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maine rick

maine rick

Joined on October 16, 2004

Last Post on March 7, 2014

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@ March 7, 2014 7:12 PM in tenant heat metering

we use Honeywell AQ control with communicating thermostats. you can set the max temp and check the amount of hours each zone runs. also is outdoor reset ready.


@ July 23, 2012 4:11 PM in Pensotti wb 3 pass boiler

you need to check out the baisi fire bird. 
what part of maine?


@ March 31, 2012 1:10 PM in BIASI BOILER/Clearance

in Maine you need 18" clearances on 6" smoke pipe.


@ May 6, 2011 5:28 PM in uploading photos

it was a long job but the end say's in all


@ May 6, 2011 5:26 PM in uploading photos

thanks nbc, we like to keep things close to the boiler with out them sticking out into the room.but able to service any part of the system as well.


@ May 6, 2011 5:21 PM in uploading photos

thanks for the compliment
that would be the supply temp sensor we used pipe insolation to cover it

more pics

@ May 5, 2011 11:15 PM in uploading photos

more pics from the job one of the pool area


@ May 5, 2011 10:05 PM in uploading photos

lets see if i can add one. well that worked this is bill co-owner he did all the wireing and bill next time i will stay out of the control progam.


@ May 5, 2011 9:55 PM in uploading photos

i would love to but my brain will not comput. i have around 6 to 7 pics i took
the first owner started with a ranch then added an inground pool then enclosed it then added a two story house on to that. pool area floor heated as well as first floor where the last addition was added . we split that into two zones. then the 2nd floor has baseboard heat but was never hooked up. we ran alot of piping for this on bb hook up and spliting the floor heat. six and half days then we added the new honey well AQ control with outdoor reset. 

uploading photos

@ May 5, 2011 9:44 PM in uploading photos

did our biggest job and would like to share. is easyer to upload from my blackberry or down load them to my computor then upload to here. kind of slow on doing this but i can put boilers in with out trouble. go figure . ok i tryed to post pic lets hope it works i have more


@ March 9, 2011 10:49 PM in Intermittnet shut down to save $$$

they go 60* and lower.
people are funny sometimes. they think nothing of buying a pellet stove for $5,000. to save on oil for about 4 months out of 12. but will not spend around $2000. more on upgrading the boiler for a 12 month saving.
what part of maine are you in. i live in biddeford now but grow up in mexico.

shutting boiler down at night

@ March 8, 2011 9:59 PM in Intermittnet shut down to save $$$

being in southern maine and doing service work on oil units.  in jan. when we had that cold snap between frozen pipes and splits i could not give you a total count. do not play with boilers to save oil in the long run it could cost you more. everyone that had issues with frozen pipes/splits all said they lowered there thermostats at night.
it cost money to save money i would insolate the buildings first the if your boilers are 20to 30 years old then upgrade them.
water damage is not fun.

i have a gas smell

@ December 23, 2010 9:36 PM in Best question of the week.

we installed a new oil boiler in june for this customer
he calls me up and said he has a strong gas smell and wants me to come over to check the boiler out . i ask him if he has a gas unit in the basement and tells me yes a gas stove, i tell him to call the gas company to check the unit out. then he asked me if i'm sure its not the new boiler.  


@ July 6, 2010 4:47 PM in Best Flashlight ?

i bought a POWER-BRIGHT BAR at sam's club rechargable mag. on bottom works great the best light i've bought so far. change oil filters at tank stick it on tank to light the filter can't get them at sam's club. whent to  lowe's bought the black&decker bright bar no mag. with this one so i removed them from the old one works good about 22.00. last about 2 yrs. last all day on low


@ June 2, 2010 6:03 PM in Watching the Spill

i've been watching it at this site:
i was watching it till 1 am last night. they have 2 rov to pic from

@ May 5, 2009 10:28 PM in New Metal Roof Question- (OT)

hi dave the last 2 years i check on tin or shingles for my roof . looked at a lot of webb sites for info on the tin.with tin if you strip the roof first you do not have to strap it. if i did tin i would of stripped the old shingles then put down 1/2 4x8 sheat of the foam boards to keep the summer heat out.i ended up reshingleing the roof my self. one side down,one to go.this all came down for me as the cost factor. good luck and if you do it have fun. maine rick

got mine also

@ April 7, 2009 7:59 PM in Watts RBFF

a let my suplly house have it for a few days they as well as i like it can't wait to use it on an install.

@ March 25, 2009 10:41 PM in help on find part

ya thats how this all started. bad bearing on one side groved out the shaft tryed to remove the shaft from wheel only had 1 more inch to go then pop-the hub broke off the wheel went through one hub fine.i found the shaft,bearings just trying to locate the wheel. i'm going to call sid thursday in a.m. between jobs to see if they have one or can order me one. and thanks

@ March 25, 2009 9:10 PM in help on find part

i forgot about sid.1/2 hour north of me just not in my brain yet. i will call them in am and that will be belt drive. got all measurements,blade count. thanks to all......

thanks mike for the lead

@ March 25, 2009 9:06 PM in help on find part

yup i tryed at my supply house'e no luck. i will check out that webb site to see if they got one.

blower wheel

@ March 25, 2009 7:26 PM in help on find part

trying to locate a blower wheel for a magic chef oil furnace.owner will not replace so that will not help. so if anyone can lead me to a place that i can get the part it will help me alot. model# L5A168-1

tested one on my boiler

@ March 11, 2009 9:50 PM in IntelliCon-HW+

i've been doing this work for the past 15 yrs., so i'm not a rookie in the trade. i put one on my boiler to test it out. this is what i found happening with my system.when my boiler temp is 180 circ. would run on what i call a normal cycle,burner would not fire. next circ. cycle would run longer with the boiler temp. as low as circ. cycle the burner would fire and then all would repeat.if a house is sized up for baseboard correctly it would be based on the water temp to be at 180 not 140. now this is only based on my own boiler,house,baseboard.not every house is the same.if a costumer ask's me about them i let them know how it work for me. if they want it i will put one in for them,but i do not push them,sorry. hope this helps
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