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@ January 25, 2013 6:35 AM in water hammer help! video included

Here's the Pressuretrol. It should have a Cut In dial on the front and a white wheel on the inside


@ January 25, 2013 6:32 AM in Brand New rad vent staying open.

The HD vents are not the greatest quality.

What pressure is the boiler running at?


@ January 25, 2013 6:30 AM in Dunkirk question

There is always a great benefit to adding the second riser. You will cut the exit velocity in half, which is a good thing. Especially with this style boiler. It needs all of the help it can get to produce dry steam.


@ January 25, 2013 6:25 AM in water hammer help! video included

You can also try to blow through any trapped water. When the system is off, remove the vent and blow through the opening. Replace the vent, and run the system. This "fix" will only work once, though, as the water will eventually fill up again.


@ January 24, 2013 8:24 PM in steam/air vent gushing water

Are the radiator valves fully open?


@ January 24, 2013 1:38 PM in VIDEO -- Nice downstairs, cool upstairs

68 may be too low for some people.

This sounds like a perfect application for TRV's to control individual radaitors as needed.


@ January 24, 2013 1:26 PM in Can newer main valves go bad?

It's not unheard of. What pressure is the boiler running at?


@ January 24, 2013 1:19 PM in New header design (what do you all think)

It probably only makes a negligible improvement to the steam quality. I think the reducing tees look nicer, though. Tough decision.


@ January 24, 2013 1:04 PM in New header design (what do you all think)

This is a job we did that is similar to yours.


@ January 23, 2013 10:00 PM in diverter tee

How big is the rad? How far apart are the tees?


@ January 23, 2013 9:56 PM in Steam vent on radiator kees leaking even after replacement

Aside from lowering the pressure, that piping isn't exactly right and may be causing wet, inefficient steam. The returns also join up high above the water line, allowing steam to disrupt proper balance and distribution. Wet steam will cause your problem, even a lower pressures. It will also make you waste a lot of fuel.


@ January 23, 2013 9:49 PM in Boiler installed wrong

I sent you an email. If you don't get it, you can find my info in my signature.


@ January 23, 2013 8:50 PM in High steam pressure at boiler

Bad pressure gauge? What is the pressure control set for?


@ January 23, 2013 7:25 PM in Residential Steam tech in Morristown NJ area?

I can help. Send me an email and I'll give you my company and cell phone number.


@ January 23, 2013 7:10 PM in Noisy boiler problem still persists

Can you describe the sound?


@ January 23, 2013 7:05 PM in Hudson county NJ steam heat specialists?

You can also find me in such places as...this thread!

I'd be happy to help. Give us a call or email any time. I get emails 24/7.


@ January 23, 2013 7:02 AM in Staged pressure controls

So, let's set an example.

I want a boiler to operate at 12 ounces. I would just set my high fire to cut out at 12, and then the low fire will cut out at 14 or 16? The high fire cut in should be set higher than the low fire cut in, right?


@ January 23, 2013 6:56 AM in MEGALOCK FAIL!!

Megaloc needs to be mixed very well, too. It will separate and get very thin on top when it's new or sits for a while. Using that top skim only will allow leaks.


@ January 23, 2013 6:34 AM in Steam vent on radiator kees leaking even after replacement

What pressure is the boiler running?

There is no alternative solution to fixing a poorly pitched pipe. It will always cause the same problem.


@ January 23, 2013 6:29 AM in Boiler installed wrong

The copper needs to go. We always finish a repiping job in one day to get the heat back up, so people don't have to wait until spring to fix their problems.

Sounds like a water feed is leaking, too.


@ January 22, 2013 8:24 PM in my first drop header install EGH-85

Not bad. We just did something similar on a repiping job. As long as the pitch and assembly is right, it should work great.


@ January 22, 2013 8:19 PM in water line

The water in the glass may only represent that exact location in thw boiler. The water level is likely tilted towards the steam opening. I would assume that there is only one pipe coming out of the boiler...?
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