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Robert O'Brien

Robert O'Brien

Joined on November 16, 2005

Last Post on July 23, 2014

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What Devan said!

@ April 27, 2014 3:56 PM in Failed ignition on triangle tube pt 110

They have a new ignition cable also,the noise you are hearing is a delayed ignition

Thanks,Dan H.!

@ April 9, 2014 8:27 PM in Thanks,Dan H.!

"While our friend Dan Holohan was presenting his Classic Hydronics seminar to benefit OESP's scholarship fund, Judy Garber announced that OESP has name one of the scholarship's in Dan's honor. Dan is a founding father of the scholarship fund and has remained a major supporter throughout the years. Through Dan's efforts and generosity, OESP has awarded over $250,000.00 since 1999.
Thank You Dan for all you have done for us! It is much appreciated."

Via New Haven CT Chapter

Non Condensing

@ March 21, 2014 7:31 PM in Condesing Pellet Boilers?

Euro's use a different scale. Latent heat is not accounted for in 100%


@ March 7, 2014 8:26 AM in NG Combi Boiler versus indirect tank and boiler setup

We install both and both are excellent products. The boiler is only a component  of the job and while no one wants to deal with a lemon,the installation is at least as important. As an analogy,you could buy the greatest aged porterhouse around but if the chef sucks,you won't be happy with dinner! 

What type of connections?

@ March 5, 2014 1:12 PM in Got my Sorbox today.

What size are the male nipples?

Not radiant

@ March 2, 2014 6:39 PM in Bad radiant in Seattle

But I saw another tankless failing as a boiler in Locust Valley NY today. Using it as a backup to a solar DHW/Heat system. Unfortunately the distribution is hydroair and the Rinnai can't get the water temp up enough at outdoor temps below 20*. The electric tankless did but at a cost of $1600/month! Very bad application of solar in a high temp system


@ March 1, 2014 9:28 PM in Switching from Oil to Gas

It depends on what you are looking to accomplish. Do you want a conventional CI boiler or the higher eff of a mod/con? We are on LI and install about 75/25 mod/con vs CI. The condensing issue with baseboard is mostly a red herring,in the vast majority it will condense most of the time and even when it doesn't the modulation is a huge advantage in and of itself. BNL did a study of this topic right here on LI.

Boiler sales?

@ March 1, 2014 8:22 AM in Beating a dead horse.

i bet if they offered a gas burner option for the Megasteam they would pick up market share

Up the chimney

@ February 25, 2014 4:39 PM in Venting mod con up a (lined) chimney flue?

Do it all the time with polypropylene,no concerns about snow line,clearances and no vapor plume complaints!


@ February 23, 2014 12:38 PM in Bonnet capacity

Bonnet is output

OESP 2014 Road Show

@ February 23, 2014 7:55 AM in OESP 2014 Road Show

Registration is open. Much more time for education with the road show format and there is a great schedule of classes!


@ February 20, 2014 1:58 PM in Solution for consistent E8 Fault code on Viessmann Vitodens 222-F LP Boiler?

Is microamps out of range. Combustion analysis and gas pressures are required to go any further. I am assuming it was set to LP operation?

Was here today

@ February 20, 2014 12:32 PM in Tom Schwarz has passed away

Tom installed this in 1995. Ahead of his time,very few installing anything other than pin oil boilers in that day


@ February 19, 2014 4:58 PM in Tom Schwarz has passed away

I met Tom at Viessmann in Warwick RI in 2006 and Eugene is correct,craftsman is the best way to describe him. He took great pride in his work and it showed!


@ February 19, 2014 10:25 AM in How serious an issue is water quality?

Here on Long Island but it may very well be in other areas

Using this logic

@ February 19, 2014 6:15 AM in How to get a oil burner installers lisence NYC

An attorney or doctor could only practice in the state he attended  school?


@ February 17, 2014 8:40 AM in is it worth converting from oil to propane ?

Everything you say is true except; "The efficiencies are about the same" A mod/con vs CI oil boiler is no comparison at all


@ February 16, 2014 11:44 AM in Viega press sleeves

I apologize,send me your address and I'll get it out this week


@ February 14, 2014 2:12 PM in biasi b-3

Yes,the 63K is well over the 46K heat loss. How did you calculate the 46K? Every HL program has tons of fudge in it, I bet the real HL is 30K or less

Viega press sleeves

@ February 14, 2014 2:08 PM in Viega press sleeves

Does anyone make a comparable product? Viega discontinued selling the sleeves separately. TIA


@ February 7, 2014 6:44 PM in Biasi B-3 Input GPH???

This a B10-3 fired with a .60 60W at 140 PSI or .69 GPH


@ February 4, 2014 7:45 PM in Proper AFG head?
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