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burnham mpo?

@ July 22, 2011 8:25 AM in burnham mpo?

at work we always set our boilers to make 180 degree for hydronic heating,then if we are running radiant we would use a seperate zone with a mixing valve,im actually going to dans class in ny coming up next month got a lot of learning to do.i work for one of those companies where the head mechanic doesnt like to be asked a ?.(maybe in fgear of not knowing the answer). a guy from my oil co.said using this boiler will cut my use by 40%.i am going to insulate the hell out of the house to.please tell me not to convert i am sick of looking at paperwork.thanks again for your help

sorry for confusion

@ July 21, 2011 7:56 PM in burnham mpo?

mr.o brien,i was going to do a conversion from oil to gas but someone told me about this now thinking about not changing and keeping oil in the house but upgrading the heating system.we are renovating the house but wont be able to do radiant heat upstairs ,only on the first floor as the basement is exposed.i believe from other posts that you are on long island?what is your thoughts on keeping oil?also if i needed a consultation would you be available,


@ July 21, 2011 10:45 AM in burnham mpo?

thanks for your input,first floor radiant(staple up) 2nd floor free standing rads 180 degree water,i was going thru dans book on radiant heating. mr.maxwell he shows a piping arrangment using a storage tank in primary loop( ergomax).he has a mixing valve for domestic supply,he also uses primary and secondary in total agreement,i will spend now on the right product,best of luck and again thanks for taking time out to help.

no mix valve

@ July 21, 2011 10:27 AM in constantly running circ

it is a horrible install,there is even a piping diagram on unit which wasnt followed not to concerned as it is coming out soon,i was just curious as to what the settings should be,thanks

wise words from icesailor

@ July 21, 2011 10:22 AM in Older shower valve.....

i was in a similar situation to ypu once and posted the exact same ?icesailor was able to give me a terrific link to a website,i for one always am willing to take these guys advice,we dont know everything but we should listen to those who know more.i understand your position,in my neighbourhood i have done a few favours for some people who could not afford to get their plumbing fixed,now when i want to start charging people what i think is fair i get the look,we all got to eat,as my boss says business is business.listen to what these guys are saying,rip it out.

constantly running circ

@ July 20, 2011 4:46 PM in constantly running circ

i recently took over our inlaws house,there is an oil fired american standard boiler with coil set at used to runout of hot water so they added a storage tank,with a 006 bronze taco pump circulating the water between coil and tank.on the bottom of storage tank there is an aquastat set at 140.pump doesnt stop running.what is the correct setting for both aquastats,shouldnt there be a difference.thanks in advance


@ July 20, 2011 4:35 PM in Bell reducer in a main

if you cant get one i can fedex you one overnight,just get in touch

thankgod for that place

@ July 20, 2011 4:33 PM in Older shower valve.....

nyc replacement parts has gotten me out of a hole more than once,great place

good luck

@ July 20, 2011 4:31 PM in Changes for me...

on more than one occasion you helped me out .always there to pick up the phone,good luck in the future and thankyou.

burnham mpo?

@ July 19, 2011 6:40 PM in burnham mpo?

has anyone had experience with the burnham mpo iq.i was thinking about doing an oil/gas conversion but this boiler looks pretty attractive. im familiar with their gas boilers but have no experience with oil,except for ripping them out,thanks,half of the house will be radiant if that makes a difference


@ July 19, 2011 5:12 PM in Older shower valve.....

i found an old supply book which shows parts as rockwell/sterling.if it is sterling maybe try luck.if you have access from back of shower maybe rip it out and throw in a delta with a large escutcheon plate to cover the missing tiles.

thanks ME

@ July 19, 2011 11:40 AM in Infloor Radiant Heat issue

THANKYOU AGAIN for your info,every day is a school day.


@ July 19, 2011 11:36 AM in Almost done !

i cant wait for our next steam boiler install,this pic is coming with me,never used a dropheader before,beauty ,great the king valves.


@ July 19, 2011 9:53 AM in staple up under wood???a good idea or not

thanks to everyone who took time out to answer my ?.

great thread,my stupid?

@ July 19, 2011 9:47 AM in Infloor Radiant Heat issue

the temp gauge on the boiler is saying 130 correct.i always assumed you wanted to make 180 degree water from boiler to prevent low water temp returning to boiler.then pipe into a mixing valve and pump out of mix valve to radiant zone.

thanks M.E and greg

@ July 18, 2011 9:39 AM in staple up under wood???a good idea or not

M.E , now i can put mine and my wifes mind at rest as dan mentioned you a lot in his book.thanks for the clarification.greg is will look for that software for a heatloss calc.thanks again,as dan says if you have a ? come here.

wood floor

@ July 17, 2011 10:23 PM in staple up under wood???a good idea or not

so i see it is a legitimate concern.i was intending to use transfer plates,thanks for your reply and help.

staple up under wood???a good idea or not

@ July 17, 2011 8:01 PM in staple up under wood???a good idea or not

hi,so we are getting ready to basement ceiling is completly open.i was going to run a radiant zone on the first floor but after finishing dans book on radiant heat dan has kind of scared me a bit about the effects radiant might have on wood floors. half of the would floor is existing but we are updating kitchen and adding 200sqft to it with new wood floor to match old.anyone have problems with floors buckling etc,thanks in advance for your help.wife read the book and is warning me to get it right or else??????????

valve placement

@ July 15, 2011 9:26 AM in correct valve placement?

thankyou sir,your advice as always is appreciated

correct valve placement?

@ July 15, 2011 9:15 AM in correct valve placement?

my stupid ? of the day.on hot water systems we usually place valve on bottom of radiator and return 90 on the other side.i have also come across when we could not rough in the rad this way.instead we would put valve on top and return 90 on bottom but on the same side,bleeder is opposite the valve and plug the other opening on bottom of rad.both work,but which is the correct way.thanks.

long island plumbing

@ July 14, 2011 9:18 AM in Plumbing/ Heating on Long Island

i understand your frustration,but my friend who is licensed in nyc had this problem.whenever he had a job on the island he would get his friend to sign off.he got sick of doing this and got his own licence which involves doing a lead wipe .no harm calling though,good luck.

plumbing /long island

@ July 13, 2011 9:27 AM in Plumbing/ Heating on Long Island

nope,nada ,not a chance.i am actually going for my licence in a town on long my class there was a nyc master plumber and long island would not recognise it.sorry,its a little strange how it all works here which i am beginning to find out,all you can do is get someone to cover you or not take the job.i actually know a plumber who covers people and that is his main source of income but that is a whole different argument and topic which im sure a lot of people would have opinions on,good luck.
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