Joined on September 3, 2009
Last Post on September 13, 2014
@ September 4, 2010 11:57 PM in Automatic Air VentsYa you really do need it. Yoiu could do a spirotop that spirovent makes. not cheap $45.00. or you could install one of those hyvent shutoffs into the bushing and it would be easier to replace....kpc
@ September 4, 2010 9:14 AM in You East coasters best batten down the hatches.....Doug... I have not been up that way in 20yrs. Is that the new Bucksport bridge? pretty neat. I remember going to Fort Knox as a kid...
As for the "storm" here in NH is was mearly a rain storm of low magnitude. pretty boring.
@ August 29, 2010 8:06 PM in Here's a good oneI guess one is for plumbing the other for an oil tank.
@ August 28, 2010 10:35 AM in Burner Problemoiltechtalk.com.... lots of guys that all they do is oil.
@ August 27, 2010 10:43 PM in hot water improvementthe tankless water heater mfg. have lots of diagrams to show how to do this....
@ August 24, 2010 11:30 AM in Splice or one piece? (PEX)to do it right... get the right stuff. Then you can sleep better and not have problems down the road. In this day and age FedEx or UPS should be able to get the product to you w/ in a day or so.
Are you on a very tight budget? Pexsupply.com has pretty good pricing... although I prefer uponor for radiant. kpc
@ August 24, 2010 11:17 AM in boiler is firing when there is no call for heat or hot waterIs the boiler control a "tankless" one...
Are there Taco zone valves? Sometimes I have run into a case where a 571 head is about to go and they will fire the burner for no apparent reason...
@ August 23, 2010 8:00 AM in stagnation...25 sq. ft. panels... puts me dead on... all was confirmed by Buderus. Yes I do wish there was a pool to heat! kpc
@ August 20, 2010 6:42 PM in radiator placementunder windows because that is where the most heatloss is. That being said if you cant get them there or it is impractical.... as long as they are evenly placed that will work out fine.
@ August 20, 2010 7:58 AM in I will have a biler. Should I install tankless water heater?If this is i would opt for each unit to have its own electric water heater that they can be charged for their own water usage.
@ August 18, 2010 9:42 PM in stagnation...1- 80 gallon w/ 2 coils and a 120 gallon storage tank. The Glycol is Tyfocor which is what Buderus reccom. for the job. Yes it was my 1st job.... and yes it was a learning one. I would do a number of things diff. The customer is happy, as they saved $1500+ dollars last yr on the fuel bill.
@ August 18, 2010 7:22 AM in Zoning and piping questionsKeep it simple. complexity only makes headaches and in the long run cost somebody (maybe you) money. Do the proper heatloss and do a series loop for each zone. kpc
@ August 18, 2010 7:18 AM in tankless gas water heatersI have not heard a lot of positive stuff about Quietside in general... that being said I have never seen one in my area.
@ August 18, 2010 7:15 AM in I will have a biler. Should I install tankless water heater?both in 1 unit. There are many Combi- boilers out there. Notably Embassy Axia, Embassy Onex, Baxi has a couple of units.... as well as the Triangle tube Excellence. All are gas units.
@ August 15, 2010 4:07 PM in outdoor reset.thing would be a Tekmar 279....
@ August 4, 2010 5:59 PM in Cast Iron Radiators - Blasting & Paintingcertainly look very nice when done! Not supposed to talk pricing but sounds like a deal to me...kpc
@ August 1, 2010 8:53 PM in steam or hot waterwould be that since it is in an Apt. situation the steam rads will take a whole lot more abuse than copper fin tube....
@ July 31, 2010 10:18 AM in Help with choosing new heating system?is in Lennoxdale , MA .He hangs out here a lot and can help. or look @ find a professional. on the key up top....kpc
@ July 31, 2010 9:37 AM in Help with choosing new heating system?out the sawzsall... How "bad" is the old steam system. I would sight unseen advise you to get a steam pro out to look at keeping the steam. If done right a new boiler w/ all the right venting can be nearly as efficint as the hot water systems. Where in Mass? There are a bunch of guys here from Mass.
@ July 16, 2010 7:58 AM in Rechargable Batteries....Ni CadWe all have battery operated tools. Some better than others. They all eventually lose battery performance. While looking for replacements on-line I came across the "battery miracle" on ebay that claims for 10 bucks you can buy a way to get more bang out of your battery.... anyone ever done this? Is it a scam? Any merit? kpc