Joined on August 13, 2009
Last Post on December 10, 2013
@ April 19, 2013 8:10 PM in Direct Pump TT Solo 110 with 3 zones1. With a single ECM pump running 24/7 it is a bit cheaper than running 2 pumps.
2.Your supply sensor is in the proper spot sending exactly what your ODR is calling for.
3. Because the boiler is heating the water to exactly what is being called for the boiler will run at a lower temperature than if it was heating the water hotter then mixing it downstream.
@ April 16, 2013 6:14 PM in Let's Try Again-TT Mini SmartIt didn't work that well( installed one in the shop for a while before I got rid of it) and probably the bigger reason is because Triangle sold their tankless coil division to Thermo dynamics. I believe coil sales went from 70k to 17k in one year.
The mini was not a tank in tank. It was a copper coil in a can.
@ April 11, 2013 8:54 AM in Lp gas pressure "conversion"If you have two step regulation, A 10# at the tank and a 11 inch wc at the house, then you will only need to change the one at the house and add another inside.
If you have a two stage single regulator you will need to replace the one on the tank .
Download the serviceman's manual and the products catalog. It will show you everything. http://www.regoproducts.com/LPG/Products.html
Remember to check and see if the tank will be large enough to supply the gas without freezing up. The tables are in the manual.
@ April 5, 2013 6:54 PM in More efficient water heater.its just a water to water heat pump, I use one to heat my home. I could easily use a three way diverter valve and make domestic with it if I wanted.
I wonder if I installed 200 feet of black well pipe on the roof to pretemper my water, I could get a government grant too?
@ April 1, 2013 12:30 AM in Calculating propane for tanklessI paid 1.48 a gallon, that was in January. I have a customer that has a 500 gal tank from a large company and he is paying 3.25 a gallon.
He wants to buy a tank from me but has to wait till winters over because he is spending all his money on.... LOL propane. Sad but true!
@ March 31, 2013 8:20 PM in Calculating propane for tanklesssupply your tank unless they are selling it to you. Provide your own tank and regulators.
When you own your own tanks, propane will be anywhere from 1 to 2 dollars a gallon cheaper. You need to be able to purchase 200 gallons or more to get the next tier pricing.
Remember propane tanks are rated in liquid capacity, actual capacity is 80 percent.
So if you buy a 250 gallon tank, max capacity will be 200 gallons but when you get it refilled, unless it is completely empty you will not fit 200 gallons and will have to pay a higher price. Size your tank to your yearly consumption and fill it near end of summer, your payback will be quick and painless.
@ March 31, 2013 2:18 PM in US shale gas to heat British homes within five yearsthat could be a problem. But the batteries Im refering to are quick charge, high storage capacity for cars. That would change the fuel needed for cars....again over time.
@ March 31, 2013 11:56 AM in US shale gas to heat British homes within five yearshttp://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=LNG_Terminals
Dont forget, many countries without pipelines are already liquifying. The Afghan war is not about terrorist but about the TAPI pipeline.
Of course gas will go up, who knows maybe you will start to see more NG cars and trucks.
I feel the real answer for any long term fuel is Photovoltaic. The micro inverter systems are plug and play. Build a rack and add one or two a year as money allows. Air to water heat pumps are here and they are as efficient if not more than ductless heat pumps.
If you live in an older house, start blowing the walls out one by one, reinsulate and drywall, take care of the wiring while your in there.
Of course gas will go up, what doesnt? But it will take time for all this to happen..
There will be lots of court cases and permits and payoffs and who knows maybe right around the corner someone will invent that super battery and everything will change again. I like change...keeps things interesting.
@ March 30, 2013 11:57 PM in Calculating propane for tanklessWhat you are looking for. It has to do with square inches of exposed steel on an above ground tank and other factors. Enjoy
@ March 30, 2013 11:09 AM in What do you use to flash external terminations?http://www.sprinklerescutcheon.com/pipe-escutcheon-rings/plastic-pipe-escutcheon-rings/white-plastic-pipe-escutcheon-rings/?gclid=CKTq1YzcpLYCFQjf4Aodgn4A6w
@ March 28, 2013 11:16 PM in copper press fitting questionI would like to see some of the work being done with these fittings.
Post some pictures of jobs using these things.
@ March 27, 2013 6:31 PM in Customers are confused when it comes to gas conversions...I have found it is conservative.
@ March 26, 2013 10:35 PM in copper press fitting questionno Purging, no brazing, no heat sinking the valves and txv. I would go for that!
@ March 26, 2013 10:17 PM in Customers are confused when it comes to gas conversions...until they can figure out an easy, inexpensive way to liquify and send it off shore.Until then the only audience is the one tied to the main and that's not near enough for the gas they found.Alot of the oil here is being bought for welfare low income heating clients and section 8 housing by our government aka us.without those programs a lot more oil companies would be dropping out.Many of the wells up north are wet wells and propane is being pulled from them, so propane here is also at a low, it was 1.27 a gallon end of summer and is now 1.46 during the winter. Way cheaper than oil BTU wise and even more so when you have higher efficiency boilers to burn it.But I will say I do more propane conversions than replacements because the roi isnt as good.Give me a date when its going to double Heatpro and I will tag this thread and set my calender to that date and we will see how close you are.
@ March 26, 2013 6:16 PM in copper press fitting questionWhy did they spec an O ring fitting with a lower temp rating than 50/50 solder and the newer silver bearing solders have a temp approaching 600. Just seems strange they would nix any soft solder in favor of silphos when all of these have a higher temp rating than the O ring fittings.
@ March 26, 2013 6:03 PM in Customers are confused when it comes to gas conversions...Gas here is 55 cents a therm, oil about 3.50. Now your going to replace an antiquated on off oil boiler with a modern modulating boiler with outdoor reset. Throw in a couple of tax incentives. Throw on top of that the fact that with gas in the house they can get rid of the electric water heater and use gas bringing the electric bill down 50 bucks a month... its just a no brainer. And from an economical standpoint, the banks giving some ridiculously low interest rate on your money and inflation going through the roof now and worse in the near future, the fact is if you have the money for a modern gas boiler and you dont buy one you simply cant add or dont see whats going on around you. The last 3 oil boilers I removed were less than 2 years old. 2 went to the scrapyard and one I sold to a guy making his own ethanol.
And if I recall.. they haven't even started fracking in NY.
@ March 25, 2013 11:31 PM in copper press fitting questionac refrigerant lines yet?
@ March 25, 2013 7:13 PM in Navien Combi Boilersnow. A couple of years ago they could not keep up with demand and had to find another manufacturer. That is why there are two now. That type of robotic welding isnt performed by everyone. Setting up the machinery is an art in itself unlike the bend and stamp crowd it takes hi tech equipment to make that fire tube exchanger.
@ March 25, 2013 6:23 PM in Kohler MoxiePicked up a new Kohler Moxie showerhead last week at a special test price at my wholesaler. For those that are unfamiliar with this new head, it has a removable bluetooth speaker in it that you sync with your smartphone or mp3 player.
So far it works really great. Very clear and plenty loud and six showers later still no need to recharge. Also the new wifi stats from honeywell work great and are inexpensive, not only does the app lets you change heat settings from your smartphone but more importantly it lets you check the temperature in your house when your away giving your customer plenty of time to call you before the house freezes.
Now back to our exciting, every 3 months rehashed and and recooked boiler delta t thread.
@ March 25, 2013 5:54 PM in copper press fitting questionspace shuttle thrusters....you remember the one that smoked on takeoff because of errrr... bad O rings.
@ March 25, 2013 1:21 PM in Integrated HVACis because you are venting with pvc and even if you are using outdoor reset, if design conditions require water temps above 140 you must use sch80 cpvc or pp.
Also your condensate line is a tripping hazard and would not pass code.
@ March 25, 2013 10:45 AM in Navien Combi Boilersand it has been working very well. But be aware if you are going to use water hotter than 140 you must vent with schedule 80 cpvc or PP.