Joined on November 18, 2011
Last Post on March 27, 2014
@ March 27, 2014 7:54 AM in Advice on Oil Boiler ReplacementIf you wanted to go direct vent I would go Buderus with a riello BF burner they are super quiet. The sys 2000 cannot be direct vented it requires a power venter which is more moving parts. Sorry to take so long to reply.
@ March 23, 2014 8:06 PM in Advice on Oil Boiler ReplacementBoth of those boilers are good choices. I would line the chimney with a insulated stainless steel liner which will be good for oil and gas and help with condensation in the chimney. I personally would put in the Buderus because of availability of parts. Both will save tons over that jubilee.
@ March 16, 2014 8:30 PM in Heatmaker detonating on start upCheck the burner. If it starts like a shotgun there is a opening in the burner letting out too much gas. The two I've seen the seam weld opened up. You'll see it when you clean it..
@ February 27, 2014 4:29 PM in Back up boiler sizeFirst you need to get a heat loss done on your house. This will tell you the size of the boiler you need. Most likely if you stay oil the smallest one you can get will work. Hot water could be done off the boiler with a indirect water heater or you could go with a on demand gas water heater.
@ February 18, 2014 3:47 PM in boiler sizeYou need to have a heat loss on your house. That being said unless you are in Antarctica the three section will do just fine. They sized boilers with tankless coils for the hot water load but with a indirect you size the boiler to the actual heat load. If I had to guess depending on your location your heat loss is less than 60,000.
@ February 3, 2014 1:31 PM in go wireless or notI have used the Honeywell wireless thermostats with good results.
@ February 3, 2014 11:58 AM in Anyone buy 4 year old boilers?I know you deal in Burnham Harper111. Which is why I say make it a boat anchor. But the Buderus is rated for a gas burner it is printed right on the tag on the boiler.
@ February 2, 2014 10:37 AM in Anyone buy 4 year old boilers?I could see getting rid of the pinner. But why not just covert the Buderus with a riello gas burner the boiler is rated for it.
@ January 28, 2014 6:06 AM in rinnai hot water helpSorry about the rant earlier. I did not know you also had a furnace. If it was the regulator both would have a issue. If you could post pics it would be helpful.
@ January 27, 2014 8:17 AM in rinnai hot water helpI wasn't guessing I speak from experience. Having set more than 1,000 propane tanks when I used to work for a energy company. If the regulator has a little moisture in it it will mess with the gas pressure when it is very cold out. A shot of methanol to the tank will solve the problem. I used to just swap out the reg and hang the old one in my truck to dry it out and use it over on a later install.
@ January 26, 2014 4:23 PM in rinnai hot water helpIs this on propane? Sounds like a bad regulator if it only happens when it is cold out.
@ January 22, 2014 8:33 PM in Why would i want a mixing valve for my indirect hwh?State of Maine just made it code for a anti scald mixing valve to be installed on all indirect water heaters.
@ January 19, 2014 7:50 PM in Boiler Correct SizeThat is way to big. I have a 1975 cape 2x4 construction 1300sqft. In Maine and my heat loss is 48,000btu. Get that installer back before it's too late.
@ January 15, 2014 9:12 PM in Opinion on conversion from oil to natural gasIt all depends. I would replace the boiler being that old I would hate to put in the gas gun and have the boiler spring a leak in a year or two. Post some pictures of your setup to let us evaluate overall condition. Second I would bet your current boiler is oversized if so you also save by putting in a properly sized boiler.
@ December 8, 2013 2:02 PM in NTI Trinity FTFI've installed TT. The TFT has a better control and more piping options with stub outs on the top and bottom. And in my neck of the woods they are cheaper! I have not done any knights. The boiler will also control three pumps.
@ December 7, 2013 10:11 PM in System 2000 controlerSounds like your problem is the tech not the system.
@ December 7, 2013 8:04 PM in NTI Trinity FTFI like them. You can do a lot with the control.
@ December 7, 2013 3:33 PM in Copper Press FittingsI am a one man shop so any labor time saved is valuable. I bought mine this fall. Customers pay for the fittings. Plus being able to press with water in the pipe is huge!
@ November 24, 2013 8:38 PM in Condensing gas boiler you installI install NTI TFT boilers. Before that Triangle Tube. I like the Firetube heat exchanger. I have PTSD over the Gianonni exchanger from the early munchkins. The propane company I worked for had a condo complex that had 50 of them except the installing plumber didn't read the manual until the third or forth building! We were stuck doing the service and correcting them. I remember one unit started leaking after only 4 years! About a dozen were not piped pri/sec.
@ November 19, 2013 7:06 AM in non condensing combi heaters?I would use a Rinnai E75C it's the smallest combi that I use. It has the exp tank and primary loop done for you. If you can get rid of the condensate it would fit in a tight space.