Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on May 18, 2013
@ February 6, 2013 6:08 PM in Hearthstone Hydronicsis the same boiler as a Biasi b10 series. Its a decent unit. What are the units specifics... burner, boiler size.? Direct vents are a real pain especialy w/ a Becket AF2 burner...
Hearthstone made a go of it for awhile w/ boilers then dropped the line and concentrated on wood stoves.
@ February 6, 2013 6:04 PM in So it's been awhile ...that Monitor is and has been out of business for a several years now.
@ February 5, 2013 4:37 PM in Rattling soundcirculator. That is the real moving part in the system. Cleaning out the boiler is not a bad idea as it will clean out just from your piping and boiler thus giving your better heat transfer.... IE better performance.
@ February 4, 2013 1:30 PM in Will an indirect work for me?pay... they wont conserve. I would look into installing 1.6 g/Flush toilet and 40g electric water heaters for each unit. Each tank is powered by each units electric panel. That way everyone pays for their own hot water at least...
@ February 3, 2013 10:11 PM in Pics of 23 year old weil mclain FAILED end section of boilerus more info about the boiler and system... how was it piped? Steam? How water? etc.
@ February 3, 2013 8:07 PM in barometric on conversionWhere? I'm in Dover and it is code.
@ February 3, 2013 8:02 PM in Taco ZVC406-3 EXP possible relay burnout...be fore on 2 jobs of mine. First time one of the zones flat-out would not work after being fine for a month or so. Another time it was a power surge that has taken out the zvc control more than once...but that is a power supply issue.
@ February 2, 2013 2:20 PM in Smallest Indirect?the the HTP- Super stor ultra 20 is as small as it gets. What is the application?
@ January 31, 2013 5:28 PM in Carlin EZ gas...my CO2 # was a mis-type... should have typed 8.7.
I talked w/ Ron form Carlin. The flame sensor tool has to be plugged in to the voltmeter, On in mV DC and ready to go... otherwise it breaks the circuit and shuts it down.
@ January 31, 2013 7:49 AM in Carlin EZ gas...a flame sensor reading because each time the probe was plugged in the burner would drop out.
It runs ok w/o the probe plugged in. Just the 1 lockout.
O2..5.4, CO2 5.7, CO 16ppm, EA 30%, 7/32 orifice clocked @ 87,096 btu
Smith series 8-3 w/ B diffuser plate.
@ January 29, 2013 8:35 AM in Basement radiator does not heat after boiler changedthat was the combi version... as I did not see a mixing valve on the domestic piping. As to the boiler ,it is a fine unit and it will srve you well. The only drawback I see to it is the hot water output is a little on the low end but if you onlt have 1 bath it is fine.
@ January 28, 2013 8:11 PM in Basement radiator does not heat after boiler changednot primary secondary... You need 1 for the boiler loop and 2nd for the system. The system pump should also be piped in after the extrol tank. Whey wsn't the FW200 control that came w/ the boiler installed? With all that cast iron radiation it is an ideal match.... Not sure why that swing check valve is in there. I have installed 2 combi's and 1 heat only. pretty decent units.
I see a heat gun on the rad... did the pipe freeze?
@ January 27, 2013 10:18 PM in Carlin EZ gas...I have recently used a Carlin ez gas in a 3 section Smith steam boiler. All went pretty well and the combustion numbers were all w/in spec. 10 days go by.... Homeowner calls Friday night saying the burner has locked out. hits reset all OK. I go by Saturday and the burner locks out again. I try to get a reading w/ my multimeter using the plug in harness they give you... every time I plug it in or leave it plugged in the burner drops out and locks up.... Other than that it runs fine... Bad primary control?
@ January 27, 2013 4:20 PM in Radiant Floor heating? Another questionis a fine idea... but why an outdoor one? Is Nat gas available? Slab on grade is great if insulated properly.
@ January 26, 2013 10:48 PM in Sewer smell mystery...No changes / remodeling done. All the traps have water in them.
This has been a problem for them for well over a year. The HO is convinced the former owners sold the house because of the smell.
Very strong odor along this one section of pipe.
I have asked the homeowner to remove all the insulation in the section of the basement under the offending room. Hopefully something pops up.
@ January 26, 2013 5:17 PM in Seized gas pipetough stuff. I never use it...it is a hard set. Take a utility knife and scrape as much off as you can. Spray some wd40 or penetrating oil on the end then wait an hour. 2 24" pipe wrenches are a must.
@ January 26, 2013 4:01 PM in Sewer smell mystery...Yes its not relating to heat. New customer calls to find out where a bad sewer gas odor is coming from. It is bad. Seems to be worse the colder it is outside. House is -10 yrs old. I have walked through every inch of the house looking for dried out traps and open pipes. Seems to concentrated in one section of the house and I sort of have it down to a pipe location. Pipe is not leaking, looks fine at the joints.Does not appear to be cracked. It is foam core pvc. Has anyone out there had/ heard of issues w/ sewer gas getting through foam core pvc into the house.
@ January 24, 2013 5:52 PM in Radiant pex temperatureIf its Onix, its not pex tubing... its rubber. What is the circulator on there? You may have a flow issue... You may want to turn up the temp to 145.
@ January 23, 2013 9:37 PM in Burnham Alliance SL 35 Drain leakyou might try a std hose cap 1st before doing all that draining.
@ January 22, 2013 8:18 PM in NTI Trinity 150c and need to flushok. How long has it been? I would flush and clean the system out. All systems need this every once and a while. If you want to go the next step add some cleaner... Rhomar is one company. Then flush it out and add the conditioner.