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Last Post on May 22, 2013
@ June 8, 2010 7:53 PM in With the Euro CrashingMod/Cons not relying on European imports!
@ June 8, 2010 7:51 PM in Permenent magnetic motors...when transformers were first invented skeptics said it would not work. The principle of induction was thought to be 1 to 1 we of course know today we can step up voltage or step down, we can put two transformers in series and have them be out of phase.
It sounds from the information that he is simply ( not really) reproducing magnetic fields and by doing so with small amounts of power applied going beyond the individual capability of each magnet. With precise positioning at the edge of each magnetic field it sounds to me that this may be possible. It has obviously impressed someone to make an investment.
Let us not always think inside the box.
@ June 7, 2010 5:08 PM in GAMA ratings for American Standard Boilerthe boiler. What are you looking to find out. I do not have any manuals that I know of but will check my library.
@ June 7, 2010 5:06 PM in Permenent magnetic motors...a lot of reading to look over. I will comment after I finish reading all of it.
My son has a good friend who lives in Japan and married a Japanese girl. I will have to see if he knows of this as he is very involved in electronics in Japan.
@ June 6, 2010 6:19 PM in Mod-Con Boiler classes for Junewill be Wednsday June 16 on the Burnham Alpine with the Sage 2 control system. Get on board.
@ June 6, 2010 5:59 PM in Thermostat set at one cycle per hourit will come on at a call for heat and run until the thermostat is satisfied, it allows for a long cycle to insure steam gets into all the radiators and it then shuts off. As noted it is typically set for one cycle on steam systems. When using the anticipator in the thermostat we set it to the 1.2 area for the longest cycle. On some programmable thermostats we have dip switches which allow settings of 9 for electric strip heat, 6 for conventional forced hot water and forced warm air, 3 for high efficiency equipment and 1 for steam systems.
We have however in recent years seen a step in the right direction for steam to be a staged system. This is accomplished by using a pressuretrol or vaporstat with a two stage gas valve.
Steamhead and Gerry Gill have done some of these and post here on heatinghelp.com, they could fill you in on particulars or you can order Dan's new book "Greening Steam."
@ June 4, 2010 8:14 PM in Munchkin BoilerThe four flash code sounds like an older unit with a board which has since been replaced. It is best to have someone near you who knows Munchkins come and service the unit.
Try the factory as they may be able to connect you up with someone near you:
Heat Transfer Products, Inc.
PO Box 429
120 Braley Road
East Freetown, MA 02717
Telephone: 800 323 9651
Telephone: 508 763 8071
Fax:508 763 3769
@ June 3, 2010 11:53 AM in serviceas I was able to reach a PDF file on the RPB series with no problem at all.
@ June 2, 2010 3:17 PM in Watching the SpillDRILLING BAN COULD LEAD TO A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN US GAS PRODUCTION
The federal government's six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico could curb U.S. gas production by more than 50% within four years, according to a Lippman Consulting report. If no additional Gulf wells are finished because of the moratorium, deepwater gas production could drop to approximately 910,000 million cubic feet per day in 2012 and 1.45 billion cubic feet per day by 2014, said Lippman executive Ron Denhardt, according to this article. [u][color=#0000ff]Platts[/color][/u] (6/1)
BP SHARES SLUMP AS US ANNOUNCES A CRIMINAL PROBE
The Obama administration will launch a criminal inquiry into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The news sent the oil giant's shares into a nosedive, with some experts saying that the company could collapse. [u][color=#0000ff]The Wall Street Journal[/color][/u] (6/2) , [u][color=#0000ff]The Guardian (London)[/color][/u] (6/2)
@ June 2, 2010 3:11 PM in Cast iron boiler with a sloppy piping design has problems.replaced on the radiant was it a differential pressure valve perhaps a D146?
The throttling may be in addition to the three way valve, I would have to see the actual piping to tell.
Is this system all radiant or mixed?
What is the return temperature back to the boiler with the valve throttled down versus full open?
@ May 29, 2010 9:04 PM in Hello Celtics fanshere we go again looks like it might be a LA/Boston series. Go Celtics, I have been a fan since 1948.
@ May 27, 2010 7:50 PM in Mod-Con Boiler classes for Juneuntil the first seminar on June 16.
@ May 23, 2010 7:15 PM in Mod-Con Boiler classes for Juneget those questions you have had about Mod/Con systems answered.
@ May 19, 2010 6:22 PM in Gas furnace short cyclingI will send you a step by step checkout. My e-mail is email@example.com
@ May 18, 2010 5:32 PM in Combustion testing a Dunkirk Q-90-75Dave what I do is go about 18 to 24 inches up the exhaust PVC and drill a hole in the 2" big enough to fit my probe and do my testing there. The 18 to 24 inches gets you away from any turbulence from the combustion air blower. I then seal the hole with some high temperature RTV sealant. I have also tapped a pvc fitting and then put a stainless steel bolt in with some sealant to seal the hole.
Hope that helps.
@ May 18, 2010 1:21 PM in Happy Birthday Johnny WhiteJohn, may you have many more, of course that means you are getting old!
@ May 18, 2010 1:18 PM in Combustion testing a Dunkirk Q-90-75little checking around, I will get back to you. The 2.5" W.C. pressure does not sound right to me?
@ May 18, 2010 1:14 PM in Gas heat helpis very unusual with newer controls as most are retry versions. They will try to ignite in 30 or 60 or 90 seconds then shut down for five minutes then try again.
What are the make model of the boiler and numbers of the ignition module and gas valve?
If you send me an e-mail I can send you a checkout procedure for intermittent ignition systems. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.