Joined on November 23, 2012
Last Post on August 21, 2013
@ January 21, 2013 12:32 AM in southern pride smokerAlso want to blow some nitrogen through the pilot tube to clean that out. Then your done.
@ January 21, 2013 12:30 AM in southern pride smokerCombustion test. Clean the flame sensor and your done.
@ January 21, 2013 12:27 AM in Munchkin boiler 925 controlIs deteriorating then you are recirculation flue gas. You have to ex-ten your outlet pipe further past your air in.
@ January 21, 2013 12:23 AM in My heating is not working possible Low water cut off deviceMean "You can see the flame on " But nothing fires up? Is there a flame or isn't there?
@ January 21, 2013 12:08 AM in Radiant hot water heatingDays? That's a long time for a house to cool off. Need more info. But would start with heat anticipater settings.
@ January 18, 2013 10:11 PM in New Gas valve receiving 24v wont open110v HSI and 24v gas valve. Are you or the service tech checking voltage at the valve with the wires connected? Or are you checking for 24v with the wires off the valve. If you check with the wires off and have the 24 connect the wires to the valve and see if the voltage goes away. If it does you have a lose connection or bad gas valve relay on your board. Strip a bare spot on the wires to the valve if you have to.
@ January 18, 2013 8:09 PM in Furnace startup issue - video includedSimilar furnace and I had a similar issue that turn out to be a bad burner.
@ January 18, 2013 8:04 PM in looking for outside of the box ideas onlyI used this on a 1 1/2 90* ell on the return of a boiler that was dripping. It looks like a knee wrap. You soak it in warm water then wrap the pipe and work the stuff and if forms a epoxy hard seal. Of course you won't be taking apart the union again with out a sawsall.
@ January 18, 2013 7:48 PM in Short Cycling HelpThe indoor blower or the gas burners or both.
@ January 14, 2013 8:42 AM in Honeywell zone valves V8043. Does the directional arrow make a differnce?Power open and spring closed. There is a rubber ball that seals the opening shut. That ball will bounce a few times when there is too much flow like you always get with a series 100 pump and those valves. Normally don't see it with a 007. Any thing else change beside the air vent? As far as the arrow on the pump goes is it towards the boiler on the return, and the valves on the supply away from the boiler?
@ January 13, 2013 6:44 PM in Trimax / DHW questionFind out from TT what resister you need to make the boiler think the tank is 140*F and switch from resister to sensor with a 4 pole relay.
@ January 13, 2013 6:37 PM in GPMlets say btuh = 100,000 ^t = 30*f so then 100,000 btuh divided by 30 x 500 = 15,000 = 6.67 gph.
@ January 13, 2013 3:12 PM in GPMBackwards or sideways. In the field you measure your ^t and the unknown is the gph.
@ January 13, 2013 3:09 PM in pressure valve leaking, pressure tank to be repressurized?You have replaced the relief valve twice. And it also sounds like you have a old expansion tank in the ceiling. The relief valve is opening because your expansion tank is water logged. Turn off the boiler. Shut the valve that goes to the tank and get a bucket and drain the tank. The drain is opposite where the water line connects. [it could take a long time to drain] Don't use a hose because you won't be able to get air into the tank and it won't drain. After its drained open the valve to the tank and you should hear water filling the tank and the system. If boiler is cold the pressure gauge should read around 12. If after all that its much higher or lower call a service guy and know you gave it your best shot.
@ January 13, 2013 2:48 PM in Main wire to heater getting hot/meltingOr bad breaker. Call and electrician and give him the info off the breaker or panel and should be a quick repair.
@ January 13, 2013 2:39 PM in Trimax / DHW questionDisable the domestic hot water priority on the controller and then break the hot leg of the dhw circ. through your dry contacts.
@ January 12, 2013 6:44 PM in Improper Combustion - could it be too high gas pressure?Is not very long but the flue temp on that boiler should be well above 500*F. And there is plenty to clean on a gas boiler. All the burners and the heat exchanger for starters. If you hit the side of the flue pipe will soot fall out? You need a pro to measure your gas pressure. And while hes there ask him to pull the top off and inspect the boiler and clean if needed.
@ January 12, 2013 6:30 PM in Odd noise from heat pumpWhere you are? The defost cycle should not be longer then 10 minutes. If you are in a warmer area the unit will go into defrost almost every 90 minutes but should only last a few minutes. If it does not come out of defrost the defrost stat may be bad causing the compressor to run super high head pressure and make a lot of noise.
@ January 11, 2013 10:46 AM in Forced Air Furnace Issue - Troubleshooting and IdentificationJust add a little burbon to that diet coke and you will be fine.
@ January 11, 2013 10:44 AM in Forced Air Furnace Issue - Troubleshooting and IdentificationDear all good co detectors will pick up any dangerous levels of co. They do how ever need to be replaced as per there instructions. Most last two to three years and then your supposed to replace them. Unfortunately I've seen them over 10 years old.
@ January 11, 2013 10:32 AM in venting to longFind a shorter way out. Max means max.