Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on May 18, 2013
@ February 20, 2013 9:35 PM in Rattling soundhad much experience w/ EK2K but from the info you have given I have a couple suggestions... 1) either replace the circulator w/ a 007 OR at least pull the check valve out of the grundfos 15-58. You can't have an IFC circ w/ the zone valves.
2) Replace the guts on the HW super vent. It may be just crudded up OR replace the supervent w/ a spirovent. After the system is purged and parts replace I would add/ pump in some dish washing detergent to help w/ the air issues.
@ February 20, 2013 5:49 PM in Heat Pump WH to dehumidify + existing indirect ??water heaters are not all they are cracked up to be... especially in NH.(I'm in Dover) They are pretty noisy, will make the room they are in, cold and the electric rates are much higher as a general rule here. PSNH does not have a rebate for water heating...
Why is you basement wet? Do you need to regrade outside and get the runoff away from your foundation? would a sump pump help? Would a more efficient dehumidifier help?
@ February 19, 2013 5:04 PM in erie zone valve issuethe direct replacement all you need to do is swap out the head and you should be good to go... no need to get into the copper. Just two torx head screws @ 2 & 8 o'clock.
@ February 17, 2013 11:19 PM in Baxi Luna HT pressure problemthe pressure reducing valve/ fast fill has gone a bit wonky.... Typically it is a Watts 911s or 1156f. Sounds like that needs to be replaced.
@ February 17, 2013 8:04 PM in stripping radiatorsTake them outside and try pressure washing them w/ a pressure washer and a sharp nozzle.
@ February 17, 2013 7:58 PM in Williamson aka Weil Mclain Base Cracked Baseit may have been dropped. Not a huge deal as it is well supported on the blocks. It will NOT cause a leak or anything. Is it a gas boiler?
@ February 17, 2013 2:38 PM in Electified Cold Water Linesdidnt get electrocuted..... I would have insisted on getting an electrician. Thats nuts. I might just put a call into the building dept to let them know.
@ February 15, 2013 11:56 PM in Indirect and boiler sizingnew or old. You don't figure in the domestic load to the boiler sizing UNLESS you have some CRAZY hot water needs.
@ February 15, 2013 11:53 PM in Possible to damage plastic threads on indirect water heater?on a SSC-50 and female and not plastic. They are steel and on the side. The top hot and cold water nipples have plastic lined dielectric nipples and can be damaged w/ heat. Hence the reason you presolder the fittings on and wrap the area w/ a cold wet rag.
@ February 15, 2013 5:51 PM in Indirect and boiler sizingis in theory already over-sized then forget about it... you have the storage, you will not run out of hot water. What is the place you're heating? I have 3 baths a SSU-60 and a Buderus 115-21 (3 section) w/ tekmar 260 AND 2-3 teenagers and I never have run out of hot water in 8 yrs.
@ February 12, 2013 5:21 PM in SecondOpinionmy bet.... The probe type Hydrolevel LWCO has a cycle-guard feature that I am not sure if a really like a lot.
@ February 12, 2013 5:17 PM in Gunk in the OnixIf you are taking all the precautions to add distilled water to a heating system then you are most likely flushing and cleaning the system before you add the Propylene glycol and Distilled water... You are to be commended! Most people don't do that and therefore the crap in the system kill the oxygen inhibitors in the mix in short order. The system then goes acidic sooner and attacks the tubing. As a general rule I don't think a lot of contractors pay much attention to boiler system chemistry and that is a shame.
@ February 11, 2013 8:23 PM in Gunk in the OnixGlycol in Onix is bad news... I had one system it killed the tubing. Rohmar products work well for me. I have another system in town that I flushed out as much crap w/ water at street pressure. Then added the 9100 and ran it in the system for a month. Flushed out the crap (looked like black coffee) and then added the 922. It has run that way for 9 mo. It should have a check up in the spring... good luck.
@ February 10, 2013 1:45 PM in Unfamiliar with this setupthis is what should be on a boiler converted to gas from oil... http://www.fieldcontrols.com/m_mg1.php
along w/ this.... http://www.fieldcontrols.com/thermal.php
@ February 10, 2013 1:39 PM in Good old "Powerpile"is something to be said about simplicity, isn't there. :) kcopp
@ February 10, 2013 1:02 PM in Utica Boiler ignition problemyou get a star for the day... That is what "the wall" is all about.
@ February 9, 2013 3:41 PM in Why does this set up "work"?get that far. The install was done by a company that is now out of business. The system has been fine for a year and a half until that last cold snap where it locked out 2 times. I offered to do a complete system check w/ combustion tool and all but he just wanted to do the spill switch and double baro. I clocked it just to see if was over-fired
@ February 9, 2013 9:07 AM in Why does this set up "work"?Did a service call for a steam boiler this week... It is a 4 sec. Weil SGO w/ a Carlin EZ gas burner. Added a Field MG1 and a spill switch that was missing. Nat gas. About 1 and 1/2 yrs old. It was piped in 1/2 CSST about 35 feet from the meter. Looking at the gas charts the pipe capacity is about 50K BTU. Burner is about 150k input. I clocked the meter and I get 148k. How can that be?
@ February 9, 2013 7:20 AM in Tired of Quietside break down.to ditch the gas. I would look into a good combi gas unit w/ a proved track record. Triangle tube prestige Excellence, Smith GC160/ Embassy Onex, Bosch Greenstar combi100... make sure whoever installs it has training on that unit.
@ February 8, 2013 9:43 PM in Unfamiliar with this setupyou can't have a draft hood on a converted set up. The boiler w/ a conversion burner is not an atmospheric boiler....by all rights it is a fan assisted set up.
@ February 8, 2013 3:57 PM in Unfamiliar with this setupshould have been changed out to a double acting type. I just did this this morning. A Field MG-1 and a spill switch.