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with charlie on this

@ May 14, 2011 11:12 AM in blue monster teflon tape

pro dope and a good thread equals no leaks.just finished 200' of 3" blk pipe.that is all we leaks to report.a good thread,a good american fitting thats all it ythe way if anyone comes across an aqua ball valve do yourself a favour and throw it in the mongo pile

piping of a coil?

@ May 14, 2011 11:08 AM in piping of a coil?

what is the reason for a 24" loop before the cold water line goes into the coil or the holby mixing valve.thanks

plug and play

@ May 14, 2011 11:04 AM in Burnham Plug and play

im looking into this boiler as a replacement for my old war horse is it going for you and would you recomend it.any chance of a pic of the installation

dont need draft induced

@ May 8, 2011 9:28 AM in a ?on a burnham boiler

will check out the es2.thanks for your important is an my company we are mainly installing steam boilers and atmospheric hydronic boilers.this whole power venting is new to meas are the odr etc.i know im way behind here and from what i see i need a lot of would you go with an indirect or a on demand water heater.i do have an operating chimneyand lining it will not be a problem.thanks again

free design software

@ May 7, 2011 7:56 PM in free design software

on the bottom right hand corner of this screen there is an add for a heat loss calculator.has anyone tried to use it,for some reason my computer wont download it.

a ?on a burnham boiler

@ May 7, 2011 7:13 PM in a ?on a burnham boiler

hi,im doing a conversion.nat gas company is giving offers on burnham boilers. i was looking at the pvg5ni-ts.has anyone had any experience with suggested to me by a member here i am going with a storage tank with it instead of an on demand unit,thanks.

burnham es2

@ May 1, 2011 11:24 AM in on demand/indirect/regular hot water heater

thanks for replying,i did watch a presentation on that boiler and was really impressed.i have not checked into the cost of it yet but it really looked like a well designed boiler,they even had a feature to plug in a lwco.i was not sure how the unit got vented,i have to do more homework,but do you think this unit is a good choice,electronics scare me

on demand/indirect/regular hot water heater

@ May 1, 2011 10:53 AM in on demand/indirect/regular hot water heater

i am doing an oil to gas budget wont allow for a condensind going for a atmospheric burnham boiler.i thought it would be a good idea to pair this with an on demand water heater.a member here gave me another option of going with an indirect water heater.any thoughts,im also open to a ao smith high recovery water heater.any more opinions would be greatly apreciated

be careful

@ April 22, 2011 7:37 PM in Navien Combi Boilers

they work great for on demand hot careful though,for heating look into the model you buy.i do apologize but it was a long time ago when we did the install.there is a unit they make for heating i forget the model number,but the hot water unit will give you nothing but headaches if you want to run a heat source of it,also watch out for the filters underneath the unit,if they become anyway dirty the unit wont fire,easy fix though,just unscrew the filter and took us however a long time to figure out.u void the warranty if you run the hot water unit at more than 140 degrees,so be careful as to which unit you get

thanks mark,also another ?

@ April 19, 2011 10:28 PM in expansion tank pressure

on the return side of the system we usually put a spring check,we have been getting a lot of call backs about them rattling,today for example we had a spring check placed right above the hot water circulating pump and it was tattling like crazy,is there a better place to put them are is it possible thatmaybe 20% of them are is a pain in the ass call coming here because the more i learn here the more i realise our expert isnt what he claims to be.thankyou again for your time.

expansion tank pressure

@ April 18, 2011 10:11 PM in expansion tank pressure

how important is it that your expansion tank matches the system presssure,our heating expert in the company says it doesnt but dan says it does,,,who do i go with here,by the way system 30lbs and expansion tank was set for 12,which was waterlogged,think im going with dan on this one

thanks brad

@ April 9, 2011 8:29 PM in condensing or non condensing

thanks for taking the time out to answer my question.

condensing or non condensing

@ April 9, 2011 7:15 AM in condensing or non condensing

i understand that condensing units drain of through a neutralizer what i dont understand is what happens in a non condensing unit.i thought if you burn gas you create carbon monoxide.where does it go in a non condensing unit.i just cant get my head around how it works even though im sure it is pretty obvious.thanks

sewer line

@ March 20, 2011 11:36 AM in My Sewer Line

what size is your sewer line outside.if it is 5 inch you might get a cp55 on the pipe.fernco couplings dont give great support and tend to sag which in turn could lead to problems further down the could also try and see if a piece of 4" no hub will fit inside your sewer line.if so slide a 4ft piece in and cement around the joint.fron there house trap etc.or as icesailor said call a plumber

the dripsters

@ March 17, 2011 10:01 PM in the dripsters

i was reading a thread where ME mentioned a radio should really give it some serious consideration.look at the audience you guys have here.please go for wife is going to divorce me if i spend more time on this site.

funny you say that charlie

@ March 13, 2011 5:05 PM in Deadmen

i just finished a lead wiping class taught by an old timer.he said he would not touch an aluminium wrench or for that matter a pair of channel have to have a lot of respect for them caulking joints all day and turning steel is definitly a different trade dont even have to solder anymore,progress they say.


@ March 1, 2011 6:14 AM in D-W-V vent stack pipe types

you got a wealth of info when it comes to heating and now plumbing just shows how much there is to learn in this trade.personally whether you know it or not you have helped me out a few times during the heating is great that you come on here and share that info.thanks for all your help.


@ February 28, 2011 9:00 PM in D-W-V vent stack pipe types

they make another coupling to go from the old cast iron to the new cast iron.for 3"it is a cp33 ,4" a cp44 etc,one side of the rubber is slightly larger than the other side to accomodate the old cast iron.they work great,icesailors way works fine to,actually did it his way today as we had an emergency and had no cp couplings in the truck.

bucket of steam

@ February 27, 2011 6:43 PM in Stupid things we do as apprentices.

did anyone ever fall for the bucket of steam gag.


@ February 27, 2011 4:04 PM in Venting question

you need to run a continuos 4" stack from your basement through to yuour the base of the stack you can cut in a 4x2y and start a 2"vent stack.this 2" vent stack can vent all your fixtures on each floor,just make sure you connect the vent on each floor at 42".at the top of your waste stack it becomes a vent stack and at this point you can tie in your 2" vent stack.dont patch.icesailor is right do it once and be done with it.

galvanize pipe

@ February 27, 2011 10:48 AM in D-W-V vent stack pipe types

in nyc they used we still come across galvanize pipe on domestic water lines in the larger should see the conditions of theses pipes when we cut them for waste galvanize will rust and catch debris causing stoppages,then when the handyman snakes the line he usually puts the snake through the pipe,it becomes so britttle.especially on the threads.we replace water lines with copper,waste with no hub pipe(its quiet) and when we have gone to the trouble of that we will cut the galvanize vent out to and replace .you can use plastic though,some prefer it,its cheaper and easier to install for a home owner,but i believe cast iron is a more professional choice,only my opinion.

thanks brad

@ February 15, 2011 6:07 AM in Question for NY Steamers re: low pressure gauge

that is what this place is all about.thanks brad for your advice ,i learned a thing or two also with your help and answers.i love your fathers quote.i have never heard anyone say it though
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