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Last Post on August 28, 2014

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@ June 28, 2014 9:14 PM in Aquatherm piping

i thought an old schooler like you would like to solder,why propress?i have used it but availability on parts sucked,for me for now I will keep my torch in the truck.

fan in a can

@ June 25, 2014 8:23 PM in boiler venting

look up field controls and size the right size fan for your boiler.when your boiler comes on have the fan wired to come on with boiler either that or make some pretty big holes in your wall

keep us posted

@ June 15, 2014 9:53 AM in Any comments

let us know how you made out.good luck with it


@ June 13, 2014 6:20 PM in Union installation on 2.5"

see what you started,just goes to show there is always an option.The way I suggest which I have done a few times always worked,sorry about Jamie loosing a nights sleep over it,amazing even in sleep you are working.Some other good tips and ideas,love it

you keep your license

@ June 13, 2014 7:59 AM in Union installation on 2.5"

I learn from you most every day,thanks for your contributions

Bravo to you

@ June 13, 2014 7:18 AM in Steam-Heated Hotel!

when on vacation if I bring up rads I get a scowl.I would put my daughter in the pic to try and get my wife interested but to no avail.Congrats for this achievement


@ June 13, 2014 6:44 AM in Union installation on 2.5"

why cant you cut a section of pipe out before it drops to the return then go to the last tee and cut and kafer the remaining nipple from tee.Insatall new tee with vent and use 2 sets of flanges to re pipe.Hard to explain,out of the last tee use a nipple with flange.From the last 90 before it drops use another nipple with flange.Measure distance between two flanges and get nipple with another set of flanges made up then work it into place.Hope it makes sense.

National "Aero" Cast Iron Convectors

@ June 12, 2014 7:10 AM in Radiator identification needed to get EDR.

page 231 -232.
E.D.R Dan Holohan.Book is available on the site and highly recommend it.

Husky coupling saves the day

@ June 10, 2014 3:17 PM in Husky coupling saves the day

hit a bad bump today,nyc roads.Muffler on truck came apart which I repaired with a 2" husky.She is still holding up but the rubber is starting to smell a bit.Whats cheaper ,a coupling a day or get the muffler fixed......

looks beautiful

@ June 10, 2014 6:45 AM in Any comments

the extra work is worth it,I posted a similar question not so long ago and steamhead suggested I increased the drop header to 2 1/2 in on a IN5
ChrisJ posted a beauty on his site I dont know if you saw it or not.
Good luck

with Swei

@ June 8, 2014 7:40 AM in Typical venting for high-efficiency wall-hung boilers?

I think we have all learned over the years about venting mod/cons.Unless stated by manufacturer polypropelyne is your best bet.If you are using chimney as a chase I like to use centrotherm.

thankyou gents

@ June 7, 2014 7:50 AM in gas range,no vent?

You all confirmed what I was thinking.Even though not required by code where I live I had to turn down the job.Customer does not want to open a wall to vent appliance.
Again thanks for your time and input.

nice bronze pump

@ June 1, 2014 9:06 AM in One of the worst-maintained oil-fired boilers we've seen

I had to quote a similar job and insisted on a bronze pump as in Dans books.Lost the job but as always great pics and beautiful work.Happy customers.? i am pretty sure you are more expensive than other companies do you have to do a whole sales pitch etc,dont mean to hijack thread.thanks

agree with bob

@ June 1, 2014 8:57 AM in Rinnai boiler corroded in less than two years

I just did a job .all balancing valves were caked in mud.A lot of ferous materials on boiler but radiant was piped with non oxy barrier pex,ouch.Try reach out to Jack,he is familiar with Rinnai and will troubleshoot you through this I am sure.


@ June 1, 2014 8:53 AM in Sizing New Gas Steam Boiler

you got Steamheads attention which is very good for you.He just helped me out on a few details.I recommend you get Dans book EDR.I needed it for my specific job and got what I was looking for.Good luck with project but maybe pics of current boiler,venting etc will help you get great help here.

thanks Icesailor

@ May 31, 2014 7:02 PM in gas range,no vent?

i think you should write a book,you have a great way with words and your posts are always entertaining.Thanks again for your time

gas range,no vent?

@ May 31, 2014 7:21 AM in gas range,no vent?

I lived in many apartments in Bklyn and didnt have vent on stove.I have a customer who wants me to install one but I am hesitant to do it as he does not want to vent appliance.Stupid ? ,how critical is it to vent the appliance,Town codes aside,my town doesnt require it.

re circ line

@ May 31, 2014 7:15 AM in Recirculating loop

I posted same question a long time ago.I used Hot Rods drawing,system works a charm.Very interesting what Icesailor points out,I never worked on well water but what great advice,think this guy has a trick for everything.

how did you get down to 2 boilers

@ May 31, 2014 7:09 AM in Utica vs Lochinvar

I have an IBC in my house and have not had any problems.Installation is the key with any of these boilers,use an indirect and get the most out of the boiler,No water heater required.
Again there are many fantastic boilers,all about installation and maintenance.


@ May 31, 2014 6:55 AM in Skim Port Drain Plug Removal Advice

If it is a brass plug i would drill a hole through it and then with a sawzall make a cut in plug from the middle to the thread careful not to cut tapping on boiler.good luck

fair prices

@ May 30, 2014 7:13 AM in Top reasons for doing business with.

I agree it drives me crazy when I go through my tickets and see the difference in prices.Also dont wait for inventory to run out before ordering.Otherwise my supply houses are great and help out a lot.A good relationship is required onboth sides and i am sure supply houses have their complaints also.End of the day we should be on the same side


@ May 26, 2014 9:42 PM in Taco relay loud constant buzz! help!

Credit to taco ,when there is a problem they do step up.By the way when I install a boiler I have a boiler electrician do the wiring,plumber,heating tech,electrician etc no-one knows everything.Get a competent electrician to look at problem or else listen to what Icesailor has to say,he is one of the guys here who you should take advice from
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