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kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on April 18, 2014

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That is ...

@ January 3, 2014 10:20 PM in What took the place of the Weil McLain CGS boiler

because they have so many other sealed combustion boilers. ultra, GV90, Wm97& ECO. With the rebates it really put the CGs out of business.

Plenty of....

@ January 3, 2014 5:21 PM in Baseboard hot water heat

people 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.

I have a local.....

@ January 3, 2014 7:56 AM in boiler replacement: question for one-man shops

company 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.

aka....

@ January 2, 2014 8:12 PM in Dumb Like a Fox

Penny wise...dollar foolish.

I think...

@ 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.

I know a....

@ January 1, 2014 10:10 AM in frozen pex in concrete

while 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.

it this...

@ 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

but then...

@ December 24, 2013 10:46 PM in Superstor contender piping ?

you look here its the other way around.
http://www.htproducts.com/literature/lp-66.pdf

Not a big....

@ 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.

Turning down the load ....

@ December 23, 2013 4:33 PM in baseboard, tankless, DMHW

will 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.

if the budget is....

@ December 23, 2013 7:49 AM in baseboard, tankless, DMHW

is 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.

its all in....

@ December 22, 2013 6:54 PM in Weil Mclain 468 V without a hot water heat exchanger

the 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.

here is a thought...

@ December 21, 2013 11:21 AM in NTI ER6 code in cold weather

I 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?

you need a lined....

@ December 16, 2013 6:59 PM in Oil to gas with power vent

chimney. A double acting barometric draft control w/ a spill switch, a stop watch to clock your meter and  a combustion analyzer.

There are a lot....

@ December 15, 2013 11:44 AM in Munchkin

boiler 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...

15 gallons....

@ December 12, 2013 9:52 PM in ChrisJ - how many

on a skim is not a lot of water at all. You have a long ways to go....

Can we see ...

@ December 12, 2013 9:50 PM in Flow issue

how this is piped and pipe sizes so as to  look at the big picture? Got pix?

you are fine.

@ December 12, 2013 9:34 PM in Cold pipes when zone starts - any pipe/boiler crack risk?

not much chance of a thermal crack.

I dont do...

@ December 12, 2013 5:18 PM in New forced heat N.G. furnace

FHA but the best units I understand are made by Thermopride. 
http://www.thermopride.com/products/gas-products/premiere-gas-furnace

Well it depends....

@ 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?

is the house warm?

@ December 12, 2013 7:42 AM in Triangle tube not reaching setpoint

and do you have enough hot water?

2014 Rebates....

@ 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.
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