Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on March 8, 2014
@ 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.
@ December 11, 2013 5:24 PM in Recommendations for new flue gas analyzer- URGENT!and it is pretty good. I have also seen the Testo mentioned here a lot and guys seem to like them.
@ December 11, 2013 7:33 AM in Any good ideas how to clean this heat exchanger?if you need to spend a day or more cleaning it they may just as well go for a new boiler.
@ December 10, 2013 7:33 AM in This is interestingthe question is..."Why aren't the good listed CO alarms easily available?" They have plenty of the regular Nighthawk ones at big box stores but you cant even pick up a listed CO detector at a supply house?
@ December 8, 2013 7:34 PM in Water-side HX Cleaning?Hydrosolve 9100. http://www.rhomarwater.com/products/residential-hydronic-radiant/
@ December 7, 2013 7:10 PM in indirect hot water heaters tied to the boliermodels you are looking at? The stainless models are good but come at a price. The bock is generally a steel glass lined tank. They can have a good lifetime if they are maintained. Water quality will be the big question.... how is yours?
@ December 4, 2013 9:54 PM in NTI Trinity FTFthe same thing as a Munchkin Elite FT is it not?
@ December 4, 2013 7:33 AM in Weil Mclain Ultra 155 popping or banging on ignitionjust seeing this now.
I would guess that this is an LP boiler that was not converted right from natural gas.
@ December 2, 2013 5:30 PM in Thoughts on dense packing plaster walls?old home I used rock/ mineral wool.
I was concerned about disturbing the out side shinhgles, foam insulation and vinyl too. I opted to have them drill from the inside and blow in from there. Worked pretty well.
I then sprayed the sills w/ spray foam.
@ November 30, 2013 5:05 PM in Circulater for condensate loop off of steam boilerthe circ body is not the problem. Its the bearings. Just change out the entire pump for another 007 then. Don't even bother w/ just the cartridge.
@ November 30, 2013 2:59 PM in Circulater for condensate loop off of steam boilercorrect circulator would be a 3 piece bronze circ. B&G 100 or a taco 110. Or you can just replace the 007 every 3-5 yrs.
@ November 30, 2013 11:18 AM in Need advice- open radiant systembecause its a water heater the efficiency is more than likely only 70%. You could do much better w/ a boiler.