Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on December 8, 2013
@ September 18, 2013 7:20 AM in Heat Pump Compressor Diagnosis - Building Firea few yrs back that was a small fire in a basement that a disgruntled ex-boyfriend set. It melted the boiler wiring and a few of the boiler controls. The boiler (Smith 8 series steamer) was 1 yr old that I had installed. The home owner was asking for repair work and I really was not comfortable w/ the "what if factor". I said I would be happy to repair it if the insurance company would give me a letter waiving me, my supply-house and the boiler Mfg of any liability if there was ever a problem w/ the boiler down the road. The insurance company was happy to have me replace the boiler.... You may find yourself in the same boat. I hate to be that way but in our litigious society where its "sue 1st ask questions later" we sometimes have to think that way.
@ September 17, 2013 11:37 PM in Tasso Boiler, oilAnyone ever heard of these? 3 pass, CI, Riello burner... Ran across it in an older basement. Had some of the oldest panel radiators I have ever seen, upstairs.
@ September 17, 2013 10:20 PM in Rinnai parts neededgetting some parts last year similar to yours. I was advised to not fix it and just buy another unit.
@ September 16, 2013 7:56 PM in Are you allowed...to use soft copper on Natural Gas piping? If not, why?
@ September 15, 2013 6:33 PM in Dry stagnation temps in drainback thermal can be damaging?the panels look good. Got any more of the rest of the system?
@ September 15, 2013 3:21 PM in High Efficiency Wall Hung ReliabilityA Bosch...sorry about the angle. First time posting from the phone.
@ September 15, 2013 3:10 PM in High Efficiency Wall Hung Reliabilitya bunch of different models installed. Triangle tube, Bosch and Smith. Both Combi and w/ an indirect.
@ September 14, 2013 6:52 PM in Need a recommendation for heating 640 square feet efficiantlya ductless mini split. There are several brands. Fujitsu, Dakin, Mitsubishi & Sanyo.
These can do heat and Ac in 1 package.
@ September 13, 2013 11:10 PM in Solar Thermal is DeadHere is a huge Solar thermal project....
@ September 13, 2013 7:58 PM in High Efficiency Wall Hung Reliabilityboilers are pretty reliable if you go w/ the brands that have a track record. That is pretty much all they use across the pond. They will have a 20yr avg life span but that will depend on water quality and if it is serviced regularly. I am in the seacoast of NH...where about are you?
@ September 10, 2013 10:13 PM in stainless vs stone lined on long island(Mr O' Brien)on the coil. They used to ship it w/ the coil separate. Then changed the design so you couldn't over tighten. Then shipped it complete. I had to swap out a number of coils for the new design....Just changed out a leaking tank in January. It had 11 years on it.
@ September 10, 2013 7:04 AM in stainless vs stone lined on long island(Mr O' Brien)water heaters are not w/o issues. Vaughn/Cepco who makes that unit(Top Performer) has had 3 versions of the Top Coil set up out there. Lots of leakers here in NH. They may have figured it out
@ September 9, 2013 7:16 PM in Dry stagnation temps in drainback thermal can be damaging?to run it in the summer and dump it into a pool or hot tub as a dump load?
@ September 8, 2013 8:17 PM in Am I rolling the Dice with Kitec here?the 24x24 slab, generally the max output you can get from the radiant slab alone in roughly 25 btu/ sq ft. So.... If your heatloss is 37K (and I don't think it is) you need a whole lot of supplemental heat.
@ September 8, 2013 8:09 PM in below slab floor drainssolution. All in one.
@ September 7, 2013 8:43 PM in stainless vs stone lined on long island(Mr O' Brien)reasons that Glass lined WH lasts longer is the Anode rod. HTP does not put them in their SuperStors. Weil-mclain is starting to put them in their Aqua-plus SS water htrs. A big plus in my opinion.
@ September 5, 2013 6:27 PM in Am I rolling the Dice with Kitec here?Basement and garage numbers look suspect. What is your hot water load? # of people and bathrooms? I would shy away from the Navien... a few have had good experiences more not so much.
I would do a separate indirect and a mod con w/ a good track record. Triangle tube Presige solo, Bosch Greenstar & Embassy/ Smith Onex are what I use. That being said something that the installer can get parts for quick if needed and knows very well.
@ September 5, 2013 6:43 AM in HWH T&P Valve Hissing (?)Potable water expansion tank on the Domestic hot water? If there is a check valve or a pressure reducing valve at the meter you could be getting expansion and leaking at the T&P valve.
@ September 2, 2013 12:25 AM in Pressure testing a radiatorpull them apart, clean and then reassemble w/ silicone caulk and tighten the draw rods?
@ August 30, 2013 4:51 PM in Gas boiler smellfall down the chimney and die? wouldn't be the 1st time....
@ August 29, 2013 10:19 PM in Boiler exhaust & intake switched: how bad is it?the same boiler as a HTP Munchkin. They have had blower issues w/ that boiler for many years. That being said the venting should be modified to spec.