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Last Post on May 11, 2013
@ May 15, 2010 10:05 AM in Personal CO detectors/monitors/alarmsmine defintely saving me from exposure to CO in three different hotels as I traveled across the country. Without it who knows?
@ May 12, 2010 5:12 PM in Gas conversion questions.Outdoor reset to your system and increase the lengths of baseboard so that lower temperatures are possible to allow low return temps (below 130 °F) this will allow condensing if you are going to use a Mod/Con boiler.
@ May 12, 2010 5:06 PM in concentric conundrumprevail and must be equal too or exceed NFPA 54 or B149. Most furnace and water heater companies have termination kits available for their equipment. Ask your contractor to go over the options with you.
I also agree dryer exhaust (they are not classified vents) should be moved as far away as possible from air intakes on other equipment as they exhaust lint, residue from bleaches, and anything else that was in the wash. All of which are highly corrosive to equipment.
Dryers should not even be in the combustion zone and need make up air for their operation in accordance with code.
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@ May 11, 2010 12:34 PM in High-efficiency ventilation questionto terminate a vent under a deck. Extending it out past the deck may cause extreme cooling and possibly freeze.
Old chimneys can be used as a chase provided no equipment is vented into the chimney.
All this depends on the equipment you are going to install and its specifications.
@ May 11, 2010 12:28 PM in Riello vs. Carlinconversion burner, I have used the G3B many times and it will give you a combustion efficiency of around 80% if set up correctly. The new Carlin EZ is also available and is a very good burner about the same efficiency.
Riello also makes a gas conversion burner that you may want to take a look at.
@ May 6, 2010 7:31 PM in Happy Birthday, Alan Mercuiro!Birthday Alan and may the good Lord bless you with many more!
@ May 4, 2010 6:44 PM in MOD/CON MANUAL VOLUME IRich and have meet with him but to no avail. The information I have requested was not made available. I will try Harold and see how I make out.
I also contacted Rich Tretheway who once distributed Viessmann but he has destroyed all his material on Viessmann.
@ May 4, 2010 6:36 PM in carbon monoxide from steam rad vents?tester was initially used then a commercial tester by the local Fire Department. I retested with a Testo Combustion Analyzer.
I have also had a case that gasoline fumes came out of the vent on a radiator.
When you work for a gas utility you get many strange and unusual foreign odor complaints.
@ May 3, 2010 6:43 PM in conversion burnerschamber are in good condition not a problem. You may want to check with the furnace manufacturer and get their okay just to be safe.
What is the burner you will be using?
@ May 3, 2010 6:40 PM in carbon monoxide from steam rad vents?many years ago on an old steam boiler which had a crack in the top of the boiler above the water line. The air shutter on the burner was closed and the burner was burning yellow making CO it got through the crack and up into two radiators and vented into the room.
I also had this happen on a brand new steam boiler install several years ago replacing an old steam system and it somehow got in to the piping through a crack in a fitting. The cause was a plugged chimney that the installer failed to find which eventually caused the new boiler to soot up and CO to come out the vent on the radiator on a one pipe system.
@ May 3, 2010 6:32 PM in MOD/CON MANUAL VOLUME Ibut not right now.
As for Viessmann I have attempted to get information from them with no success. I attended their school here locally and found the facility impressive but the material made available was geared toward product and not set up as a training program that could be converted to text such as I am working on.
It is very difficult to get information from many of these companies as they feel there manuals are all people need and will not release information on problems or solutions except on a need to know basis.
To coin a phrase it is like "pulling teeth"
@ May 2, 2010 9:25 PM in MOD/CON MANUAL VOLUME Icontacted me there will be a two week delivery on the manual.
@ May 1, 2010 11:29 AM in MOD/CON MANUAL VOLUME IIS FINISHED finally! If you are interested in this manual and are not on my e-mail list contact me for information needed in order to obtain the manual.
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@ April 30, 2010 3:30 PM in Safety Failed - what a messin the Gulf!
CLAMP FAILURE IS BLAMED IN RIG DISASTER
As oil began to wash ashore following last week's rig disaster, investigators blamed the explosion and resultant slick on the failure of a key safety device. A 2-foot-long metal clamp known as a shear ram should have slashed through the pipeline and cut off the flow of oil as pressure built up -- but research suggests that shear rams fail to operate correctly up to 50% of the time. "The shear ram is the last resort when something like this happens," says one well-safety expert. "If it had done its job, then they probably wouldn't have lost all those people and the rig." [u][color=#0000ff]The Washington Post/The Associated Press[/color][/u] (4/30) , [u][color=#0000ff]Bloomberg[/color][/u] (4/30)
@ April 28, 2010 8:34 PM in No Ignitionin your origianl posting you stated that the igniter was glowing???? Whats up with that?
"The board was replaced and HSI would finally glow . would not glow with the old board."
@ April 28, 2010 11:12 AM in I am looking for someonesomeone is going to take a look on Thursday this week.
@ April 28, 2010 11:11 AM in No Ignitionthat came with the VR8345M valve and not the adapter from the S8205S.
@ April 27, 2010 4:59 PM in No Ignitionboard. I would check to see what the TFI (Trial for Ignition) timing is it should be around 11 seconds. The Honeywell valve is a Universal replacement gas valve, what was the original valve on the unit? The difference in the number on the box as compared to the number on the control could be the difference. Timing on these is very critical. Usually the flame rod is sensing a flame and producing a microamp reading immediately, hook up the meter on the flame rod and watch to see if you get any signal before it shuts down.
Also make sure you have a good ground on the sensing circuit. I suggest running a dedicated wire from the board to the special copper connectors on the gas valve marked for ground.
@ April 27, 2010 12:12 PM in burnham freedom mod con boilerHoneywell MCBA control with an ODR which is a thermistor. First try removing the wires and OHM out the thermistor at 70 degrees it should be around 12K ohms.
If that is okay then your parameter settings are out of adjustment and you need your installer to come and check them.