Joined on December 16, 2009
Last Post on December 8, 2013
@ November 22, 2012 9:42 PM in ES2 venting?i use the stainless steel liner sized to the specs.thanks for the reply just wanted to ensure the tee could handle the venting as the provided vent is double wall.i sometimes use the taco pc700-2 outdoor reset with this boiler,whats your thoughts on this.people seem to be happy with it so far.
@ November 22, 2012 12:59 PM in ES2 venting?Hi and a happy thanksgiving.I got a ? with an ES2 Burnham.Usually when i put them in i use an Alliance for hot water.With the hurricane etc and loss of power for 2 weeks i am getting customers who want to use a hot water tank as they will have hot water in case of an outage.how do I vent the water heater into the same chimney as the ES2.The boiler comes with its own flue pipe.Is it possible to use a heavy gauge flue pipe to combine boiler and water heater eliminating supplied boiler vent pipe and run the two units into the new liner.Thanks for your time.
@ November 16, 2012 7:23 AM in Help - Oil to NG Conversionchris sums it up.anyway dont get blinded by rebates you are going to have this system for the next 15yrs or how long i dont know.the rebate is a small thing to look at here.
wise words from chris"the bitter taste........................................
@ November 15, 2012 10:19 PM in Help - Oil to NG ConversionI know in ny the gas company offers about $500 and an additional$450 or so in ee rebates on top of an aditional $250 for alliance.As i said before nothing wrong with the Alpine as lond as it is installed correctly and installer knows how to service it and calibrate it.by the way 2k for a chimney liner.i know there is a policy here not to discuss prices but i would ? that price.
@ November 15, 2012 7:01 PM in Help - Oil to NG ConversionChris makes a good point.ES2 with a outdoor reset is a very nice product but make sure you get chimney relined.I like the Alliance indirect which I think qualifies you for another rebate.you would not be nuts to go with the Alpine as long as the installation is done correctly.Just my two cents,good luck.
@ November 10, 2012 9:39 PM in is it safe to fix a boiler that was submergedhi,so sandy has come and gone leaving a mad scramble for boilers and water heaters.utility company has said it is dangerous to try to relight boilers that were exposed to salt water.i do however see a lot of guys drying out boilers and fixing them.whats your thoughts.
@ November 4, 2012 2:03 PM in BRAND NEW TACO PC700-2hi,i need the reset,my supply house is having a problem getting it.i can come pick it up
@ October 17, 2012 10:48 PM in thankyou fan in a can.....sprayfoamed insulated house as tight as tight can be,home owner disconnected carbon monoxide alarm as it annoyed him when it went off.sealed boiler room,200,000 btu boiler .fresh air was via a 10"x3" duct.i put a pieceof paper on boiler and it got blown back from chimney backdraft.our temporary solution was a 6" line from outside house into boiler room hooked up to fiel control cas-4 fan in a can.my first time using it and am very impressed.
@ October 17, 2012 10:38 PM in Recent Install Picsin dans books he says the 90 for the equaliser should face down.i tried it on my last steam boiler with a drop header and it worked great however i was always taught to pipe it the way motty did,with the 45.thanks motty for posting as it is a great way for us to learn.
@ October 15, 2012 7:59 PM in problem with heating coili didnt notice what make of thermostat it was.there is three settings on it.it goes from manual,off then auto.there is another switch for ac and heat.i am within the 30feet which should give me enough static pressure and have a 1hp b&g bronze pump on system.i finally got in contact with ac guy today.he told me he wired it that system must be on manual setting on thermostat.this makes fan run continuosly.fan never shuts of at all.when there is a call for heat pump comes on and you got hot ait.the settings off and auto on thermostat basically have the same function in that they turn the system off.thanks for your help
@ October 15, 2012 7:58 PM in problem with heating coili didnt notice what make of thermostat it was.there is three settings on it.it goes from manual,off then auto.there is another switch for ac and heat.i am within the 30feet which should give me enough static pressure and have a 1hp b&g bronze pump on system.i finally got in contact with ac guy today.he told me he wired it that system must be on manual setting on thermostat.this makes fan run continuosly.fan never shuts of at all.when there is a call for heat pump comes on and you got hot ait.the settings off and auto on thermostat basically have the same function in that they turn the system off.thanks for your help
@ October 14, 2012 7:27 PM in problem with heating coilhi,okay so i was asked to do a job.air handler and heating coil are in attic.STEAM boiler in basement.i followed dans drawing in his book How Come.....refering to taking a zone of a steam boiler and pumping the water up 30'.i used a breonze b&g as suggested.my electrician wired my zone for me.he put in a single zone relay.when a call for heat comes from second floor boiler comes on as does pump.aquastat is set for 180 on boiler below water level.the ac installer then installed a strap on aquastat on return pipe coming of coil.coil is only heating second floor.thermostat has a manual setting and automatic setting.when set on manual system runs beautiful,hot air etc.problem is owner has to turn on when he wants heat which is a pain in the ass at 3am.when stat is put on auto unit doesnt fire up.im pumping 160 degree water up and strap on aquastat wont turn on blower.aquastat is set for 120.when i lower the aquastat to 90 it kicks on blower and i hear a lot of air in system.i bled system out and ran it again getting the same result.i then switched thermostat to manual and blower comes on pumping forced hot air with no air in system.unit is american standard.any ideas as to what is going on?????im about to get a small boiler and put it on a seperate zone which i wanted to do but there was problems with gas permits,thanks in advance
@ September 18, 2012 7:22 AM in kcopp a? regarding insulation and heat platesthe general didnt back down.i got the "you know how many years ive been doing this" story.books are written for idiots.i wish i was in a position to walk away from this job but im sticking to my guns on this one.i informed the home owner who is going to have a conversation with the g.c. thanks again.
@ September 16, 2012 7:20 AM in kcopp a? regarding insulation and heat plateshi,so we just finished installing uponor heat transfer plates for a staple up job.uponor manual said not to use an air gap but contractor is insisting on an air gap.also is regular insulation ok to use or do you have to use foil faced insulation.thanks for your help
@ July 31, 2012 6:39 PM in off topic,plumbing ?thanks for your help to all.house 1 with sprinkler system.i bypassed meter and let water run,no banging.....hooked up meter again and there was banging,told customer to contact water authority,house 2 bad float on toilet,did as ME said and got the sucker ,changed fluidmaster, and no banging,thanks again
@ July 30, 2012 6:47 AM in off topic,plumbing ?sorry i wasnt clear,houses in different locations.thanks for all your input i will use your suggestions this week and get back.
@ July 29, 2012 11:41 AM in off topic,plumbing ?house no.1.65psi no prv.when domestic water is running banging isnt very noticeable but they have a lawn inground sprinkler system installed to.sprinkler has a watts backflow.when water for sprinkler kicks on banging increases to the point where you can hear it thru entire house.i told him to call irrigation guy ,maybe a solenoid valve?but why is there banging when sprinkler is not running.
house no2 psi50. banging like the other house occurs when using domestic water ,not to loud but it is there.someone said to me maybe meter is undersized or maybe a washer inside it is bad?do you think taht makes sense.thanks for your input
@ July 29, 2012 11:05 AM in off topic,plumbing ?hi,im having a problem with two houses.when the tennant runs water im getting a constant knocking sound going thru pipes.tried an expansion tank and air champers,do you think it is possible that the meter could be causing the problem.thanks
@ July 18, 2012 3:48 PM in burnham in4. header?The old loop was 1 inch copper ten inches above water line.
@ July 18, 2012 3:33 PM in burnham in4. header?Im going the extra mile but I just want to make sure I'm not doing it in vain.thanks for your help
@ July 18, 2012 1:28 PM in burnham in4. header?Hi.I am installing an in4.I am piping 2 two in risers out of boiler.do I have to reduce the equalizer and loop or is it ok to keep everything 2inch.thanks in advance.