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kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on August 31, 2014

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sounds like.....

@ April 3, 2011 9:36 AM in Trianco Heatmaker II

its the ignighter control board.. do not handle the ignighter w/ bare hands. that will shorten its life... that may be 1/2 the problem. Follow the wires back to the board. do you have power there? Is there something loose?
http://www.heatmaker.com/H-HP-Series-Boiler-s/21.htm

How do you protect......

@ March 31, 2011 7:13 PM in How do you protect......

The lines when using fiberglass insulation. After a year or two the zeston tape does not hold up to the UV. Duct tape the same ?
ty,kpc

try this....

@ March 30, 2011 5:47 PM in Indirects?

http://www.heat-flo.com/Products/Dual_Coil_Indirect_Heaters/dual_coil_indirect_heaters.html

kpc

BNI group.

@ March 30, 2011 5:43 PM in BNI group.

Any guys out there belong... or used to belong? pros and cons? Was there a cost/ fee? ty,kpc

Prob. be ok...

@ March 30, 2011 5:41 PM in Poly "B" and Glycol

I have 1 system out there that has been glycolled for years. As a rule I do not like gycol. This one has a flat plate HX on it. Most all poly butyelene has no O2 barrier.... some did. There was never an issue w/ the pipe it was the fittings and aluminum crimp rings. 

I have about...

@ March 29, 2011 9:18 PM in Combination heating and domestic water boilers?

8 of these out there. Embassy ONEX also goes by Smith GC 160, Peerles 160 combi... same unit. It is compact, produces decent Hot water, can be adjusted to meet the heat load and has outdoor reset. It is smaller than the TT excellence... which is also good.
http://www.smithboiler.com/html/gc160-condensing-boiler.asp

Are you thinking....

@ March 23, 2011 7:59 AM in Polyethylene Piping for a boiler

about Pex-AL-Pex.... aka Fosta Pex by Viega?

these are neat....

@ March 21, 2011 11:18 PM in Utility sink with in line pump for waste drain

http://www.hartell.com/corp/details/0,,CLI1_DIV32_ETI3869,00.html

that may be true....

@ March 19, 2011 8:21 AM in Buderus rumbling and draft problem?

but if the boiler temp was low... and its a 3 pass boiler, the chimney will not pull much draft. Is it a riello burner?

where is....

@ March 18, 2011 11:24 PM in Buderus rumbling and draft problem?

your chimney? If it is a cold outside chimney it might be that it was cold and had poor draft.

Not a softener...

@ March 13, 2011 4:18 PM in EZ Water....

http://www.easywater.com/
No salt to add...

EZ Water....

@ March 13, 2011 1:15 PM in EZ Water....

Hi All.
 I am inquiring to see if anyone out there has experience w/ the EZ water treatment system that it all the advertising rage on talk radio. Does it do what it says? I have a friend w/ poor water(hardness) that has had a softener for years now but the salt needed to get it to run right is killing the pipes and equipment. Water tastes terrible. water treatment co. says it is working right but IDK.
So before I spend that kind of money i am throwing it out there. What say ye!
ty,kpc

just once...

@ March 12, 2011 11:31 AM in X-TROLL TANK

best way to know... and I should do this all the time but I don't is to break out the tire pressure gauge and check.... ya never know! kpc

you can....

@ March 11, 2011 5:54 PM in Converting oil burner to propane

but LP is prob. not a good option.... couple reasons. If you install a conversion burner you gen speaking lose 2% afue.... LP gas per gallon is abut 91,000 btu / gallon.... #2 Oil is 139,000 btu / gallon. figure out what your price per gallon of each is and you most likely will see that oil is a better price. NOW if it is Nat. gas that may well be a diff. story....

it really depends ....

@ March 7, 2011 5:35 PM in used potable water pex in a heating loop

on how much tubing is exposed, how hot the water is and how much steel/iron components there are. The more of each the higher your chances for issues. You can add oxyen scavengers on a regular basis... Rohmar comes to mind.
kpc

Its NOT...

@ March 3, 2011 5:38 PM in Asbestos in burner chamber?

asbestos. It is a ceramic fiber. Still it is not stuff to mess around with a lot..... depaening on how much fell out you are most likely ok. That is a dry base boiler. kpc

sounds...

@ March 1, 2011 10:12 AM in Radiator banging

like the boiler is not properly piped...specifically near boiler piping. Could also be oil in the system... but we would need pict. of the set to confirm. break out the digital camera.

I am no expert....

@ February 28, 2011 12:17 AM in Condensing Boilers and 2PSI Gas

although I just did a pretty large 2 psi sysste, w/ 4- 200k  FHA furnaces, 1- 380k Noritz, and a bunch of commercial  kitchen stuff... I used a Maxitrol 325-7L on the tankless. I ran 3/4"  black to the regulator then 1" out to the tankless. It works fine. It was pointed out to me that you should have a fair amount of pipe down stream from where you come out of the regulator ....say 15'-20'. Is this NAT or LP?

its the way....

@ February 27, 2011 8:36 PM in banging pipes that wake the dead - please help!

they installed the zone valves. Either they installed them backwards and/or they ahve them too close to the cirulator. Whaen both are open and one closes you get a problem called hydraulic jump. You could move the zone valves to the opposite side or installa diff. circulator... a grundfos 15-55 alpha would be ideal.

Veggie oil.... in oil....?

@ February 24, 2011 10:45 AM in Veggie oil.... in oil....?

Here in NH I am hearing of problems w/ soot and Coke buildup on turbulators as a rumor of oil quality issues. Suposedly there was am issue w/ Peanut or veggie ol,that was not food grade and it was added straight to the oil mix at  the regional depot... (not as Bio fuel) now there are these issues poping up all over So. NH and Maine.... adding 4in1 Hot or FuelRite does not help)  Anyone heard of this happening elsewhere? kpc

One more thing....

@ February 23, 2011 5:32 PM in My burner has no expansion tank?

systems w/ conventional expabsion tank should NOT have air vents in them. I see TWO in your  2nd pix. Close those off. This could be part of the reason you lost the charge in the tank.... kpc

maybe...

@ February 23, 2011 4:35 PM in why is this?

they like copper tubing... makes no sense to me. Not needed. kpc
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