Joined on November 23, 2012
Last Post on August 21, 2013
@ January 10, 2013 8:39 AM in Water feed valve leak issue from boilerThat type of back-flow needs to be tested by someone certified. A tag should be place on it with the date of last test. This is considered the "owners responsibility " in my area of the good ole USA. It's not normal to see water drip from there.
@ January 9, 2013 10:29 PM in Quietside not heating up houseThe boiler is short cycling. Maybe pump is not running or air locked.
@ January 7, 2013 11:22 PM in Zone 3 - Way Too HotBoxes that's them. If you look closely they should have a "open" and "shut" with a arrow on them. Also the zone controller should have lights indicating witch zone is calling.
@ January 7, 2013 11:16 PM in Is it a Heat pump or and AC onlyReversing valve or it ain't a heat pump. Put your hand on the discharge line [ unit not running of course ] and follow it. The first place it has to go is the reversing valve it if goes anywhere else its not a heat pump.
@ January 7, 2013 11:05 PM in Forced Air Furnace Issue - Troubleshooting and IdentificationYou get with a outdoor package on the heat exchanger. You might want to consider a comerical unit instead of a residential they last longer in my humble opinion. And are sometimes less expensive.
@ January 7, 2013 10:46 PM in in-line duct fanThose in line fans accomplish much. But there should be a amp rating on the board info and if the fan is lower then the rating it should be no problem.; If its higher your board is toast..
@ January 7, 2013 8:44 AM in Gas heating exhaust extremely loudThe inspaction cover and you will most likly find the problem. Did anyone get the 2nd picture to open?
@ January 7, 2013 8:37 AM in Munchkin boilerThe little fellows those munchkins. Most of the problems are poor installs. I worked on one in Georgetown in DC that was installed behind a pantry wall. All the food from the shelves had to be removed before you could get to it. It was mounted on the wall with no more the 4" clearance in the front. I had to replace the supply sensor by feel. The flue pipe was not glued above the boiler and was dripping right down onto the controller. Had to cut the whole bathroom ceiling out to repair the leak. The customer wants do know why I won't go back. No I didn't install it.
@ January 4, 2013 12:25 AM in Intermittent explosion when gas boiler ignitesA delayed ignition problem. The thing is you have to see it to correct it. But it should not take all that long to see it happen.
@ January 4, 2013 12:17 AM in Boiler Will Not Fire Unless............Cleaning the powerpile. Also check all the connections for clean and tightness if thats a word. you have to remember its a millyvolt system and that means there is very little voltage to begine with.
@ January 3, 2013 12:10 AM in Steam trapSideways I believe and my first thought was also some kind of vent.
@ January 1, 2013 9:47 PM in electric circuit drawing programDo you have or did you download this software? My eset security said there was a problem and stopped the download. Something about the win32 file.
@ January 1, 2013 2:05 PM in water heater pilot light won't stay litExhaust fan running to remove odors from the hair chemicals? That may cause a negative pressure in the building. Does it vent into a metal flue or a masonry chimney? If its masonry pull the flue out and look in. Also is the water heater residential or commercial? Sounds like its res. if it has a standing pilot I was thinking the air vents were clogged but replacing the heater would have fixed that.
@ December 28, 2012 12:00 AM in no heat callsIf a check valve was missing or stuck open all that would happen is you would over heat a zone. Since each zone works by its self it can't be air. Are you saying that three pumps running put so much pressure in the return header that the other pumps can't push water into it? I would run one zone at a time untill the boiler cuts off on limit and see if any other zone heats with it. And see that the supply and returns are marked correctly, maybe somethings crossed up in the walls.
@ December 26, 2012 10:46 PM in Furnace blows cold air intermittentlyTo many intermittent ignitors. Try cleaning the flame sensor.
@ December 26, 2012 10:41 PM in traneYou got it. You might just connect a 24v relay where the gas valve was to see if its just not a bad wire connection inside a harness. If it takes the load of the relay and keeps sparking like before when you just disconnect the wires I'd go for the valve replacement
@ December 26, 2012 10:24 PM in no heat callsA 1 1/2 shut off valve at the boiler so you can bleed each loop. Don't know why you would want to add the taco 6 zone box the pump relays are not the problem. It looks like two of the return valves in the last picture are 1/2 way closed. Where you trying to force more water through other zones. Could the zones that don't feed just be air locked?With ourt a shut off in the mains it will be hard to bleed each zone.
@ December 25, 2012 11:19 PM in Several old radiator heatersI'm in the DC area but will be in Harrisburg for the hunting and fishing show in Feb. 2013
@ December 25, 2012 10:44 PM in WM GV6 - rusty burner coneYour gv fires up the return is above 135*f.
@ December 25, 2012 4:41 PM in SOUTH OF THE 39TH PARALELL AND NOBODY CARESNo problems here in the DC area as well. Had a unit that was way over charged a year ago. Sub cooling was 25*f on a Carrier unit that nameplate said 10*f SB. Customer wasn't real happy when I told him not only did he have to pay me for the service call [ installing Co. would no longer return his calls they said there was no problem ] but he had to pay me for the refrg. reclaime as well. But at least it works fine now.
@ December 25, 2012 4:29 PM in 1st time! ouch!No pun intended. I put two in my townhouse basement and they work great only I didn't have much luck with mine lasting all that long. The most I got out of them was 3 to 4 years.