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MCarpenter

Joined on September 2, 2012

Last Post on March 24, 2014

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New Burnham Mega Steam short cycling, only heating half the home

@ March 24, 2014 8:42 AM in New Burnham Mega Steam short cycling, only heating half the home

Hi,
I just installed a Burnham Mega steam. I did a heat loss and properly sized. It turned out to be the same sq. ft. of steam as the old boiler. The boiler runs for a short period of time and never builds up a full head. It turns off a little early.
Has there been issues with the short cycle control on the boiler. I was told I could bypass, even take off control? Is this recommended? I am sure it will work if I did this. I do not want to take away form the integrity of the system and the way it is meant to work.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Peerless Steam Boiler G-1061.....how many btu's is this?

@ November 22, 2013 3:27 PM in Peerless Steam Boiler G-1061.....how many btu's is this?

Hello there, This boiler was installed in 1993. I am trying to figure how many btu's this particular boiler is. I could not get into the house to count radiators nor able to do a heat loss. 2" header and 1 1/4 return. Just looking for an idea?? Could not find anywhere.

Agree

@ February 23, 2013 5:52 PM in Can you sufficiently heat up a 60 gallon superstore with high limit at 160 degrees?

Thank you guys. Very much appreciated. I have been beating myself thinking about this. I am going to do a priority.

Seperate loop

@ February 23, 2013 5:23 PM in Can you sufficiently heat up a 60 gallon superstore with high limit at 160 degrees?

Even with a separate loop is there a way to bypass 160 high limit to 180 just for the hot water.???
 

Can you sufficiently heat up a 60 gallon superstore with high limit at 160 degrees?

@ February 23, 2013 5:18 PM in Can you sufficiently heat up a 60 gallon superstore with high limit at 160 degrees?

I have a customer with an old weil mclain 68. 3 zone valves. 8124A.
He INSISTS on his boiler limits to be 140 - 160 being sufficient to heat his house. He has a hot water coil which is pretty much done. He wants to add 60 gallon superstore.
He has told me other contractors who have come to his home to give him an estimate had told him there is a way to keep the settings at 140 -160 for the heat and make the boiler run to 180 only for the hot water heater.
I have been in the business for 10 years. Scratching my head......Is there something I am missing?.....I am pretty sure there is not. I think maybe his best bet is 8148 or even fuel smart hydrostat 160-180?? Any suggestions? Almost don't want this job.

Help! Problem with Burnham MPO temperature guage and pressure. Scratching my head??

@ December 29, 2012 10:57 AM in Help! Problem with Burnham MPO temperature guage and pressure. Scratching my head??

Went to customer's house. Relief valve leaking. Brought boiler to 15 psi. Tested Water feed, expansion tank, Superstore coil okay. Ran the boiler everything okay. After the third cycle tridicator guage temperature reading 260 and aqua stat at 140 water pressure of course building up to 30 and boiler blows off. I change aqua stat of course thinking boiler running too hard. Still doing the same thing. Put old aqua stat back on and decide to change expansion tank simply because it was under sized for house. Boiler temperature guage and aquastat working in synchrony now. Boiler pressure 15-22 psi. Has been monitored all night and relief valve not blowing off. Boiler pressure got to 30 first thing this morning during the first cycle but came back down soon after. This one is beating me up pretty bad mentally. Pressure on house is 70 psi. Put guage overnight on main. Advise anyone???

Is Peerless WBV03 enough to heat house and for 30 gallon Vaughn?

@ November 4, 2012 11:51 AM in Is Peerless WBV03 enough to heat house and for 30 gallon Vaughn?

Hi, I am getting ready to install a Peerless WBV03 with a coil for a friend tomorrow however I am skeptical if in the future should we decide to throw a 30 gallon Vaughn, will the boiler not be enough to heat the house? There is 200 ft. of baseboard, small house, well insulated, We already have the boiler. just wondering if I should return it, to avoid any problems.
(another thought) if the water lines going to house from boiler are 1/2" the 30 gallon Vaughn tank in the future would be a waste of money considering the velocity of water going throughout house is enough with just the coil??

Yes, I made sure of that.

@ September 2, 2012 8:07 PM in Honneywell 7224U - Error 5, but I have 115

I wouldn't have jumped out anything else. Playing in my shop, I just tried putting power to it now to see what would happen, still nothing. Just error 5 and transformer heating up. Kinda upset. Went to do a basic Anual Tune Up, instead they got a tune up a a free control. Never happened to me before.

Fuse did not blow

@ September 2, 2012 7:18 PM in Honneywell 7224U - Error 5, but I have 115

and the fuse replacable fuse did not blow.

Honneywell 7224U - Error 5, but I have 115

@ September 2, 2012 7:17 PM in Honneywell 7224U - Error 5, but I have 115

I was cleaning a boiler this weekend and I jumped out TT on the contol with my aligator clips. When I turned the switch on a spark came from the control and it started to read error 5. I checked the amperage, was at 115. While I was checking the voltage I noticed the small transformer was starting to really heat up, almost starting to melt the plastic on it.  I replaced the control today but still trying to figure out what I did wrong or if there is anything I should know. This has me boggled and this never happened to me. Bad practice? jumping out TT? Is there anything I can do to revitalize this control or is it just, garbage?