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Last Post on March 8, 2014
@ November 5, 2012 10:05 PM in Can't get Gas Steam Boiler WorkingFind a good boiler guy. Not just a plumber.
Where are you located? Have you tried the Find A Contractor link on the top of this page?
@ November 5, 2012 8:42 PM in steam pressure switchHoneywell Vaporstat L408J1009
Can be set from 0 to 16 ounces.
@ November 5, 2012 8:40 PM in Can't get Gas Steam Boiler WorkingWhat brand and model boiler?
Do you have a picture?
Sounds like a dirty safety or control.
@ November 5, 2012 8:04 PM in High COThe biggest statement here is that somebody added the fan, and the CO went up. Turn the fan off, or get a refund.
@ November 5, 2012 5:18 PM in A combustion Analysis questionI don't think those burners have any adjustments.
Sounds like too much primary or excess air. With such a short amount of venting, I think the inducer is drawing too much air through the boiler. I probably shouldn't recommend this, but I would mess around with blocking off the exhaust a small amount at a time to see if the numbers change.
@ November 5, 2012 5:15 PM in How was this put together!Too bad. I would have put that in my shop.
@ November 5, 2012 3:28 PM in A combustion Analysis questionWhat draft meter do you have? Was it facing into the boiler or into the chimney? A positive draft could mean a blocked chimney.
@ November 5, 2012 7:52 AM in SUBMERGED Boilers and Water heater. What absolutely needs replacing?Nothing is safe. Eveything must be replaced. Insurance or FEMA will cover the cost.
Boilers are expensive. How much does a new family cost?
@ November 4, 2012 8:37 PM in How was this put together!The opposite ends of the pipes has reverse threads. One side clockwise, the other counter clockwise. Why did you rip that out?
@ November 4, 2012 5:32 PM in High COCO can be caused by too much, or too little air. Ideal combustion is a big diva. It is very particular.
@ November 4, 2012 1:31 PM in High COWhere are you located?
My guess is a flue or draft problem.
@ November 4, 2012 8:13 AM in New boilerI've found that the guys who talk bad about high efficiency equipment are the ones who don't understand, or don't know how to install them. Be cautious about anyone not willing to give you an option.
@ November 3, 2012 7:42 PM in Who will fix a leaky radiator supply pipe?I think the mentality of both contractors is ridiculous. A leak is a leak. Work is work. How can a company replace a boiler but not fix a leak? Crazy,
Hopefully, you find a good company through this website. Where are you located?
@ November 3, 2012 7:38 PM in bleeding radiator problemYou need enough pressure to lift water to the highest radiator. If the building is four stories, then you need to set the water pressure at 20 psi, and leave it there. However, you would also need to upgrade the relief valve from 30 to 50 psi, and match the pressure in he expansion tank to the new water pressure. This is a job recommendd only for professionals.
@ November 3, 2012 5:36 PM in Prognosis for saltwater submerged boiler?We've been busy but not crazy yet. I think once all power is restored and people start their systems again, we'll be pushed into crazy mode. The local utilities, like PSEG, however, have been crazy. My father has been working 16 hour shifts.
@ November 3, 2012 5:32 PM in when is the right time to replace old peerless boilerWell,it always depends on condition and history, but 15 years is usually a good time to plan for a new boiler. Most will last longer, but lose efficiency every year.
@ November 3, 2012 5:12 PM in Two pipe steam questionsHere is some info for the Kriebel system.
@ November 3, 2012 5:04 PM in Two pipe steam questionsThose elbows are definitely some type of trap, like crash mentioned. Are there any markings or names in the original hand valves?
I also see an air vent on one of the radiators. That doesn't belong there on this type of system.
That long loop at the end of the main is a water seal, so that a trap isn't required.
@ November 3, 2012 4:51 PM in Prognosis for saltwater submerged boiler?Water damage = replacement. Too many safety risks involved in parts swapping and cleaning.
@ November 3, 2012 8:22 AM in Interesting flame rectification videoI think there's been a pretty strong science surge lately. And we have a new generation of teachers that DO HAVE an imagination. We're the internet generation, so we get bored very easily, and it's pretty awesome to see a clash of science and art. Plus...anytime you can watch a video with 15,000 volts and fire and still learn something is fine by me.
@ November 2, 2012 10:47 PM in Interesting flame rectification videoYeah...here's how I spend my Friday nights.
Thought this video put a good visual to the basic concept of flame rectification.
@ November 2, 2012 8:45 PM in Burnham Freedom error code 12That is the code for a low water condition. Have you checked the LWCO for proper operation?