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mcycle

Joined on September 29, 2009

Last Post on December 14, 2009

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@ December 14, 2009 7:40 AM in Triangle Tube Excellence tank leak?

This is all during pressure testing; the gas meter isn’t hooked up yet.
I isolated and drained the “outer” heating section and watched a tiny amount of water drip out of the boiler side drain.
It does appear to be a tank in tank leak.

Triangle Tube Excellence tank leak?

@ December 13, 2009 8:14 AM in Triangle Tube Excellence tank leak?

Just installed not tied-in yet. Flushing and pressure testing stage.I pressurized the "inner" tank 1st than the "outer" tank "per instructions".The pressure gauge "slowly"climbed to 20 psi (it was set at 12) so I brought it back down to 12psi and shut the isolation valve to the Watts 9D "PRV".I watched as the pressure gauge "slowly" climb over the 12 psi mark.I drained the "heating" tank leaving the "domestic" tank filled "per instructions" and watched as a small amount of water would periodically drip from the "heating" tank drain valve.Any suggestions? I'm going to call Triangle Tube tomorrow.Not happy, why should I have to eat a day labor if the tank needs to be replaced.

Zone vs Grundfos Alpha

@ November 10, 2009 6:38 AM in zome vs Grunfos Alpha

I had three plumbers say to avoid the Alpha. When asked they did not explain why.
I was hoping to get an answer from this site.

zome vs Grunfos Alpha

@ November 9, 2009 12:49 PM in zome vs Grunfos Alpha

I'm about to install a 95% condensing boiler to an existing baseboard system; 3 zones 2000 sq ft home,  135 ft of baseboard element.  One of the zones is an “old school” 1” venture loop. Boiler is a Triangle Prestige.
My original plan was to use the Grundos Alpha circ and pipe using zone valves.  I’ve been getting poor feedback regarding the Alpha, so I’m re considering either a single speed Taco "00" series or possibly 3 circs “one per zone”.
What would be the best option for this type of system?
thanks,

Zone vs circ vs Variable speed

@ November 9, 2009 7:01 AM in Zone vs circ vs Variable speed

I'm about to install a 95% condensing boiler to an existing baseboard system; 3 zones 2000 sq ft home,  135 ft of baseboard element.  One of the zones is an “old school” 1” venture loop. Boiler is a Triangle Prestige.
My original plan was to use the Grundos Alpha circ and pipe using zone valves.  I’ve been getting poor feedback regarding the Alpha, so I’m re considering either a single speed 00 series or possibly 3 circs “one per zone”.
What would be the best option for this type of system?

converting from oil to gas

@ September 29, 2009 6:03 PM in converting from oil to gas

I'm about to convert from oil to gas and have been looking at condensing boilers. The main house (1950) is 1100 sq ft and there's an in-law attachment (1990) of about 1100 sq ft also. Total fin tube baseboard = 135 feet.The main house piping is run in series (I think they called it venturi back then) the in-law is the typical one supply pipe one return pipe.In your opinion does a condensing boiler make sense for this application? I'm not 100% convinced. Thanks, 

boiler replacement help

@ September 29, 2009 5:49 PM in boiler replacement help

Help, I'm about to convert from oil to gas and have been looking at condensing boilers. The main house (1950) is 1100 sq ft and there's an in-law attachment (1990) of about 1100 sq ft also. Total fin tube baseboard = 135 feet.The main house piping is run in series (I think they called it venturi back then) the in-law is the typical one supply pipe one return pipe.Does a condensing boiler make sense for this application? I'm not 100% convinced. Thanks