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@ January 5, 2011 4:55 PM in 2 psi system.very helpfull.... I did not know that. This is a large scale job for me. Probabaly not for most guys here. ty,kpc
@ January 5, 2011 8:03 AM in Cleaning heavy rust from the inside of cast iron radiatorsare bent on cleaning they radiators you will need to pull them outside and flush them out. I have done this on a couple of occations when I converted them from steam to HW. A lot of junk. I used a wand od 3/8" copper tubing w/ holes on the last 6" to blast water up and in the sections. Then I added Fernox to the system one they were up and running. What is the new boiler? If it is a mod con you need to be careful about all that junk getting back to the boiler and possbly damaging the HX. kpc
@ January 4, 2011 9:01 PM in Hart & Cooley Ultraventboatload of it on Burnham 2PV's 10- 15 yrs ago... It was ok. It was also know by Plexvent by Plexco....Not the easest to cut properly w/o cracking. Most of the problems I saw were on dried up silicone. Saw one job I installed that still had the original venting... just w/ dried up silicone. Vent was intact.
Yes there was a recall... and a HUGE replacement campaign. Burnham again went abouve and beyond to make it right. A ton of other mfg used it also.
@ January 4, 2011 6:49 PM in Booster or gas fired heaterare not cheap. You want inexpensive up front , pipe in a 40 gallon electric.... why did both say no to the Tankless?
@ January 3, 2011 8:18 PM in Question about chimney liner and new equipmentfrom you in NH. I installed a Buderus in my 200+ yr old home into an interior chimney and installed the liner. The low stack temps are murder on an old unlined masonary flue. since it was just the boiler 5" was fine.
I had Merrie Sweep out of Greenland do it... They other option would be to use a product called Supaflu to cement line it. http://www.supaflu.com/
It would be stonger but I don't know about the price.
@ January 3, 2011 8:02 PM in 2 psi system.Doing a pretty large gas piping job (at least for me its big) The job has 1 1.5" 2psi line running 280+ feet from the meter. I have 4 gas furnaces, a large tankless HW htr. and a grill/ oven/range to hook up to this. Is it possible to use a step down regulator to more than 1 appliance if it sized to do so... Ex. run a line to a maxitrol 325 at the kitchen bank which is 415K BTU then increase to the proper pipe size as they are all next to each other.... ty,kpc
@ January 3, 2011 7:47 PM in Reusing Condensatethought. Maybe you could put in a small sump bucket or a 5 gal bucket w. marble chips and put some holes in the sides for it to perk out under the slab.... If it is so far from the house what is it heating? and how does it get water?
@ January 3, 2011 7:41 PM in 007 Cartridge....is hard to come by. Especially the Monday after Christmas. It was a 007 cart... as they 1 st gave me the 005 one as it was too short! ty,kpc
@ January 3, 2011 7:16 PM in 007 Cartridge....supply house didn't know... pretty sure I got the wrong one and installed it. It is a radiant system that had used non barrier tubing. They had no heat on Boxing day... everything else was non ferrous on that side of the HX.
@ January 3, 2011 7:07 PM in Have a 50 Gal back up Propane water heater, How Do I store when not useing it? Worried about bacteria.line, drain it, and yes disable the gas to it. kpc
@ January 3, 2011 7:02 PM in Booster or gas fired heatergas @ the house already? Nat. or LP? Mat. makes more sence. For a bit more cash you should look itno a good tankless/flash water heater unit like Noritz or Rinnai...
What shape is the boiler in? Is it time to think about changing that out? Look at ALL options before diving in on one... just be sure that the person know steam.
@ January 2, 2011 10:06 PM in 007 Cartridge....When going to replace a burned out 007 bronze circ. is there a diff. in the cartridge to that of a regular 007 cast iron? If so what?
@ January 2, 2011 8:50 PM in hot water zonetreat it as a a separate entity. all the shutoffs, extrol tank, circulator, fill valve, relay, flanges, etc.
The domestic in will be the ret. and the dom. out the supply. How much baseboard?You only can do so much (prob. 25') and so far.The I presume that the domestic hot water for the house will now be from a diff. source.?
@ January 2, 2011 7:42 PM in Energy Spike....new was that they had hot water off a tankless coil before. The old NY AP680 boiler burned through and needed to be replaced. I replaced it w/ a new Smith boiler (cold start) then gave each unit its own electric water heater. (as it was the LL paid for everything Heat & HW. If tenants don't pay for HW they generally will not conserve.) This was early November.
I separated the piping and gave each unit its own heater.
The T&P is fine, this is a no nonsense place no pumps, just 1 bath and a kitchen... they don't even do laundry there. The hot water was a bit cool for them...not even really hot. Pressure is not an issue
@ January 1, 2011 10:25 PM in Energy Spike....Both water heaters are in the same place. The Landlord did check w/ the utility and they confirmed that there was a spike. The heat is FHW- BB. She has her own t-stat. The heat is payed for by the LL. The Hot water by the tenant. The water heater is the only thing that changed....
@ January 1, 2011 9:30 AM in Opinions on Trianco Heatmakerproblem w/ a boiler on Kittery, ME. 2 yrs. ago. I ended up replacing it soon after.
Sounds like the combustion flameholder is partially plugged up and it pop everyonce and a while. Needs to be cleaned out. kpc
@ December 31, 2010 8:34 PM in Energy Spike....I installed 2 electric water heaters in a duplex.... both 50 gallons. One is a single lady, the other 4 people. The single lady had a bill 7 times higher. Naturally I was freaked out...Pulled and replaced the elements and the chrome was corroded off the elements. But both elements on the single ladys had continuity... Would that cause the issue?
@ December 31, 2010 7:43 PM in Circle Combvustion Sysyem/ Calortechnica BoilerI saw one of those was in stratham, nh. Looks like a decent unit (3 pass) the install was a bit funny as it was a LONG run to the power vent. Should be a easy clean. Very similar to Pensotti.
@ December 29, 2010 8:43 AM in What is the appropriate heat source to useboiler is probably the best bet. Here is one example. it aslo can do HW. http://www.embassyind.com/ambassador/index.asp
I would not use a water heater, tankless or otherwise...simply the wrong application.
While your at it you could size it to run the gas furnace off a sep. zone through a hydro coil. Especially if the furnace is an older model.
@ December 28, 2010 8:47 AM in Spirovent "before" the boiler on a wall-hung?answer is yes. The boiler I had the air lockout w/ was a Embasy Onex. The boiler design got an air bubble stuck in the top and the air vent wouldnt let it out. The air scoop (no extrol) on the return helps. The circ and the expansion tank are both on the boiler since it is a combi boiler. kpc
@ December 27, 2010 5:44 PM in M & M water feeder valveYour best bet shot of getting the parts or a "new" lwco is to look for/ request one on craigslist....perhaps you can find a used one. On the other hand the leak is going to be have to dealt w/ sooner or later. What state are you in? kpc