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Last Post on December 8, 2013
@ February 28, 2013 7:57 PM in How to size a steam boilerHi ,I was just about to ask a similar question.Ok my total sq ft edr is 647.5.Ok i get that,now when i multiply that by the conversion factor of 240 I get 155400.Fine I go to the boiler manufacturer and i see in the Input column a In6=175.
Now I get confused here,dans book ,Lost art of steam on page75 he says 1.add up radiation square foot.(mine is 647.5..Next multiply by 1.5 so i get 971.25...Next convert to MBH by multiplying by 240.I get 233100..then select boiler from D.O.E heating capacity.I am now up to an IN9 ...what am i doing wrong.Thanks,I know I am doing something stupid
@ February 18, 2013 9:14 PM in garden hose for gas linethere is no way you did that work it must have been one of your English speaking employees(joking ok).I got to back you up here,the way I read that post I most definitely
agree with you,I certainly did catch a few racial undertones.By the way to the poster in the town where I work the civil employees do not resemble anyone from a "third world" country although there is no shortage of corruption.My two cents.Beautiful work by the way....
@ February 16, 2013 9:56 PM in HDE a? on p/s on navienHi .I was on a job today and in the boiler room there was a new Navien combi boiler.It was piped like an atmospheric boiler,three pumps on feed and purge tee's on return.There was no primary/secondary loop.Homeowner said he did not have any problems with boiler.What is going to happen to this system or is it going to continue to run without any problems.Thanks for your time.
@ February 16, 2013 8:44 PM in Warmboard vs. HeatPly Radiant Heatthat is some pretty neat carpentry skills.any idea how long it took and what tools were used.very impressive
@ February 8, 2013 9:13 PM in hot water loop off steam boilerin my supply house they actually call them baseboard tees.the middle port of the tee is called the bull and the other two ends are called the run.so on the run of the tee one end is 3/4 and the other end is 1/8 threaded or female.the bull of the tee is 3/4.you would screw a 1/8 air bleeder valve into the heel or run of the tee.in the system you are referring to if that tee was at the top of the system and you opened the air vent you would let atmospheric pressure into the system.that pressure would in turn push the water back into the boiler and the water level in the boiler would rise.the vent would work the opposite way in which you wanted it to.explanation in the book explains it properly
@ February 7, 2013 11:00 PM in hot water loop off steam boilera contractor i work for needed a hot water coil piped in which was in the attic but customer had a steam boiler.if you follow the diagram as it is in the book it will work perfectly.i think it is in the how come book.you should read the theory behind it and how it works.i did an experiment when piping it in and put a heel tee with a bleeder valve on it.the second i opened it the boiler flooded.it was a great oppurtunity to get a grasp of how it works in real life,i then removed heel tee and replaced with an elbow.that pipe that joins the feed and return enables you to mix cooler return water with the hot supply water.with your gauges you can adjust the valve to where you need it.good luck
@ February 5, 2013 4:43 PM in Antique ToiletThanks for posting that icesailor.in the city all we use is leadbends and i can safely say that no one in the company has ever wiped the flange.i took a lead wiping course recently and it really gives you a lot of respect for the old timers,thanks again
@ February 5, 2013 7:04 AM in Gas valve failingthere was an incidence in a town on the south shore of long island where water got into the gas mains after sandy.a navien installer was having problems with his boilers shutting off.nat grid shut down the street and replaced main and after that intaller had no problems.
@ February 3, 2013 8:02 PM in Primary/secondary pipinggo to the tool bar on top of page,click on systems scroll down to hot water and there you will find everything you need to know
@ February 3, 2013 7:36 AM in drop header piping?thanks for your answers.from the pics the unions do me it look very sharp.i was asking as i have a steam boiler coming up and am going to try my first drop header.thanks again
@ February 2, 2013 9:52 PM in drop header piping?Hi,i have been looking at pics of drop headers.my ? is why do you need unions on the risers.Thanks
@ January 16, 2013 9:30 AM in where is usaI was running an 11/4 gas line 80'. The pipe says usa on it but it does not feel like the pipe I get in my regular supply house.I dont like using chinese pipe or fittings but it is increasingly hard to find supply houses carrying american fittings.I heard a rumour that they made a town in china and called it usa pronounced yousa.Please tell me there is no truth to the rumour.
@ January 13, 2013 9:48 PM in "eye candy "for a chimney linerI just finished a burnham es26 installation.The chimney liner was a real tough one with three offsets in it.All told with breaking the chimney etc the job went a little longer than expected but thats fine things happen.Anyway i was in my supply house and was telling the counter guy about the chimney over a cup of coffee.Next thing a plumber from a reputable company started laughing at my situation."Out here he says(long island) when we come across a problem like that we put a section of liner down from the top.We slide that down until it hits the offset.We then insert a piece coming out of the chimney into the boiler room.Eye candy,home owner has no idea.Anyone ever heard of this before,Im still having problems believing guys are doing this.
@ December 22, 2012 3:10 PM in failed my inspection.........yes icesailor thats what he said,i am glad he caught it.i must admit though i have worked in the 5 boro's for a long time and have yet to see a raised boiler in a garage.better safe than sorry though.thanks
@ December 22, 2012 6:47 AM in failed my inspection.........a nice gentle reminder the other day,replaced a boiler in a garage in a flooded area on long island last week.i had my inspection yesterday and failed.when installing boiler in a garage ignition source on boiler must be a minimum of 18" above floor.
Inspector was sympathetic but correctly insisted on raising it,
@ December 10, 2012 6:48 AM in Lack of support from Navien 10th callback in 14 monthsthanks for the heads up.i was about to get three of their combi units.i will definitly try a different brand maybe baxi.i cant believe how many naviens my supply house has sold and continue to push,
@ December 9, 2012 8:39 PM in oil guys a ?after the install i had an oil tech come to calibrate it.he didnt have to touch a thing.he did all his combustion tests and the boiler was running perfect.only issue is the boiler has a digital control.manual says to run boiler at HL205 andLL190.coil doesnt have a seperate aquastat.the control is digitally programmed and is similar to trhe burnham ES2.I want to lower the settings.There is only 2 people in house so water wont be an issue,do you think that would be ok to do.I am calling the company tomorrow to make sure.Are you being a little hard on the boiler is it really that bad?
@ December 8, 2012 7:04 AM in oil guys a ?how is the ap series steel oil fired new yorker with coil.i installed one for a customer.they bought the boiler.it looks like a well made product i just wanted an opinion on the boiler from experienced oil techs.customer is looking for a good oil service tech in long island area so if you want to leave a number i can pass it on.thanks
@ December 5, 2012 8:35 AM in crown,new yorker,slant finnwhen you say stock both crown and burnham does that mean you have a supply house and if so where.i will travel as i am having problems getting controls etc on long island.thanks
@ December 5, 2012 6:38 AM in crown,new yorker,slant finnHi my supply house has these three oil fired boilers in stock.home owners budget cant go for a burnham.i hear crown makes a good boiler.im not very familiar with oil boilers but of the three which would be the best.heat loss was done and correct size boilers are available.thanks
@ December 2, 2012 9:10 PM in 1inch copper paleif anyone offers you a 1inch copper pale at a good price please pass it on to me.left the back door of the truck unlocked and it went for a walk.
@ December 2, 2012 9:06 PM in 2pipe steam no trapshi, i looked at a job the other day.steam heat.system is banging real bad.only two floors of heat.it is a two pipe system with no traps.the only wet return is about 4feet in the boiler room.the rest of the return is dry but from what i could see without breaking walls apart was that the dry return seemed to be both feed and return for the only exposed rad i could see.contractor said the feed does a loop in the basement with no tees on it.at the end of the basement it elbows down forming the dry return which in turn feeds rads and accepts return.am i way of base here.