Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on April 18, 2014
@ 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.
@ December 23, 2013 7:49 AM in baseboard, tankless, DMHWis real tight and your hot water needs are not crazy, find a small wall hung boiler that is sized right and do a 40 gallon electric water heater. Maybe a Biasi Riva.
Going the combi route will work if you get the right one. Most of the combi boiler allow you to dial down the heat portion and still not effect the hot water output. One version I have used it the Embassy Onex/ Smith GC160.
@ December 22, 2013 6:54 PM in Weil Mclain 468 V without a hot water heat exchangerthe piping. http://www.taco-hvac.com/uploads/FileLibrary/5000MixValve(PA07).pdf
You need 2 circulators. 1 for the boiler loop,1 for the radiant loop.
@ December 21, 2013 11:21 AM in NTI ER6 code in cold weatherI have had a error codes w/ similar style boilers and they amount to air in the system. The air bubble may cause this sensor to read higher that it should. The air on the boiler (Smith GC160) would congregate at the top of the unit. Is there a way to bleed air directly off the top of the boiler? Is there a bad hy-vent or a spirovent that is clogged?
@ December 16, 2013 6:59 PM in Oil to gas with power ventchimney. A double acting barometric draft control w/ a spill switch, a stop watch to clock your meter and a combustion analyzer.
@ December 15, 2013 11:44 AM in Munchkinboiler out there w/ concentric flues...... they are all approved. Surprising that the cross contamination problem wouldn't come up in testing. Generally speaking the concentric units use the polypropylene piping (better) than the separate pipes that are PVC....looking to be less desirable and long term problems...
@ December 12, 2013 9:52 PM in ChrisJ - how manyon a skim is not a lot of water at all. You have a long ways to go....
@ December 12, 2013 9:50 PM in Flow issuehow this is piped and pipe sizes so as to look at the big picture? Got pix?
@ December 12, 2013 9:34 PM in Cold pipes when zone starts - any pipe/boiler crack risk?not much chance of a thermal crack.
@ December 12, 2013 5:18 PM in New forced heat N.G. furnaceFHA but the best units I understand are made by Thermopride.
@ December 12, 2013 5:14 PM in Cold pipes when zone starts - any pipe/boiler crack risk?what is the boiler size?. What is the amount of heat in the addition? And how is it piped? If you have a good sized boiler and small addition not a problem. but if the hot water baseboard is a huge load and its piped direct then you may have an issue. Do you get your domestic hot water off the boiler by way of a coil?
@ December 12, 2013 7:42 AM in Triangle tube not reaching setpointand do you have enough hot water?
@ December 11, 2013 11:06 PM in 2014 Rebates....Anyone hear if and what will become of the rebate program(s) come January? Im in NH.... and they ran out in October.