Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on December 4, 2013
@ December 4, 2013 9:54 PM in NTI Trinity FTFthe same thing as a Munchkin Elite FT is it not?
@ December 4, 2013 7:33 AM in Weil Mclain Ultra 155 popping or banging on ignitionjust seeing this now.
I would guess that this is an LP boiler that was not converted right from natural gas.
@ December 2, 2013 5:30 PM in Thoughts on dense packing plaster walls?old home I used rock/ mineral wool.
I was concerned about disturbing the out side shinhgles, foam insulation and vinyl too. I opted to have them drill from the inside and blow in from there. Worked pretty well.
I then sprayed the sills w/ spray foam.
@ November 30, 2013 5:05 PM in Circulater for condensate loop off of steam boilerthe circ body is not the problem. Its the bearings. Just change out the entire pump for another 007 then. Don't even bother w/ just the cartridge.
@ November 30, 2013 2:59 PM in Circulater for condensate loop off of steam boilercorrect circulator would be a 3 piece bronze circ. B&G 100 or a taco 110. Or you can just replace the 007 every 3-5 yrs.
@ November 30, 2013 11:18 AM in Need advice- open radiant systembecause its a water heater the efficiency is more than likely only 70%. You could do much better w/ a boiler.
@ November 27, 2013 5:57 PM in Navien ch 240for the site. Lots of comments. some ok, some not so much.
@ November 27, 2013 5:50 PM in Hot water helpyou are going to need to post some Pix. You say a steam boiler but I am thinking its a hot water boiler w/ a coil.
@ November 26, 2013 7:16 PM in Converting old cast iron boiler maintaining existing radiationoptions.
Don't forget to clean it w/ a good cleaner before...
@ November 26, 2013 7:11 PM in air collecting in one baseboard onlydetergent... dawn, Ajax , etc. I do 1/2 a cup.
@ November 25, 2013 4:35 PM in I ran across the system ......owner put the money into the heating system. The rest of the house is fine...nothing too crazy. Its just a cape cod w/ about 1800 sq ft.
@ November 24, 2013 11:12 PM in I ran across the system ......wonder about this is how would you modernize it? I suppose we will have to see after the winter as to what the gas bill is like. A mod-con would be nice but what do you keep and what do you save that is still good stuff. This Sarco system was ahead of it time....
@ November 24, 2013 2:19 PM in Carbon Monoxide Issues - HELP!draft. UGH! Seriously. Get some quotes on an exterior 6" SS All fuel chimney.
@ November 24, 2013 1:32 PM in Carbon Monoxide Issues - HELP!why I stopped installing Direct vent oil. I feel we the installers are the Lab Rats for these. They are learning as they go.
Go w/ the SS chimney!
@ November 24, 2013 9:40 AM in Carbon Monoxide Issues - HELP!and they generally don't break. From what I have w/ direct vent oil experience they are pretty finicky to outdoor temps as the oil atomizes poorer at lower temps.
I think plain and simple this burner was not set up properly. As another poster mentioned you MUST get factory training to even be sold this boiler. Is the installer trained? Was there a combustion test done? There should be a slip of paper there if so.... The black steak up the side of the house makes me think not....
The intake damper needs to be there to Balance out the outdoor drafts. There could be better separation w/ the intake. The vent pipe looks like its aluminum... again Pretty sure it needs to be stainless or 24 ga. galvy.
You said it rotted out? how old is the install? Was it cleaned if over 1 yr old?
Curious about where is this install?
@ November 24, 2013 12:23 AM in Carbon Monoxide Issues - HELP!here. For starters I'm not sure this is installed 100% right. The Buderus boiler that direct vent (not a fan of them btw) come w/ a special vent that is insulated. Second the CO detector is too close to the boiler. Instructions say it should be 5' away.
What model is this? Was it set up w/ combustion equipment? What were the numbers on the test?
I think you are getting some cross contamination. Post some more pix of the vent and the hood from outside.
@ November 23, 2013 7:38 PM in I ran across the system ......I have heard about this system but never seen one. The house is a here in Dover built in the early 50's a coal boiler, converted to oil, converted to gas. Runs great. The soft copper is embedded in the walls. No leaks. It has a form of outdoor reset. Surprising the boiler today was running at about 120F.... No condensing. I hope the pix come out straight.
@ November 23, 2013 7:33 AM in New addition/baseboards in an old house--balanceprob will not help a whole lot as far as balance goes. Is there a basement underneath? Making changes now could be a real challenge if not. You could get a couple cast iron rads off craigslist and install them. I am surprised that there is a hot water system in your place. most everything I have seen there is FHA.
@ November 22, 2013 6:02 PM in New addition/baseboards in an old house--balanceproblem is there are 2 different types of radiators. Cast iron and copper fin tube don't mix well on the same zone.
copper heats up fast and cools fast ...CI slow and slow.
The heatloss I ran through is around 7800...making a couple presumption as to window size and what is above and below your floor.
A separate zone may be better. You may be a bit shy on baseboard.
One thing to also figure is the constant breeze off the lake there. My son attends college there and I have spent a few cold days there watching ball in the spring.
@ November 22, 2013 5:47 PM in Peerless Steam Boiler G-1061.....how many btu's is this?look right. Oil? Gas? WBV or EC or Series 63
@ November 21, 2013 7:17 PM in Radiant and panel rads on single zone?is to size the panel rad to work at the same temp as the radiant floor. Then run them off the same manifold as the Q trac