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@ May 11, 2009 8:19 PM in New hot water boiler

is not a good option, and warm air to boot, but reading his post a couple of times, takes that when you get older, there is currently a hydo-air there now? peace


@ May 11, 2009 7:01 PM in New hot water boiler

Personally I would use Metalbestos. Power vents are troublesome, and lower the pressure in a home too much. Ghosting will be an issue in the future unless you bring in outside air. System 2000 is an awsome unit, been putting them in since 84, but all are chimney vent with no problems. Power vents have been out there for years, and are noisey and unreliable. JMO. peace


@ May 10, 2009 9:45 AM in 1 1/4\" blk 21 footers for sale

Have you ever used Robinson supply or South Shore to name a couple more? Also check Jomar, Snow & Jones, etc. There are alot of them out there. peace

21 footers

@ May 9, 2009 10:24 PM in 1 1/4\" blk 21 footers for sale

I can get them from my suppliers here in Mass too. Don't see where the problem was. Use another supplier I'm thinking. peace


@ May 8, 2009 9:06 PM in Does anyone know who handles Snyder General oil furnaces ?

Paul, alot of that line up is rather poor IMO. I'd look into Thermopride, Olsen, or Williamson. Those beer can heat exchangers don't last more than a few years, 10 if you're lucky. peace


@ May 7, 2009 8:10 PM in new furnace

I think electric baseboard would be quieter. Perhaps a sunroof to get some solar heat in there

@ May 7, 2009 8:07 PM in BASEBOARD ELEMENT

You 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?

I would say

@ May 7, 2009 7:48 PM in new furnace

System 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

mobile home?

@ May 7, 2009 7:37 PM in new furnace

The furnace described, and the water damage down the flue sounds like a mobile home counter flow furnace. Thermopride if so. peace

If the product works

@ May 7, 2009 7:09 PM in Vent damper recall

I'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

Thanks Bob

@ May 7, 2009 5:59 PM in Vent damper recall

They 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

Happy B-Day Alan Mercurio

@ May 6, 2009 8:08 PM in Let's all wish Alan Mercurio a HAPPY BIRTHDAY

One 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 boiler

external 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

Mass reg

@ May 3, 2009 8:25 PM in Massachusetts Oil Regs

Where 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 Overfilling

I 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

stone lined tanks

@ May 2, 2009 11:43 AM in Compare the Burnham MPO and the PurePro Trio oil boiler

are 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 boiler

That 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 2000

There 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

water tanks

@ April 30, 2009 5:28 PM in Energy Kinetics System 2000

I 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 2000

Dont 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?
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