Joined on November 16, 2005
Last Post on March 7, 2014
@ January 24, 2014 5:18 PM in NG spot pricing this weekNo residential customer is affected by this.
@ January 24, 2014 7:05 AM in OK, we bought the house... now what?Pinnacle has been around since 2005. In addition,QHT is importing the Firebird for the last couple years.
Buderus discontinued the GB125BE but there are still some in wholesalers
We installed a Firebird last summer for an Oil Heat Cares project and it is quite nice!
@ January 21, 2014 2:28 PM in Does Anyone know if AHR ShowCan you imagine what the Javits Center costs per day?
@ January 20, 2014 9:14 AM in Burnham/Alpha marriage?Grundfos, U.S. Boiler Company Collaborate to Provide Ultra-Efficient Boiler-Pump Package
NEW YORK — At the 2014 Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in New York City, Grundfos and U.S. Boiler Company will announce an agreement to pair Grundfos’ ultra-efficient ALPHATM circulators as options on most U.S. Boiler gas cast-iron heating products. The combined product leverages both companies’ individual competencies in the industry and provides a market-leading solution for highly efficient heating in residential and light commercial applications.
“We know that the price of energy is a growing concern for many Americans. Grundfos’ collaboration with U.S. Boiler Company will allow us to deliver the total package for saving energy – a best-in-class boiler paired with an ultra-efficient pump,” said Barry Nauss, director of HVAC OEM Sales for Grundfos USA.
Made in the United States, the package will feature the ALPHA, a Grundfos pump designed for circulating liquids in light commercial and residential heating systems. The ALPHA features patented AUTOADAPT TM technology, which automatically analyzes the needs of the system and then adjusts operation to changes in demand. By learning the patterns of consumption, the pump can save end users up to 85 percent in energy costs when compared to a conventional circulator, ensuring the lowest possible consumption without sacrificing comfort
Together with U.S. Boiler’s top-quality product, the competitively priced boiler-pump package will achieve new levels of complete energy efficiency.
@ January 15, 2014 7:42 AM in Nest thermostatsNest was sold yesterday for $3,200,000,000,not bad for a trinket ! And by far more than the combined value of every boiler manufacturer in the USA. Scoff at new technology at your own peril
@ January 13, 2014 6:50 PM in help upgrading hydronic systemA new efficient system will save 30% conservatively,why waste 30% annually while waiting what may be many years for that POS to die? In reality,you are paying for a new one either way,may as well have it and reap the benefits instead of donating to Exxon.
@ January 11, 2014 6:27 PM in DHW coil help pleaseThat is a domestic relief valve. You must be on LI
@ January 9, 2014 7:11 PM in Heat loadsHuge problem with people not grasping the incompatibility of outdoor reset and room setback
@ January 6, 2014 8:02 AM in Burnham V8 insulationInvest in a higher efficiency boiler/indirect
@ January 2, 2014 4:29 PM in Over under firing how is it accomplishedNozzle and or pump pressure on oil,pressure and or orifice on gas. This is not a DIY project,need a combustion analyzer and know what you are doing and why.
@ December 30, 2013 6:58 PM in Need help with boiler replacement and DHW issueInteresting use of the possessive pronouns,our and we!
@ December 24, 2013 11:26 AM in Intellicon hw+ will it helpGo to AquaSmart and cold start it. The standby loss from indirect will cycle it often enough to keep it warm.
@ December 13, 2013 3:13 PM in Friday the 13th Boiler FailureThe Viessmann won't be leaking in 2023!
@ December 8, 2013 1:04 PM in Kudos,Ron Jr!Page 5
@ December 8, 2013 9:16 AM in System 2000 controlerYou don't need multiple Techs,just one good one. Put a Genisys on if you don't already have one,it keeps a history that will aid greatly in troubleshooting. Is it 2 pipe or one? If 2 pipe,convert to 1 pipe. Nothing good happens with 2 pipe systems. Does it have a puff switch? Draft issues will cause random lockouts on puff switch equipped boilers
@ December 7, 2013 6:05 PM in Cast iron or steel oil burner?The only steel boiler I would consider is an EK,go with a 3 pass CI,something like this