Joined on September 1, 2009
Last Post on June 9, 2013
@ October 21, 2012 4:02 PM in Dan At LIOESP!but I'll be there for a drink or 2 after the dinner !
@ October 21, 2012 1:04 PM in DrPeppers still at itand yes , I think you could do these no problemo !
@ October 21, 2012 12:59 PM in DrPeppers still at itI am the oil company .
And we don't walk away from challenges .
There's a few thousand boilers just like this in Levittown NY . This Weil is actually easier to service than what is originally in there .
@ October 20, 2012 4:13 PM in DrPeppers still at itMakes me a little shy to post my little rinky dink 2 zoners with a coil ............. lol !
@ October 20, 2012 4:09 PM in Burnham MPO 84 andn indirect piping questionOn priority the boiler should have no problem keeping up with the indirect . Even without priority . Unless you have a huuuuge hot water demand .....
We've installed a few boiler / indirect combos with zone valves and they are trouble free .
Just remember the boiler water return from the indirect has to go into the lower tapping in the back of the boiler . Where the boiler drain goes . Not where the system return connects in the boiler . Good luck with the install !
@ October 10, 2012 8:25 PM in Advice needed on adding antifreeze to boilershow much water is in the system . Just drain the boiler and zones into 5 gallon buckets and add it all up . Most of the water will siphon out of the zones above . You can get fancy and blow all the water out of the pipes with an air compressor , but I don't think it's that critical with smaller pipes .
We clean the system with 8-Way or equivalent first , then give it a good purge . After the purge we pump the glycol in through the boiler drain , with a pony pump or teel pump . We make sure the relief valve is piped into a bucket and throttle the pressure by opening a purge valve to let excess water out .
@ September 29, 2012 1:10 PM in Problems with 1/2 inch L pipeActually the only added benefit is using less solder per joint . No problems with leaks so far .
Ice , we've had problems with fittings being too small also . But this is definitely the pipe . Had problems with every size we work with at one time or another . But the 1/2 inch L is ongoing . And when you're connecting 20 1/2 inch fittings a day and every one of them is a fight ............. you tend to give serious thought to using pex .
@ September 29, 2012 1:03 PM in Honewell 7224U, AquaReset and DHW prioritya zone valve for the indirect ?
@ September 27, 2012 10:33 PM in Problems with 1/2 inch L pipewhere are you getting your pipe ? Can you email me what brand ?
Kevin , it's definitely the pipe . We use different cutters and I have 6 in my toolbox alone . I have months old 1/2 inch L in the bottom of my pipe rack and don't want to use it because it's discolored . But since this is an ongoing problem I pulled some out and it
slides right into fittings like normal .
@ September 27, 2012 7:38 PM in Problems with 1/2 inch L pipeHad these same issues a few years ago . Pipe is too big for the fittings . Don't want to mention the brand . Wondering if anyone else is having trouble like us ? It's to the point where I'm messing up my wrists and shoulder trying to jam this pipe into the fittings .
@ September 27, 2012 4:37 PM in DrPepper the next generationAlways start them young on Dr. P !
@ September 15, 2012 10:44 AM in Blocking water from above?eventually . After draining a system there are some pesky pipes that drip for a while on us , but it usually stops after 1/2 hour or so . Any way you can cut the 45 out and install the ball valve in it's place ?
@ September 12, 2012 8:28 PM in Post Purgehas the Beckett burners for their packaged Gold boilers set for 2 minutes . We always cut that back to 15 seconds . I'd have to guess there is some cooling action going on if the fan runs for 2 minutes , but I never checked .
@ September 12, 2012 8:23 PM in Nozzle Typetold me you can use a phillips head scewdriver thats sized for #2 screws . The electrode ends should fit right in 2 sides of the screwdriver . The specs are in the instruction manual too , if you still got 'em . I do them by eye though , like Paul !
@ September 10, 2012 10:03 PM in Go on vacation - meet a Wallie.Great group of people who frequent here . Even greater in person !
@ September 10, 2012 9:58 PM in 52 years married todayI hope you have a great celebration !
@ August 25, 2012 9:10 AM in Pure classI didn't know he worked for General , and for so long . He is a class act !
@ August 25, 2012 9:08 AM in Heating zone piped off domestic water heaterWe were there to replace about 30 feet of Slant fin baseboard . The elements developed pinhole leaks all over . The thin copper in them wasn't able to handle the higher pressure and fresh oxygen brought in everytime someone uses hot water . I can understand why it wouldn't be covered under a service contract .
@ August 11, 2012 1:21 PM in Copper or Black Iron?you are with thread sealant , it WILL get into the system .
I'd rather have too much sealant on a joint than not enough and have to back out 4 inch and a 1/4 black tees . Been applying all kinds of sealant to the inner threads of countless thousands of joints and hardly ever had an issue of sealant messing things up inside a system . A good hot purge will clean the system out of everything ...
As far as having proper support of all the parts ..................
Again I'll go by experience here and say we never had an issue building a black steel header on any boiler and having problems removing parts from it . We add indirect heaters to existing boilers all the time and are able to back out at least one black steel fitting to connect a supply or return ,
Agree to disagree ?
@ August 7, 2012 8:02 AM in Copper or Black Iron?How old some of this water is in some systems! We replace equipment that looks all original over 5 decades old.........