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kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on April 11, 2014

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In most cases....

@ January 18, 2014 3:07 PM in Opinion on conversion from oil to natural gas

the warranty is only for the original buyer...not the 2 or 3 homeowner. When I have installed them I have a very clear conversation w/ the HO as to the pros and cons of a conversion burner. They know full well what they are getting. I have installed and gotten inspections on weil-mclain, Smith and Utica boilers. In theis homeowners case I am sure there is no warranty left on the V1 Burnham.

where is ....

@ January 18, 2014 1:46 PM in Anyone using Biasi Ecostyle panel radiators

written that you have to put them under the windows?
You know where the furniture layout is then install the panel rads accordingly.

the output...

@ January 18, 2014 9:03 AM in rescom 2100 radiant heat pros &cons

on this type of baseboard is pretty low. You will need a tight envelope and a lot of this baseboard....especially at low water temps.

should be a ....

@ January 17, 2014 10:55 PM in Question about fitting on Backflow Preventer (BBFP) *with pics*

straight swap out.

99% sure...

@ January 17, 2014 5:21 PM in Water hammer noise after new gas boiler installed

they are in backwards.

I have used....

@ January 17, 2014 4:29 PM in Anyone using Biasi Ecostyle panel radiators

a couple Biasi. They are ok. I have Buderus 22 and 33 in my own home. I do like the way the Buderus ones go together better. The Buderus ones put out a little more btu for the size.

use the...

@ January 17, 2014 8:00 AM in Fostapex with SVC fittings

Fosta pex tool that comes w/ the crimpers.
http://www.pexsupply.com/Viega-54030-FOSTAPEX-Prep-Tool-1-2-3-4-12433000-p

On an earlier....

@ January 16, 2014 6:19 PM in Separation of Air and Exhaust-

thread we discussed concentric venting and cross contamination. (some call it reversion)
I think this is a bigger problem than some think...including myself.
They do want you to keep the vents on the same side...just a good separation AND at different levels.
Around corners you can get more pressure drops than if running up a chimney and just a draft. Imagine getting a wind sucking air out the intake at the same time the boiler is trying to exhaust.

The boiler...

@ January 14, 2014 6:00 PM in Battery CO?

is a Greenstar combi. Sealed combustion. Im thinking that is was left over from when the car started up earlier in the morning.

Battery CO?

@ January 14, 2014 4:45 PM in Battery CO?

Is it possible for a car battery charger to over time produce/ release CO while it is slow charging ?
I had a customer call w/ a CO alarm going off in a homes garage....as they were entering the garage from outside. The boiler is in a closet off the garage. No CO there....trying to track down the source.

what is the depth .....

@ January 11, 2014 4:15 PM in Sizing new boiler

of the convector?

Whats in the...

@ January 11, 2014 8:10 AM in Gordy's copper floor warming work of Art!

basement to drive the system? Gas, oil, ? How do you mix it down and what was there originally for equip?

Solar danger....

@ January 10, 2014 10:06 PM in Solar danger....

Saw this today...
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/01/09/i-team-the-hidden-dangers-of-solar-panels/

Not something you ....

@ January 10, 2014 5:59 PM in How do i get this down

do on a whim. I used one of these one to lift a boiler up.
http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/material-handling/lift-trucks/manual-lift/hand-pump-operated-lift-truck-2200-lb-cap-98-lift-987200?infoParam.campaignId=T9A&gclid=CNuI9J7a9LsCFTEV7Aod-wcAqQ
It will do the job if you get it on to the forks right. Still the white crap on the outside scares me.....

You are....

@ January 9, 2014 7:52 AM in Basement radiators don't work

asking hot water to do something it will not do naturally. The rads are below the main. hot water wants to naturally rise not go down. You should install a separate zone on the boiler. A 15-58 on med speed is also prob too high for a gravity system.

are you...

@ January 7, 2014 9:22 PM in New to radiant heat.... HELP

sure you have all the lines purged of air?

How long are the ....

@ January 7, 2014 7:14 PM in New to radiant heat.... HELP

loop lengths? How many loops? What circulator? What temperature going out?

A few hours....

@ January 7, 2014 7:06 PM in New to radiant heat.... HELP

Did you put insulation under the floor joists.?

LP gas in cold.....

@ January 7, 2014 7:18 AM in LP gas in cold.....

weather. Is there an additive that LP suppliers add to the supply to get it to vaporize better during cold weather? Someone ran this one by me yesterday and is the first time I had ever heard of that....kcopp

Is your....

@ January 6, 2014 8:11 AM in NTI ER6 code in cold weather

LP tank above ground of buried? Im thinking along the lines of what meplumber said about vaporization. The colder it get the less gas vapor is there to be used....this is especially at low tank volumes.
Your fine at lower boiler temps then you ask it to go to hi fire and the gas isnt there.

Yes temperature....

@ January 5, 2014 6:28 PM in Cast Iron boiler leaking again after repairs

can and does effect leaks...especially w/ gaskets. Tell us more about the system. Having a boiler leak in less than 1 year is odd. Is it going through thermal stress? How is it piped? If it gets a big slug of cold water back to a hot boiler  after a night of set back it will stress it.

That is ...

@ January 3, 2014 10:20 PM in What took the place of the Weil McLain CGS boiler

because they have so many other sealed combustion boilers. ultra, GV90, Wm97& ECO. With the rebates it really put the CGs out of business.
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