on July 12, 2014
@ May 7, 2009 8:07 PM in BASEBOARD ELEMENTYou can run it to the moon if you have a circulator matched to it, required pressure, and pumping away. How long a loop are you running?
@ May 7, 2009 7:48 PM in new furnaceSystem 2000, but I'm thinking he has a mobile home. I suppose if he could get his hands on a Timken rotary, he would have peace and quiet He doesn't have many options for mobile home. I guess Miller, Coleman, Thermopride. peace
@ May 7, 2009 7:37 PM in new furnaceThe furnace described, and the water damage down the flue sounds like a mobile home counter flow furnace. Thermopride if so. peace
@ May 7, 2009 7:09 PM in Vent damper recallI'm all for it. We've been down this road late 70's, early 80's with Flair. Most did not work, and caused many a call back. Field is a pretty good company to deal with on warranty items. They will be out there on units, and time will tell. Wiring is crucial, as in all motorized draft or damper system. Spillage and proven switches have to be in play. Like i said, Every little bit of technology helps us all, just hope it proves to be reliable, for we the middle men take the flack as usual. peace
@ May 7, 2009 5:59 PM in Vent damper recallThey have been workin on that recall for awhile. And to think they are pushing their new stack damper for oil. peace
@ May 7, 2009 5:45 PM in system 2000 diret vent with inducer fan ?I think you are right Clammy. I'm surprised it doesn't have a river flowing thru it. Temps must be way too low for the boiler to run properly, or at all. Someone must have thought this was a condensing boiler. peace
@ May 6, 2009 8:08 PM in Let's all wish Alan Mercurio a HAPPY BIRTHDAYOne of the nicest guys out there, and always willing to graciously respond and comment in return. peace
@ May 3, 2009 8:29 PM in Compare the Burnham MPO and the PurePro Trio oil boilerexternal chimney and low stack temps generally cry for a stainless liner. You may get away with it for a few years, but one day it will crumble. Keep a close eye on it. peace
@ May 3, 2009 8:25 PM in Massachusetts Oil RegsWhere is the conversion from copper to flex hose Bob? Are you using a tiger loop? It should be either end of the flex hose to cover all bases. If you are coupling in the hose, use an inline with flare fittings, if tiger loop, use one on the inlet. Can never have enough shut offs. peace
@ May 3, 2009 7:58 PM in Steam Boiler OverfillingI may be proven wrong, only have a hand full of steamers, but if there is auto feed, have seen surging work the float to feed water in whether it needed it or not. Also dirty sight glass so customer guesses what the water level actually is. Not sure this helps, but only 2 ways water can get in, unless there is an indirect with a leaky coil, or a tankless with a pinhole. peace
@ May 2, 2009 11:43 AM in Compare the Burnham MPO and the PurePro Trio oil boilerare no good. Been there done that. I installed my Amtrol in 1984. The worst that could happen is the coil needing replacement. Much cheaper than the $1800 he quoted on the earlier post. Your choice, but if properly installed and maintained, Amtrol will last. peace
@ May 2, 2009 9:57 AM in Compare the Burnham MPO and the PurePro Trio oil boilerThat would be recommendation with liner, and as before, use up all the Amtrol has to offer. What is the install date of the Amtrol, and why are they wanting to replace it? JMO Also outside air would be a plus. peace
@ April 30, 2009 5:31 PM in Energy Kinetics System 2000There is a 5 year warranty on the digtal manager sensor, too bad it didn't happen sooner. They had a bad run of them. Not very exspensive, and takes all of 5 minutes to replace. peace
@ April 30, 2009 5:28 PM in Energy Kinetics System 2000I am now replacing the electric tanks used on them after 15 to 20 years of my original install dates. Not bad for a glass lined tank. peace
@ April 29, 2009 9:36 PM in Energy Kinetics System 2000Dont care much for the Frontier, the chamber takes more of a beating, and can damage easily. The plate heat exchanger is a stong point for EK. They produce some of the highest #'s in hot water production. JMO. peace
@ April 29, 2009 7:26 PM in Is there a need for an expansion tank with a tankless heater?What kind of tankless are you talking Jim?
@ April 29, 2009 6:53 PM in AMERICAN STANDARD BOILERThe oly one that comes to mind is the APT model dry base cast iron, circulator on the left side? What are you lookin for? Can you describe the boiler more, color, etc
@ April 29, 2009 5:55 PM in ELECTRIC WATER HEATER PIPED INTO TANKLESS COIL.Someone was probably trying to preheat the tank water thru the coil. The coil outlet should be the tank inlet-marked cold on the tank. If the thermostats and elements are working on you tank, it won't matter if the boiler is maintaining temp or not, just kind of free or low cost hot water during the heating season. Sounds like it is not piped correctly, of you have thermostat/element problem, or even no power to the water heater. Could also be dip tube problem. Pictures will help. peace
@ April 28, 2009 8:42 PM in PEERLESS BOILERKind of case and point. Minutes add up to dollars in the long run. peace
@ April 28, 2009 7:48 PM in If the hot water tank ain't broke, replace it anyway?!You just can't buy that kind of endurance these days Ron. Ask George, he may remember Gould. If he worked on their boilers, he will still have a bad taste in his mouth for them though. The Ford was a Carlin product. They were among the best, so was Texaco, and the old Everhot. Back to Amtrol, besides the rolled coil design mess that occured late 80's early 90's, and the Smart control manufactures, they have served well, and they have always been good with me on warranty issues. That alone can sell a product if the manufacture is willing to stand behind their equipment. Ron, i still have some Monel propane water heaters out there from the 40's!!! peace
@ April 28, 2009 7:20 PM in If the hot water tank ain't broke, replace it anyway?!I have a gun fired Gould water heater still going over 40 years old. Good water i guess?
@ April 28, 2009 7:10 PM in If the hot water tank ain't broke, replace it anyway?!Anything can go at anytime, I have not seen the failure rate of Amtrol that Troy has though. I've replaced more Thermaflow, Vaugn, Superstor, Bradford White, and even Buderus indirects due to leakers. You just never know. peace