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kcopp

kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on April 18, 2014

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look here...

@ February 8, 2014 11:44 PM in Boiler Bypass

http://www.amtrol.com/support/extrol_res_sizing.html

primary /secondary....

@ February 8, 2014 10:56 PM in Boiler Bypass

is 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...

typically..

@ February 8, 2014 2:04 PM in Master Plumber/Heating Contractor

at 180F water temps it is approx. 600 btu/ foot

It could be an...

@ February 8, 2014 11:24 AM in Combi Boiler Recommendation

expansion tank that is water logged. Give us some more info plz.
It may help to start a new thread....

Thats not....

@ February 7, 2014 5:41 PM in Crown boiler doesnt keep up with thermostat

water 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.

Pictures....

@ February 7, 2014 5:32 PM in Crown boiler doesnt keep up with thermostat

lots of pictures... they say a lot.

We are talking....

@ 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....

I have been...

@ 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.
http://www.weil-mclain.com/en/weil-mclain/pd-aqua-water-heaters/

if it...

@ February 3, 2014 5:05 PM in Not getting enough heat.

flows upwards its backwards. Should be down going back into the boiler.

Sure...

@ 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.

How did....

@ February 3, 2014 8:17 AM in Embassy ONEX

it go? All set?

sounds like.....

@ February 1, 2014 10:01 PM in Embassy ONEX

the 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.

Is it air locking ....

@ January 31, 2014 7:16 PM in Air in system

up 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.

FWIW...

@ January 30, 2014 7:49 AM in radiant heat in attached garage

it 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.

I guess I am....

@ January 29, 2014 4:50 PM in Time to Upgrade my Modcon

confused 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.

I second the Rhomar....

@ 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.
kcopp

Are they...

@ January 29, 2014 8:55 AM in Burnham V7

the original owner/ purchaser? If not I don't think any boiler mfg allows warranty's to transfer. 

Coin Vent key......

@ 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.

makes me....

@ January 26, 2014 2:10 PM in rinnai hot water help

wonder if you are getting ice build up in the venting. Can you post a few pix?

While you....

@ 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.

I have run....

@ January 22, 2014 6:11 PM in alliance running cold

into 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.

how are you....

@ 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.
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