Joined on September 24, 2009
Last Post on November 24, 2013
@ December 10, 2012 11:55 AM in Equalizer up-size OK?The bigger the equalizer the better. All of my equalizers are 2". Bigger equalizer will help stabilize water level and help keep water out of mains and radiators. GO for it!
@ December 4, 2012 9:48 AM in Draft on cold boilerIf the numbers go up how do does one know conclusively that there is a negative pressure issue in the building as opposed to some other CO causing issue
@ December 3, 2012 6:19 AM in Draft on cold boilerWhat I really want to know is what is the best way to determine (using a combustion tester) if there is an unsafe negative pressure situation in a building.
@ December 2, 2012 11:53 PM in Draft on cold boilerWhat would be considered negative enough to indicate excessive negative pressure in building?TY
@ December 2, 2012 10:54 PM in spark ignitionThink I will do myself a favor and replace with standing pilot or suggest that customer find someone else. Need to do more homework b/4 I feel comfi working with these things. Thanks Steve for the info. When things quite down a bit I will be doing my homework.
@ December 2, 2012 10:45 PM in spark ignitionI get why the main burners wont fire. What I am not getting is why the pilot shuts off when I jump the thermostat.
@ December 2, 2012 10:37 PM in Draft on cold boilerGeneral question. What sort of draft numbers should be expected on cold flue/boiler? Purpose of such a test is to determine if there are negative pressure issues in boiler room/building. Thank you.
@ December 2, 2012 10:29 PM in spark ignitionLittle thin wire leading to thermocouple .white rodgers 3098-156 flame sensor.
@ December 2, 2012 8:37 PM in spark ignitionI have very little experience with sparkies. Customer has pilot on but main burner wont fire. I jumpered the thermostat and pilot goes out. Tried a few times with same result. There are 24v at gas valve without jumpering. Am I doing something wrong? Why would jumping thermostat shut down pilot?
@ November 30, 2012 3:29 PM in High COHavnt had chance to go back yet. Does it make sense to test the draft directly in the flue? The boiler has been off for a few weeks.What numbers should I be getting? Also does it make sense to test the pressure differential of the flue from the roof? If yes what sort of numbers should I get? Thanks
@ November 26, 2012 8:18 PM in High COJust got my first combustion analyzer. Still learning my way around the machine. For now I am able to do basic combustion analysis of flue gases et. Can the uei eagle be used to measure room positive or negative pressure?
@ November 26, 2012 8:14 PM in High COI am getting backdraft even with the boiler shut. Incorrect flue size shouldnt create back draft with boiler shut down
@ November 26, 2012 8:12 PM in High COI think that I had everything shut. I will go back when I have achance and kill the main just to sure. Lets say for arguments sake that one of the exaust fans or hvac units or whatever is creating negative draft in the building. How long should it take for the draft to stabilize after everything has been shut?
@ November 26, 2012 10:38 AM in Pinhole leak in 2\" steam pipe?Thread a new tapping and put in a plug. Wont work if hole is too close to threads. Eppoxy should work to get you through winter
@ November 23, 2012 10:25 AM in High COEvery single appliance with a fan was shut. I even shut the circulator thinking that maybe that was creating suction
@ November 23, 2012 9:04 AM in High COI finally had time to go take another look. Did the smoke test again and there was a very obvious back draft. I shut off all the ventilation fans and HVAC units and there still is the same back draft. I went up to the roof and put a flame near top of chimney and the flame was clearly being sucked into the chimney. There was almost no wind outside. When I did the smoke test in the boiler room away from the flue the smoke acted normally. Something is obviously causing suction down the flue but I cant figure out what it was. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
@ November 21, 2012 5:00 PM in propressI took the plunge and ordered the ridgid 200-b. The next question is where can I get fittings. I work in Queens and Nassau county(NY). Do any of the supply houses carry them or do I need to order online
@ November 19, 2012 12:05 AM in Thinking of going out of businessPhone consultations. I have had many jobs where I would have killed to be able to call you direct for advice. Figure out hours that you would be available for phone consultations and a method of collecting payment. This would be a tremendous asset to many of us beyond the generic training(that we all need so badly)
@ November 18, 2012 7:00 PM in propressI am in the market for propress. Looking for first hand info about the pros and cons of various makes or modals. hanks
@ November 9, 2012 2:57 PM in circulator sizingHow do you figure head when the main is 1 1/4 and the radiator takeoffs are 3/4" or 1". This is a divertor T system.
@ November 9, 2012 1:23 PM in circulator sizingI cant see what is doing with take offs but I am assuming that this is a monoflow system. House is aprox 50 years old.
@ November 9, 2012 12:37 PM in circulator sizingI have a customer with home 3 stories high(aprox 30 ft high). Home is 34' x 19'. The entire home is served by one forced hot water loop. The supply and return are 1 1/4". There is aprox 125 mbtu going through the loop. What would be an appropriate circulator for this situation? Thank you