Joined on August 12, 2009
Last Post on November 27, 2013
@ November 27, 2013 9:23 AM in honeywell ignition module S8600HMake sure you have a solid ground and I think you'll find your problem. Not familiar with Raypac stuff but isn't that a pool heater?
@ November 18, 2013 10:10 PM in non condensing combi heaters?Not sure yet about the load required. The owner just mentioned she's like to consider replacing the 17 year old Heatmakers and 13 year old Endurance's late Friday afternoon. Before I go back and do a load calc, I'd like to have an idea of options when I'm in the apartments. It's all baseboard with one bath in a little over 600 square foot with new windows so it can't be over 20K. I might even be able to get creative with the condensate removal but don't think so. Did I mention the boilers are in a closet in the bedroom, so it has to be sealed combustion. Thanks for the input so far.
@ November 17, 2013 2:03 PM in non condensing combi heaters?I have a situation where I've been working on Heatmakers and a couple early Laars Endurance boilers in an 8 unit apt complex doing the DHW and baseboard. Actually the Heatmakers have held up better than the Endurances but the owner wants to replace all of them and she doesn't want to go with Endurance because of all the problems. Installing a central boiler is out of the question because of all remodel work it would take to run the piping with the units occupied. Also running a condensate discharge line off a pump for each apt. would require extensive work and remodeling so something like the Excellence would be costly. Is there any non condensating combi units out there that may work.?
@ November 14, 2013 12:09 AM in Trouble wiring humidifierJust wire a 24v relay off your SSU to a current sensing relay clamped on a lead to the blower and then to the humidistat and back to the relay. Don't make it overly complicated.
@ October 23, 2013 6:14 PM in Triangle Tube Prestige Excellence 110. NO HEAT!I guess you didn't read my post but if the control is at 6186 the heat demand is at the setpoint which means its not pumping. The pump is obviously working since you have hot water so you need to purge your heat loop and put that expansion tank on the return or you'll have this problem at the start of every heating season.
@ October 23, 2013 6:03 PM in Press Tools - Ridgid vs MilwaukeeI like the Rothenberger 15800 ROMAX 3000 or should I say love. It is the only tool I've used that doesn't tweak the piping out of alignment when you press it. I tried Milwaukee and the Ridgid and had a hard time keep my pipe straight when I pressed and the first time I used a Rothenberger it felt right. Good battery life too!
@ October 21, 2013 9:40 PM in PEX for commercial boiler fill lineType L copper only for commercial where I am.
@ October 21, 2013 10:52 AM in Humming coming from inside boilerIs it humming any particular song? If it starts whistling the theme song to the Andy Griffith show you have a problem. Seriously, like Ironman said its probably a transformer.
@ October 21, 2013 10:42 AM in Lennox G23 popping limit switch after a few minute of firingTime to call a professional immediately. Could have a cracked heat exchanger and a dangerous situaltion on hand.
@ October 21, 2013 12:00 AM in Triangle Tube Prestige Excellence 110. NO HEAT!Its airlocked. Make sure the heat side expansion tank is on the return like the install manual says. When it goes into DHW, the 3 way will isolate the expansion tank if its on the supply using zone valves. This will cause the interior tanks pressure to go way up and the relief valve will blow causing the air lock the first call for heating of year. Like the installation manual says, pipe the expansion tank on the return which is common via the three way to the internal tank.
I've seen it a couple time out in the field on no heat calls with the Excellence.
@ July 10, 2013 11:21 PM in Best Location ModCon Low Water-I've install dozens of Triangle Tube Solo and Lochivar Knights using the cross method on top of the wall hungs without a hitch. If you pipe your primary loop out of the bottom and have your closely placed tee's or LLH above the boiler you could tee it in slightly about the heat exchanger. But that scenario happened once before I went exclusively with LLH's. Just remember for the PRV you need to 90 up and install the PRV so your discharge is horizontal.
I've been away from the wall for a couple months working on AC during this hot Colorado summer. Wish I could do hydronics full time. Did I miss anything?
@ May 2, 2013 5:10 PM in Chemical for Cleaning Blocked Boiler heat exchangers?Are you talking on the water or combustion side? The product I use to clean cast iron heat exchangers is a dolly to haul it outside and on to a truck to the scrap yard. ; )
@ April 14, 2013 11:55 AM in Radiator Hot, Thermostat Off WHY?? Triangle Tube Prestige ExcellenceI wish I could have deleted my first post but don't know how. I didn't realize it was an Excellence. Heatpro and zman are right, get an expert in there. There isn't a PRV on the DHW and that is verrrry dangerous. You need a mixing valve and potable expansion tank too for the DHW. Also the heat side expansion tank looks like it's in the wrong place. It should be on the inlet of the boiler side because when the diverter valve is in DHW, it isolates the expansion tank and you have no thermal expansion protection. This is a pretty dangerous situation. Sorry I gave bad advice without really looking at the original post very well. Thanks for the backup Heatpro and Zman.
@ March 28, 2013 9:17 PM in Help identifying what I've gotYou're right Paul, just looked at an old manual. Been awhile since I've worked on a Munchie. I took a job and I've been doing more scorched error lately than boilers and I sure miss it.
@ March 28, 2013 8:53 PM in Help identifying what I've gotthose tee's should be closer together and I like to have 12" of flow coming out of the tee before it 90's on the secondary loops. Also the primary pump should be pumping into the boiler, not out of the supply. I don't see a backflow preventer either.. Ice Sailor is right about the indirect piping, I would think it doesn't have the Vision Pro controller. If you repipe it it would be a good time to upgrade to the Vision Pro then you can have outdoor reset and domestic water priority. If you have cast iron drain pipes I hope there is a condensate neutralizer. Also do you know if the heat exchanger has been cleaned and a combustion analysis performed? Very important. I think you need someone familiar with correct piping, pumping and servicing the Munchkin boiler. I hope that didn't scare you too much. I've seen worse.
@ March 21, 2013 6:22 PM in I've always found better musicians here!I've been pickin' bluegrass music since the early 70's. Was in a pretty good band back in the day called Blue Fungus, we will grow on you, as we used to say at gigs. I don't play out that often because there's so many great players along the Front Range of Colorado that actually practice. Paul, I will spare the banjo jokes but there's gotta be a joke waiting to happen involving a pipe wrench and a banjo.
@ March 7, 2013 9:45 PM in Munchkin BoilerIt looks like this is your first ever post on the Wall and though you are upset, it's not the best idea to visit just to slam equipment. If you want advice and help concerning your Munchkin, you've come to the right place. Most problems with boilers are installation related especially Munchkins and other boilers that use the same heat exchanger. If the installation manual is followed and it's piped, pumped and vented like the manual says, they are pretty dang reliable. Its not rocket science working on these units just the ability to read and having the right test equipment i.e. a combustion analyzer to do the service. Getting parts have not been a problem but I'm near a major city and if you're not, your service guy can get parts next day shipped from a supplier. Sounds like you need to find someone knowledgeable to help you out and you can do that by clicking "Find a Contractor" tab at the top of this page. Plus on this site you can get expert advice from the folks that visit this site and we can tell you why you're on your 3rd induced blower as well. If you want help, ask away!
@ February 18, 2013 7:05 PM in Intermitted gas furnance problemMake sure you have a solid ground from the furnace junction box, to the service shutoff and to the main panel for openers.
@ February 7, 2013 3:06 PM in Job pics!So did the factory ask what your pressure drop was thru the system or did they just say it was OK with a baseboard system?
@ February 2, 2013 11:59 PM in Removing union nut / stem for replacementI learned a trick i got here on The Wall on how to get the tailpiece out of the rad after cutting the nut off. Stick a socket that barely fits on the inside of the tailpiece to keep it from collapsing and use your pipe wrench. As far as the new tailpiece being shorter than the old one. If you have play up and down on the riser pipe, check out a Watts 65 angle radiator valve. It has the union on the bottom that goes on the riser and you can use the right size nipple to tie horizontally to the rad. Good luck!. http://www.watts.com/pages/_products_details.asp?pid=687
@ February 1, 2013 9:08 PM in Removing union nut / stem for replacementJust curious if you had any luck. I was going to reply but have been super busy. Let us know.
@ January 30, 2013 5:58 PM in Combustion analyzer readingWell I was seriously thinking about buying a NOX filter so glad to hear that. Jim I took a combustion class years ago in Colorado Springs and didn't really gasp it at the time. Are you still putting on classes because I could use a refresher.