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kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on August 25, 2014

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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.

Who pays for....

@ May 12, 2014 9:34 PM in Hot Water Options

the heat? Personally in rental property situations I have the tenant pay for the hot water. Electric water heaters make this easy to do. If the tenant is getting free hot water they will not conserve.

I dont think....

@ May 5, 2014 11:42 PM in Oil to gas conversion "direct vent"

The Is there a direct vent gas fired conversion burner? Not sure there is one....

I am pretty....

@ May 4, 2014 9:45 PM in Pipe size to cast iron radiators

sure that will not work right.
I looked at a similar system years ago and they were tring to do that w/ 3/4" pex....didn't work either.
I ended up installing a set of manifolds (s&r) w/ 6 ports (for 6 rads)  and ran 1" to the manifold. 1/2" pex to each rad. I set the new boiler up w/ a outdoor reset control and the system worked very well.

They do require...

@ April 28, 2014 11:14 PM in Mixing valve on Tankless...?

them on tanks....

Its NH...

@ April 28, 2014 7:27 PM in Mixing valve on Tankless...?

I don't see why its needed.... but ya some folks just make it up to be extra safe....all it does really is add to the cost of an install.

Mixing valve on Tankless...?

@ April 26, 2014 8:14 AM in Mixing valve on Tankless...?

Anyone ever heard of an inspector requiring a Mixing valve on a tankless WH such as a Noritz or a Rinnai?
A coil I can see...and would do. But an appliance that has the control set to only do the HW.....hmmm. What code would he be thinking of?

I remember....

@ April 18, 2014 6:13 PM in CPVC in hydronic heating system

a few years back seeing a picture here of someone doing just that over in China.... Oxygen would be the biggest problem.
It semi fragile nature another.
With pex being so easy to work with cpvc doesn't make sense to me.

sounds like....

@ April 11, 2014 6:47 AM in New Circ Pump Flange 90 Degrees Off

either your old circ or your new one, has a rotated flange....I would get the proper circ for the application.

How is the water....

@ April 8, 2014 8:52 PM in Bad new gorton valves?

quality? Been cleaned? Had work done that needs skimming?

Done...

@ April 3, 2014 9:53 PM in Please keep Glenn Stanton

Glenn is a true gentleman. Miss seeing him around here and at trade shows.

the Superstor...

@ April 1, 2014 7:44 AM in Superstor sidearm problem?

descaling treatment is to.... drain the heater, run the hot water zone through coil, pull out the aquastat well and using the coldest water you can spray in cold water onto the superheated coil. Usually this is done w/ a wand made from 3/8" soft copper tubing w/ a bunch of small holes drilled into it. This will shock the scale off the coil.

Noritz...

@ April 1, 2014 6:45 AM in Tankless brand

hands down. The toughest, most reliable unit I have used.

If the system....

@ March 29, 2014 9:00 PM in Entran III

had std glycol added to it is could make the entran more brittle and plug it. I had this happen one time and the entire staple up had to be removed. Rhomar products a re great. Be careful about adding top much of anything as it could make the system degrade. Flush w/ good quality water and add the inhibitor from Rhomar.
http://www.rhomarwater.com/products/residential-hydronic-radiant/
Watts makes the Onix tubing so any supply house that carries their products can get the fittings. If you are in the NE FW webb has them.

Well...

@ March 28, 2014 6:25 PM in Entran III

E3 was orange and it did Entran 3 written on the side. The fittings are generally speaking the same as the Watts Onex that are around now....Barbed w/ tension clamps. The stuff is brittle so be VERY careful.
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