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Last Post on May 24, 2013
@ March 25, 2013 11:02 AM in bad burners???of the burners and I will try to explain how to make air shutters
@ March 24, 2013 2:35 PM in A good storyproper breathing apparatus he the tech should never have entered the house he could have been killed. He is not a hero he is poorly trained. That is what first responders are for to enter high CO level dwellings with proper PPE.
Flue pipes do not kill people but not being connected means that CO2 an extinguishing agent was quenching the combustion process as the flue gases were recirculating in the combustion zone. If he had 800 PPM upon entry then in the basement it must have been much higher. perhaps 1000 to 1500 PPM so he should have along with the gent sleeping in the basement been dead or at least mal-functioning and un-stable.
@ March 24, 2013 2:18 PM in bad burners???with the combustion analyzers readings. The CO2 12 is impossible as that is the ultimate CO2 for natural gas. The 7% O2 has to match up to the CO2 so with a 7% O2 you would have around 8% CO2. What analyzer did you use to get 3800 PPM on CO?
You are experiencing "FLASHBACK" which can be corrected by adjusting the primary air until it stops. Typically you want to close up the air shutters. If there are no air shutters on the burners try making some and clamp them on to the burners and see if that helps. The other thing is to make sure the burners are for natural gas and not LP, contact the manufacturer.
@ March 23, 2013 3:25 PM in LOUD Lennox Pulsewith Lennox and ask for their assistance. My experince with pulse combustion is they have always been noisy. We used to install a Ford Philco muffler on some of them especially if it disturbed the neighburs. I do not know if that is still around for those today,
@ March 22, 2013 12:39 PM in Tim McElwain in New Jersey is ago. We will be there doing a full one week of seminars April 15 to 19 and April 22 to 26.
We are also opening the training up to those who would like to attend only one or two days the cost will be $300 per day per student.
Contact Fuel Marketers Assoc of New Jersey, contact person is Diana Gann telephone number is 973-467-1400.
Fundamentals of Gas & Combustion
Circuitry & Troubleshooting
Electric Ignition Systems
Advanced Electric Ignition Systems
Breakfast and lunch included for $1,095 along with 6 manuals.
The training will be conducted at:
Energy Kinetics Headquarters
51 Molasses Hill Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Time is 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
@ March 22, 2013 10:01 AM in FITTERwith the RI Red are you in Rhode Island?
Also is the chimney an inside or outside (three sides exposed) chimney?
What are the interior measurements of the existing chimney?
@ March 21, 2013 12:12 PM in Standing pilot appliances........on heating equipment only have been eliminated. Other appliances can still have a pilot that includes water heaters, space heaters decorative appliances ETC.
Sorry to see this happen the 24 volt thermocouple pilot operated system was the most reliable and least difficult system to service. Add to that the old Powerpile System done away with in 1979 with the mandate for dual seated gas valves on heating and we have lost some very inexpensive to run and maintain systems. The cost to run those pilots roughly $100 to $120 per year versus one service call on a mid or high efficiency furnace or boiler and there goes efficiency. If parts are needed that is more of a problem especially because no one has parts on their truck anymore for everything. In the past you could carry three gas valves and couple of relays or fan controls and you could fix just about anything.
Like everything else we are doing it is called PROGRESS, Hm I wonder!
@ March 21, 2013 12:01 PM in FITTERBTU's of all the equipment you want to install into the chimney? You will find that information on the plate on the equipment, we are looking for input.
How high is the chimney?
Is it a straight run to the roof or does it have offsets?
Does it at least have a clay tile liner?
You can connect all the equipment outside the chimney with a vent connector when using a liner that is how it is done.
What is heating the second area now? You may have to run baseboard heating to that area.
@ March 21, 2013 11:51 AM in gas pressureIf you are in an area that still has low pressure inner city (cast iron mains) distribution systems it can range from 4" W.C. to 10" W.C. as there is no regulator. That would be the pressure at the inlet of the gas valve. The main burner on all heating valves is regulated to around 3.5" W.C. to 4" W.C. at the outlet on natural gas. Most gas valves allow for about a 1" W.C. loss through the gas valve. That means anything less than 4" W.C. at the inlet is not going to give full 3.5" W.C. at the outlet. Keep in mind by the way all pilots are on line pressure they are not regulated.
On high pressure system (a regulator ahead of the meter) the pressure out of the regulator is 6" to 7" W.C. depending on location.
ON LP gas pressure out of the second stage regulator is 10" to 11" W.C. and typically 10" W.C. at the outlet of the gas valve.
Hope that helps.
@ March 20, 2013 11:46 PM in Noisy Carlin EZ gas conversion burnershere locally (RI) who has installed over 250 Carlin EZ Gas burners without any noise complaints.
I have a feeling these noisy burners are not installed correctly and not set up properly.
@ March 20, 2013 12:27 PM in Weil-McLain won't heatIs this also a Weil McLain GV model boiler?
@ March 19, 2013 5:46 PM in Tim McElwain IN New Jerseythey will open it up to individual days after the 25th of March!
@ March 18, 2013 6:41 PM in Tim McElwain IN New JerseyStill plenty of room. It is also a chance to see Energy Kinetics plant and what they have to offer.
@ March 18, 2013 6:39 PM in Noisy Carlin EZ gas conversion burnersHave any of you had complaints? I am getting 2 or 3 calls a week.
Also complaints on the 120 volt gas valve making a noise when closing.
What have you found?
@ March 16, 2013 1:31 PM in propane wall mount boilerat 401-437-0557 I will be in the office most of the week. At your convnenience would also like to meet you sometime seeing we are so close.
@ March 15, 2013 8:28 PM in Tim McElwain IN New Jerseyup before March 25 so if you are going to come get going!
@ March 12, 2013 6:32 PM in Steam/Thermosta/24V AC questiontouch with Carlin to see if Nest is compatible with Carlin system. I have found that Nest is not compatible with a number of different applications
@ March 11, 2013 9:31 PM in Flame impingementfossil fuel burning appliances in the customers home. If you don't and something happens you are liable.When you consider that the ANSI standards for gas ranges allow 800 PPM on an oven that is insanity. Properly set up the gas oven should be less than 25 PPM and no impingement. Impingement will often in addition to CO (colorless, odorless and not detectable by human senses) produce aldehyde a pungent almost kerosene type odor. That is a clear indication of CO being present. I have a complete protocol for use on gas ranges and how to test and set up safely. Actually I would like to see a mandate for a range hood on all domestic gas ranges.
@ March 11, 2013 9:23 PM in How do you clean a sooted gas boiler with water?remove the burners and the gas manifold. Place the pans underneath the sections. use a soot sword and small brushes (brushes used to clean the barrels on rifles are great) with a soot vac to get the big stuff. Then get a spray bottle and do a 50/50 mix of water and a strong industrial detergent like industrial 409. Spray down into the sections letting it collect in the roast pans. Dump the pans, put them back under the sections and mix a 50/50 mix of hot water and white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray sections allowing to run down into the pans. Remove pans hook everything up but leave sections open and get the boiler hot over 180 degrees. shut the boiler off and spray water vinegar again it should hit sections and dry right up. Now seal everything up and fire away, Conduct a combustion analysis and monitor CO closely, it should be well under 100 PPM.
Keep the roast pans for the next cleaning. I have cleaned hundreds of gas boilers this way it works great.