Joined on December 15, 2012
Last Post on February 16, 2014
@ February 16, 2014 6:18 AM in Dodge promaster vanSprinter: I've owned a 2003, a 2004 and currently a 2007. If I was to buy another one it would be a 2006 158" WB
If the Transit ever actually shows up I am going to have to seriously consider it. I love my diesel motors but due to emissions and how quickly they kill diesel motors I would probably go gas.
I have considered a truck with a box but they don't typically get the mileage or have the cargo space of a sprinter
@ February 15, 2014 7:05 AM in Dodge promaster vanI do believe at times its luck of the draw. I have had 3 sprinters and no major problems with any of them. I cant seem to find a van that can replace my sprinter. I have a ton of room, I can stand up in (im 6'2") I have 14' of cargo room to put in pipe. It gets 25mpg on the highway at 62mph in the summer, and it drives like a car.
Sadly though they are terribly expensive to maintain and when they break it takes a personal loan to fix but find me something today that can replace it? They are sorta like a Mod/Con in that way, you know they cost more upfront and much more efficient but when it breaks you wonder where the savings is, and you hope someone can fix it!!!
@ February 11, 2014 7:41 AM in Laars Endurance Boiler L.O. codeLO does mean Lock Out. It comes up from a variety of things. If it comes up immediately after hitting reset I would say it's more than likely a control or wiring problem. You can do an internet search for Laars Endurance Manual and walk thru the steps to find the fault.
@ February 5, 2014 6:20 AM in Baxi HT 380The delivery driver is shutting off the tank while he fills. If this happens when the boiler is running it will lock out on attempts to fire.
Thats just a guess though. Sounds dumb but also make sure you have a good ground on the electrical supply, that can give random lockouts.
@ February 2, 2014 8:28 AM in Dodge promaster vanTim,
I dont know the answer but I wanna add some questions to your post hoping someone will know:
1 How's the front wheel drive in the snow?
2 Whens the diesel option arriving?
3 How's it drive, like a E250 or like a sprinter? (big difference)
@ February 2, 2014 8:23 AM in Not getting enough heat.Is this a new problem, in the past could you get the system to 75? Oh and IF that is a manual reset high limit then you need to set it a bit hotter than 195, it needs to be around 220.
@ February 1, 2014 7:36 AM in Is the cost of a mod-con worth it on hi-temp baseboard?Saggs
I hear what you are saying, my question is always: Does the modulation save enough to cover the sometimes frequent and expensive service calls or yearly maintenance?
I was curious if someone has crunched the numbers of fuel consumption of 87% bullet proof cast boiler and a 95% wall hung mod con on baseboard for a heating season? Factoring in upfront costs, LP or Nat difference (price, BTU), additional piping for modcons, and all the miscellaneous that go with them.
My opinion is modulation when sized right for the load should give you the payback even with high temp baseboard.
Hopefully someone who can give real world numbers chimes in as well.
@ January 31, 2014 6:18 AM in Thinking of replacing existing pump for a Taco Bumble bee pumpThe bumble bee is much louder than normal pumps. If thats a factor.
@ January 26, 2014 6:57 AM in New boiler, Insufficent heatWhat size is the master bedroom, I know you stated how many btu's but how big is it? If possible how many loops feed it?
@ January 9, 2014 7:29 AM in Could this the problem?To know for sure if it is the lack of isolation clips, cut up a plastic container, perhaps a yogurt container or something like that into squares and put them into position.
@ December 30, 2013 7:31 PM in Warmboad Vs ThermalboardAccording to the charts at 20btu per sqft warmboard is 90 and thermalboard is 98 Typically real world numbers and applications make a lot more sense to me. So my second question is has anyone done both and can testify to the numbers?
The noise I speak of is squeaking coming from the thermalboards on the subfloor. I am sure if it's done right its no problem just want to ask first.
@ December 30, 2013 5:23 PM in Warmboad Vs ThermalboardHey all
If the bank is willing, I will be building my own house this spring. Of course I want to make good choices that I will not regret for years to come. One of them being to go warmboard or thermalboard. Thermalboard is half the price but twice the pain on installation but can be put in after all the interior rough in is done which is a bonus. So my question is has anyone used thermalboard? If so what kind of difference in water temperatures between them, I know Warmboard is the best possible choice, but if thermalboard gives the same water temps without noise while running then I can afford to get good hardwood floors.
@ December 28, 2013 7:42 AM in Modcon Heating Cycles Per HourGuys
This is a very intriguing thread. I am curious, if you are shooting for less on and off cycles (as we all are), what effect does the cycles for hot water usage have on a combi boiler? I would love to have all my boilers get to the point where they only fire 100 times a year its much better on any equipment. It seems to me that if a combi turns off and on 30 times a day for heat and hot water its going to shorten the life span by quite a bit. Any thoughts?
@ December 27, 2013 6:41 AM in Flow issueWithout the time to read through this whole thread, what is the plate exchanger doing? I think from your old thread it goes to a wood boiler? If so can you just shut that off and have the electric boiler run the house up to temp? and what is the spacing between the tees where the plate exchanger ties into the primary header?
@ December 27, 2013 6:22 AM in HeatAndrew
It doesnt hurt anything, its just a personal preference. I sleep at 60 degrees and it comes up a little through out the day.
@ December 25, 2013 6:20 AM in NTI ER6 code in cold weatherI went to the main page and searched the forum for nytechsupport and it gave me the ability to contact him as a user.
@ December 24, 2013 6:53 AM in Ice storm problem - help pleaseIs about a thousand bucks, like a Honda si2000 (i think thats the name of it ). Not cheap but cheaper than having your house freeze. PLEASE dont run the generator in the house!!!! Generator outside, run shortest extension cord possible with a ground outside to the unit just plug in your heating system and refrigerator and make sure they cant be back feed from the power when it comes back on. So plug in refrigerator direct, and make a cord for your boiler circuit and plug it into generator direct. When power comes back on simply plug fridge back in to the wall and replace wiring to boiler.
@ December 23, 2013 7:15 PM in what would best options for heat be on straights of macinaw?Sorry I Iead this thread astray. I will fix my name. Thanks Dan
@ December 23, 2013 6:27 AM in Thought I knew what I was doing.Just a shot in the dark... Have you made sure the porch return is turned on all the way at the caleffi header? I am sure you have but that's the only thing I can see that would stop it from doing what you want unless the pump isn't coming on when you want it to. Make sure that return cap is unscrewed all the way (I think thats how it goes?)
@ December 23, 2013 6:08 AM in what would best options for heat be on straights of macinaw?Hey guys how many different Tom's can have my screen name? This one isn't me
@ December 21, 2013 6:41 AM in NTI ER6 code in cold weatherPeter
I know you have already talked to NTI but there support is a member here on the wall. NyTechSupport is the name I believe if they are still on here. You could try contacting him.
@ December 9, 2013 6:07 AM in NTI Trinity FTFMy local wholesalers dont rep Knight boilers so I have been installing these TFT's and wow are they good. I like Triangles as well but cant get the same good pricing I get on these units (better wholesaler). First one I put in I would have argued that it had not fired until the fan speed and temp started rising on the screen. One of the things I like is the fresh air is piped directly into the combustion fan, not just into the cabinet making it very, very quiet. The sola control is very inexpensive in comparison to the MCBA of 3 years ago. So far very reliable as well.