Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on July 26, 2014
@ February 12, 2014 9:03 PM in Radiators Hissing and steaming after insulation appliedyou need to either add some main vents in the basement or replace them.
They are larger than the radiator vents. Usually they are found at the end of the mains. Where are you located?
@ February 12, 2014 6:43 PM in Cold dayDo the primary loop w/ a 15-58 Then install another one on the primary loop. The primary should be full size. the piping off the main loop should be 1 pipe size less that 1/2 of the main. so if the main loop is 2" your piping off the primary loop should be 3/4"
@ February 11, 2014 9:43 PM in biasi b-3If you did the heatloss and your hot water needs are not crazy.
@ February 11, 2014 7:25 AM in I don't like my new boiler! oh noboiler w/ a Riello burner. Its not that bad. Riellos do have a unique sound...What is the model of Buderus boiler? 115? 215?. Now before having the entire boiler removed you may want to see if a Carlin burner can be put on instead. (it would depend on the boiler model) It may help.
@ February 9, 2014 6:24 PM in Biasi boiler review?when people bomb throw here and then never respond to other willing to help fix a problem...
@ February 8, 2014 11:44 PM in Boiler Bypasshttp://www.amtrol.com/support/extrol_res_sizing.html
@ 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.