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Last Post on January 26, 2011
@ January 26, 2011 4:23 PM in sooty, hot water registersIt is important to remember that baseboard heating works by convection. It is basically just circulating the cold air from across the floor over the fin tube and into the room. Any dirt/soot particles in the air from a fireplace or from the burning of candles can cause the streaking/ghosting effect that is being seen on the walls and ceiling.
No smoke candles and making sure the damper and fireplace are in proper working order should eliminate this problem.
@ April 20, 2010 12:47 PM in Heating system recommendationsOnce again I think Steamhead is right. Oil boilers do not behave like this when porperly installed. The Riello BF-5 is a great burner. I too think that there is a cross contamination porblem.
Contact a well trained technician, he/she will solve the problem without ripping parts off your boiler.
Goodluck! And don't be afraid to conact or reach out to the Techs at Riello/Becket for help.
@ April 9, 2010 2:54 PM in slant fin boilersI would first like to apologize for you not getting a response to your email. Can you let me know who you wrote to so that I can follow up? Our current IOM does in fact state that the igniter should be replaced anually. High Efficiency Gas Boilers maintenance can be compared to the maintnence difference required on high performance automobiles versus our everyday vehicles. The igniter is essentially this equipments spark plug. As such it is a key component to these boilers. Compared to the competitive landscape, our anual maintenance is very simple and inexpensive. The igniter itself has an intgegral flame snesor which is really the critical part.
Our next printing of the IOM will have some changes. We will be stating that we reccomend that the igniter assembly be inspected/changed every two years. Our goal is to make this the most worry free HE Gas Boiler on the market. The Bobcat comes with a rock solid warranty not full of "voiding" issues and a free 5 year Parts and Labor Warranty. Top all that with the fact that it was desgned and manufactured right here in LI New York. I want to thank those of you who have tried this product. Remember if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myslef or any of my other collegues here at Slant/Fin.
@ July 16, 2009 12:57 PM in Where to find \"Hydronic Explorer II\"?To All: First off thanks to all for the compliments on the HE II. Secondly the HE II was discontinued because it needed to be updated quite a bit. It had boiler products that we no longer manufactured and did not include newer boilers. There was nothing wrong with the programs calculations. If you call and speak to our customer service department, I am sure we can find a CD to send to you. Thanks, Bob Flanagan Vice President-Sales Slant/Fin Corp. 516-484-2600
@ June 23, 2009 9:57 AM in Digital Combustion AnalyzersAlso check out WOHLER....you can call Peter Cullen and get all the info you need from him or email Peter at email@example.com The Tech Serv. Dept. at Slant/Fin uses this equipment. Very reliable and the calibration is not a hastle at all. Good luck with your search, I am sure that you will not do bad with any of the companies reccomended. I have to tell you that anyone installing the new High Efficiency Boilers should have one of these in their truck. These boilers, regardless of the factory settings, have to be set up in the field. Best Regards, Bob Flanagan V.P. Sales Slant/Fin Corp.
@ April 10, 2009 11:13 AM in Happy White (Johnny's Mom) has passed. (Dan H.)John: From all of us at Slant/Fin, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob Flanagan Slant/Fin Corp.
@ March 27, 2009 5:41 PM in SlantFin BobcatKen, No apologies necessary. I have never met you but you have a well earned reputation as a great educator. Let me know how Tech. Serv. does with your situation. Have a great weekend. Robert, as always, thanks!!! Best Regards, Bob
@ March 27, 2009 4:44 PM in SlantFin BobcatKen: Nothing touchy at all about your query. Delayed ingnitions on gas boilers have been around for years and years. The Bobcat just like any other gas boiler is open to this type of ignition failure. Boilers are not designed to have delayed ignitions and the Bobcat when set up properly enjoys a nice smooth light off. To solve your problem, which we don't even know is your problem, requires many questions to be asked. Thus far I have no specifics on the problem you raise. Again, this is not the forum to conduct this exchange. Long before emails and websites a certain gentleman invented the telephone, lets try that and see if we can solve you problem. Thanks again, Bob
@ March 27, 2009 4:08 PM in SlantFin BobcatKen: Again, if you have experienced a delayed ignition it would point out some kind of set up problem. There are many questions that have to be asked before an answer to this type of question can be provided. This is why a conversation with Tech. Serv. is much more productive than email strings. There are many of these boilers in the field operating to specification. I encourage you to call and speak to our Tech. Serv. Dept. directly. I am not sure if you are refering to your own boiler or just what the situation is. You are correct, Dan constructed a great site for the sharing of information. It is not however a Technical Services site that is conducive to solving individual problems such as the one you have raised. Best Regards, Bob
@ March 27, 2009 1:33 PM in SlantFin BobcatAs many of you know, Slant/Fin is very proud of our Technical Service Department. I would encourage you to contact us at the number already provided if you encounter any problems. The Bobcat is a modulating condensing gas boiler. As with any product that is in this category they require very specific set up requirements. If anyone has any questions on this or any other subject, please give us a call. thanks to all for your kind words. Hope all else is well. Bob Flanagan V.P. Sales Slant/Fin Corp.
@ February 26, 2009 10:38 AM in Slant/Fin Hydronic ExplorerGlad to send you the newer version of the Explorer. 1-800-873-4346 Thanks, Bob Flanagan V.P. Sales Slant/Fin Corp.
@ February 11, 2009 10:27 AM in Another Gas-Fired Intrepid Install (Gordo & Steamhead)Thanks to all for their nice comments on the Intrepid Boiler. The heat exchanger design is pretty robust and very different which allows it to adapt to most burners. Steamhead and Gordo...thanks to you both for the great work that you do. Hope to see you both soon, Bob Flanagan V.P. Sales Slant/Fin Corp.
@ January 19, 2009 12:30 PM in Tjernland Power VentersHello to all: I am hoping that someone here may have the contact information for the National Sales Manager for Tjernland Power Venters. If so, if you could email that information to me I would greatly appreciate it. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks and I hope all are well, Bob Flanagan V.P. Sales Slant/Fin Corp.
@ November 7, 2008 4:24 PM in Sleepless in Boston!OMG!!!!!
@ October 6, 2008 6:39 PM in Matt Jr said he had one of the best days in his lifeWith all that is going on....this was a refreshing post. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting your son but he sounds like a great young man. Dan is right....hug your kids and cherish the time you have with them. Time is the one thing we will never be able to control and it really does go by too fast. Matt: Give me a call when you can. I want to pick your brain on a few items. (516) 484-2610 ext. 364 Thanks, Bob Flanagan V.P. Sales Slant/Fin Corp.
@ October 3, 2008 10:06 AM in 20 gallon Storage TankDoes anyone know of a manufacturer that has a 20 Gallon Storage Tank? I would appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks, Bob Flanagan V.P. Sales Slant/Fin Corp.
@ September 24, 2008 2:00 PM in Thank you from Slant/FinTo All: I just want to say thank you to everyone who attended our High Efficiency Expo yesterday. Your show of support is truly appreciated. We hope you found the visit educational and fun. All of the seminars were well attended and you all packed the house for Dan's segment!! As usual, he left us all with a number of thoughts to ponder. From all of us at Slant/Fin, Thank you so much. We look fowrard to seeing you again next year. PS: Steamhead, it was great to finally meet you! It is always great to put a face with a name!! Best Regards, Bob Flanagan V.P. Sales Slant/Fin Corp.
@ September 23, 2008 1:02 PM in Slant/Fin High Efficiency ExpoWill be here with their products. Hope to see you here. Bob
@ September 22, 2008 5:04 PM in Slant/Fin High Efficiency ExpoI just wanted to remind everyone that the Slant/Fin High Efficiency Expo is tomorrow at Slant/Fins' Corporate Headquarters in Greenvale Long Island. It will be open from 2pm - 7pm. All of our High Efficiency Products will be on display. Also featured will be a seminar by Beckett Corp. and Honeywell. Our featured speaker is the one and only host of this very site, Mr. Dan Holohan. For those of you who are local, please feel free to stop by for a visit, some great barbeque and a cold beer or drink. It should be a very nice day and we are looking forward to seeing you. For directions, you can go to our website, www.slantfin.com. I look forward to seeing you, Bob Flanagan V.P. Sales Slant/Fin Corp. ps: in response to an earlier post, I may be biased, but my personal Mod/Con favorite is the Bobcat!!
@ September 22, 2008 4:47 PM in Haydon BaseboardIf your problem persists, please give us a call at 1-800-873-4346. That will get you to our Tech. Serv. Dept. Jim Erhardt made some very good suggestions. If you would like, we could have an area representative come out and take a look for you. Thanks for choosing Slant/Fin, Best Regards, Bob Flanagan V.P. Sales Slant/Fin Corp.
@ September 15, 2008 12:03 PM in PB Heat Recalls Gas BoilersAlan: Good to see your name attached to a post. Hope you are feeling well. As usual you have shown what this site is all about...education and communication. All other agendas are purely a waste of space. Be well and hope to see you soon. Bob Flanagan V.P. Sales Slant/Fin Corp.