Joined on September 1, 2009
Last Post on December 22, 2013
@ December 22, 2013 12:19 PM in A merry Christmas and Happy New Year - MAD DOGAnd everyone else who frequents The Wall !
@ December 21, 2013 1:15 PM in Boiler Pressure Spike while under heatwith new expansion tanks . The diaphragm gets stuck to the sides and it doesnt pull off when you fill the boiler . We always listen for the small pop when filling the system .
@ December 21, 2013 1:11 PM in purging hotwater boilerLike Ice said , theres more than one good place to pipe the boiler feed into .
Lately we've been feeding the boilers up high in the airscoop with cold water . Before that we'd tee it into the return . Easier to know when you're done if the return pipe gets hot when purging . The only drawback is you have to wait for the boiler to heat back up . Usually after each zone purge . 4 zones takes a while !
Connecting a washing machine hose from a nearby water heater to the bottom of the boiler works too . Just make sure the boiler relief is piped into a bucket !
@ December 21, 2013 1:03 PM in Where does the air go?out the top of the Tigerloop . Once the air is out the floats close the vent . Every once in a while you get a whiff of oil from it !
@ November 12, 2013 4:46 PM in replacement steam boilerBut if you want to go with a different brand the Burnham Megasteam is a great choice . Very beefy sections that will last decades. Real efficient and pretty quiet too. Sorry about it being sideways . Sent it from my phone .
@ November 12, 2013 4:33 PM in I lost a job to a company that did this:charged them accordingly for the 2 house calls !
@ October 26, 2013 3:14 PM in Thermostat Wiringyou have that 3rd wire . Around here no one runs that extra wire ! And a big callback problem is dead batteries ........
@ October 26, 2013 10:37 AM in Need feedbackto what you're comfortable with . Mine is at 65 when I'm home . 75 if the girls are home !
@ October 26, 2013 10:35 AM in Tankless coilI would maintain some temperature . The neoprene gaskets between the sections tend to leak if the boiler stays cold for a while . Maybe set the low limit to 120 to be safe .
@ October 26, 2013 10:32 AM in Diesel for home heating oil #2is being use in NYS for heating oil now . You can also use kerosene but that's kinda pricey !
@ October 23, 2013 8:12 PM in We're falling behindbe working when the drought of techs translates to big bucks !
@ October 22, 2013 6:15 PM in aquastat settingAnd is the boiler making hot water with a coil ?
@ October 22, 2013 4:07 PM in Lost A Very Good FriendHe sounded like a real good man Dave .
@ October 17, 2013 5:12 PM in Where do you do itMost specs call for the feed to be piped into the return . I've been piping them into the boiler itself ( lowest tapping in the boiler ) with no problems at all too . I like to pipe it so the fill valve or auto feeder are close to the sight glass
@ October 17, 2013 5:05 PM in I'm finishing up the seminar part of our business.It's very bittersweet you're going to retire from doing seminars . But you have more than earned it !
Needless to say you have made me the installer I am today . In more ways than one . And I'm very glad you're not going into full retirement anytime soon my good friend !
@ October 12, 2013 8:56 AM in Loud snap when furnace turns on and offSome manufacturers use isolation relays that sound like those snaps your kids throw at the ground to make em pop !
Bob could be right too , I've heard some loud gas valves open and shut too .
@ October 12, 2013 8:46 AM in Riello Burner Call but no actionPress it in and see if it cycles . If it goes out again I'll guess it needs a tuneup . Does the boiler make hot water with an indirect heater too ?
@ October 9, 2013 9:57 PM in Hartford Loop?Those pumps shoot water back so fast that it travels up the equalizer and hits steam . We install the HL anyway , as per manufacturer's specs .......... Can't risk the liability .
@ September 21, 2013 10:38 AM in Separate mains?separately into the boiler main . And with a boiler as severely oversized as yours , I'd increase the boiler main size as big as you can . This job required a 2 1/2 " main , we piped it in 3 " ( due to the fact we have a glut of 3 " fittings ! ) .
Good luck with the repipe .
@ September 21, 2013 10:28 AM in loop of steam boiler(jstar/jamie)?Is that nipple horizontal out of the Hartford Loop tee ? Does it bang only when the boiler is steaming ? What height is that tee in relation to the normal water line ? And what size piping is the equalizer and HL ?
If the tee is at the right height it sounds like the return water is shooting a little up the equalizer and hitting steam . It might have to be repiped into the boiler itself .
Is there an aquastat for the zone ?
@ September 21, 2013 9:39 AM in loop of steam boiler(jstar/jamie)?on opposite sides of the boiler ? I've done it this way a few times because some boilers have no extra tappings to connect a zone of water heat . If the tappings are in the same boiler section down low I'm not sure if it'll work too well . Was the zone heating up ? Was there an aquastat in the boiler ? Alot better to take the supply from the aquastat port in my opinion .