Joined on June 24, 2005
Last Post on October 13, 2013
@ October 13, 2013 7:10 PM in Good ballcock / fill valve?Wolverine Brass has very nice brass ones.
@ August 26, 2013 8:32 PM in Vito Tight!Nice job!!
Can I ask what the white pipe is for the expansion tank?
@ August 3, 2013 12:08 PM in Giannoni HX?Call me naive but I do not see a big problem with these heat exchangers
I have installed a bunch of Munchkins, Alpines and one Elite plus with this type of exchanger over the last five or six years. I have not had one problem with them working wise or the annual maintenance wise either Can you explain to me the problem with them to me?. Is there a big difference between the other types of exchanges then these?
@ July 18, 2013 8:14 PM in ZoneYes, that is the total house load. He want to keep almost every room on its own zone.
@ July 18, 2013 3:49 PM in ZoneYes, the bathroom is its own zone. It currently have a three way mixing valve off the boiler. It has a t87 thermostat controlling the circulator.
@ July 17, 2013 4:18 PM in ZoneI'm looking at boiler replacement job with a total house load of about 75,000 BTU's. I'm thinking about a mod-con with a buffer tank. The house has 6 existing zone and a 80 gallon indirect, the zones are kinda small and only doing a couple rooms each. They have a interior bathroom that has a radiant floor which is about 1,200 BTU's.
How would you guys pipe in this radiant zone? Mixing valve? I series valve? something else?
@ July 15, 2013 4:57 PM in Chimney company recommendations, Nassau CountyE&M Maintenance Inc. out of Plainview1800 272-0077.
Ask for Eric. The best chimney guys I have used in the last 5 years.
@ July 12, 2013 4:09 PM in HelperBrought my 15 year old son to work today, he seemed to like it.
I think there is hope for our industry yet!
@ April 18, 2013 12:00 PM in Strange CO problemJim,
Would my Acetylene tank set off the alarm if it was leaking?
@ April 17, 2013 8:32 PM in Strange CO problemI went back to the house today to finish some work. I was curious about my B tank making co,so I tested it with the Fyrite. I help the probe about five inches away and I got it up to about 20ppm.
Anyway I went into the basement with the Fyrite and got 0 ppm. I did allot more soldering in the basement and the Fyrite never went above 0ppm. I can't figure it out.
I will invest in a personal detector
@ April 17, 2013 6:34 AM in Strange CO problemI don't think that was the problem but is possible. After a couple of hours, I was soldering in the boiler room with the CO detector on the other side of the wall even long and it did not go off. The basement does not have any air flow to speak of and one tiny window.
I guess I'll go with that.
@ April 16, 2013 6:59 PM in Strange CO problemWorking on a oil boiler in a basement today. Shut the boiler off to drain two zones. Started to solider for about 5 minutes about 25' away from a CO detector (outside the boiler room). The CO detector goes off, fire/police show up because of central station.
Fire department chief comes down to the basement with his portable CO detector and the CO starts to rise to about 70ppm. Fireman comes down with a little better unit and his is reading 50ppm and rising, tops off about 65ppm. I open a window to vent out the basement. Homeowner calls oil tech to come take a look. I get my Fyrite pro about an hour later to see whats going on.
My fyrite reads about 14ppm after 2hrs from the fire department came. Meanwhile the boiler been off the whole time. I fire the boiler with my fyrite close by, it never gets above 14ppm.
Oil tech comes in checks the draft in the flue and chamber, draft is very good at both points. No attic fans on on a/c on and nothing else on in the house.
Does anybody have clue what it could have been. I'm stumped
@ April 14, 2013 5:32 PM in Constant CirculationSounds like a good idea. I will have to re-pipe the other zones also.
@ April 14, 2013 4:16 PM in Constant CirculationChris,
The problem is mostly the second floor, it have a mile of baseboard and piping. I could do a heat loss and compare to the install BB. I was thinking of using the I valve and the Taco fuel mizer. Drop it down to a minimum of 140 degrees and go.
@ April 14, 2013 3:41 PM in Constant CirculationThanks for both replies
Chris the problems seems to be on every zone. They are zoned with 007s.The owner would also like to add the ODR to maybe low his fuel cost.
Mark, all the holes are very tight against to pipes. I see in some spots that the pipes a touching all around 7/8" pipe 7/8" hole, gotta love the hardwood floor guys.
@ April 13, 2013 7:07 PM in Constant CirculationHello All,
I have a customer with an oil fired W/M boiler which has six heating zones (one radiant) and a domestic zone. He wanted me to check out the "noise" coming from the pipes when the zones turn on. I found all the pipes are tight going through the floor and make expansion and contracting noise. Instead of trying to make the holes larger or insulate them I could put some type of outdoor reset and maybe make the zone constant circulation. What would be the best way to go about this or fix the problem.
@ March 11, 2013 9:15 PM in Looking for plumbing tool that is no longer madeI have one and its the best tool to have when you have those extra tubular pieces.
I think my dad has an extra one I will try and find out for sure in the next day or two.
@ March 3, 2013 1:35 PM in 2013 Long Island BIG UGLY....who's in?????Matt,
I also had a great time met a few good people, yes the drinks flowed like crazy.
I am in for next year.
Where's my train ticket?
@ February 15, 2013 10:24 PM in DustDryer has a 4" metal vent going outside. The owner keeps the lint tray clean. As for combustion air, there is not enough. The room is very small with louver doors. I will mention the screens.
@ February 14, 2013 7:30 PM in DustWas working in a house today which had a Burnham P205 boiler that had lots of dust on the front panel. Open the panel and the inside was covered with dust that looked like felt. I vacuumed out the boiler, burner tubes and everything else. The boiler is installed about 3' away from the dryer. What could be done to stop this short of moving either one. Is there anything else I should have done to this boiler?
@ February 9, 2013 8:22 PM in 2013 Long Island BIG UGLY....who's in?????Hey Matt,
I'm going as long as the first round is on you!