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kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on August 31, 2014

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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?

sounds like.....

@ February 12, 2014 9:03 PM in Radiators Hissing and steaming after insulation applied

you 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?
kcopp

i know....

@ February 12, 2014 7:13 PM in Cold day

you need to re-pipe. I saw the other post.

I think you are over pumped....

@ February 12, 2014 6:43 PM in Cold day

Do 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"

Most likely.....

@ February 11, 2014 9:43 PM in biasi b-3

If you did the heatloss and your hot water needs are not crazy.

I have a Buderus...

@ February 11, 2014 7:25 AM in I don't like my new boiler! oh no

boiler 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.

Just love it....

@ 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...

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....
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