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Last Post on April 12, 2014

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But he's SO cute

@ April 12, 2014 9:27 PM in But he's SO cute

Radarondack Chair

@ March 17, 2014 6:49 PM in Radarondack Chair

Look ummm, comfy


@ January 11, 2014 1:16 PM in Dunkirk boilers

I had this exact situation. Massive corrosion on a Quantum Leap. Had a crack where the back case angles in to meet the lower vertical part of the case. Lots of aluminum debris in the hoses to the heat recovery tower. No help from Dunkirk. Also had a ton of ignitors and a couple or gas valves in 10 years.


@ December 10, 2013 8:46 PM in Runtal and Raditors piped together

I 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 New

I 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 valve

Expansion tank is brand new with new boiler. It hasn't leaked since, but I'm gonna change it out for piece of mind.

Pressure relief valve

@ November 30, 2013 9:14 PM in Pressure relief valve

Went 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?

Hot Air Furnace

@ November 27, 2013 8:01 AM in Temporary heating ideas

You can use this Suburban Furnace from an RV. It uses propane and 12VDC. the exhaust intake is the chrome piece. 30K Btu for mine

Cyber Service

@ November 22, 2013 1:07 PM in Problem heating second level

So 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 level

If 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.

I think

@ 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?

Dunkirk's Quantum Leap

@ 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.

Further discussion

@ October 30, 2013 6:22 PM in Knight boiler problems

Here's the thread from the "Gas Heating" forum.


@ October 22, 2013 3:35 PM in Lochivnar install

That's one clean looking install. So clean that even I can follow it. Love the Webstone stuff.

Circulator Balance

@ October 19, 2013 8:41 PM in Triangle tube pte110-ng short cycling

I'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 mockup

Some 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.

additional photos

@ October 16, 2013 7:50 PM in New setup mockup

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additional photos

@ October 16, 2013 7:47 PM in New setup mockup

OK, 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.

Saving Space

@ October 16, 2013 2:20 PM in New setup mockup

Ron'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

Thank You

@ October 3, 2013 7:18 AM in Lochinvar Knight Hex ??

Thanks Aaron, I'll call him today
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