Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on August 19, 2014
@ 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
@ 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.