Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on December 8, 2013
@ November 13, 2010 5:47 PM in plumberfit for TRV's and an grundfos alpha pump. Each rad is its own zone and the circ can adjust the flow acordingly.
@ November 13, 2010 8:43 AM in New Knight designstate that the venting in PVC or Stainless. Strange they didn't do it in Polypropylene.
@ November 13, 2010 8:20 AM in Choosing System 2000 or Brodurus?risk it. I a liner is HIGHLY advised. The lower stack temps will probably have the flue condensing at times. I have a a 115-21 and run the boiler off a tekmar 260. I am about 30 min from you in Dover. I lined my chimney soon after i installed it. Merrie sweep in Ports. did a fine job. kpc
@ November 3, 2010 9:30 PM in radiant heating problemreflectix (in my opinion) in junk. it really does not insulate at all. maybe r-1 value. There was actually "lawsuit" about false advertisement.... any perimeter foam? maybe put down some more/ any. All your energy is going down and out. ...Here is a blog for some more info.
@ November 3, 2010 9:16 PM in Weil Mclain AlumiPex fittings sourcebut i think that was the kissing cousin of the Wirsbo multi-cor pex-al-pex.... might be a source.
@ November 3, 2010 9:07 PM in radiant heating problemthat you did the installation? What did you do for insulation? That would be in the walls , the ceiling and most important the slab.... that is in the floor and on the perimeter? kpc
@ November 3, 2010 4:26 PM in little problem with water heatershort of replacing the heater....lol. Get a 3/4" tap and see if you can open up the hole. kpc
@ October 25, 2010 7:15 AM in Gotta love a small steamer!specifically do not want you to have steel on a relief line due to the problem that over time the inside of the pipe may become plugged w/ corrosion.
@ October 22, 2010 8:06 PM in cap for steam....There is only 3" to work w/... and that is partially out of wack. The bolt on type would probabaly work....ty
@ October 21, 2010 7:27 PM in cap for steam....How do you cap a 2" steel steam line w/o the use of a threaded cap? got 2 " line that is out of shape and the die won't fit on..... ty,kpc
@ October 16, 2010 3:55 PM in How much heat for a room?window size, doors, outside walls, heated below, insulation up and down and walls....?
@ October 16, 2010 3:51 PM in myson B34-1 towel warmeryour gut say? If it does not seem right to you don't do it. Just because a Mfg. says it OK does not mean it is so....lots of examples of that. You are the one who is sticking your neck out. if the architect wants to sight off on it get it in writing... kpc
@ October 16, 2010 9:31 AM in Solar Awningplace I do the Buderus SKS flat panels. They have more of a track record than the evac tubes.
@ October 16, 2010 9:23 AM in Thermal shock2 zones w/ 160' of copper fin each fed w/ 3/4" copper? typically the max you should be running on 3/4" is 70' the last bit of baseboard is pretty ineffective.
Are you sure it is all fin and not dummy baseboard?
@ October 16, 2010 9:19 AM in Best Practice for Bladder tank installI commonly use is a drop ear 90 w/ 3 ears run from the "airscoop" area w/ heat pex or Fosta pex, attached to a floor joist w/ long screws. This gets it out if the way of the boiler for future cleaning and allows it to be removed easier.
@ October 16, 2010 9:14 AM in Are any of you using Watts Flexplate graphite heat distribution material?I have not used it and the only person who I thing has experimented w/ it was Hot Rod Rohr. Seemed to be an OK product, just don't think it is readily available to everyone .... and it would also seem that supply houses everywhere don't want to stock stuff unless it will fly off the shelves.
@ October 16, 2010 9:05 AM in Thermal shockmore specifics about your system. Size of boiler and model/make, how big are the zones, what type of emitters( cast iron rads, fin tube, radiant...) You may not need a bypass at all.
@ October 14, 2010 7:44 PM in cast iron radiatorsactually hot water already... no conversion needed. The seller does not know what s/he has.
@ October 12, 2010 6:57 PM in Should I replace Entran 3 ? [not Entran 2]had 1 experiance w/ the Entan 3 and it was not good. After 10 years it was plugged on 1 loop and poor flow in the other 2. This was a radiant application in a staple up. It was VERY brittle. needless to say it had to be removed.
Now you say it is still flexable.... thats good. I would wait untill you see other issues. no sence making a lot of work unless you need to. Now having said that you should start to plan for that day when problems start.....
@ October 10, 2010 10:23 PM in Steam Radiator Air Vents Won't Drainof things. Some how water is getting drawn up into the system. Could be poor piping at the boiler or Dirty water. Flush out the system and skim. Got pix?
@ October 7, 2010 7:34 PM in What brand is this boilerthat is a Burnham SPACEMAKER/ XG1000 boiler... I just had to replace the fan on one less than a year ago.
@ October 3, 2010 3:34 PM in In joist heatingwhen it is best to walk away.... If he does not value your professional opinion chances are that if you do as he asks it might come back to bite you on that design day in January where the system will not maintain temp. Don't know your exact situation but it may work or not depending on a lot of factors... do the numbers.