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kcopp

Joined on September 3, 2009

Last Post on August 19, 2014

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well hey ...

@ December 15, 2009 10:44 PM in Boiler Wiring Question

why not. What is the burner on it? What is the firing rate? Sometimes it may be best to start over..... but remember it is a 40 yr. old boiler. good luck.

hand truck..

@ December 13, 2009 12:49 PM in Bringing boilers down to a basment via stairs

[url=http://www.lectrotruck.com/index2.html]http://www.lectrotruck.com/index2.html

do your homework...

@ December 13, 2009 12:42 PM in Using a HW heater for a boiler

Call Bradford-White and ask if they are rated to do heating. Sounds like sketchy setup...
A combi boiler would be great. A Embassy  BMS would be on the low end to a Triangle-Tube Excellence on the high end.

wiring on some....

@ December 13, 2009 7:52 AM in Boiler Wiring Question

really old boiler can be VERY strange. The reason you have no hot water issues is mist likley due to the 30 gal aquabooster. They must have had issues w/ the boiler temp dropping so much and had no hot water.
As to the control wiring...I don't think I would mess w/ it much.The Intellicon most likely would really be a waste for this system.  Wiring the boiler was done for  whatever reason that way... who knows the system may have had stack switch on it. You could spend a lot of money to get it "right" and not save any money on your heating bill.
What type of radiation do you have? sounds like cast iron baseboard or radiators.....pipng in a bypass would help w/ the temp. drop
The Arco liner is/ was a beast. It can take just about any punishment to thermal shock... needless to say it had it day. Insulation is a VERY good idea.
Hope this helps...

Embassy Axia.......20E

@ December 10, 2009 10:17 PM in wall hung non condensing boilers

allows you to drop the boiler output rating down to 50K btu.and it modultes. It does the heat and DHW is 1 unit and is not condensing... although it is 87% afue. I ahve installed a number of these.. very quiet.

it is actually...

@ November 30, 2009 7:07 PM in Green pre heater?

made of 3" copper w/ two lenghts of 1/2" copper soldered/ brazed into the outside of the line. It is then placed in a vertical drain line from a shower. google ... GFX heat exchanger.

I installed one...

@ November 27, 2009 8:46 PM in Green pre heater?

6 yrs. ago when I remodeled my master bath... I have an indirect water heater that is supplied by a "undersized" boiler... w/ 3 kids and a number of guests or the 3 baths... never ran out of hot water yet. Works for me. kpc

good point...

@ November 27, 2009 5:00 PM in Global Climate Weather Change a HOAX???

clean air and water are important! We definitely should conserve energy at every possible chance. No one should be a glutton!
 Strange how most of the alarmists scream at the USA about global "warming" but give China, Mexico & Russia a pass. Most of the top 20 most polluted cities are in China.. who knows about the radioactive dumps behind the borders in the former USSR...
Much of what I see though makes me wonder if this finger pointing is political not environmental... where is the balance?

try this ...

@ November 18, 2009 5:55 PM in Two Element Baseboard Enclosure

[url=http://www.smithsenvironmental.com/heatingedge-brochure.pdf]http://www.smithsenvironmental.com/heatingedge-brochure.pdf
Stuff works but it is $$$$.

where is the job?

@ November 18, 2009 5:50 PM in Funky Drop Header.. please critique

I'll bet he does not skim the boiler either...

you are correct...

@ November 18, 2009 6:52 AM in Funky Drop Header.. please critique

all needs to be moving in ONE direction. H has the steam comong out of the boiler and expecting some to go left, some to go right and the rest  slamming into a bullhead and eqalize... steam is not that smart. One direction for everything... Look at the install manual. Ya the drop header won't be inthere but Smith still shows all the steam piping done properly.
Good luck. Be gentle! But firm!

that is an idea....

@ November 17, 2009 6:50 AM in solar w/ combi boiler

I could do that. There will be  2 people there most of the time w/ guests occasionally not a huge demand. I speced out 2 flat panels and a 80 gallon tank...Is it possible to oversize a storage tank?. Job is in NH..right on the state line w/ Maine... where in Maine are you located? 

so the question....

@ November 14, 2009 8:31 PM in solar w/ combi boiler

becomes... will the boiler fire up even when there is 140F/ hot  water flowing through the coil/ tank. That would appear to be wasteful. I see the 3 way ZV would solve that issue but then also brings a more complex and costly set up to the customer. Personally I try to design systems as simple as possible... maybe I am trying to over simplify in this case. Thanks

solar w/ combi boiler

@ November 14, 2009 4:06 PM in solar w/ combi boiler

Anyone ever used or know of piping diagrams for a solar thermal DHW set up and using a Combi boiler to suppliment the hot water needs... Do you use a bronze circulator to move the water or do you have  the water tank feed the combi coil? I was thinking of using either a Embassy Onex or a TT excellence.
ty,kpc

Boiler electrical protection

@ November 11, 2009 7:06 PM in Boiler electrical protection

I have a Embassy Onex boiler that has had 2 control boards "break" in the last month. Mfg. feels that the power to the home is suspect.... Recommends that a "surge suppressor" or power conditioner be added to the circuit. Anyone run in to this before w/ a boiler or furnace? What did you use? A $10 one at Lowes probably won't do it... ty.kpc

I have many...

@ November 8, 2009 6:48 AM in temp settings for staple up radiant

times designed the entire system Radaint w/ panel rads to run off of 1 temp... using a condensing boiler... keeps it simple, both for now and the future. The Munchie can handle that fine. If it were a conventional Cast iron boiler, that would be a diff. story.
The other thing I noticed it that you use Bubble foil insulation alone...True? You would be much better served to add real insulation..fiberglass, foam to drive the heat up. the buuble foil junk can't do that. Your basement will be much cooler.
kpc

you are right...

@ October 25, 2009 5:14 PM in Insulating floor of a 3-season porch

about the closed cell. The urethane (closed cell) is a much better fit. More r value to the inch, better resistance to moisture, better strength per square inch.... many Icene contractors are now going to the closed cell

there were plenty...

@ October 18, 2009 10:05 PM in can U identify this tubing?

of EPDM knockoffs though... I remember seeing something like that 10 years back at a trade show... 3/8"  rubber tube. poor O2 barrier. Be careful...
Looks like there is some Polybutylene in there too....
A total redo may be the best solution...

007 is a stretch

@ October 14, 2009 6:37 PM in Pump SIze

a Taco 00R or a Grundfoss 15-58 would be a better fit.
300' Feet of tubing is 18ft. of head.

you would think....

@ September 26, 2009 2:18 PM in gas water heater prob.

but no... never any flooding.  ty,kpc

burner

@ September 26, 2009 7:03 AM in gas water heater prob.

Looked as if  there was muddy water reside plugging up the burner orifice.... The condensation over the week must have plugged it. Never witnessed that before.
 Pressure was 8 " wc... no regulator for the house...low pressure.

feel dumb... but

@ September 25, 2009 6:07 PM in gas water heater prob.

I learned something. I did not realize that a orifice that big could clog up....
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