Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on December 12, 2013
@ 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.
@ October 3, 2010 3:28 PM in How Do I Eliminate Radiator Vent HissGo back to the beginning... What do you have? Boiler make , model, size. Main size, how many rads? System Age. Insulation... Pictures? Then see what we can do. Is it all rads or just a couple?
@ October 2, 2010 12:16 PM in sizing steam radiatorstry this... http://www.crownboiler.com/educate/sizeheat.asp
@ October 2, 2010 12:11 PM in efficency testOn a lot.... Gas OR oil, the boiler, the chimney or vent. Those numbers should be w/ the Boiler/ appliance and are a guideline for a range to in.
@ September 19, 2010 1:39 PM in Does NFPA 54...You 'da man. Do you happen to know the chapter and verse? ty, kpc
@ September 19, 2010 9:05 AM in Does NFPA 54...allow an Oil boiler to share a flue w/ a atmospheric gas water heater? I was pretty sure it was ok if the water heater was after the boiler.... ty,kpc
@ September 19, 2010 8:48 AM in Buderus panel radiatorsthe right adapter nuts. They are usually a seprate order. it would depend what you hook them up w/. I have installed a lot of these....including my own place.
I never end up using the lag bolts as I think its overkill, usually 2 1/2" deck screws.
As to the plugs that is a new one on me. I have nev had to deal w/ tose before..always come installed.
@ September 18, 2010 9:50 AM in Heat Dump ?why wont drainback work? What is special about your project that it can't work?
@ September 18, 2010 9:30 AM in Mini Magna....I heard through a reputable source that Grundfos is going to introduce a Mini verson of the Magna circ... It is like a Alpha but more of a 26-99 pump curve.
Anyone have an idea when this will hit the market?
@ September 15, 2010 8:48 PM in What's the best oil boiler I can buy?How was the boiler piped? in steel? Was it done in copper? Does it have a tankless coil or just for heat? Is the basement "dry" or wet a lot?
Something wierd is going on here..... Pictues of the boiler (w/ or w/o The hole showing would help us help you.
I have not used Burnham a lot for steam but I do wish I could do a Mega steam...
I prefer Smith and would try a Peerless too. Even still find out why it happens so you can do better this next time.
@ September 13, 2010 8:13 AM in build new house ....radiant heat?If you went w/ baseboard sized to run at design say 0 deg. F. and w/ a max water temp of 150F you would be way ahead of the game if you went w/ a mod/con or a control package that takes into accnt for weather responsiveness.... kpc
@ September 12, 2010 8:23 AM in Purchasing new steam boiler, need some input...measure out all the radiators to find the EDR? I am suspect when a steam boiler is talked of in terms of BTU vs. EDR.
Crown is actually a division of Burnham/ US boiler. Make sure he follows the installation instructions. References are also good.