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kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on August 19, 2014

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sounds like your ....

@ March 9, 2014 2:45 PM in What is this?

system could use some TLC. A cleaning and some air vents replaced. What does the system have for an air separator?

LOL...

@ March 9, 2014 2:36 PM in Hydrotherm Celtic and a 15-42

If I cant find one soon I am going to see if I can go in a find a way to adapt over the piping that is there and see if I can add a new circ outside of the cabinet.

Here are a few.....

@ March 8, 2014 5:52 PM in Hydrotherm Celtic and a 15-42

Pix. It's still in great shape. And is around 82%. It's 50k input. 41k out. The food has only heatloss front and back. None to the sides.

Yes I have....

@ March 8, 2014 5:21 PM in Hydrotherm Celtic and a 15-42

my salesman checking w/ Urell. Yes pricing there is  Nuts....

Ya I saw that one...

@ March 8, 2014 3:05 PM in Hydrotherm Celtic and a 15-42

I cant see replacing a boiler in such a small space, that does not cost a good deal to run and runs fine. Sort of like ditching a car because it needs 4 new tires.

Hydrotherm Celtic and a 15-42

@ March 8, 2014 8:15 AM in Hydrotherm Celtic and a 15-42

Anyone out there on Wally World have an older but still operable Grundfos 15-42? Say from the mid to late 80's? I have a customer here in NH that has a Hydrotherm Celtic 50k input, that still works perfectly fine. Mfg date 3/1984. Some other contractor decided to replace the circulator. Instead of searching for the right one he installed a 26-99 in the frame that is built into the boiler...a newer 15-58/42 is too small. Now they are having air issues because the 26-99 is way oversized.

Typically...

@ March 6, 2014 6:45 PM in High Duty baseboard

40,000 btu on 3/4" copper. So if normal baseboard is around 600 btu/ ft that is around 66/67Ft.
You could go more but your output will not be 600/ foot after the 67'.
Typically high output is 750/ ft. (ie.. Sterling Senior)
That puts you in the 53' range on 3/4" copper

I thought....

@ March 2, 2014 4:28 PM in Legionnaires disease

of you ME and this very thing last weekend. I was in NC to watch some collegiate baseball. My brother lives just outside of Charlotte so we stayed at his place. He has been away since before Christmas....no hot water usage. I made sure to run the hot water for a good deal of time at several fixtures to flush out any bugs that may have grown in there.

sounds like....

@ March 1, 2014 7:26 AM in Rattling coming from baseboard heating system

that are usually a check valve needing some adjustment.

I'm going...

@ February 25, 2014 7:00 AM in Steam release

to vote for dirty system water fouling the vent.

The pump can....

@ February 22, 2014 8:49 AM in Will boiler/pump still work if both zone valves are closed?

Work but it shouldn't if it wired right. Why would you want to do this? Turning the heat off during the coldest part of the heating day would not be a good plan. You will get a frozen pipe.....at best.

A simple wall...

@ February 20, 2014 2:35 PM in Scott's radiant heating project

mount combi would work. Don't have to go 95%... Biasi makes one version.
http://www.qhtinc.com/biasi-products/wall-mounted-gas-boilers/riva/

These are up....

@ February 19, 2014 8:13 PM in Poly Pro venting....

and out

Did you...

@ February 19, 2014 8:26 AM in No luck with my Noritz question

check you incoming gas pressure and you manifold gas pressure? How about your incoming water temps?...the water is much colder this time of year.

I realize...

@ February 17, 2014 11:06 PM in Poly Pro venting....

your not supposed to need it by the leaks cause me to lose confidence it the stuff.
 Yes its it pitched back towards the boiler.....as per instructions.

more than....

@ February 16, 2014 8:53 AM in clanking sounds

likely you radiator needs a bit more pitch towards the valve. That sound is water hammer. there is prob a puddle of water in the bottom of the radiator. I would have your neighbor keep that valve open... the vent is how you control the amount of heat from the radiator...not the valve.

I agree...

@ February 16, 2014 8:47 AM in Which of these two setbacks is more economical?

if you have the vito 200 why mess w/ the boiler reset.

these look....

@ February 15, 2014 8:55 PM in Viega press sleeves

a lot like them...
http://www.siouxchief.com/products/supply/powerpex-systems/astm-f1807-and-2159/sleeves

sounds like.....

@ February 15, 2014 4:25 PM in Running Out of Hot Water With a Megastor -40

an aquastat issue. may need a cup of coffee!

Here is another HUGE project.....

@ February 15, 2014 4:24 PM in Solar Thermal is Dead

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/15/world-largest-solar-plant-burning-up-birds-in-nevada-desert/?intcmp=latestnews
140,000 home w/ electric power.

Poly Pro venting....

@ February 15, 2014 3:04 PM in Poly Pro venting....

Anyone been having issues w/ polypropylene venting connections? I have a couple boilers out there that use the concentric set up. and they drip condensate back into the boiler. When the boiler is all sealed up its tough to see there is an issue....until you have a bit of a mess.
I installed the venting w a bevel on the male end and used a bit of spray silicone to make sure it went together well. I am about to give up and use high temp silicone caulking. The leaks tend to happen on the horizontal runs.

Here is the....

@ February 15, 2014 7:42 AM in New furnace started kicking after a season of quiet

install manual. see page 19
http://www.weil-mclain.com/en/assets/pdf/sgo-boiler-manual.pdf
They are pretty specific on piping just so, because the newer boilers have interior spacing that is much narrower than the old boilers.
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