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kcopp

kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on August 19, 2014

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Why not add...

@ August 19, 2014 10:30 PM in who builds?

a piece of all fuel piping....
http://www.duravent.com/ProductCategory.aspx?c=8

is this....

@ August 13, 2014 10:29 PM in Gas drip leg/reservoir

what you need? this stuff is great underground.
http://www.gastite.com/downloads/pdfs/peinstallationguide_1.pdf

call me simple.....

@ 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.

is the pex....

@ August 7, 2014 8:04 AM in Help...I bought a foreclosure

compromised? 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?

not the....

@ 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.

I have some....

@ 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.

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....
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