Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on May 18, 2013
@ May 18, 2013 8:30 AM in Longest lasting indirectsusing the Weil-Mclain Aqua Plus indirects... All stainless (tank and coil) AND they have an anode on the side that can be easily replaced. If the owner keeps up on the maintenance that should last a very long time.
@ May 8, 2013 12:09 PM in homemade panels...is around 36 sq ft..... I am starting to wonder if I should have found a bigger tank. The plus side of having the collector at ground level is that I can cover part of it up.
@ May 7, 2013 8:46 PM in homemade panels...5.30 pm. I had a 50 gallon storage tank filled w/ 135*f water. Wow. I wonder if I should have installed a bigger tank......
@ May 7, 2013 12:28 PM in Had my first GL4 fail tonight, oh boy...know how it plays out.... I have had no luck w/ Ariston/Bosch. ty,kcopp
@ May 6, 2013 10:04 PM in homemade panels...About a week behind but...Online! 50 gallon Electric as a storage tank. Bronze006 through a Homemade collector out of 2x4, poly-iso foam, 1/2 copper and thermofin plates. Covered w/ SunTuff. Running from 2pm to 5.30 is I got 100F water to preheat my 60 gallon Superstor.
@ May 4, 2013 8:09 AM in Lesson learned NEVER let the wife tag along to the home showjust say no. end of story. There is no way I could afford that kind of stuff.
@ May 4, 2013 8:05 AM in Had my first GL4 fail tonight, oh boy...trying to get Bosch to pay out on the warranty. They want you to change out/check the anode on a near yearly basis. If you don't/haven't ...they will walk away. Not impressed w/ them on this account.
@ April 19, 2013 8:05 PM in Running A Gas Line UndergroundThe yellow stuff... pretty slick and no sleeve needed. Just a trace wire.
@ April 12, 2013 5:11 PM in This caught my eye...A bit scary that people can just throw whatever in.... sooting is only 1/2 the problem.
@ April 11, 2013 8:27 AM in Lp gas pressure "conversion"I have a customer who has an existing direct vent water heater that is LP gas fired. It is on its last legs and leaking. He would like to replace it w/ a tankless fired unit. Problem is that the copper gas line runs over a finished space and is undersized. Is it possible to convert that to a 2# set up and then put a step down regulator in? What has to happen at the tank? New regulator or just an adjustment?
@ April 10, 2013 6:31 PM in GE Geospring with an indirectan indirect why buy the HPHW? I don't think you are saving any money in the short or long term....
@ April 4, 2013 11:05 PM in Ground water temp for On-demand hotwater in Alaskaof these. Its a GFX heat exchanger.
@ April 4, 2013 6:45 PM in Embassy ONEXthat is air in the tank. Bleed out the tank on that valve , left hand side on the back. Seems to like to collect there....needs to be done a few times a year.
@ April 3, 2013 1:59 PM in How often should the boiler limit switch be reached?thoughts on deep set backs. 5 degrees at most.
Sounds like the new t-stat is a power robbing/ stealing t-stat. I would use a t-stat that is battery powered... 5 bucks the problem will be gone.
@ April 3, 2013 12:04 AM in Embassy ONEXis on the low side to have a boiler set at. I would tend to go w/ 18-20psi. They recc 20. I presume the FILL light goes on at around 10psi.
@ April 2, 2013 11:54 PM in Cork?cork is a good insulator.... it will make the system work harder and have higher water temps than tile.
@ April 2, 2013 5:28 PM in Does an indirect HW heater make sense with steam boiler?I would do a Noritz or a Rinnai. Make sue your gas pipe is sized right.
@ March 31, 2013 7:53 PM in homemade panels...as this point I would like to do a drainback set up but I can't swing a drainback tank. I am going to run the system at street pressure to a standard water htr and a bronze circ that I have. If the set up works well and business gets better I may do the drainback yr round.
@ March 28, 2013 9:04 AM in Combi Boiler Recommendationhttp://www.houseneeds.com/shop/mestek/embassy-ambassador-boiler-axia-parts-buy.asp