Joined on August 17, 2009
Last Post on December 6, 2013
@ December 6, 2013 1:41 PM in Gas Conversion Help.the truth is as with PVC or anything else if testing and approval were done and mutual liability was established for all involved things could work themselves out.
The amazing thing is that as we post here new conversion burners are being developed and coming out. Someone should let those folks know that ANSI Z21.8 is no longer in affect and conversions are no longer allowed in the US.
I have a class on Conversion Burners Scheduled for Feb 19, 20 and 21, 2014 I will have rulings available at that time for those who attend from boiler companies, inspectors and conversion burner manufacturers.
@ December 6, 2013 1:12 PM in Gas Conversion Help.I should be in Federal Prison serving a life sentence for negligence and endangering the lives of thousands. I absorbed all the warranty issues myself (never had to make good on one of them).
Maybe the deal is what are we going to do when oil boilers are no longer in demand. Maybe the boiler manufacturers should start removing oil burners and installing a gas conversion burner and sell it as such.
I am going to e-mail Obama and ask him what I should do, he has all the answers.
@ December 6, 2013 1:01 PM in in need of 6 short inshot burners.commercial restaurant repair company who do commercial cooking products someone like Gas Consumers. They will tell you if anything is available. From my experience I do however think you may be out of luck.
@ December 6, 2013 12:56 PM in See-through or dual room natural gas fireplacefor that heater is replaced by a Honeywell Q313A 750 millivolt pilot generator. Just make sure they give you the spacer for fitting it into the General Controls PG9 Pilot. The General Controls PG9 generators are also available distributed by White Rodgers.
@ December 5, 2013 9:21 PM in Munchkin T80 - Maintenance questionsannual maintenance and should be done.
If the unit is running and you are satisfied you do not need to change anything.
@ December 5, 2013 9:17 PM in HYDRO THERM BOILER PROBLEMthe motor and the bearings? It may be knocking off at the pump on protecto-relay. You can use 10W-30 oil.
@ December 3, 2013 12:09 PM in 'Tuning' a gas stoveAnytime you go into a customers home to do a combustion analysis on the heating system do a test on all the fossil fuel burning appliances that can be operated. Wood Stoves, pellet stoves not running are exempt.
@ December 3, 2013 12:07 PM in 'Tuning' a gas stovechime in here and tell about his oven CO condition. He had been to my classes if memory serves me correctly and had gone home only to discover high levels of CO in his oven. I will let him tell the rest of the story if he happens to pick up on this thread.
@ December 2, 2013 7:30 PM in Thatcher natural gas furnaceevery time? It could be the gas valve humming or the transformer. Have a professional take a look at it before it fails completely.
@ December 2, 2013 7:28 PM in 'Tuning' a gas stovethe range manufacturers do not put that info in their manuals, in fact many gas appliances do not tell you how to correctly tune them.
As for the ranges this is why I developed a procedure for tuning gas ovens and waist high broilers. I also have a procedure for kitchen heater ranges.
@ November 27, 2013 9:57 AM in How far can you downfire an Independence IN5?a piece of equipment above its rated input. Having said that let us say you look at the rating plate on a piece of equipment and it is rated for 100,000 BTU's at 3.5" W.C. you hook up your combustion analyzer and you slowly increase the gas pressure slightly to say 3.6" W.C. if there is no increase in CO and your analysis improves then you have adjusted the appliance to it s maximum design firing rate. Now that is an over simplification it is often involving more than that. You now clock the burner and find you are firing at 101,000 BTU's you would be okay. That is not however 10%. So the 10% rule only works on the downsize not an upsize.
@ November 26, 2013 6:01 PM in 0-1 PPM CO?a NOX filter? If it does your CO Air Free will be very low say 0 to 5.
@ November 25, 2013 5:42 PM in Need help with conversion gas burner!!is obsolete and no longer available. The solution is to install a retrofit over to a Powerpile Self Generating system using a Honeywell VS-820 Gas Valve and a Q314 Pilot with a Q313 750millivolt pilot generator. Depending on the system you will also need a boiler control. Pictures of your controls would help in answering what else you need.
I would not attempt to create a bi metal for that pilot as you are talking about the safety of the gas system when you mess with pilots.
@ November 25, 2013 11:26 AM in How far can you downfire an Independence IN5?an input reduction must be aware that it is always better to fire equipment at its maximum designed firing rate. Most boiler manufacturers will allow a 10% reduction. I personally will often do the reduction with a decrease in outlet gas pressure. That is provided the drop in pressure is not to great.
In this case I would imagine the 140,000 BTU boiler with 5 burners has about a 41 Drill size at 3.5" W.C. outlet pressure using 1050 BTU's per cubic foot that would give you about 28,000 BTU's per burner times 5 = 140,000.
To reduce 10% down to around 125,000 either a 43 drill size at 3.5 " W.C. would do it or a reduction in outlet pressure to 2.7 " W.C. using the existing orifices. I would use my analyzer to conduct the decrease in pressure along with clocking the burner on the meter to come to the final; number.
@ November 25, 2013 11:04 AM in 'Tuning' a gas stovethe manufacturers of your range and get a referral from them. You could also contact local appliance repair companies, ask if they do a combustion analysis with an electronic analyzer, if not then do not hire them.
@ November 24, 2013 5:23 PM in need pilot light assembly for 1985 honrywell/kenmore furnacestamped in the metal bracket on the pilot?
@ November 24, 2013 5:19 PM in 'Tuning' a gas stovedetector? You must have for it to have alarmed at 8 PPM CO. That is I assume a detector in the same room with the gas range? Have someone check your range with a combustion analyzer to see exactly what is coming out of the vent.
Many things can cause incomplete combustion on a gas range, such things as the oven bottom out of alignment, insufficient air for combustion, recirculation of combustion products due to a mis aligned oven door, air born chemicals in the kitchen from spray propellants, etc.
@ November 23, 2013 8:49 PM in 'Tuning' a gas stovewhich should be carried out by a professional. I have the entire procedure outlined in one of my manuals.
By the way what "latch" are you talking about when using the oven? Simply closing the oven door provided it is not warped should be fine. If you are talking about the lever for putting the oven on "Self Cleaning" that should only be latched when you are placing the range in the "Self Cleaning" mode.
@ November 22, 2013 8:09 PM in How far can you downfire an Independence IN5?boiler fires at about 140,000 so you can cut back to around 125,000 just make sure you do a combustion analysis.
@ November 21, 2013 9:14 PM in Need advice on how to go about getting custom controls madegood patent lawyer, expect to take a bout 10 to 15 years to get you product produced. That is unless you already have someone ready to do all that for you. One of my students invented a device based on my idea. He tried for 15 years to get it produced and finally TACO latched on to it and the rest is history. It often takes time and some luck.
@ November 21, 2013 11:36 AM in 2013 Gas Manuals Catalogis only good until Dec 31, 2013, it will then be obsolete and a new catalog will be coming out with new prices. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a copy of the catalog. Or you may call at 401-437-0557.