Joined on November 23, 2012
Last Post on March 11, 2014
@ April 7, 2013 1:29 PM in radiator use as A/C?No condensation then there is really no cooling.If you can't lower the dew point whats the point? On the other hand if you take a beer out of the frig and set it on the table and you get no condensate on it you shouldnt need the cooling.
@ April 7, 2013 1:18 PM in rheem warm air furnaceAdjustment that has a 2mm set screw inside a 3mm set screw? If it is you need to replace the valve and If you ever find the guy that dreamed that up, kick him in the butt.
@ April 7, 2013 1:10 PM in warminMaineInfo please. What did you clean. Did you open the oil filter. Did you remove the nozzel?
@ April 5, 2013 10:26 PM in Thermostat C wire to "COM" on Taco SR502?Check between that "com" and the "T" terminals. If you get 24v you should be ok. But for some reason I don't think that top left terminal strip is and output.
@ April 5, 2013 8:59 AM in Pumping Awa QuestionI use those evil on off tstats and they stay within a 2* diff. Thats fine for me. Also when it's broke it dosent take hours and hours to trouble shoot and cost a thigh and a shoulder to fix. I have found even the most simple energy saving devices don't save enough over their lives to pay for the replacement costs.
@ April 5, 2013 8:39 AM in Stupid question here but can't seem to figure this out.First of all it’s a 40 + year old boiler is any time spent repairing and not replacing is a waste. But if the customer insists then I would first make sure he’s gonna pay regardless of results. Then I would start by disconnecting aqua stat and cooling down boiler and starting top floor zone only. Let boiler fire up to maybe 160* and see what happens in the other 2 zones. If other zones are fine most likely aqua stat if not you might be able to check by feel whats up with the other zones.
@ April 4, 2013 6:20 PM in What are the flow rates coming out of this Tee?What goes into a tee must come out rule applies here. So 3.
@ April 4, 2013 8:42 AM in Digital thermostat on an incremetal PTAC (type K) with electromechanical contorl boxWho/s gonna push the buttons and where are you gonna cram all the relays needed? You have to order the PTAC's for wall mount tstats if thats what you want to use. Sounds cheep to me for the whole new controller board. Any other way is a can of worms.
@ April 1, 2013 4:30 PM in Munchkin burner making steady loud noiseA bad blower. If you can't find a power switch at the boiler it will soon enough lock up and stop.
@ April 1, 2013 4:25 PM in Window AC water slinger vs dry questionBeing is that it's not measurable due to the fact that there are times when the water is in the pan and times when there is not. Same with that A/C unit. I used to always fill those drain pans up after replacing a 9watt cond motor to get the box to pull down. I love arguing hypotheticals.
@ April 1, 2013 4:11 PM in Need Help With Honeywell RelayLike the relay in Pauls first post go to a local supply house and ask for a 90-340 relay or just bring the old one in. Make sure you have the retaining wire that keeps the relay in place.
@ March 31, 2013 4:41 PM in Sandy Boiler Replacements and the Sooting Phenomenon???Has a blurb in their installation instructions that says the furnace can be used for heating in a house under cost. "providing clean outside air is used for combustion"
.they specifically list "drywall dust" as causing "fouling and plugging of furnace components."
@ March 31, 2013 2:34 PM in Pump for Washing machineFix is to move the washer up where the drain is. That will also make the little women happy since she won't have to keep draging the clothes up and down the stairs. Bring the dryer up as well.
@ March 31, 2013 2:29 PM in Happy EasterMay you all have a happy Easter as well. The pork shoulders have been on the grill since 9 am
@ March 29, 2013 5:05 PM in Window AC water slinger vs dry questionNot much. If water is leaking inside the damage from the water will out way whatever increase in eff. And if it keeps momma happy.......priceless. Remember happy wife happy life.
@ March 29, 2013 12:56 PM in Direct vent furnace leaking water?Water inside or outside. Drain should always be pitched back toward the furnace. Most likly a bad glue joint if leaking from the ex. pipe. If leaking at the furnace a lose clamp or clogged trap maybe.
@ March 29, 2013 12:52 PM in I hate some subs...A union guy. I used to work for Kold Draft Ice here in DC. Got a service call on a new install that we just did on a new hotel. Water leak was the call, dispatcher said probley some trash in the drain line he said it was only a week old job. Got there and no trash in fact no drain line. Drain line was cut at the machines and water running on floor. Plumber who was still on job said only union workers can run drain line to his plumbing. I brought the manager over showed him were our lines were cut and told him I would run it again one last time. We vwere called back to do all the other refrigeration repairs after that. All the refrig was done by union shops. One of the first repairs was on a under counter reach in. I found a bad TEV. Went to cut the equilizer line and found it full of soft solder, 100% blocked. Reran line and all was ok.
@ March 29, 2013 12:37 PM in Window AC water slinger vs dry questionBut I don't think the cooling effect of the condenser is taken into account as far as efficiency is concerned. It's only for getting rid of the condensate not improving eff. I don't see how such calculations could be made given all the variables
@ March 23, 2013 11:30 PM in Pressure rising to 60psiSimply have a faulty pressure gauge. Relief was not opening? Was the old tank a extrol tank or the old style. And as in previous post why the 20psi charge? Did you connect the new tank in the same location as the old?
@ March 23, 2013 11:18 PM in bad burners???A slow opening gas valve? Is the pilot burner in the right place? Is there any air adjustment on the burners?
@ March 22, 2013 12:16 AM in Boiler room doorAsk someone in youe area. The old local codes apply rule is in play.
@ March 21, 2013 11:56 AM in Just Don't Get Modcon Boiler Pump Charts!For sure fig. 10 has it right.