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@ 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 CO

CO 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 CO

Where are you located?

My guess is a flue or draft problem.


@ November 4, 2012 8:13 AM in New boiler

I'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 problem

You 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 boiler

Well,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 questions

Here is some info for the Kriebel system.


@ November 3, 2012 5:04 PM in Two pipe steam questions

Those 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 video

I 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.

Interesting flame rectification video

@ November 2, 2012 10:47 PM in Interesting flame rectification video'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 12

That is the code for a low water condition. Have you checked the LWCO for proper operation?


@ November 2, 2012 8:41 PM in Maximum height

Depends. Is it steam or hot water? How how is the ceiling? Hot problem. Steam...potential problems. You need to maintain some critical dimensions with steam. For either, you need to ensure proper vent connection pitch.


@ November 1, 2012 9:13 PM in Rinsing the boiler

Have you power flushed the returns? With a new boiler, old pipes get banged around and loosen up a lot of crud.


@ November 1, 2012 8:50 PM in Amazing stuff in my crawl space

Love it!

If it don't drain...drill a hole in it.

I've seen this a lot, actually. Although, around here, people put a valve in the hole and instruct the homeowner not to call for service, but to drain the valve if th steam doesn't work. See? We're so courteous.


@ November 1, 2012 6:08 PM in Weil-McLain LGB Steam Boiler Sooting Up

Do you have a combustion analyzer? What are your readings? Are the sections clean and free? The chimney is lined right niw?


@ November 1, 2012 4:58 PM in Flood Clean-Up Cautions

Check the websites for FEMA, AHRI, and NJ State Police.


@ November 1, 2012 12:38 PM in Please help stuck in disaster zone


Was the boiler under water? If so, do not use it!


@ November 1, 2012 12:03 PM in HVAC Designer

Can you take pictures or measurements of the two radiators on the one line? There may be too much condensate for one supply line to handle.


@ November 1, 2012 11:21 AM in ez gas

You can probably make everything work, but at what cost? When gas valves get wet, they tend to stick open. And electrical parts have a habit of catching on fire. Not worth it! Like you said, use this as an opportunity to install a WALL HUNG boiler. High and dry.
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