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@ May 14, 2011 11:38 AM in Circulator questionwhen are you publishing your book.i attenended a siegenthaler seminar and was lost after 2 hours.i like dans books for there simplicity and always enjoy reading you comments
@ May 14, 2011 11:30 AM in Burnham Plug and playsorry i got them mixed up ,i was looking at the es2 gas fired.would you still recomend that or the pvg model which the gas company is giving a good deal on,thanks.sorry going of topic here
@ May 14, 2011 11:12 AM in blue monster teflon tapepro dope and a good thread equals no leaks.just finished 200' of 3" blk pipe.that is all we used.no leaks to report.a good thread,a good american fitting thats all it takes.by ythe way if anyone comes across an aqua ball valve do yourself a favour and throw it in the mongo pile
@ 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
@ May 14, 2011 11:04 AM in Burnham Plug and playim looking into this boiler as a replacement for my old war horse downstairs.how is it going for you and would you recomend it.any chance of a pic of the installation
@ May 8, 2011 9:28 AM in a ?on a burnham boilerwill check out the es2.thanks for your input.how important is an odr.in 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 schooling.so 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
@ May 7, 2011 7:56 PM in free design softwareon 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.
@ May 7, 2011 7:13 PM in a ?on a burnham boilerhi,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 it.as suggested to me by a member here i am going with a storage tank with it instead of an on demand unit,thanks.
@ May 1, 2011 11:24 AM in on demand/indirect/regular hot water heaterthanks 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
@ May 1, 2011 10:53 AM in on demand/indirect/regular hot water heateri am doing an oil to gas conversion.my budget wont allow for a condensind boiler.im 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
@ April 22, 2011 7:37 PM in Navien Combi Boilersthey work great for on demand hot water.be 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 clean.it 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
@ April 19, 2011 10:28 PM in expansion tank pressureon 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 defective.it is a pain in the ass call back.im 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.
@ April 18, 2011 10:11 PM in expansion tank pressurehow 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
@ April 9, 2011 8:29 PM in condensing or non condensingthanks for taking the time out to answer my question.
@ April 9, 2011 7:15 AM in condensing or non condensingi 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
@ March 20, 2011 11:36 AM in My Sewer Linewhat 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 line.you 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
@ March 17, 2011 10:01 PM in the dripstersi was reading a thread where ME mentioned a radio show.you should really give it some serious consideration.look at the audience you guys have here.please go for it.my wife is going to divorce me if i spend more time on this site.
@ March 13, 2011 5:05 PM in Deadmeni 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 locks.you have to have a lot of respect for them caulking joints all day and turning steel 4fters.plumbing is definitly a different trade today.you dont even have to solder anymore,progress they say.
@ March 1, 2011 6:14 AM in D-W-V vent stack pipe typesyou got a wealth of info when it comes to heating and now plumbing to.it 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 season.it 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 typesthey 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.
@ 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 questionyou need to run a continuos 4" stack from your basement through to yuour roof.at 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.