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kcopp

kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on July 26, 2014

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get a couple of 5...

@ 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.

I really like....

@ July 22, 2014 7:53 AM in thread sealant

Blue-Magic by Whitlam
http://www.jcwhitlam.com/plumb/productdetail.aspx?selected=1&industry=1&group=no&subcat_id=65&name=Blue Magic

I use to install....

@ 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.

I have done the same...

@ July 10, 2014 6:12 PM in Looking to make condensate neutralizer

one 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.

I finally got around.....

@ 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.

IS this a ....

@ 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?
kcopp

very sad....

@ June 29, 2014 6:17 PM in One of the greatest heating tech' has passed away

he will be missed. Way too soon.

more than likely

@ June 29, 2014 7:59 AM in Pilot goes out when trying to turn on..

it is a bad/ dirty thermocouple.

That is a internal processor...

@ June 28, 2014 11:16 PM in Munchkin 199MLP R1 not heating

error. Either the voltage is wrong or the neutral going to the boiler is broken/ damaged.

Gas sizing App....

@ June 22, 2014 5:37 PM in Gas sizing App....

Anyone use one on their  smartphone? What works well? What doesn't?

No need to add....

@ June 20, 2014 9:22 PM in sizing indirect for new steam boiler

anything. No different that adding an indirect to a hot water boiler. No room for a tankless water heater?

Do you...

@ June 12, 2014 9:07 PM in Princess Model

have a picture? or drawing? kcopp

This is true....

@ 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.

So let me ask w/ fear and trepidation....

@ 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?

how long are....

@ June 1, 2014 9:45 AM in Buderus logamatic vacation mode

you going on vacation? A week or two is not a big deal.

I am 99% sure....

@ June 1, 2014 7:37 AM in Rinnai boiler corroded in less than two years

that the Rinnai uses a SS HX...not aluminum. Where is the location of the boiler? Is it in a coastal location? Where in the house? Are there contaminants around? Give us more details plz.... something isn't right here....

When was the boiler....

@ May 25, 2014 3:21 PM in Combi Boiler Recommendation

last serviced? When was it installed? Sounds like the flame sensor and the ignighters need replacing.

The original reason....

@ May 24, 2014 7:36 AM in Ran across this today....

for me to be there is the HO wanted a radiator replaced w/ some CI baseboard, due to a new sofa being added to the room.( I don't think this is possible w/ the amount of baseboard needed and the trap fitting close to the wall.) I am suggesting a smaller rad.

Yes Barnes and jones

@ May 23, 2014 7:06 AM in Ran across this today....

traps all over the system. No install/instruction manual around.....That must mean they didn't look at it at all. This is a house built in 1931. The original owner owned a woolen mill here in Dover. There is one radiator that does not work in the system.
 Is there supposed to be water in that huge trap? There is a sight glass there that is dry...looks like it hasn't seen water in it in years.

Ran across this today....

@ May 22, 2014 9:35 PM in Ran across this today....

I don't see a lot of two pipe here in NH....

I would...

@ May 21, 2014 7:32 AM in Series pumps and my hydronic comedy of errors

abandon it. Use what parts you have to run some radiation on the walls. Im not sure what you can get but wall hung panels rads would prob work well.

I have worked....

@ May 16, 2014 8:36 AM in Does Onix Tubing oxygen barrier work?

on a  number of Onix tubing systems. If there is a barrier I do not think it works very well. I have replaced corroded pumps, flow checks and seen expansion tanks and spirovents clog up w/ rust. Your system should be flushed and cleaned. Then a good O2 inhibitor added. Rhomar or Fernox come to mind.
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