Joined on November 3, 2013
Last Post on January 31, 2014
@ January 31, 2014 6:41 PM in Oil to Gas Conversion EfficiencyYou loose a couple of % points in efficiency BUT what is the % difference in the fuels being used?
@ January 26, 2014 8:39 PM in Reconnecting radiator - 1in stretchBlack pipe extension piece
@ January 24, 2014 12:27 PM in Trane B1 vertical steam trap...where can I order replacementshttp://www.buildinghvac.com/acatalog/Products_Tunstall_TFTR2402_Trane_B1_steam_trap_rebuild_TFTR_2402_4900.html
Far from direct replacement, BUT?
@ January 12, 2014 5:40 PM in Upgrade gas conversion burner?No real reason to replace it.
I would check with Midco to see if parts are still available
@ January 12, 2014 7:58 AM in Vintage Williamsport Co Radiator with PicturesI live 30 miles south of Williamsport
@ January 11, 2014 8:47 AM in Steam system was broke, now "fixed", would appreciate comments.Does not change the fact that the near boiler piping is wrong. Get that fixed. Really no need to prolong the discussion.
@ January 8, 2014 1:04 PM in Request for Main Vent PicturesAre probably the most predominate brands when it comes to steam vents.
@ January 4, 2014 4:51 PM in burnham wont fire.its - 2 degrees outAre there batteries in the stat & are they good?
@ December 31, 2013 4:36 PM in first time steam ownerThey sell hinged repair clamps for various size pipe, they are metal & have a rubber inside liner. Place the rubber over the leak & tighten the nuts.
@ December 31, 2013 4:34 PM in first time steam ownerThey sell hinged repair clamps for various size pipe, they are metal & have a rubber inside liner. Place the rubber over the leak & tighten the nuts.
@ December 31, 2013 12:02 PM in Is Carlin EZ 1 Steam Gas Conversion worth $$$$My EZ Gas is A LOT quieter than the old Beckett oil gun.
I installed myself back in Oct. & so far very impressed with both noise level & operating cost.
I don't have a cover on mine BUT if I did I think it would all but eliminate any noise.
I have around $4000 invested which included running the gas supply piping, rebuilding with a drop header, aluminum liner, installing real main vents, replacing all radiator vents & insulating pipes as necessary.
I believe this to be a advanced DIY project BUT knowledge & research are key.
I spent alot of time here (thanks all!), Bought Dans trilogy on steam & took a adult continuing education 10 week boiler class, bought & learned how to use a Dwyer digital manometer & old school Bacharach combustion effieciency tester.
@ December 31, 2013 11:53 AM in first time steam ownerOK that leak is causing more water loss than you think & the make up water's oxygen is slowly killing your boiler.
I would suggest shutting down/draining, flushing your returns & fixing that leak NOW as opposed to spring.
I don't see any MAIN vents either?
@ December 31, 2013 11:10 AM in HB Smith Series 8 S/W 5 and Carlin 99FRD Incompatability?Are they cleaning the breech of the Chimney? The chimney or liner maybe dirty or clogged...
My former service provider NEVER vacuumed the things they said they did!!!
@ December 19, 2013 7:27 PM in Radiator won't turn offWater is a Poor conductor of heat!
@ December 19, 2013 10:23 AM in Radiator won't turn offuse a wet towel to avoid getting burnt grasp the vent on the end of the radiator & turn it upside down, this effectively turns "off" the radiator better than any other method.
@ December 15, 2013 12:07 AM in Carlin EZ gas going on lock upThanks steam head for the fast reply.
I think the processor was retarded for a bit.
I turned the power off for awhile & when I turned it back on it was back to normal, all is good & we are making steam!
@ December 14, 2013 11:02 PM in Carlin EZ gas going on lock upOK installed & converted from oil back in early Oct. everything has been running fine until today. Today I broke into the one return to install purge valves at both the boiler end & at the main end and flushed tons of mud. After I was done skimming, turned the boiler on & the primary control LEDs went nuts green, amber, red flashing. Eventually settled down to amber purge fan on for 15 seconds flame established for 15 seconds & then would abruptly shut off & go into solid red lockup! Thoughts? Getting the two fireplaces burning going to get cold tonight!
@ December 6, 2013 8:08 AM in 1942 Great Old Pic w/ Bacharach Fyritehttp://www.shorpy.com/node/16613
@ November 27, 2013 12:27 PM in 881 IBT rebuild Kits?http://www.theboilerman.com/articles/testing-armstrong.html
@ November 15, 2013 5:48 PM in Steamaster Tablets @ Pex SupplyI told Pex that they would sell!
I got my order today!
@ November 6, 2013 9:57 AM in Steamaster Tablets now available @ PEXNo, I'm not affliated in any way, just trying to make it easier for mere mortals to obtain!