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Joined on April 3, 2012

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Indirect or Tankless

@ April 3, 2012 9:34 PM in Indirect or Tankless

We are debating between replacing our standard gas water heater with a 60 gallon indirect Superstore hot water tank and a gas-fired tankless.  The cost for the tankless is a bit less (because of the energy rebate) but the indirect is guaranteed for life.  Any thoughts??

Any solution?

@ April 3, 2012 8:56 PM in Cloudy hot water

Did you ever figure out what it is?  I have the same problem in my bathroom sink after our renovation.  It is only in that bathroom sink and not in the bath (in the same room.)  Is it harmful?

Rusty water

@ April 3, 2012 8:43 PM in Rusty water

Hi.  We are going to convert from oil to gas. Right now we have a not so old (maybe 10-12 years) steam boiler.  The little glass valve that shows how much water remains shows very rusty water and has for just over a year when we did some renovations (including moving and adding a radiator and remodeling and adding a new bathroom.)  I tried to drain it through the drain valve on the boiler, but was there for hours with no change.  Now that we are getting ready to replace the boiler and convert I'm wondering if there is anything else I need to do.  Could the rust be in the pipes??  Thanks in advance for your help!!

Steam Oil to Gas Conversion - which boiler?

@ April 3, 2012 8:36 PM in Steam Oil to Gas Conversion - which boiler?

Hi.  I am having trouble figuring out which boiler I need.  We are converting from oil to gas.  I have gotten a few quotes with different size boilers listed.  Right now I believe we have a 245,000 BTU/hr Burnham steam boiler.  We have a very old large house, but when I counted and measured all my radiators - counting tubes, columns, sections -  I got that I need 146,160 BTU/hr.  This even includes a large radiator on the 3rd floor we don't use.  Our house is not insulated (too cost prohibitive because of many large curved windows.)  We would like to get a Burnham boiler through the gas company.  All radiators have one pipe connecting it.  I have to manually (with the lever) fill our current boiler.   Any thoughts????