Joined on February 27, 2010
Last Post on June 19, 2013
@ April 7, 2013 9:28 AM in Skim portWhen all else fails, we have good luck drilling several holes through the plug, and using a sawzall with a blade cut in half to make it extra skinny. Risky, but effective.
@ April 7, 2013 9:18 AM in 4" Drop Headers make us giggleYes, I am!
It's going into a Utica SFH. I'll allow Mark to make a new thread about it.
@ April 7, 2013 8:46 AM in 4" Drop Headers make us giggleActually...he's getting both. Video is a good idea.
@ April 6, 2013 8:23 PM in Water boils into pipes.Actually neither is correct. It needs to look like this...
@ April 6, 2013 4:15 PM in Crab steamerWhy, indeed.
The reason is...no reason.
The REAL reason is that a residential boiler should not be using a lot of fresh water. And if water is added for maintenance, it should be boiled immediately. Whatever sediment accumulates over the years can be cleaned out.
In this crab steamer, there is so much fresh water being used daily, that you there is no way to maintain it often enough to prevent a problem.
@ April 4, 2013 8:40 PM in 4" Drop Headers make us giggleFinished this job today. More photos here...
@ April 2, 2013 11:40 AM in filling the systemThe system cold fill needs to be high enough to raise the water up to the third floor, plus a little for safety. You'll also have to verify that the compression tank and relief valve and sized accordingly.
@ April 1, 2013 7:55 PM in Question about leaking 8-year old Burnham steam boilerWhere are you located? Ay picture of the boiler and near piping?
@ April 1, 2013 7:53 PM in Steam experts/contractors in lower Westchester NY for gas burner install on oil steam boilerI'd need to check with the county, but I can offer my help. We travel your way for steam/boiler work.
@ March 29, 2013 8:00 PM in Odd combined single pipe in a 2 pipe systemCould just be a riser drip to compensate for the inability to properly pitch the run out. Shouldn't be an issue.
@ March 29, 2013 6:05 AM in rheem warm air furnaceSounds like the valve. I would try to send 24v right to it first. Could also be a low amp draw on the valve circuit, which might lead to a faulty control board.
@ March 29, 2013 6:00 AM in snow melt boilers damaged by floodI know you want to save money, and save equipment, but it's still not worth it. If you or someone gets killed, would you still be glad you did it? The insurance companies aren't going to care about your good intentions if a house blows up. It's just plain irresponsible.
The only way I would ever recommend it, is to replace everything that got wet, and be 100% sure that everything else was untouched. To me, it's not worth the effort.
@ March 28, 2013 9:14 PM in snow melt boilers damaged by floodIt is so completely not worth the risk. I've seen electronics catch on fire and water heaters explode months after being "dried out". If anything ever happened, it would be 100% your fault.
@ March 28, 2013 6:15 PM in Iron FiremanWhat are you sepcifically looking to know, if anything?
@ March 28, 2013 6:08 PM in Burnham MST Oil to GasCarlin Ezgas goes in pretty much any boiler, but it can be noisy. Waynes are quiet but break every year. No experience with Midco yet.
@ March 28, 2013 8:54 AM in Apartment buildingI'm preparing an estimate for a 36 unit apartment building with showers only. Want to verify my numbers. 2.5 gpm shower heads. No other appliances. Approximately 2 people per unit. 72 people total.
What should the first hour, recovery, and boiler output be? I've gotten several different answers from different sources.
@ March 28, 2013 6:03 AM in rheem warm air furnaceWere you getting 6.8 in when the valve was open, or only static?
@ March 28, 2013 6:01 AM in Calculating Heat Loss Using Past UsageI work around Philadelphia. I can offer you an eatimate and proper heat loss of your home. We use ACCA approved Manual J software that doesn't leave us to assume anything. That's the only way to know what numbers you truly need to look for.
@ March 27, 2013 7:25 PM in Turning off radiatorsIt's better to let the radiators get some steam. You'll keep the system happy, and create less of a heat loss for the other rooms. Sounds like a good application for TRV's.
@ March 27, 2013 7:22 PM in Help! Boiler keeps shutting offDO NOT KEEP RESETTING THAT BUTTON. SERIOUSLY!!!
Call a pro. You have a serious safety hazard that needs to be fixed.
@ March 27, 2013 7:30 AM in Too many options - need helpHow is a cast iron boiler free from short cycling with small zones?
@ March 27, 2013 7:22 AM in Customers are confused when it comes to gas conversions...We're not far off from your price. In fact, we're more expensive. Our conversion customers have saved an average of 60% compared to oil. A home with a 75MBTUH boiler that used $4000 in oil last year is now using $1600 in gas. That's a savings of...wait for it....$2400! Very interesting, isn't it? Of course the numbers get spread out with smaller BTUH rates. So, the ROI goes from 1 year to 1.5 years.
Maybe now, I will be the one to "lol" in your direction.