Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on April 11, 2014
@ February 8, 2014 10:56 PM in Boiler Bypassis really the way to go. This way you provide some measure of protection to the boiler and can control the flow to the radiation. It is very important to try to mimic the gravity flow out to the system Over pumping will result in poor heat transfer and a less efficient system. That looks like a #30 extrol tank...generally not big enough for a gravity system...
@ February 8, 2014 2:04 PM in Master Plumber/Heating Contractorat 180F water temps it is approx. 600 btu/ foot
@ February 8, 2014 11:24 AM in Combi Boiler Recommendationexpansion tank that is water logged. Give us some more info plz.
It may help to start a new thread....
@ February 7, 2014 5:41 PM in Crown boiler doesnt keep up with thermostatwater pressure that's gallons of water. And that's A LOT of water!
Its not piped right. Not vented right. Who cut the draft hood! No Hartford loop. The Header is improperly sized....
Its not insulated...UGH. What a mess. You need a steam expert to start again.
@ February 7, 2014 5:32 PM in Crown boiler doesnt keep up with thermostatlots of pictures... they say a lot.
@ February 7, 2014 5:27 PM in Biasi boiler review?two different units here.... The original posters were talking about the B series oil fired boilers. DIY is talking about a gas fired wall unit. What type of issues? Is this a new boiler in a New system or a boiler replacement in an existing system? What type of issues? Do you have pix? Proper installation is a must w/ the new wall hung boilers. Any electrical board could get fried by a electrical surge....
@ February 5, 2014 9:28 AM in What brand of indirect hot water heater would one recommend ?using the Weil Mclain Aqua plus series for over a year noW. 2" foam All stainless and it has an Anode rod! It has a coil design for the HX vs the tank in tank set up.
@ February 3, 2014 5:05 PM in Not getting enough heat.flows upwards its backwards. Should be down going back into the boiler.
@ February 3, 2014 5:00 PM in Can 1 radiator system be converted to 3 separate ones?it just depends on how much you want to spend to do it. You are looking at a near repipe and having to really get 3 new boilers w/ separate meters.
@ February 1, 2014 10:01 PM in Embassy ONEXthe 15-58 circulator is toast. Maybe something got stuck in or the circ just plain broke. With such a low mas boiler flow is everything...as you well know. It should be an easy fix.
@ January 31, 2014 7:16 PM in Air in systemup or just gurgling? I would add a 1/2cup of dawn/ Ajax dishwashing soap.. Raise the system pressure to 18. pretty sure it will work. Let us know.
@ January 30, 2014 7:49 AM in radiant heat in attached garageit may be much simpler and give you less headaches to just install a separate water heater just to do the radiant. no need for HX and extra circ pumps. May be less money and your hot water supply will not be compromised.
@ January 29, 2014 4:50 PM in Time to Upgrade my Modconconfused why if the boiler is only 10 yrs old and still works why replace it?
Sounds like it needs some tlc and you are good to go.
@ January 29, 2014 4:32 PM in The cobblers children.....treatment. I have a number of systems out there some Onix some Poly B that have Rhomar in them They have made a huge difference.
@ January 29, 2014 8:55 AM in Burnham V7the original owner/ purchaser? If not I don't think any boiler mfg allows warranty's to transfer.
@ January 27, 2014 3:12 PM in Coin Vent key......Does any one know where to get a really good square drive coin vent key? Not one of the chincy white metal ones that are really small. I had to bleed out about 20 rads the other day and the handle snapped off.
@ January 26, 2014 2:10 PM in rinnai hot water helpwonder if you are getting ice build up in the venting. Can you post a few pix?
@ January 23, 2014 7:00 PM in Superstor contender piping ?are re-piping it tip it on its side and pop off the plastic bottom.... You may be surprised to find a concave bottom w/ little or no insulation there. this happened by accident to me on an install....I was shocked. BTU's on the way out.
@ January 22, 2014 6:11 PM in alliance running coldinto a "limed" coils on the Top Performers before....(same as the alliance) This was on city water. It may have not been calcium but it sure did effect heat transfer. Nice thing is that the coil is removable and you can clean it up.
@ January 20, 2014 10:47 PM in Superstor contender piping ?reading the water temp? are you using the bi-metal t-stat on the SSC or the sensor that goes w/ the TT-solo?
The bottom of the SSC50 is not really well insulated... if it sits right on the floor you very well could be losing hat to the slab.
@ January 18, 2014 5:07 PM in Splitting up old gravity systemset up is the worst thing to do.
read this... http://www.heatinghelp.com/article-categories/332/Gravity-Hot-Water-Heating
Then ask a few more questions. Gravity heating has a number of things that don't make sense compared to todays systems. It is easy to put to big a circ pump on the system.