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How did....

@ February 3, 2014 8:17 AM in Embassy ONEX

it go? All set?

sounds like.....

@ February 1, 2014 10:01 PM in Embassy ONEX

the 15-58 circulator is toast. Maybe something got stuck in or the circ just plain broke. With such a low mas boiler flow is you well know. It should be an easy fix.

Is it air locking ....

@ January 31, 2014 7:16 PM in Air in system

up 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 garage

it 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.

I guess I am....

@ January 29, 2014 4:50 PM in Time to Upgrade my Modcon

confused 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.

I second the Rhomar....

@ 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.

Are they...

@ January 29, 2014 8:55 AM in Burnham V7

the original owner/ purchaser? If not I don't think any boiler mfg allows warranty's to transfer. 

Coin Vent key......

@ 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.

makes me....

@ January 26, 2014 2:10 PM in rinnai hot water help

wonder if you are getting ice build up in the venting. Can you post a few pix?

While you....

@ 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.

I have run....

@ January 22, 2014 6:11 PM in alliance running cold

into 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.

how are you....

@ 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.

the monoflow....

@ January 18, 2014 5:07 PM in Splitting up old gravity system

set up is the worst thing to do.
read this...
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.

In most cases....

@ January 18, 2014 3:07 PM in Opinion on conversion from oil to natural gas

the 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.

where is ....

@ January 18, 2014 1:46 PM in Anyone using Biasi Ecostyle panel radiators

written that you have to put them under the windows?
You know where the furniture layout is then install the panel rads accordingly.

the output...

@ January 18, 2014 9:03 AM in rescom 2100 radiant heat pros &cons

on this type of baseboard is pretty low. You will need a tight envelope and a lot of this baseboard....especially at low water temps.

should be a ....

@ January 17, 2014 10:55 PM in Question about fitting on Backflow Preventer (BBFP) *with pics*

straight swap out.

99% sure...

@ January 17, 2014 5:21 PM in Water hammer noise after new gas boiler installed

they are in backwards.

I have used....

@ January 17, 2014 4:29 PM in Anyone using Biasi Ecostyle panel radiators

a 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.

use the...

@ January 17, 2014 8:00 AM in Fostapex with SVC fittings

Fosta pex tool that comes w/ the crimpers.

On an earlier....

@ 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.

The boiler...

@ 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.
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