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RobG

Joined on June 4, 2011

Last Post on July 25, 2014

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New Furnace

@ June 6, 2013 12:38 PM in Replacing Gas Furnace Burners?

You should probably just plan on a new furnace. If what you said is correct, the furnace is almost fifty years old. Do you drive a car that's fifty years old? You should upgrade to a more efficient system (either wrap it into your mortgage, or have the sellers lower the sales price to cover it). I doubt that you can upgrade the burners on that furnace (how do you upgrade the carburetor on a Model-A Ford).
Good luck with your new home and please feel free to ask anymore questions.
Rob

IN MEMORY

@ June 6, 2013 11:50 AM in IN MEMORY

God bless all the Americans that fought and died on this day in 1944. I sincerely hope that the freedoms you fought for will remain for eternity.

Knunclehead

@ June 6, 2013 11:43 AM in Steam to hot water radiator conversion valves

In Steamheads words, the system has probably been "knuckleheaded" and the church has banging during their services. It would be cheaper for the church to find a new repair guy than to replace the system.
Rob 

Re-using Rads

@ May 31, 2013 1:25 PM in Preparing old radiators for hot water

Can you post pictures of the radiators? Some steam radiators will not work with hot water systems.
Rob 

Sorry

@ May 31, 2013 10:49 AM in ferrules on pex?

Chris, I don't know about the newer delta's. If they follow their old ball design, no, you cannot spin the ball to reverse flow. It looks like you may need a couple of compression couplings and some more plastic ferules or new supply lines. I wish I could be more help.
Rob 

Gas Burner

@ May 31, 2013 10:06 AM in Radiator - can I use for FHW?

Another thing to remember is that when you do eventualy replace the boiler, you can re-use the gas burner onthe new boiler, saving that expense.
Rob

On another note

@ May 30, 2013 3:46 PM in ferrules on pex?

One thing that I like about Moen cartridges is that if the lines are reversed you can just spin the unit 180 degrees and there is no need to mess with the supply lines.
Rob

Pex supply lines

@ May 30, 2013 2:36 PM in ferrules on pex?

Since the supply lines are new, and if you did not tighten them all the way down upon installation (I never tighten a compression fitting all the way) you should be fine on reusing them, you will just have to snug them down a little more when you reinstall them, kind of like snugging down a packing nut. If you did compress them all the way, you should replace them.
Rob

Pex supply lines

@ May 30, 2013 2:30 PM in ferrules on pex?

Since the supply lines are new, and if you did not tighten them all the way down upon installation (I never tighten a compression fitting all the way) you should be fine on reusing them, you will just have to snug them down a little more when you reinstall them, kind of like snugging down a packing nut. If you did compress them all the way, you should replace them.
Rob

An educated consumer

@ May 29, 2013 3:45 PM in Mixing radiators and radiant floor heat

An educated consumer makes for a good customer. If you know what you want and can let your contractor know what you expect, the project should move smoothly (provided your con-tractor is not a con-artist). I am not implying that your contractor is not top notch, I just don't know him/her.
However, type "Dan Foley" in the site search block at top of the page, there are not many people in the industry that have his credentials.
Rob

Heating Dilema

@ May 29, 2013 12:27 PM in Mixing radiators and radiant floor heat

Have you settled on your HVAC contractor? You are very lucky to be in the territory of Foley Mechanical. I would highly suggest that you contact them sooner rather than later, meaning, if they were to do the work you will not have problems down the road, if someone else does the work (it sounds from your description that you are doing the contractors foot work already) you will probably end up calling Foley Mechanical in after the fact to fix the errors.
I am not affiliated with Foley, I just know their work and reputation. I am sure that others here will verify what I have just told you,
Rob

How about?

@ May 25, 2013 1:01 PM in Honeywell Zone Control Question

Try switching heads with one of the other zv's that is working correctly.
Rob

Piping Diagram

@ May 24, 2013 12:08 PM in Issues with coal fired hydronic heating system

If someone has a good generic piping diagram his type of system and could post it for this gentleman I'm sure that would answer allot of his questions. As well, Santilal, if you could post more pictures of your system, helping you will be allot easier.
Rob

Ghost in the machine

@ May 22, 2013 3:53 PM in Attic insulation

I am posting this at 3:50 pm e.s.t. and Heat-Pro and BillW somehow posted hours ahead of the actual time? I must be going crazy?
Rob

I beg to differ

@ May 22, 2013 3:43 PM in Time machine

If you look at the latest postings they are from the same year.

Time machine

@ May 22, 2013 11:31 AM in Time machine

what's up with those two threads below from 2006 and 2004 "steel pipe" and "oil piping"
Dan, I think your server needs a new flux capacitor.
Rob

Find a contractor

@ May 21, 2013 2:47 PM in Need Help with Sizing

Search using the zip code and expand the area. I looked at your zip and found a few. I would try Joe from Ecuacool, He is based in New Jersey but may work in your area. He posts on here regularly and does some fine work.
Rob

Where are you?

@ May 21, 2013 12:11 PM in Need Help with Sizing

Depending on your location, you might find a steam pro here. Sizing the boiler is the easy part. Finding a contractor to install it correctly is the hard part.
Rob 

Moen

@ May 12, 2013 3:03 PM in Need opinions on kitchen faucet brands

I would go with a Moen faucet with a pull out sprayer.You could go with a single hole mount and use a soap dispenser and instant hot water dispenser or a filtered water dispenser, or you could just go with a three hole mount pull out sprayer faucet. I am a Moen fan because of the simple cartridge design that has not changed in 50? years.
Rob

The dog?

@ May 12, 2013 2:50 PM in Steam at Work

If you noticed, the dog was missing about half of its tail. I hope OSHA never sees this video :)

One thing you left out Gordy

@ May 5, 2013 11:44 AM in Lesson learned NEVER let the wife tag along to the home show

3. No, those jeans don't make you look fat:)

Picture this

@ May 2, 2013 12:57 PM in what size boiler woul you recommend?

A 40,000 BTU boiler in combination with your Amtrol tank (properly installed) will give you more hot water than a conventional 50 gallon gas water heater. A 50 gallon conventional water heater will typically supply enough hot water for a 2 1/2 bath single family home.
Just putting it in lay-mans terms. Don't worry! size the boiler to the heat load of the home, you'll do just fine. Just pick the right installer.
Rob
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