Joined on February 27, 2010
Last Post on March 9, 2014
@ October 9, 2012 7:57 AM in crown oil fired boiler to propane?We installed one one Thrusday. It was running at 86.2% efficiency.
@ October 7, 2012 5:13 PM in Delayed closing of gas valveCan you connet the Pressuretrol in series with the thermostat instead of the ECO to see what happens?
@ October 7, 2012 3:16 PM in Pressuretrol controller Honeywell PA404A 1009Differential 1.
The lower, the better. But, these controls have trouble running too low. So, stick to the above numbers.
@ October 6, 2012 8:40 PM in Burnham holiday steam boiler starting problem (gas)When it comes to safety devices, I would advise against any kind of violent actions. A technician should be able to diagnose the problem with a meter, and a list of symptoms.
@ October 6, 2012 7:53 PM in Carlin 301gas in Weil Mclain 480Too much primary air? Poor chimney draft? What were your exact combustion numbers?
@ October 6, 2012 4:16 PM in crown oil fired boiler to propane?You sure can!
Carlin makes a gas/propane burner. A skilled technician must do the conversion.
Where are you located?
@ October 6, 2012 4:13 PM in Navien CH-240 ASME Outdoor reset ConnectionThe wiring harness comes with the boiler. You may need to order that, too.
@ October 6, 2012 12:28 PM in Boiler Firing Often..I'm still thinking a faulty limit or safety. Trouble is...which one?
Could be a dirty or weak aquastat. The spark module may be getting a weak signal.
Where are you located? A boiler tech could disgnose this easily in person, by checking all of these things.
@ October 6, 2012 11:34 AM in Boiler Firing Often..That does not look healthy. Lots of roll out on the initial firing. Is there any record of maintenance. Looks like there is a lot of debris under the burner.
Is there a model number? Can you take a few more pictures of the gas valve and controls?
@ October 6, 2012 11:21 AM in Guard Dog Wiring...Keep the jumper.
The yellow wires interrupt the burner control in series. Treat it like a limit/safety.
@ October 6, 2012 9:58 AM in Boiler Firing Often..That is not normal! Something is wrong. I'm not completely familiar with that system, but there could be a faulty control or safety.
@ October 5, 2012 11:16 PM in Old School Thermocouple/ pilot questionDo not plug that hole. It sounds like the pilot orifice fell out while you were taking it apart. Look under the boiler for a little brass bell looking object.
@ October 5, 2012 8:45 PM in GhostingWhat is the lowest pump? Can you tag the picture with labels?
@ October 5, 2012 7:13 PM in Oil to NG conversionThe Carlin EZ Gas burner will work well, since that boiler requires a positive chamber draft. A quick call to Carlin would be wise to confirm that.
BTUHs are BTUHs. The boiler will work just the same, with equal or better efficiency.
@ October 5, 2012 6:28 PM in NG fired steam boiler recommendationPictures weren't working in th first post.
Fnd the pictures on our Facebook page.
@ October 5, 2012 6:18 PM in NG fired steam boiler recommendationJust finished this up today.
86.2% efficient. Going back on a colder day to make the final adjustments.
@ October 5, 2012 2:41 PM in converting oil burner to gasYou will either match, or increase the boiler's efficiency. The only way the efficiency goes down is if you do not install the gas burner correctly. So, do not use anybody who makes that claim.
@ October 3, 2012 10:25 PM in Combustion AlayzersTESTO
I love my Testo 327. I will never use another brand.
@ October 3, 2012 9:21 PM in Utica boiler problem.Try jumping the end switch to see if that works. If it does, the zone valve or wiring is bad. If it doesn't work, the zone board may have a problem.
@ October 3, 2012 9:18 PM in Looking for A/C and possibly new heating systemDo not cross over into the dark side of Forced Air Heating. Nothing but regrets will be had.
Install A/C. Update the boiler. Enjoy efficiency and comfort.
The high velocity systems are great for a whole house. Mini splits are better for select rooms, but not necessarily a whole house.
@ October 3, 2012 8:38 PM in NG fired steam boiler recommendationI'm going to be installing a Smith/Carlin steam job tomorrow. I'll post my combustion numbers. I'm going to keep a log of every boiler I install this year.