Joined on January 24, 2012
Last Post on December 10, 2013
@ December 10, 2013 8:46 PM in Runtal and Raditors piped togetherI have a Buderus 22 just outside of a walk-in shower (no door) for 10 years. I also use it as a towel warmer holder. No rust.
@ December 3, 2013 12:03 PM in Something NewI can't believe the frequency of people NOT removing the magazine, and checking the action, before cleaning any gun. This is all too common, especially amongst law enforcement personnel.
I guess it's like people NOT servicing their boilers.
@ December 2, 2013 9:13 PM in Pressure relief valveExpansion tank is brand new with new boiler. It hasn't leaked since, but I'm gonna change it out for piece of mind.
@ November 30, 2013 9:14 PM in Pressure relief valveWent downstairs to check my new mod/con's temps and I find my ~10 yr old 60 gallon SuperStor dumping a fairly strong trickle of water onto the floor from the pressure relief valve. I turned off the feed water and cycled the relief lever about 10-15 times and it seems to be holding fine. DHW temp was 140 by the way. Should I just replace the valve? Is this something you've heard of?
@ November 27, 2013 8:01 AM in Temporary heating ideasYou can use this Suburban Furnace from an RV. It uses propane and 12VDC. the exhaust intake is the chrome piece. 30K Btu for mine
@ November 22, 2013 1:07 PM in Problem heating second levelSo sounds like we hit all three, and you got a complete service tune-up. Wishing you a warm holiday :)
@ November 20, 2013 9:17 PM in Problem heating second levelIf the baseboards are hot, could it be a lack of circulation? (motor running but no circulation?)
@ November 20, 2013 1:20 PM in Kick this contractor to the curb?I was recommended and very satisfied with Bob O'brien from Technical Energy in Miller place. I'd at least start there.
@ November 19, 2013 5:51 PM in Kick this contractor to the curb?You've already answered your own question. This is the guy you're gonna deal with if there's a problem down the road & for service?
@ November 1, 2013 1:28 PM in Viessmann & Siggy differ on efficiency at high return temp?Yeah well, I had this boiler. Maybe that's what ate it alive from the inside out. Actually a great idea with poor execution in my humble opinion. We've learned a lot in 10 years.
@ October 30, 2013 6:22 PM in Knight boiler problemsHere's the thread from the "Gas Heating" forum.
@ October 22, 2013 3:35 PM in Lochivnar installThat's one clean looking install. So clean that even I can follow it. Love the Webstone stuff.
@ October 19, 2013 8:41 PM in Triangle tube pte110-ng short cyclingI'm a homeowner, but pretty well studied here. I have a new (2wk old) TT 60. I made a significant improvement by increasing the firing curve to the 100deg - 170deg (cast iron rad) & slowed down the primary circ. (its a 3 spd) and the secondary is the Alpha automatic. The idea being to pull more heat out of the primary early. BTW i have 3 zones of slant fin. Hope that helps.
@ October 17, 2013 4:46 PM in New setup mockupSome reference: P/S obviously. 3 returns through zone valves on the right into horizontal header. DHW return into same header through shutoff valve on the left of those into vertical p/s header. Turquoise circ. is adjustable boiler primary. Upper circ. is Grundfos Alpha variable spd. for zones.
The TT is a 60 so no internal pump.
@ October 16, 2013 7:47 PM in New setup mockupOK, i never said I was a photographer. Hope these help. Ron painted the black pipe black & the fittings grey. A really nice touch, and an example of pride and professionalism.
@ October 16, 2013 2:20 PM in New setup mockupRon's photo is from the install he did at my home just this past Monday. If you need better photo's I'll try to provide them, but as tight as the install is, it's not that easy.
And thanks to the whole crew at Technical Heating
@ October 4, 2013 11:57 AM in Lochinvar Knight Hex ??Got a call back and same day appointment with Robert. He not only answered my questions but did a good job of explaining theory and why. I have an appointment for install (TT Prestige Solo 60) next Friday. I'll update after I live with it awhile.
Thanks again. -Steve
@ October 2, 2013 7:59 PM in Lochinvar Knight Hex ??Rob, you're correct. It was a boiler sizing calculator, not a heat loss calculator. My mistake.
But I still need a recommendation for an installer.
@ October 2, 2013 1:09 PM in Lochinvar Knight Hex ??I did do one myself using an online calculator and conservatively got 99K btu. I currently have a Dunkirk Quantum Leap 95 condensing boiler which is failing (leaking from a crack) after a lifetime of issues. I'm looking for someone to come for an estimate and do what you guys say: "OK first thing I need to do is a room by room heat loss calculation". Then be familiar with the TT or WHN so the piping, pump sizing, etc. are as it was designed to be for that unit. It seems that's asking a lot these days.
@ October 2, 2013 8:00 AM in Lochinvar Knight Hex ??The first quote I got from a contractor recommended from the distributor, I was asked if I wanted the floor or wall model. I said the wall model because of the hex design (which I had learned here), he insisted they were both identical. I said what you confirmed about fire tube vs water tube. "Nope they're both identical, I've been installing Lochinvar for 30 yrs". Then w/o even looking at the size of the existing boiler (96K btu) "I'll put you down for the 155k."
I said this is only a 96k, he replied it'll modulate down.
Like buying a car, this is the most frustrating part of a new boiler. I just want a great install of a solid piece of equipment.