Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on December 4, 2013
@ February 11, 2010 8:24 PM in Tekmar 260 OTR Loooonnnng RecoveryI have a Tekmar 260 and I do not set it back usually. Sometimes I do it if I am away for days.... And yes... 4+ hours to come up to temp. kpc
@ February 11, 2010 8:19 PM in on going argumenta LWCO you should be able to... I do w/ my system. In fact some say you should lest you have a lock out and a freeze up....kpc
@ January 31, 2010 8:24 AM in Runtal Hotwater Radiatorwork. Biggest reason size. The tapping on a hot water rad and the interior will not be large enough for the steam to get in and get out w/o issues.
That being said.. Runtal does make steam rads... [url=http://steamradiators.com/]http://steamradiators.com/
@ January 30, 2010 8:37 AM in Utility Futility!trying to put an oil burner into a gas fire atmospheric boiler would be like trying to put a Ford Mustang engine into a Honda dirt bike.... I am sure the gas co. will realize their mistake and change the bill.... lots of dropped balls here on meter readings.
@ January 29, 2010 6:32 PM in The Evolution of a Headerbut is that galvy piping? Galvanized is not really a great choice for steam because of the zinc in the coating flaking off and giving you problems..
@ January 24, 2010 8:19 AM in Piping & Wiring Nightmarethat? Where does one begin? I got dizzy just looking at it!
@ January 24, 2010 7:53 AM in Water Levelis that if the boiler has a tankless coil for your hot water ... it may have a pinhole size leak in it....kpc
@ January 22, 2010 7:17 PM in Replacing an open expansion tanka gravity system.... ie. No circulator.? If so i do believe that anywhere would be ok. Now if there is a circ. it really should be on the suction side of the circulator.....preferably on the supply side of the boiler.
@ January 19, 2010 8:06 AM in small Honeywell wind turbineof the cost?... idea of when it would come to market?
@ January 16, 2010 8:29 AM in slab insulationand performance the extruded Blue board is really the only way to go. the bubble stuff is crap, Poly iso is really not rated for ground contact.
Robert bean's site has for info on it... [url=http://www.healthyheating.com/Page%2055/Page_55_o_bldg_sys.htm]http://www.healthyheating.com/Page%2055/Page_55_o_bldg_sys.htm
@ January 11, 2010 4:31 PM in "old"oiloil be used w/o any issues. The only thing added to the 200+ gallons was 2 bottles of 4 in 1 Hot.... Oil bacteria could be a problem.... How much oil are we talking about?
@ January 10, 2010 6:53 PM in Taco 571-2 Zone Valve Issuereplaceable w/o the water loss. Wait for the call for heat to be off before doing that allowing the piston to cool.
@ January 10, 2010 6:47 PM in water pressure issue.... OTA bit off topic I know...
I have a customer who lives in a condo project of good size, 100+ units. The problem that is w/ this whole area is poor water pressure. There is no room to put a conventional water pressure tank and pump to boost it...in each unit. The condo assoc. does not want to spend the $$$ to upgrade. Is there a smaller set up that could do the job for each unit ?
Over in in Europe I have heard of pump installed at the showers that are flow rate triggered....I realize that a pump w/o the proper controls and tank can be dangerous.... any thoughts?
@ January 7, 2010 8:36 PM in 1/8 inch ball valvesRaven Sales... They make a lot of cool things.
@ January 5, 2010 9:11 PM in High Eff. Gas Storage Type Water HeaterDo you need the tank? Navien has a tankless that is 98% and you get the $1500 back. I suppose if you needed the tank you could add it as a booster....kpc
@ January 5, 2010 8:47 PM in combustion analyzerwhat causes a o2 sensor to go bad in a short time?
@ January 5, 2010 7:26 AM in combustion analyzerI figured that something was not right.One of the reasons I chose the UEI in the 1st place was for that reason. To have it fail in short order was frustrating to say the least.
To spend the kind of money you have to spend AND that they have to be sent out yearly to be re-calibrated add a lot to the cost of doing business.
Here in NH it is getting more and more cost prohibitive to the consumer to do gas. We need to charge more and more for the Licensing, training and the tools to do it right.... that is the ones who go by the book.
I am probably buying a Wohler today....
@ January 4, 2010 7:11 AM in combustion analyzerwas/ is less than 4 months old. I can count on 1 hand the number of times it was used. I used it on the same boiler (Embassy Onex) at the same time w/ the Wohler and got numbers that were not in the ballpark... for example. the CO2 was 10.2 w/ the Wohler the UEI registered 5.5.
@ January 3, 2010 8:48 PM in combustion analyzerHi All,
What are you guys using to set up your mod/con gas boilers? I had a run in w/ one last week and it turned out that the UEI Smart Bell I just bought was WAY off w/ the readings... I ended up having the boiler rep come out w/ his Wohler and we got it right... very nice tool but $$$$.
@ December 28, 2009 10:29 AM in Control ZV - What Tells the Boiler to Come Onof these in the field... pretty neat units. The tankless puts out 6+ gpm. Flow is important... I also would reccommend a LLH or as I do 2- 1 1/4 tees, a couple of reducing couplings and some take offs for the supply and return.... placed vertical to make a header.