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kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on April 11, 2014

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pull the vent off...

@ November 14, 2010 5:10 PM in Smelly Radiator

then squirt in some lemon juice. it will "clean" it and smell a bit better. kpc

that would be...

@ November 14, 2010 8:40 AM in A steam boiler repipe......

Cast Iron Base Board

sounds like a perfect.....

@ November 13, 2010 5:47 PM in plumber

fit for TRV's and an grundfos alpha pump. Each rad is its own zone and the circ can adjust the flow acordingly.
http://www.radiatorcontrol.com/
http://net.grundfos.com/doc/webnet/poweredby/gpu/US/alpha.html

kpc

interesting they...

@ November 13, 2010 8:43 AM in New Knight design

state that the venting in PVC or Stainless. Strange they didn't do it in Polypropylene.

I would not....

@ November 13, 2010 8:20 AM in Choosing System 2000 or Brodurus?

risk it. I a liner is HIGHLY advised. The lower stack temps will probably have the flue condensing at times. I have a a 115-21 and run the boiler off a tekmar 260.  I am about 30 min from you in Dover. I lined my chimney soon after i installed it. Merrie sweep in Ports. did a fine job. kpc

bummer...

@ November 3, 2010 9:30 PM in radiant heating problem

reflectix (in my opinion) in junk. it really does not insulate at all. maybe r-1 value. There was actually "lawsuit" about false advertisement.... any perimeter foam?  maybe put down some more/ any. All your energy is going down and out. ...Here is a blog for some more info.
http://www.healthyheating.com/Page%2055/Page_55_o_bldg_sys.htm

not sure...

@ November 3, 2010 9:16 PM in Weil Mclain AlumiPex fittings source

but i think that was the kissing cousin of the Wirsbo multi-cor pex-al-pex.... might be a source.

I presume...

@ November 3, 2010 9:07 PM in radiant heating problem

that you did the installation? What did you do for insulation? That would be in the walls , the ceiling and most important the slab.... that is in the floor and on the perimeter? kpc

best bet....

@ November 3, 2010 4:26 PM in little problem with water heater

short of replacing the heater....lol. Get a 3/4" tap and see if you can open up the hole. kpc

some codes....

@ October 25, 2010 7:15 AM in Gotta love a small steamer!

specifically do not want you to have steel on a relief line due to the problem that over time the inside of the pipe may become plugged w/ corrosion.

I would but....

@ October 22, 2010 8:06 PM in cap for steam....

There is only 3" to work w/... and that is partially out of wack. The bolt on type would probabaly work....ty

cap for steam....

@ October 21, 2010 7:27 PM in cap for steam....

How do you cap a 2" steel steam line w/o the use of a threaded cap? got 2 " line that is out of shape and the die won't fit on..... ty,kpc

need more info.

@ October 16, 2010 3:55 PM in How much heat for a room?

window size, doors, outside walls, heated below, insulation up and down and walls....?

what does ....

@ October 16, 2010 3:51 PM in myson B34-1 towel warmer

your gut say?  If it does not seem right to you don't do it. Just because a Mfg. says it OK does not mean it is so....lots of examples of that.  You are the one who is sticking your neck out. if the architect wants to sight off on it get it in writing... kpc

If it were my.....

@ October 16, 2010 9:31 AM in Solar Awning

place I do the Buderus SKS flat panels. They have more of a track record than the evac tubes.

you have ...

@ October 16, 2010 9:23 AM in Thermal shock

2 zones w/ 160' of copper fin  each fed w/ 3/4" copper?  typically the max you should be running on 3/4" is 70' the last bit of baseboard is pretty ineffective.
Are you sure it is all fin and not dummy baseboard?

another way ...

@ October 16, 2010 9:19 AM in Best Practice for Bladder tank install

I commonly use is a drop ear 90 w/ 3 ears run from the "airscoop" area w/ heat pex or Fosta pex, attached to a floor joist w/ long screws. This gets it out if the way of the boiler for future cleaning and allows it to be removed easier. 

At this point....

@ October 16, 2010 9:14 AM in Are any of you using Watts Flexplate graphite heat distribution material?

I have not used it and the only person who I thing has experimented w/ it was Hot Rod Rohr. Seemed to be an OK product,  just don't think it is readily available to everyone .... and it would also seem that supply houses everywhere don't want to stock stuff unless it will fly off the shelves.

Give us some....

@ October 16, 2010 9:05 AM in Thermal shock

more specifics about your system. Size of boiler and model/make, how big are the zones, what type of emitters( cast iron rads, fin tube, radiant...) You may not need a bypass at all.

those are...

@ October 14, 2010 7:44 PM in cast iron radiators

actually hot water already... no conversion needed. The seller does not know what s/he has.

I have only....

@ October 12, 2010 6:57 PM in Should I replace Entran 3 ? [not Entran 2]

had 1 experiance w/ the Entan 3 and it was not good. After 10 years it was plugged on 1 loop and poor flow in the other 2. This was a radiant application in a staple up. It was VERY brittle. needless to say it had to be removed.
Now you say it is still flexable.... thats good. I would wait untill you see other issues. no sence making a lot of work unless you need to. Now having said that you should start to plan for that day when problems start.....

sounds like a couple...

@ October 10, 2010 10:23 PM in Steam Radiator Air Vents Won't Drain

of things. Some how water is getting drawn up into the system. Could be poor piping at the boiler or Dirty water. Flush out the system and skim. Got pix?
kpc
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