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kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on July 26, 2014

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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.

im going to....

@ February 14, 2014 11:04 PM in 007 CAP

guess a 100 watt light bulb and a keyless bulb holder. Riello allows this to be used as a capacitor on their burners in a pinch.

Near boiler....

@ February 13, 2014 8:21 PM in New furnace started kicking after a season of quiet

piping is not right. No equalizer....hence the water level in the glass is all over the place. And maybe the reason the water hammer.

If the near boiler.....

@ February 13, 2014 7:42 PM in New furnace started kicking after a season of quiet

piping is wrong then raising the water level will throw wet steam into the main and cause water hammer. Do you have any pictures?

So your...

@ February 13, 2014 6:56 PM in New furnace started kicking after a season of quiet

Boiler is hammering. Adding treatments to the boiler water as a general rule will not help. Skimming is the best treatment. Get any oils out of it that are in there.

It should work .....

@ February 13, 2014 6:51 PM in 2# gas line for 600, 000 BTU's

Fine. Run the 2# line from the meter. the regulator will have a red dot on it for a 2# set up.
 Once you get into the boiler room hook it into a Maxitrol 325-7A
http://www.maxitrol.com/Literature/APR_MS_EN_09.2011.pdf
Then pipe out to each appliance as if the meter were right there.

your fine....

@ February 12, 2014 9:52 PM in Radiators Hissing and steaming after insulation applied

You just need to go the next step. The boiler is running on low pressure , its safe. If you want to quiet the radiator then twist the air vent shut or flip it upside down. Did you check the find a contractor listing?
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