Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on December 11, 2013
@ August 28, 2010 10:35 AM in Burner Problemoiltechtalk.com.... lots of guys that all they do is oil.
@ August 27, 2010 10:43 PM in hot water improvementthe tankless water heater mfg. have lots of diagrams to show how to do this....
@ August 24, 2010 11:30 AM in Splice or one piece? (PEX)to do it right... get the right stuff. Then you can sleep better and not have problems down the road. In this day and age FedEx or UPS should be able to get the product to you w/ in a day or so.
Are you on a very tight budget? Pexsupply.com has pretty good pricing... although I prefer uponor for radiant. kpc
@ August 24, 2010 11:17 AM in boiler is firing when there is no call for heat or hot waterIs the boiler control a "tankless" one...
Are there Taco zone valves? Sometimes I have run into a case where a 571 head is about to go and they will fire the burner for no apparent reason...
@ August 23, 2010 8:00 AM in stagnation...25 sq. ft. panels... puts me dead on... all was confirmed by Buderus. Yes I do wish there was a pool to heat! kpc
@ August 20, 2010 6:42 PM in radiator placementunder windows because that is where the most heatloss is. That being said if you cant get them there or it is impractical.... as long as they are evenly placed that will work out fine.
@ August 20, 2010 7:58 AM in I will have a biler. Should I install tankless water heater?If this is i would opt for each unit to have its own electric water heater that they can be charged for their own water usage.
@ August 18, 2010 9:42 PM in stagnation...1- 80 gallon w/ 2 coils and a 120 gallon storage tank. The Glycol is Tyfocor which is what Buderus reccom. for the job. Yes it was my 1st job.... and yes it was a learning one. I would do a number of things diff. The customer is happy, as they saved $1500+ dollars last yr on the fuel bill.
@ August 18, 2010 7:22 AM in Zoning and piping questionsKeep it simple. complexity only makes headaches and in the long run cost somebody (maybe you) money. Do the proper heatloss and do a series loop for each zone. kpc
@ August 18, 2010 7:18 AM in tankless gas water heatersI have not heard a lot of positive stuff about Quietside in general... that being said I have never seen one in my area.
@ August 18, 2010 7:15 AM in I will have a biler. Should I install tankless water heater?both in 1 unit. There are many Combi- boilers out there. Notably Embassy Axia, Embassy Onex, Baxi has a couple of units.... as well as the Triangle tube Excellence. All are gas units.
@ August 15, 2010 4:07 PM in outdoor reset.thing would be a Tekmar 279....
@ August 4, 2010 5:59 PM in Cast Iron Radiators - Blasting & Paintingcertainly look very nice when done! Not supposed to talk pricing but sounds like a deal to me...kpc
@ August 1, 2010 8:53 PM in steam or hot waterwould be that since it is in an Apt. situation the steam rads will take a whole lot more abuse than copper fin tube....
@ July 31, 2010 10:18 AM in Help with choosing new heating system?is in Lennoxdale , MA .He hangs out here a lot and can help. or look @ find a professional. on the key up top....kpc
@ July 31, 2010 9:37 AM in Help with choosing new heating system?out the sawzsall... How "bad" is the old steam system. I would sight unseen advise you to get a steam pro out to look at keeping the steam. If done right a new boiler w/ all the right venting can be nearly as efficint as the hot water systems. Where in Mass? There are a bunch of guys here from Mass.
@ July 16, 2010 7:58 AM in Rechargable Batteries....Ni CadWe all have battery operated tools. Some better than others. They all eventually lose battery performance. While looking for replacements on-line I came across the "battery miracle" on ebay that claims for 10 bucks you can buy a way to get more bang out of your battery.... anyone ever done this? Is it a scam? Any merit? kpc
@ July 15, 2010 8:40 PM in quality dryer ventof these. Doesnt look the best but it does work well. kpc
@ July 11, 2010 5:01 PM in Corrosion on heating pex fittingsmoney on it is/was bad glycol.
@ July 10, 2010 10:52 PM in Pex Tubing and Spray Foam Insulationnot so much chemical as it is thermal.... the two agents produce a lot of heat. thus it could melt the PEX. It would be best to encapsulate it w/ armaflex first if you are doing baseboard loops or as I did once in a radiant application placed corrugated cardboard directly up under the pex and plates to protect the pipe and create a very small air space. kpc