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kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on August 25, 2014

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well then...

@ February 19, 2011 8:01 AM in heating new cottage qith cathedral ceilings

if money is not an object I would be doing radiant floor w/ Warmboard. This requires some fore thought as the 1" plywood needs to be used to frame up the structure. To say that no matter what you use means that the heat will rise is a misnomer. Radiant floor heat will not produce hot air thus  the floor will be warm and the air at the ceiling will be cooler. Using hot air that will not be that case. There are electric boilers on the market.

well then...

@ February 18, 2011 7:47 AM in cast irom rdaiators

where  in the country are they?

wire it as you....

@ February 17, 2011 7:46 AM in zone valve and boilermate

would any tstat. Taco, Honeywell or which type?

A blast from the (no too distant) past...

@ February 15, 2011 6:16 PM in A blast from the (no too distant) past...

Just in case you ever wanted one of these you can get one cheap....
http://burlington.craigslist.org/for/2179983771.html

When the liner....

@ February 15, 2011 7:57 AM in Roll out switch failure

was installed was it sized properly? Did you do it or was it another company? Had a problem posted here a month ago where a sub contractor pulled the wrong liner down the chimney and that was the issue.

Eric...

@ February 14, 2011 4:49 PM in Solia boiler not heating up

check out the thread title "over sized boiler-dry fired" That is how you need to pipe your set up. Note the primary loop and the closely spaced tees that separate the boiler from the system.

you could....

@ February 13, 2011 5:23 PM in pre warming oil

use this for your DHW as I have. http://www.gfxtechnology.com/

is there a ...

@ February 13, 2011 8:28 AM in Burnham boiler making rattling noise

tankless coil inside? I have has that happen to some boilers where the coil rattles during operation....kpc

this is....

@ February 13, 2011 8:25 AM in pre warming oil

http://www.westwoodproducts.com/tigerloop_article.htm
What A tiger loop does as it primary function. Because it has a small reserve of oil near the boiler it additionally warms it up.  The waste water thing prbably will not warm up the oil enough to make it worth the effort. You would be best served to move the oil tank to a warmer  room or create some place for it to be warm.

I 2nd that....

@ February 12, 2011 8:38 AM in pre warming oil

a Tiger loop will help. Cold oil is not the best thing. If your burner does not alrady have one a nozzle heater would also help. Is there a way to build a foam "house" around the oil tank and put 100W incadesent light bulb under the tank to warm it?
 kpc

Check out these in....

@ February 11, 2011 10:27 PM in Nice rad for sale in western mass

in maine... not far from Ken. Plenty rare.
http://maine.craigslist.org/mat/2193986541.html

got pix?

@ February 11, 2011 6:57 PM in Insufficient hot water

may be a misplaced circulator....kpc

a diagram is.....

@ February 11, 2011 6:54 PM in Primary piping outdoor non-pressurized boiler

really needed here. Seems the wood boiler should be going through the flat plate/ HX and if its a non press / open set up you need a high head bronze/ SS circ....

one thing I do....

@ February 11, 2011 7:28 AM in How Can I, Suggestions Welcome

is to use a pex drop ear 90 and run barrier pex from the near boiler piping to a location out of the way. I prefer the 3 eared ones so that is has some beef to it. kpc

not likely...

@ February 11, 2011 7:23 AM in can an incorrect system fill blow an expansion tank?

now there may have been a defective tank. but filing the system....no.

I would be using....

@ February 10, 2011 5:46 PM in Solia boiler not heating up

two pumps. One for the system and the other for the boiler. Also I would have the system one contolled by the t-stat and the end switch off that go to the boiler control which in my opinion should be a tankless boiler aquastst. That way the boiler is not prolonged in condensing mode.

is there only....

@ February 9, 2011 4:10 PM in Solia boiler not heating up

the one circulator? I can't really see that well as to what goes where.

What do you....

@ February 8, 2011 12:03 PM in Lack of heat

Have for a Hot water system? Kind of soulds like a tankless coil...  Sounds like it is "Limed up" and is not transfering heat well. Either replace the coil or do an acid wash to get all the crud out. How hard is your water? A long term solution needs to deal w/ that....kpc

need more info.

@ February 8, 2011 7:17 AM in Need help with sq ft of steam radiators

ai the 1st rad columns or tubes?... how wide is each.?

There is a good....

@ February 7, 2011 10:22 PM in failed diaphram expansion tank

possibility it was on the way out. You probably just put it over the edge. Too bad you have a customer like that.... might be time to tell them to find someone else.

Lets have a ....

@ February 6, 2011 8:46 AM in Solia boiler not heating up

few pictures to see what you have for piping. Sounds like it is a HIGH mass system and a LOW mass boiler. Not a real perfect match. However it may be fixed w/ a proper piping strategy and some appropriate controls. Running the boiler below 140 is not a good longterm idea.

well you bled....

@ January 30, 2011 8:15 AM in Buderus panel noise

all the air out w/ the system pressure @ 18 psi....? IF the air keeps showeingup I would suspect the air seperator is not working and or your piping is not the best for air removal...what is your system like?
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