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What make and model

@ March 13, 2014 8:36 PM in Why would i want a mixing valve for my indirect hwh?

Do you guys use
I have had my fair share of problems with mixing valves.

Thanks guys

@ March 1, 2014 11:10 PM in Fire Sprinkler Protection

Great information

The trouble with

@ March 1, 2014 5:53 PM in Fire Sprinkler Protection

Dry systems is the noisy compressors
I have never seen one that did not Leak air someplace.
Mark on another note, Do you know if glycerin Is it okay to use with CPVC.
A lot of the systems in one to three family homes In this area Have been installed with

I did not know

@ February 28, 2014 1:31 PM in Gas fire

There was such a thing as a unvented gas fire Surely that would be dangerous.
I was just looking for something with a really low output.
Job is being filed with the local department of buildings and I am a licensed plumber.

Gas fire

@ February 27, 2014 9:59 PM in Gas fire

I have a client who wants a gas fire
The house will be very well Insulated bordering on passive
The fire would be just for Aesthetics
Problem is Smallest output They can find is about 18000 BTUs
It would overheat so much they would hardly be able to turn on
Anybody know of something with a really low output

Were the ones you had

@ February 15, 2014 9:50 AM in Dodge promaster van

All later than 2007, The older sprinter seemed to be a much better truck From all the people I speak to.
I agree with you on cargo space, and is very comfortable, nice to drive.
I have to say though I don't know anybody that was happy with the 2007 and later models.
Except for the last year or so people are reporting having little or no trouble.
I am hoping the new ford Transit Will be equal to Or better as far as space and comfort is concerned.
I had an old one back in Late 80s early 90s in Europe to me they were the best.
After such a bad experience with the sprinter I am skeptical about buying the first model of
I would love to hear more comments on this.
But the sprinter broke my heart Averaging at least one day a month off the road.

Me too

@ February 14, 2014 4:36 PM in Dodge promaster van

I purchased 2007 sprinter 3500 new.
All I can say is never again. Transmission, catalytic converter, constant problems back to the dealer 8 times in the first year.
Nobody even wants to work on them, Comfortable but if it don't start in the morning that means nothing.
I have heard the new ones are better but I just couldn't take the chance again.
I will be going back to ford from here on in.
Hoping the new Transit Will be a good truck.

Nest Or other Internet controlled.

@ February 12, 2014 9:02 PM in Nest Or other Internet controlled.

A friend asked me about controlling heat over the net.
I have seen the nest thermostats but never installed and I know little or nothing about them.
It is a weekend home so he is not looking for anything too elaborate.
Can anybody advise me or Possibly give me a link.
Thanks in advance
If it was possible to have something email or call him if the temperature approached
freezing. He could then call the local plumber.

Have heard

@ January 18, 2014 12:09 PM in A real infrared iphone case

A friend speak about this. Would love to know how good they actually work.
I wonder if they are any good for steam and hydronic applications.
I guess only time will tell.

Great info

@ January 13, 2014 1:19 PM in Anyone near Detroit?

Thanks again
I will check out the lost art for the diagrams

Very nice

@ January 12, 2014 8:00 PM in Anyone near Detroit?

Job Indeed. One Question though I was always told never to use elbows on the equalizer.
Maybe that was incorrect can Anyone Clarify.


@ January 12, 2014 1:55 PM in Whistling noise, two pipe steam.

Frank. that makes perfect sense.
I will bring a replacement elements just in case.
Thanks again


@ January 12, 2014 1:32 PM in Whistling noise, two pipe steam.


Does yours

@ January 12, 2014 1:10 PM in Honeywell v8944n1053

Are you always 100% confident with their info.
have you ever felt the need to get a second opinion?


@ January 12, 2014 11:06 AM in Why not a zone for every room?

Will not work if you have a single loop system.
You would need to install a bypass pictures will help

Thanks Tim

@ January 11, 2014 9:46 PM in Honeywell v8944n1053

For this and all the knowledge you share with us all.
I always check the settings After installing anyway.


@ January 10, 2014 6:14 PM in Whistling noise, two pipe steam.

I did consider the possibly my guys got supply and return reversed.
But surely this would've caused huge water hammer

Honeywell v8944n1053

@ January 10, 2014 10:40 AM in Honeywell v8944n1053

Just been told by my supplier that this gas valve has been replaced with the V8944N1012 does anybody know?
Thanks in advance

Yes indeed

@ January 7, 2014 3:09 PM in Whistling noise, two pipe steam.

We are all very busy today
No major rush with this just wondering if someone had come across similar problem
Nothing really to see in the picture one small radiator 10 section


@ January 7, 2014 2:01 PM in Whistling noise, two pipe steam.

The pressure is almost definitely More than it should be.
In these large apartment buildings The super generally turns off The heat control
To work on the system. Again we will not be permitted to alter the pressure settings.
I know And fully understand pressure is not helping matters but they will just tell me that every other radiator is okay it is my problem.

Boiler does not run All the time

@ January 7, 2014 1:38 PM in Whistling noise, two pipe steam.

I was merely stating that the building would not allow us to mess with the pressure settings
Sorry if I offended Or misled
I have been in the business For many years

Whistling noise, two pipe steam.

@ January 7, 2014 12:17 PM in Whistling noise, two pipe steam.

Installed new small radiator in bathroom. Two pipe steam manual valve and steam trap. This is an apartment building so I have no access to the boiler and I will not be able to adjust the steam pressure. We renewed supply and return off existing risers to one small 10 section radiator. Pipes are pitched properly, but the owner is complaining of a whistling noise. We used a ½ inch angled sarco steam trap. Owner also claims that the other radiators do not make noise. Any ideas? Is there another steam trap that might be less prone to whistling? Again, I’ve no control over the pressure and will not be allowed to touch the boiler. Any advice greatly appreciated.   
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