Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on March 9, 2014
@ 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.
@ 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?
@ January 10, 2014 10:06 PM in Solar danger....Saw this today...
@ January 10, 2014 5:59 PM in How do i get this downdo on a whim. I used one of these one to lift a boiler up.
It will do the job if you get it on to the forks right. Still the white crap on the outside scares me.....
@ January 9, 2014 7:52 AM in Basement radiators don't workasking 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.
@ January 7, 2014 9:22 PM in New to radiant heat.... HELPsure you have all the lines purged of air?
@ January 7, 2014 7:14 PM in New to radiant heat.... HELPloop lengths? How many loops? What circulator? What temperature going out?
@ January 7, 2014 7:06 PM in New to radiant heat.... HELPDid you put insulation under the floor joists.?
@ 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
@ January 6, 2014 8:11 AM in NTI ER6 code in cold weatherLP 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.
@ January 5, 2014 6:28 PM in Cast Iron boiler leaking again after repairscan 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.
@ January 3, 2014 10:20 PM in What took the place of the Weil McLain CGS boilerbecause they have so many other sealed combustion boilers. ultra, GV90, Wm97& ECO. With the rebates it really put the CGs out of business.
@ January 3, 2014 5:21 PM in Baseboard hot water heatpeople have done that to heat up the floors.... Not the most energy conscious way to do that. You are better off having the floors insulated w/ some batt insulation and or insulating your basement walls. w/ Styrofoam.
@ January 3, 2014 7:56 AM in boiler replacement: question for one-man shopscompany that deals in scrap removal come in and remove the old boilers...unless its a small Teledyne Jv series. The price they get is reasonable and it sure beats a bunch of trips to the chiropractor.
@ January 2, 2014 8:41 AM in Storage tank with old oil boiler?your time and money would be best served in replacing the boiler that is over a half century old.
@ January 1, 2014 10:10 AM in frozen pex in concretewhile back someone posted some pix of a set up they took a few rubber hoses laid thme on the frozen slab, covered them w/ InsulTarp, and ran heated water through the hoses.. This drove the heat into the slab. Less than a day later it was thawed.
You are racing against time here. If you don't fix it soon you will have to break out the jackhammer to repair.
@ December 26, 2013 8:28 PM in Bleeder valves stolen!! Grr...what you mean? If its a hot water system... http://www.pexsupply.com/Taco-417-3-Coin-Vent-11389000-p
@ December 24, 2013 10:46 PM in Superstor contender piping ?you look here its the other way around.
@ December 24, 2013 4:48 PM in Superstor contender piping ?deal. Its funny about those. Depending on which directions you look at depends on which one they say is the supply and the return. I have seen both. I asked them at one point and the tech support said it was not a big issue at all. Either works.
@ December 23, 2013 4:33 PM in baseboard, tankless, DMHWwill certainly help the efficiency.... leaving it at upwards of 100K will see a lot of short cycling.
Having the boiler at lower output will somewhat lessen the turndown ratio but you don't have a lot of Combi boiler options that give you that low of a heat output and decent DHW.