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@ February 2, 2012 6:27 AM in Save this pipe overhaul -- in progress!!

So far so good. On most of the boilers that have to be piped primary secondary the pump needs to be on the return. He actually read the instructions instead of using them as a knee pad! Those two tees should be the feed and return for the indirect.

New Yorker FR

@ January 31, 2012 12:49 PM in New Yorker FR

I have a customer with a big new Yorker FR 400. He wants to put a conversion burner in it. New Yorker has it only listed for oil on their website my question is has anyone out there done this and if so with what results?


@ January 22, 2012 7:39 PM in Noisy tankless heater

Yes ditch it. That's why they call it a water heater and not a boiler.

Would not fly here

@ January 17, 2012 8:13 PM in Pure Pro Boiler Furnace malfunctioning again?

Just using the Romex wire to the circ pumps would not pass inspection here(maine). Looking at that I can only imagine what the rest looks like.


@ January 17, 2012 7:55 PM in Where to drain condensate?

You need to have the condensate neutralized before it goes into the septic. You can get a condensate neutralizer from a supply house. It's basically a PVC pipe filled with limestone. I have heard of condensate killing the bacteria in the septic tank and then it could freeze. I have heard but never actually seen it.


@ January 13, 2012 9:04 PM in Converting antique oil furnace to gas

Maybe you could somehow make a shell out of the old one for a new one kinda like you did for your fridge.

I would not

@ January 13, 2012 5:00 PM in Converting antique oil furnace to gas

Just due to the age I would not convert it you would be throwing money up the chimney over a new condensing gas furnace.


@ December 30, 2011 6:47 AM in Rinnai E110CP explosive ignition and low heat

Your setback is too much with outdoor reset I have found 8 degrees to be too much. Your boiler runs at a lower water to save you money which is why it is taking too long to catch back up. I use the set it and forget it with outdoor reset let the boiler do what it is supposed to do. If you still want to setback your thermostat try 4 degrees and experiment with it but 8 degrees will take a while to come back up.


@ November 9, 2011 6:36 AM in Replace Weil coil?

You could also put the indirect water heater in now since you think you are going to replace it anyway in the future.  Why throw good money into the old boiler when you can put good money next to it.

gas burner

@ November 6, 2011 8:25 PM in Water seepage from chimney cleanout

That's a gas burner notice the gas valve to the right of the burner.


@ April 9, 2011 7:20 PM in Obsolete oil burners-Carlin 175FR-1

Payback ???  On a second or third home ha sell then a new burner a least.  If they can afford a second or third home they can afford new equipment.  I would still help the blue collar fisherman though.


@ March 16, 2011 8:26 PM in Beckett afg flames out

Check to see is the target wall fell in.  Thats what I found the last time the flame dropped off with the ignitor.  It will run fine the way you have it wired dosen't mean its ok.

one piece

@ January 9, 2011 5:08 PM in Munchkin part question

The fan is a one piece unit.  I have done a couple its kind of a pain to change.  good luck

go gas

@ January 3, 2011 4:43 PM in Booster or gas fired heater

Go with the gas water heater.  Shut that oil beast off in the summer.

This is what I put in my house

@ April 7, 2010 8:03 PM in Best tank hot water heaters (gas)

I have had this in for 3 weeks.  The needle on my propane tank has yet to move off full.


@ March 28, 2010 8:39 AM in Triangle Prestige Excellence tank in tank

I have taken apart a solo 250 that had been in for 2 years.  And it was spotless then after I put it back together I had to set it up all over again.


@ March 27, 2010 1:14 PM in Triangle Prestige Excellence tank in tank

Maybe your guy just wants you to buy the Viessman.  But I am positive that all Manufactures require some sort of annual maintenance.  Maybe he made up the $400 figure so you would buy the Viessman. 

Annual Service

@ March 27, 2010 11:01 AM in Triangle Prestige Excellence tank in tank

Any wall hung boiler needs at the least a yearly checkup to make sure everything is running right.  "How many years do you go between oil changes in your car?"

good unit

@ March 24, 2010 7:08 PM in Triangle Prestige Excellence tank in tank

I work for a company in maine that installs Triangle tube units are good units.  If you have more than 2 baths I would reccomend the indirect route.  You could also put in a solo unit and a tankless that would be the most efficient way to go.  Visemann is a good unit too I have just not seen that many.

go gas

@ March 9, 2010 9:01 PM in Several boiler installation problem

I would go gas or replace the oil tanks as well.  If they are that old they are on borrowed time IMO.

Panel rads, Radiant panels whatever

@ March 7, 2010 7:17 PM in Really?

Panel Rads is what I meant.  Everyone I talk to it about does the same thing.  Then I talk to someone else and they will say the other.


@ March 7, 2010 8:09 AM in Really?

I think I am going to install a new system this summer in my home.  It is going to be radiant panels with thermostatic valves on a home run system.  The wholesaler said we can achieve a 40degree delta t which would keep the boiler condensing.  My question is if the system is on a constant circ off of outdoor reset is it really going to be more efficient.  I think the boiler would run constantly almost like my current boiler with a tank-less.  Am I missing something?  I have not got the drawings or piping diagrams just thinking out loud. BTW the boiler will be a Triangle Tube Solo and a TT indirect.  Any input would be great.
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