Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on May 18, 2013
@ March 3, 2013 9:34 PM in Glycol longevitybest posted in the Solar section... that being said the only real way to test glycol is w/ a refractometer....the test strips are unreliable. How does the system look? Any leaks? Any signs of corrosion
@ March 3, 2013 3:48 PM in Your State...you need to be Licenced. to work on gas... No licence for oil. Depending on where you go in the state will define wether you are checked for that licence... out in the more remote parts of the state there may not be any building official to check on licencing.
@ March 1, 2013 11:28 AM in Heating a Mudroomabout this... You are burning fuel that normally vents to the outdoors. In this case you are not, you are breathing the fumes.
Have you ever been in a place where one of these is in use? My eyes burn and the air just does not feel right to breathe. Not to mention the headache....
They say its in "fine" but there have not been studies done on low level exposure to CO and other combustion by-products. Lot of things they say are fine then years down the road they find out that they are not so good for you...I will tell you this, I don't want to take that risk w/ my family.
You are free to choose.
Perhaps a small electric heater w/ a blower that mounts on the wall is more in your price budget.
@ March 1, 2013 12:17 AM in Heating a Mudrooma unit... its ok. http://www.empirezoneheat.com/ehs/index.php?view=direct-vent-wall-furnace&parid=95&pagid=176&mlnid=80
@ February 28, 2013 11:30 PM in Heating a Mudroomvent free is not a good option . Besides the CO danger the amount of moisture they put off is pretty high. Rinnai is a great heater w/ a bunch of features...programable, around 83% afue.
@ February 28, 2013 7:41 PM in Water heater vent...Thank you. This is an odd job. The Insurance company sates that the replacement chimney has to be the same as the old chimney (2 flues) they will not allow them to rebuild a new single flue chimney. Height is 35'. The connector would be only 24". They also want to old water heater to go into the new chimney which will have a few corbels to get around...so B-vent is out. I am installing an electric for now. They may opt for a new tankless model later.
@ February 28, 2013 7:34 PM in PB Infloor Manifold replacementhave the same OD. Its the ID that is different... hence you can't use the same crimp fittings, but you can use the same crimper.
@ February 28, 2013 10:00 AM in Water heater vent...When installing a new atmospheric water heater are you allowed to just vent into a clay tile lined chimney (6") or are you required to drop a liner. Interior chimney. New chimney... last chimney had a fire. Only thing going into the flue.
@ February 27, 2013 11:58 PM in Heating a Mudroomspace heater. They are programmable and vent easy. An EX-08 would be more than big enough.
@ February 27, 2013 9:56 PM in Fostapex for a steam return?No... copper yes. Pex will melt.
@ February 27, 2013 6:36 PM in PB Infloor Manifold replacementinch per inch is is actually stronger than Pex. Sioux chief actually still makes the PB fittings.... http://www.siouxchief.com/Supply/Fitting-and-Valves/PB-Fittings
You could use one of their manifolds and sweat in the PB adapters. just a suggestion.
@ February 27, 2013 7:33 AM in superstor problembe the aquastast on the water heater is starting to gobad. Typically it is a Honewell 4080B...not the best one going. A honeywell 4006 would be a better choice. Next time it is wonky check to see if the zone is calling... if not you have the problem.
@ February 25, 2013 5:56 PM in favorite zone valve?rock. Make the job very clean and are able to be used w/ different Zv if you so choose.
@ February 25, 2013 8:21 AM in yellow stuffthe flue gasses are condensing in the flue. Give us more info on the system....radiators? Baseboard? Hot water?Steam?hot air? gas? oil? Boiler model?
@ February 24, 2013 4:28 PM in favorite zone valve?of the standard Honewell Zv. Its simple, easy to replace/ fix if you need to.
@ February 24, 2013 11:24 AM in Feed water check valve:a pressure vessel.. Technically it needs a back-flow preventer. A check valve (single or double) is not an approved device, unless it has the vent in the middle. If he is concerned about leaking then pipe it to a drain. Sometimes you can't win.
@ February 23, 2013 6:40 PM in Another satisfied customer of The Wall...more about your system... Boiler? How is it piped? Circulator? Got any pictures? It is possible that it is over pumped and sucking in air.
@ February 22, 2013 11:32 PM in Rattling soundAjax, dawn or Palmolive will not hurt the boiler at all. It will get rid of the air problem.... Just look at the post on the wall titled "Another satisfied customer of the wall"....
@ February 21, 2013 7:21 PM in Heat Pump WH to dehumidify + existing indirect ??hopefully not a stupid one....where are you dumping the water or where does it dump to?
@ February 21, 2013 5:57 PM in Heat Pump WH to dehumidify + existing indirect ??the walls w/ UGL drylock? How dry are you making is in the basement? Do not open the windows in the summer.... the humid air from outside will certainly condense on the cold concrete.
@ February 21, 2013 4:52 PM in Need Solar Science Project Idea for eigth grader........a very simple solar collector out of pex tubing and paint it black? It wouldn't have to last a long time so the pex exposure would not be as issue. Use a 007 and a small water heater tank... a couple gauges he and there.Viola!