Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on July 26, 2014
@ December 27, 2010 9:24 AM in Automatic Filling Gauge is spewing waterseen that model fast fill before... Are you n the UK? as you mentions st. Stevens/ boxing day....
@ December 26, 2010 10:34 PM in Spirovent "before" the boiler on a wall-hung?was that? I have had one make/model that was doing that too. They changed the boiler vent to a cheap piece o' junk instead of the Calefi that was on there. I stuck an air scoop on the etuen... problem solved. As long as it is in there somewhere.... kpc
@ December 25, 2010 6:56 PM in Interium Heat Sourcebe better off getting 2-3 electric space heaters to have around the house when you are there.... would be a lot less of a hassle.
@ December 23, 2010 5:24 PM in Water Coming out From Vent-Turn down the pressure. 1/2 pound is all you should need.... 2 at the most.
-Flush out your boiler... do this when it is not HOT.....Spitting vents happen a lot when the water in the boiler is contaminated/ dirty. From what I see on the sight glass the water is filthy.
-Check to see that the rad valve is all the way open.
-insulate your mains.
@ December 22, 2010 6:22 PM in Testo 327 or Bacharach Insight?Wohler... Very nice unit.easy to use. Quick. lots of options. kpc
@ December 19, 2010 9:36 AM in New Knight boiler customer wants it adjusted.to change their mindset. Do away w/ the set back if they have a ModCon boiler w/ outdoor reset. The boiler willnot work well that way. I have a tekmar 260 Control and I leave my tstat @ 66F all the time.
@ December 16, 2010 4:46 PM in Natural Gas - How Can I get It?Stndard practice for Northern Utilities... not Unitil was 1st 75'was "free" andfeter that it was x dollars per ft.. 240 is a ways but not impossible.... see what happens if you propose dig the trench. the other thing is timing. This time of year is a lot harder to get stuff done. Next May may be better.
@ December 12, 2010 9:55 PM in What would...has a ton of them. That is the prob.... there are so many that I don't know what would be the best w/o going over board.
Just looking for a simple switch to turn on a 007/ 15-58 from a tstat.
@ December 12, 2010 10:09 AM in What would...be the cross reference model # of a Taco sr 501 for a RIB control?
@ December 5, 2010 2:07 PM in Phase 3 rated for steam ?there is an air vent on the top of those phase3 indirect. Should be closed. probably fix the issue.
@ December 4, 2010 9:41 AM in can you use thermostatic control valves with a diverter system?you will need a diverter valve that will open up if that TRV is closed. You see these on European Panel Rad.... You would be better off to do as I have w/ my house to home run each rad to a common manifold w/ say 1/2" pex this will give you more control w/o all the presure drop.
@ November 29, 2010 9:53 PM in rehau to wirsboroso it should.... now does Rehau "approve"... ???
@ November 29, 2010 8:32 PM in rehau to wirsboroanything will "work"... rehau is pex A so the expansion fittings will attach fine. Is this heat or water? I have even used the standard pex crimp fittings in a pinch.
@ November 29, 2010 6:38 PM in NTI 150 combi's help needed!board issues it makes me wonder about power surges? Are there just hard wired in? I have been wiring in mine w/ small surge suppressors.... Seems funny that we will not put one on a $4000 boiler w/ a control board but we will certainly have the $600 home computer on one...
@ November 28, 2010 5:49 PM in Embassy ONEXOnex boilers out there... both LP and Nat gas. had pretty good luck w/ them. If I had a quection they were right there w/ answers. I have a heat only version going in this week. Control is easy to learn, piping straight forward.
@ November 26, 2010 6:32 PM in CSST bonding...help. I think they are still trying to figure this out.... Black Steel it looking more and more the easier way to go. What was old is new again.
@ November 24, 2010 9:30 PM in Cracked Boiler?pull part of the jacket off and/ or pull the smoke pipe off....if it is at the water line it will be pretty easy to see.
chemicals may or may not work and if they do it will only be for a short time.kpc
@ November 24, 2010 9:25 PM in CSST bonding...I have looked at the Tracpipe and the Wardflex books and they don't specifically say stranded manditiory.....Just #6 . Trac does say to "consider it" but not HAVE to. He was "quoteing" was Trac pipe.... Trac pipe does use NFPA70 as a referance. (i have no idea what that is...Another thing he was saying was that if a 200A panel was in there you were required to run a #4 bonding wire. Here is the big thing is that I just bought 300' of #6 solid.....OUCH!
I don't do a ton of gas piping but I am leaning to doing more and more all black......
@ November 22, 2010 10:29 PM in CSST bonding...I had an inspector tell me today that when using CSST and bonding the gas line that the bonding wire needed to be stranded #6 copper.... solid #6 was not good enough.... I could not find anyting that mandated this to be true in the Tracpipe manual.
@ November 21, 2010 12:38 PM in Help!What pressure is the boiler running at? 2 pipe or 1 pipe steam ? What this a problem BEFORE the HW zone off the boiler was hooked up? If so it maybe a problem w/ the wiring... should be a A-stat that breaks on rise so that the boiler does not steam when the HW zone is calling... I'm in Dover. kpc
@ November 21, 2010 9:03 AM in Radiant Floor Heating System Pre-Install Advice Soughtwhat was used for insulation? How thick? kpc
@ November 20, 2010 10:14 PM in Radiant Floor Heating System Pre-Install Advice Soughtwould be one where the heating water and the Domestic hot water are one and the same, no heat exchanger....