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Robert O'Brien

Robert O'Brien

Joined on November 16, 2005

Last Post on September 16, 2014

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Petro

@ August 8, 2014 6:19 PM in Burnham has tested Beckett gas burners in oil-fired boilers

While it was certainly true that they sold primarily Riello,especially on Long Island. It no longer is, the hydraulic jack leaks and the lack of availability of product after Hurricane Sandy have shifted many people to Beckett

Chris

@ August 8, 2014 5:31 PM in Burnham has tested Beckett gas burners in oil-fired boilers

That was true,I heard it
from a Petro manager, only thing was it was 25 years ago! :)

US Boilers

@ August 8, 2014 8:43 AM in Burnham has tested Beckett gas burners in oil-fired boilers

Thanks for your input,too few manufacturers are willing to participate anymore. I understand your position but not sure I agree. Have you considered approving gas burners on just the MPO/Megasteam? The Megasteam would be the best in class gas fired steam boiler as it is already with oil. Having the MPO convertible to gas would put it at an advantage to most triple pass oil boilers that are not,a consumer that just spent a fairly sizable amount on an MPO/Alliance/ODR card etc is loath to trash it when gas becomes available as it some point it will in all but rural areas. That feature is certainly a benefit to both contractor and consumer in making an MPO sale right now.

CG4

@ August 6, 2014 1:25 PM in Burnham has tested Beckett gas burners in oil-fired boilers

CG4 comes with a welded flange and preset for the boiler it is designed for. The Carlin has an adjustable flange and can fit almost anything.
http://www.beckettcorp.com/product2/productdetail.asp?detailid=69

Megasteam

@ August 6, 2014 9:10 AM in Burnham has tested Beckett gas burners in oil-fired boilers

You can add Megasteam to that list shortly. These are Beckett supplied specs,not boiler manufacturer.

Beckett CG4

@ August 5, 2014 3:03 PM in Peerless ec-04

Factory set for your boiler

http://www.beckettcorp.com/product2/productdetail.asp?detailid=69

Tom Schwarz' Tools

@ August 5, 2014 3:00 PM in Tom Schwarz' Tools

Tom Schwarz( TGO) passed away very suddenly in February 2014. Tom was a fastidious craftsman and his tools reflect that. His widow would like to find them a new home. I posted pics/info on the Barter/Buy/Sell board. Any questions,PM me. A great opportunity on some excellent condition,high quality stuff!
http://www.heatinghelp.com/forum-thread/151151/Tom-Schwarz-Tools

Part 2

@ August 5, 2014 2:50 PM in Tom Schwarz' Tools

Part 2

Tom Schwarz' Tools

@ August 5, 2014 2:47 PM in Tom Schwarz' Tools

As many of your you are aware,Tom Schwarz( TGO) passed away in February 2014 very suddenly. His widow would like to find a good home for his tools,where they can continue to do the work he did with them. Tom was a meticulous craftsman and his tools are used but in incredibly good condition. If you are interested in anything,send me a PM. Thanks!

Powersaw guide support
REMS auto threader
Tornado 2000
Curvo bender,electric
pipe stand
Amigo 530021,540021
kindorf clamps asst
aargo post base 2 sizes
Mupro lag screws
Hilti TE70
Hilti bits
Hilti DX36
Hilti anchors
used guage manifolds
48" alum pipe wrench
48" steel pipe wrench
large rigid pipe cutter 48"
36" alum pipe wrench
36" steel pipe wrench
pipe cutter
rems cutting oil
portable ventilator 39012W
assorted pipe wrenches
knockout punch set
TiF5600 leak detector
electric snake/drain
conductor shrouded cable #18 wire
acetyline tanks
PVC plumbing fittings
Imperial pipe bending kit 364FHA
insulated ref lines

Peerless

@ August 2, 2014 5:21 PM in Condensing cast iron?

This a RaY in green

http://www.peerlessboilers.com/Products/ResidentialBoilers/Cast922/tabid/211/Default.aspx

Going into business?

@ July 23, 2014 8:59 PM in Oil Burner Housing

Manufacturing oil burners? :)

Thermopride

@ July 16, 2014 7:39 AM in Replacing oil furnace w/ fan coil connected to new boiler. What brands to consider?

Built to last

http://www.thermopride.com/products/heat-pump/air-handler

Got this email in the spring

@ July 8, 2014 5:58 PM in Getting into mod/con business

"
I finally had a chance to calculate the savings after switching from oil to gas the other day. With the new system you installed I saved 56% compared to the previous year. Even better, I got my gas bill today and after finally taking a meter reading (they have been estimating my usage since February) they just credited my account $349. So the saving ends up being a bit better than 56% - I didn't update my calculations yet.

I just thought I would pass that info along as you asked the last time you were here and I think that the savings are very impressive.

Thanks once again for all of your help with the system.

-Alan


This isn't a mod/con,it's an 85% CI gas boiler. It replaced an old oil steel boiler and John Wood oil fired HWH.It's also not corrected for degree days and 2013-2014 winter was much colder than the prior year,so the savings is well over 60% of which only 37% can be attributed to the fuel cost differential.

Obituary

@ July 2, 2014 8:08 PM in One of the greatest heating tech' has passed away

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/obituaries/x1760120079/J-Christopher-Chris-Aiello

Canada

@ July 2, 2014 8:11 AM in anyone know of a place where i can get dedietrich products?

http://dedietrichboilers.com/www/

BNL 2008

@ July 2, 2014 8:05 AM in One of the greatest heating tech' has passed away

Chris kneeling on the far left

Shocked

@ June 29, 2014 6:08 PM in One of the greatest heating tech' has passed away

I don't know what to say,had the pleasure of meeting him an BNL a couple times,a great guy!

200' horizontal and 12' vertical?

@ June 28, 2014 3:07 AM in Problem with Oil Fired swimming pool heater

Way too much lift,I would go with a pressurized system. http://www.suntecpumps.com/PDFs/Installation%20and%20Service%20Manual.pdf
As a band aid,you could increase the prepurge time to the max on the Genisys,45 seconds. That may buy enough time to reprime the deaerator before the TFI. If that doesn't do it,wire around the primary and see how much time you need to prime. If it less than 120 seconds, a Carlin Promaxx has 120 second prepurge.

I agree

@ May 29, 2014 7:40 PM in Top reasons for doing business with.

Timely delivery,fair prices and stocking what is needed. It's not rocket science,yet it seems very difficult to meet these requirements

Absolutely!

@ May 26, 2014 8:18 PM in Jody Samuel a great addition

Learned a lot from Jody in Warwick. Best of luck in the new position!

Escalera Power Hand Truck

@ May 24, 2014 4:08 PM in Escalera Power Hand Truck

MLA-HC 60 with the removable forklift. It has carried many boilers upstairs in the last 9 years and certainly has the bruises to prove it,but it still works fine. $1000

http://www.escalera.com/models/index.htm

Niche

@ May 17, 2014 7:44 AM in What do you think of this product?

It may have a niche,most Americans think saving energy is nice but certainly not at the expense of a shower that isn't however as long and hot as they,their wife and teenage daughter may desire!
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