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unclejohn

Joined on November 23, 2012

Last Post on March 21, 2014

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I'd say

@ March 29, 2013 5:05 PM in Window AC water slinger vs dry question

Not 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.

Should'nt Leak

@ 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.

Sounds Like

@ 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.  

Not sure

@ March 29, 2013 12:37 PM in Window AC water slinger vs dry question

But 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

You may

@ March 23, 2013 11:30 PM in Pressure rising to 60psi

Simply 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?

Is it

@ 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?

Need to

@ March 22, 2013 12:16 AM in Boiler room door

Ask someone in youe area. The old local codes apply rule is in play.

It's a typo

@ March 21, 2013 11:56 AM in Just Don't Get Modcon Boiler Pump Charts!

For sure fig. 10 has it right.

It's a typo

@ March 21, 2013 11:56 AM in Just Don't Get Modcon Boiler Pump Charts!

For sure fig. 10 has it right.

Some where

@ March 21, 2013 9:05 AM in FITTER

Theres a chart for that. Max BTU's for chimney area sq. ".

In DC

@ March 21, 2013 9:02 AM in gas pressure

It's 5 to 7"

Yes

@ March 21, 2013 9:00 AM in Standing pilot appliances........

Yes

I think

@ March 21, 2013 8:43 AM in Just Don't Get Modcon Boiler Pump Charts!

That you think the feed water line is teed into the return, it's not. There is no dot on the drawing. The water will enter the bottom of the big air bleed go through the pump through the zone out the purge vale. Look also where the supply goes to the indirect, that is not a four way tee, no dot there.

PS
I see it now. No return ball valve. Missed it last night and this morning , sometimes I have to look three times.

My sprinter

@ March 20, 2013 9:48 PM in Sprinter look a like from Fiat

Will be 9 years old this spring. I did just put 6 tires 2nd set 135k miles and a trans repair that was almost 3K for the trans 1k for the tires but thats been it. just need to get 3 more years out of it.

I'll take

@ March 20, 2013 9:40 PM in Standing pilot appliances........

The ole reliable over new and improved any day.

That makes

@ March 20, 2013 9:34 PM in Weil-McLain won't heat

No sense at all.

And as far as

@ March 20, 2013 9:29 PM in Just Don't Get Modcon Boiler Pump Charts!

Purging, If you shut every valve in the system except for the feed and the return valve of the loop your purging you get the air out.

What would

@ March 20, 2013 9:20 PM in Just Don't Get Modcon Boiler Pump Charts!

Prevent the air from coming out either of the two air vents?

This sounds

@ March 14, 2013 12:02 AM in How do you clean a sooted gas boiler with water?

Like a good idea and a lot less messy then mine.

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.
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