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Sounds like

@ March 11, 2013 2:11 PM in Flame impingement

Your slower then I am and I'm at dead stop.

Pull The

@ March 11, 2013 2:09 PM in How do you clean a sooted gas boiler with water?

Burners and cover the electrics with a plastic bag and go to town. Ans away go troubles down the drain.

I have

@ March 11, 2013 2:03 PM in new boiler. new construction. anyone ever have this? flame rolling out

Used soot spray with good results. RE michels has it.

Two months

@ March 11, 2013 2:00 PM in new boiler. new construction. anyone ever have this? flame rolling out

Is a long time in a dirty atmosphere. Most manufactures state not to run equipment during construction.

I have

@ March 10, 2013 11:28 PM in Vacation Home Heat Pump setting when away

A beach house with a 2 ton heat pump. Installed also I think in 1999. We are away as long as 3 months at a time. I keep mine set at 42*F. We have outdoor senser so the electric heat won't run unless it's below 30*F. The only problem is it takes a good long while to heat the place back up and I bypass my outdoor senser when we go down in the winter untill the house is up to temp. But hey thats what bars are for. Electric bill for the time when we are away for a few months normally around $30.00 $40.00 bucks. Now my HP is a hi eff. with both indoor and outdoor TXV. The only thing I have done to that unit was change a run cap last summer. 

The warranty

@ March 10, 2013 11:17 PM in Water heater out of warranty?!

Is what it is. If its 6 years its 6 years, power or no power. I would call the factory or go over the counter guys head. If that fails tell the customer that the manufacturer has refused to honor their warranty and call the customer service line or local consumer affairs guy. This kinda stuff burns me up. We have no control over how the customer uses his equipment.

I have had

@ March 10, 2013 11:05 PM in Stupid call backs...

That top of the stairs switch call many times. I tell the customer that a small problem is better then a big problem like a gas valve or a blower motor and that normally calms them down. And of course there's always the little old lady who wants a programmable thermostat because they save energy and she wants to do her part to help out and one week later she wants her old round Honeywell back.

If you want lower cost

@ March 9, 2013 4:10 PM in Looking for feedback

And higher efficiency get the government the hell out of the picture. They have already needlessly doubled the cost of a standard water heater with the stupid air baffle design. Now most areas are requiring a extrol tank, add another couple hundred dollars. We are supposed to be in the year I think that only 90% furnaces were to be allowed to be produced but that was thankfully pushed back. People can flat not afford higher efficieant equipment, if they could it would be we would sell. I just read a post from a lady who was having a hard time coming up with $600.00 just to repair her furnace. And don.t get me started on the cost of R-22.

Most Likly

@ March 9, 2013 11:05 AM in Control Module Replacement Compatibility Question

A bad pump. Hard to belive no zone valves open.


@ March 8, 2013 4:11 PM in Control Module Replacement Compatibility Question

My friend are good to go.

But it's a

@ March 8, 2013 4:09 PM in do u know what this is?

Finned tube coil,.air would blow over the solar loop and then transfer heat to the other loop for what., Why not just use a tank?

Looks like

@ March 8, 2013 11:29 AM in do u know what this is?

A big two circuit coil.I can't figure out what heat he would be recovering from the water and doing what with it. Not like outside air in and inside air out heat exchange. Also there is only one set of pipes going to the coil. I think its just a big ole chilled water coil.

Some where

@ March 8, 2013 11:16 AM in Control Module Replacement Compatibility Question

On your existing pump the electrics are listed voltage, cycles, and AMPS if your pump  is lower then 1.7 which I think is what a 007 is rated your ok. Anybody know for sure the 007 amp draw?

Add it

@ March 3, 2013 11:01 PM in Adding 410

Just like you would R22 except with 410 it has to go in as a liquid as it is a blend of chemicals. Add it to the low side with the unit running and for sure weigh it in if for no others reason then to know how much you put in. It seems to want too fly out of the tank.

What Type

@ March 3, 2013 10:42 PM in How water boiler system

Of pump is on the boiler? If it has a speed selector set it on the lowest speed. It it doesn't and you have a shut of valve on the outlet of the pump or anywhere after the pump not before it throttle it down until you get at least a 20* f delta t. In other words supply water 190*f return water 170*f.

That is

@ March 3, 2013 10:27 PM in PLEASE HELP!!!

Most likely a bronze sleeve bearing. If the bearing still fits on the shaft and the shaft is not torn up clean off the oil and goop as best you can. Try any thing you can use, tape, Popsicle sticks, cardboard anything too fill the gap that the rubber cushion took up. Since it's the side opposite the motor you only need to keep the bearing from moving.Doesn't have to be even. Jam something on the bottom only or top only if you have to. Then add a few drops of oil to the shaft only. If you can keep It going till its gets warmer pull the whole blower assembly out and take it to machine shop and have them put it all back right. Don't see how your gonna ruin the motor but you may very well tear up the wheel.


@ March 3, 2013 10:12 PM in damper open for summer ops?

I would'nt

@ March 3, 2013 10:10 PM in damper open for summer ops?

Worry about it. May 2% loss of eff.

My thoughts

@ March 2, 2013 7:56 PM in condensate slime

exactly. I think Munchkin sells a kit.

The TT Excellence

@ March 2, 2013 7:29 PM in Penn Boiler G-75 (year 1966) parts, or replace unit?

Only has a 14 gal storage tank. The specs are 108*F at the mixing valve at 50*f min inlet water temp. Most people like the water a little hotter then that. I have never installed one but serviced a few and not enough hot water is a problem I hear a lot. 

I would highly

@ March 1, 2013 4:45 PM in Penn Boiler G-75 (year 1966) parts, or replace unit?

Recommend you do something. Either replace that valve [if it stuck once it will stick again and the next time it might stick open]or the boiler. In all honesty I would replace the boiler, after all you are just kidding your self if you think the valve is the end of you troubles. With a boiler that old its just the beginning. If you stuck on fixing it please hire someone too do it.

PS I would stay away from combo boilers and have the installer stub out pipe for a indirect in the future.

Just checked

@ March 1, 2013 4:26 PM in Another GV problem

My receipt and I bought the control last may from Somerville. I have not been out to the job. , The last call was a over the phone repair. sometimes the boiler just has
to hear my voice and it straightens out. As I recall last May the light sequence was power of course Tstat purge or pressure. But as soon as pressure or purge lit the blower would just stop. I know I bypassed the tstat connection and it has worked fine up until a couple days ago when she called. I had her turn the 110v power switch off and back on, she was turning it off for a hour and then on and it just cycled. That time and now apparently its still working.  
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