Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on July 22, 2014
@ January 27, 2014 3:12 PM in Coin Vent key......Does any one know where to get a really good square drive coin vent key? Not one of the chincy white metal ones that are really small. I had to bleed out about 20 rads the other day and the handle snapped off.
@ January 26, 2014 2:10 PM in rinnai hot water helpwonder if you are getting ice build up in the venting. Can you post a few pix?
@ January 23, 2014 7:00 PM in Superstor contender piping ?are re-piping it tip it on its side and pop off the plastic bottom.... You may be surprised to find a concave bottom w/ little or no insulation there. this happened by accident to me on an install....I was shocked. BTU's on the way out.
@ January 22, 2014 6:11 PM in alliance running coldinto a "limed" coils on the Top Performers before....(same as the alliance) This was on city water. It may have not been calcium but it sure did effect heat transfer. Nice thing is that the coil is removable and you can clean it up.
@ January 20, 2014 10:47 PM in Superstor contender piping ?reading the water temp? are you using the bi-metal t-stat on the SSC or the sensor that goes w/ the TT-solo?
The bottom of the SSC50 is not really well insulated... if it sits right on the floor you very well could be losing hat to the slab.
@ January 18, 2014 5:07 PM in Splitting up old gravity systemset up is the worst thing to do.
read this... http://www.heatinghelp.com/article-categories/332/Gravity-Hot-Water-Heating
Then ask a few more questions. Gravity heating has a number of things that don't make sense compared to todays systems. It is easy to put to big a circ pump on the system.
@ January 18, 2014 3:07 PM in Opinion on conversion from oil to natural gasthe 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.
@ January 18, 2014 1:46 PM in Anyone using Biasi Ecostyle panel radiatorswritten that you have to put them under the windows?
You know where the furniture layout is then install the panel rads accordingly.
@ January 18, 2014 9:03 AM in rescom 2100 radiant heat pros &conson this type of baseboard is pretty low. You will need a tight envelope and a lot of this baseboard....especially at low water temps.
@ January 17, 2014 10:55 PM in Question about fitting on Backflow Preventer (BBFP) *with pics*straight swap out.
@ January 17, 2014 5:21 PM in Water hammer noise after new gas boiler installedthey are in backwards.
@ January 17, 2014 4:29 PM in Anyone using Biasi Ecostyle panel radiatorsa 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.
@ January 17, 2014 8:00 AM in Fostapex with SVC fittingsFosta pex tool that comes w/ the crimpers.
@ 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.
@ 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.
@ 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?