Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on May 18, 2013
@ March 28, 2013 7:49 AM in Condensing Storage heaters/recomendationsthis may work.
@ March 27, 2013 7:10 AM in Slower taco pump?try a Grundfos 15-58. That is 3 spd and then you can experiment w/ the diff speeds.
@ March 25, 2013 7:42 PM in homemade panels...I don't think I would do this for a customer yet.... kcopp
@ March 21, 2013 7:49 AM in Embassy ONEXa Standard 30# PRV.... Did you bleed out the tank w/ the air valve off the left hand side? If you bought the boiler in AK the supplier doesnt carry parts? Having a tank go in less than a year and a half is really odd. I have a dozen of these out there for going on 3 years and not one needs to be replaced. How is your water? What is it piped w/ for tubing?
@ March 20, 2013 5:34 PM in Radiators piped in series.........correct. Either a monoflow, reverse and return or a manifold set is best. It will be uneven heat. Some people are in to that.....
@ March 19, 2013 7:44 PM in homemade panels...I meant to not use during the winter months.
@ March 18, 2013 8:20 PM in Noisy Carlin EZ gas conversion burnersonly done 2, both is Smith 8 series boilers....No complaints. One customer actually was happy it was quieter than the EZ oil that came out.
@ March 16, 2013 10:39 PM in IS THIS ENTRAN PIPINGany markings? I am going to say no... not entran. When you say failing please explain.... What are you having for iisues? Where is this home? who said failing?
@ March 15, 2013 6:19 PM in SLAB INSULATIONIt is a waste of money. It does NOT work. 2" blue board is the best way to go. If you are trying to save money do 2" around the outside for 4 feet then fill in w/ 1"... 2" is the best way to go.... spend the money once and never have to worry about it again.
@ March 13, 2013 10:17 PM in homemade panels...They have some interesting stuff there. Do you think they are worth the effort? Have you ever worked on any?
Has anyone just installed a system that was seasonal... no glycol, blown out during the winter months? How about a direct loop system... no HX?
@ March 13, 2013 12:22 AM in Water Noise From Baseboard Loopthis trick. Pump in about a pint of dawn dishwashing detergent in to the boiler.... 90% sure it will work. let us know if it works.
@ March 12, 2013 9:33 PM in Combi Boiler Recommendationmore about what you are having for issues? Give more info about you home. Gas type? Heater (baseboard, cast iron, radiant) Age of you place? etc.... I have a number of these out there.... i also have worked on a bunch of these and have some factory training....
@ March 11, 2013 8:41 PM in radiant boilerjust go over this? Hot spots? If you ahve the heatloss done(and at this point I might get a 2nd opinion on that) there won't be short cycling.
Tankless water heaters are for domestic hot water...in at 45* out at 120-130* not in at 130* out at 150*.... again wrong tool for the job.
Then there is the recirc thing. Some tankless water heaters if you run a recirc loop to them it cuts their warranty in half.... thats all you are doing in a heating system is recirculating.
Its up to you... good luck.
@ March 11, 2013 7:44 AM in Water heater out of warranty?!anything to get out of the warranty... anode replacement included. I have seen these ariston heater go in short order well ahead of the waraanty and bosch never honors one.
@ March 10, 2013 8:32 PM in homemade panels...any thoughts? anyone ever done some and or have instructions on how to do a set...personal use.
@ March 10, 2013 8:30 PM in Opinions on Noritz vs. AO Smith tankless hot water heaters?Noritz.... AO Smith in effect is Takagi rebranded.
@ March 9, 2013 5:43 PM in tagagi tankless for radiant? 15 btu per sf ?don't use the wrong tool for the job. Its a water heater not a boiler. A bargain now will mean more money for fuel costs now and a a lot more money to do it right the second time.
@ March 9, 2013 9:14 AM in Combi in small houseprob also means that space is a problem. The perfect system/ set up does not always happen. Sometimes the the perfect system is not always affordable either...(again small house) Combis are not perfect. The Challenger combi is not a great boiler if you want decent hot water. You may want to get a heat only Solo version and do an electric water heater or go for the Prestige Excellence w/ the Trimax control. Other options.. Bosch Greenstar combi or the Smith GC160.
@ March 6, 2013 8:05 AM in Gypcrete Pour lower than sleepers... Need to remove voidplaner would be better...less dust and faster. Get a cheap one that you don't have to worry about messing up.
@ March 5, 2013 7:26 AM in indirectThe only exception I can see is if the DHW load is higher that the heating load.... and that is a rare happening.