Joined on February 27, 2010
Last Post on December 8, 2013
@ September 18, 2012 5:50 PM in New to modcon heatingYou can make your system do anything you want, if you do it correctly. Don't expect any system to heat up 100% in a few minutes. If you want to setback overnight, program it to come on about an hour before you wake up, so it'll be the temperature you want.
@ September 18, 2012 5:43 PM in Plumberhttp://www.heatinghelp.com/files/articles/1337/320.pdf
Depending on the model, between 4 and 6 inches.
@ September 18, 2012 5:38 PM in Doing a blowdown under pressure.You can jump out the electrical contacts on the Pressutrol to make it easier.
@ September 18, 2012 5:13 PM in Converting from oil-fired baseboard heating to something elseWhere are you located?
Hot water heat is more comfortable. One system for heat, and one for A/C is the ideal set-up. You could go for a heat pump, if designed properly. You just may not get the comfort like you do from baseboard.
@ September 18, 2012 4:08 PM in oil to gas conversionThe Carlin EZ-Gas would work nicely. You would have to install a double-swing draft control, and you should line the chimney. You can expect to match the current efficiency of about 83%. Maybe a little better if everything is fine tuned.
@ September 17, 2012 9:40 PM in Two-Stage firing on WM 580This is the kind of product that makes you stare off into the distance, daydreaming about that mystical condensing steam boiler.
@ September 17, 2012 9:35 PM in Natural Gas vent to chimney.You can fix that one piece, but that's not a good sign for the rest of the chimney. Can you drop a steel liner?
@ September 16, 2012 11:43 AM in Why is my boiler still flooding?Does the water feeder activate, adding water, or does it leak past in its own? Do you know the water pressure in your house? Is it high?
@ September 14, 2012 11:26 PM in WOMAN NEEDS HELP-Forced Air Heating ChallengeAny repair on a gas appliance xan be extremely dangerous, even for an experienced technician. Nobody here should willingly give advice for this type of work. Sorry. You really need a professional with a big heart, and open mind.
Where are you located?
@ September 14, 2012 6:08 PM in Oil is Astronomical...Is it practical to put a dual fuel Burner on our WM478 Boiler?Didn't you email me once? Would you like me to stop by and offer some help?
@ September 14, 2012 9:36 AM in Installing a secondary LWCO on Weil-McLain EG?I usually connect a top and bottom tap with a tee at the appropriate level for a secondary LWCO. Similarly, you can install tees on the sight glass valves, like a float type LWCO, and run a parallell pipe with a tee near the bottom 90.
@ September 14, 2012 8:58 AM in Oil is Astronomical...Is it practical to put a dual fuel Burner on our WM478 Boiler?We don't discuss pricing here. Where are you located? Maybe somebody can give you an estimate.
@ September 13, 2012 2:44 PM in boiler sizingI'm in NJ. I can offer you an estimate. Check out my info and give me a call.
@ September 13, 2012 2:41 PM in One Pipe System BrainstormingCheck out my info and give me a call. We service all of NJ.
@ September 12, 2012 8:22 PM in conversationAt that age, why not consider replacing the whole boiler?
@ September 11, 2012 10:04 PM in How can I get a W-R 1361 zone valve to run off a Taco ZVC404 Zone Valve Control?He can use the transformer from the zone board.
@ September 11, 2012 8:19 PM in Boiler Piping corroded-1929 Apartment buildingLooks like every apartment building in NJ.
Agreed. Fix those leaks! Don't trust a lazy contractor.
@ September 11, 2012 8:16 PM in Third floor heating?Air is lazy, but you can move water anywhere. I'd vote to try for a hot water system.
I'm in NJ, but I'd be willing to make a trip into upstate NY if you have trouble finding a reliable local contractor.
@ September 11, 2012 12:42 PM in Looking forhttp://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.380902848645630.84428.353747484694500&type=1
We did this conversion yesterday. Here is a link to our Facebook page with pictures. The quality is awful, but it gives you the basic idea.
I have a few issues with the Carlin installation procedure. The flange is a little tricky to keep straight and level when tightening down the set screws. And we'll be installing a union after the gas valve from now on, to make redrilling the orifice a lot easier. It was also annoying to have to remove the gas valve electrical connections just to screw in my manometer fitting. I'll use a short 1/4" nipple next time.
Otherwise, it's a great little burner. I'm officially converting to Carlin.
@ September 11, 2012 12:35 PM in Dirty boiler waterI would rather not live with the leak. There are always ways to fix a broken nipple. You may even be able to replace the internal parts/washer of the drain valve.
@ September 10, 2012 7:58 PM in A/C ducts put into working indirect radiator baysI bet it saved a lot of time and money to do it that way. Sadly, it may just be a complete waste of the A/C. Most indirect heaters have a outdoor air source, or if not, an open duct in the basement. Personally, I don't like to condition the air outside of my house.