Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on August 25, 2014
@ August 25, 2014 6:38 PM in Reduced hot water pressurejunk from a broken anode rod in the tank or a disintegrated dip tube that worked in the piping. Check aerators and seats.
@ August 25, 2014 6:35 PM in Direct Venting Slant/Fin Intrepid TR-30 HPTan Oil boiler is not something you add to a set up...it is a package you buy. Since you had an natural draft set up that is all you can do. It has to come from the factory set up and certified to do that.
Now you may be able to by a power venter by Field or Tjernlund....
@ August 19, 2014 10:30 PM in who builds?a piece of all fuel piping....
@ August 13, 2014 10:29 PM in Gas drip leg/reservoirwhat you need? this stuff is great underground.
@ August 8, 2014 8:26 AM in Replace gravity with pump in condensate line?but you adding a pump to a steam system can be a recipe to a system that once worked well to a mess. I would keep it the way it is.... find a way to work around the piping.
@ August 7, 2014 8:04 AM in Help...I bought a foreclosurecompromised? Did it freeze? Is it O2 barrier pex? How many baths? I am thinking a modest wall hung would clean up the room well.... Natural gas or LP?
@ August 7, 2014 7:57 AM in Condensing cast iron?same boiler design. KN series/ Ray has no secondary HX. Williamson and the Weil 90+ is the same boiler....they have a secondary hx.
@ August 2, 2014 9:45 PM in Condensing cast iron?experience w/ the Ray. I had some control issues but the factory came through and got that fixed. The specific unit was in a gravity conversion system...loads of CI rads. Huge mass.
No secondary HX.
They are relying on on the thickness of the CI and the pins to hold up. This is a smaller version of the KN series they have had out for years.
The control can do a bunch of different things. The venting is only in stainless. plastic is not allowed.
@ July 26, 2014 7:51 AM in Cut oil tank in half, now what?gallon buckets w/ lids, glove up, and scoop out the sludge and put it into the buckets. Then take it to a place that uses used motor oil to burn.( a lot of car garages do this). Some speedy dry will get the rest.
@ July 22, 2014 7:53 AM in thread sealantBlue-Magic by Whitlam
@ July 15, 2014 5:59 PM in Looking for a direct vent oil burner -a bunch of these.... More problems that I care to mention. I wouldn't install another no matter who makes them. Buderus to Utica...no thanks.
The colder it gets the more problems you have w/ the oil atomizing well. Cross contamination/ reversion is another issue not to mention soot around the vent.
Install a good chimney or if the chimney is old, line it.
@ July 10, 2014 6:12 PM in Looking to make condensate neutralizerone thing I would suggest is that you let the hose from the boiler sit inside the pipe and not be sealed up tight. If a blockage develops you very well could/ will have the condensate back up into the boiler and create a lockout or damage.
@ July 6, 2014 8:52 AM in Mixing valve on Tankless...?to installing a tankless WH in the aforementioned town. I went ahead and did piping as I normally did.... no problem. No mixing valve. Apparently it is only on Tank type water heaters that they require them.
@ July 3, 2014 4:48 PM in Can this boiler leak be fixed? (homeowner w/ pictures)Steam or hot water system? If its a steam you MAY be able to buy some time w/ some boiler seal. If it hot water forget it. To be really frank though is July, it warm out and it really needs to be swapped out for another boiler. There are a lot of good options out there.
Where is your location?
@ June 29, 2014 6:17 PM in One of the greatest heating tech' has passed awayhe will be missed. Way too soon.
@ June 29, 2014 7:59 AM in Pilot goes out when trying to turn on..it is a bad/ dirty thermocouple.
@ June 28, 2014 11:16 PM in Munchkin 199MLP R1 not heatingerror. Either the voltage is wrong or the neutral going to the boiler is broken/ damaged.
@ June 22, 2014 5:37 PM in Gas sizing App....Anyone use one on their smartphone? What works well? What doesn't?
@ June 20, 2014 9:22 PM in sizing indirect for new steam boileranything. No different that adding an indirect to a hot water boiler. No room for a tankless water heater?
@ June 4, 2014 10:19 PM in I ran across the system ......and they do plan on doing just that....however sooner or later ol' bessy is going to start to leak. I need to start planning on how to best come up w/ a plan of action.
@ June 4, 2014 6:11 PM in I ran across the system ......Here you have a system that is second to none but a coal boiler that is pre 1950...w/ a conversion burner in it. Gas bills during the winter ran $400/ month. How does one go about swapping out a boiler w/o ruining the system?