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Tony Massi

Tony Massi

Joined on August 31, 2005

Last Post on January 17, 2014

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Baffles

@ January 17, 2014 7:35 PM in owner

You could try a Sid Harvey store they may have them.

R8845U

@ January 13, 2014 10:38 PM in Honeywell WIFI thermostat RTH9580WF

I see where you could use this control as long as you have 3 wires at the thermostat.

Thermostat

@ January 13, 2014 7:21 PM in Honeywell WIFI thermostat RTH9580WF

You can check out the You Tube video on this thermostat installation. The thermostat needs the C wire to power thermostat. It has to have power other than batteries the old thermostat had.  I would say you can't use this thermostat with the L8124 control you have.

Gas Boilers

@ October 31, 2013 11:33 AM in Which is Better?

I was thinking of a Peerless MI series with an indirect or the separate water heater.
How does that rate?

Which is Better?

@ October 30, 2013 7:41 AM in Which is Better?

When replacing a gas boiler with a more efficient one which is better as far as the domestic hot water?  To use a indirect water heater that runs off of the new boiler or a separate water heater with it own burner. Its been the theory of  replacing oil fired equipment to use a indirect water heat as to be as efficient as the new boiler.

Copper piping for oil tanks

@ September 1, 2013 10:57 PM in copper fill and vent pipes

Its been all allowed in the Town of Brookhaven for some time. They used to allow the fill and vent pipes to piped in PVC years ago.

Boiler Plugged

@ December 10, 2012 8:25 PM in Badly plugged sections

You could loosen up the scale in the boiler by slowly letting some water into plugged flue sections. Just a very small amount, like just above a drip from a hose .You can use some water off the boiler drain with a short hose.Then try to open one section at a time, use soot sword and then a very small brush or a piece of ridged wire you will throwing it away when your done. Clean on an angle with the brush be patient. It may get a bit messy but its better than breaking off the pins on the boiler or getting a brush stuck in it or worse. If you do it right you will clean the boiler and get a proper draft over the fire. You will get some water into the chamber but it will burn out  I have done this a few times with success.

Boiler Plugged

@ December 10, 2012 8:24 PM in Badly plugged sections

You could loosen up the scale in the boiler by slowly letting some water into plugged flue sections. Just a very small amount, like just above a drip from a hose .You can use some water off the boiler drain with a short hose.Then try to open one section at a time, use soot sword and then a very small brush or a piece of ridged wire you will throwing it away when your done. Clean on an angle with the brush be patient. It may get a bit messy but its better than breaking off the pins on the boiler or getting a brush stuck in it or worse. If you do it right you will clean the boiler and get a proper draft over the fire. You will get some water into the chamber but it will burn out  I have done this a few times with success.

2 Stage Pumps

@ October 5, 2012 9:30 PM in Fuel Pump Question

I thought a 2 stage pump on a single line is only a 1 stage pump. To be a 2 stage  pump you would have to install a by pass plug and use two pipes.  Either a return line to the tank or a Tiger loop.

Fuel Pump Question

@ October 5, 2012 7:45 AM in Fuel Pump Question

I have an A pump on a 2 pipe system with a under ground tank. The boiler fires a gallon how much oil goes thru the pump in an hour?

Oil Deaerators

@ October 3, 2012 12:52 PM in Oil Deaerators

I was told that it's illegal to install an oil deaerator ( tiger loop) inside of a house. They can only be installed on the outside of a building. This is because of the fumes it gives off while venting may be harmful. I guess this would mean basements are off limit also.

Help

@ March 25, 2012 4:01 PM in Guys I need your help!!!

Vintage 85 JOT Peerless is one tight boiler. You can barely get  soot sword thru it. Five zones and a coil @ .65 per  gallon. And a L8124A, Yikes! What size head is on the Becket, is the burner a AF or SR or AFG I couldn't make it out by the picture. I would hope it's under a F 6.They down fired it for the back pressure. I would at least install a Riello burner a new chamber & and give the boiler a good cleaning. That will give you a fighting chance. If you decide to replace the boiler you can always use the Riello over.The real answer is a new Boiler $$.
Good Luck..

Help

@ March 25, 2012 4:00 PM in Guys I need your help!!!

Vintage 85 JOT Peerless is one tight boiler. You can barely get  soot sword thru it. Five zones and a coil @ .65 per  gallon. And a L8124A, Yikes! What size head is on the Becket, is the burner a AF or SR or AFG I couldn't make it out by the picture. I would hope it's under a F 6.They down fired it for the back pressure. I would at least install a Riello burner a new chamber & and give the boiler a good cleaning. That will give you a fighting chance. If you decide to replace the boiler you can always use the Riello over.The real answer is a new Boiler $$.
Good Luck..

Thermo Dynamics Boiler

@ January 8, 2012 6:53 PM in Thermo Dynamics Boiler

I have a Thermo Dynamics S series boiler with a huge crack in the back of the chamber. I have never had to replace one of these chambers. Is it possible to replace the chamber from the front or do I have to take the boiler apart and buy a new bottom portion. Or just replace the whole boiler. It's around 12 years old and other than the chamber its in good shape.

Oil Tank problems

@ December 11, 2011 9:50 PM in outside oil tanks

You could install a oil tank heater. I believe the company that makes them is Rollie.

Thermal Expansion Tanks.

@ March 2, 2011 10:05 PM in Thermal Expansion Tanks.

Where can I find an accurate chart for finding the right domestic expansion tank size for water heaters?

New Flter cans

@ February 25, 2011 11:52 AM in Oil Filter Cartridges

The new filter cans that come with the micro element are usually are compressed down even to the top of the can. To avoid the expense and just changing the element is the problem . I agree changing to a spin on filter type is probably the answer, its just the expense. Some companies have started using the micro bio gaskets, green in color. I guess for what ever they add to the oil these days.

What Brand?

@ February 25, 2011 9:10 AM in Oil Filter Cartridges

Generally speaking , The red & black ones.

Oil filter cartridges, Oil leaks

@ February 24, 2011 7:16 AM in Oil Filter Cartridges

One thing that worries me is when changing a Micro cartridge is the height size of the cartridge itself. It seems that the element is always a bit larger that the filter can itself. When tightening down the bolt on the top of the filter to the bottom can the last 1/4 to 1/2 inches the cartridge has to  be crushed down. This is where you lose sight of the gasket. The gasket could move or not be properly seated in the can ring. This could cause an oil leak after tightening the filter. With the felt cartridge, the cartridge is pushed right to the top of the filter top holding it in place. The gasket is held in place while the filter is tightened up. Also being the Micro cartridge is larger it can sometimes be forced to one side of the can sometimes pushing up against the gasket itself.

Oil Filter Cartridges

@ February 23, 2011 10:19 PM in Oil Filter Cartridges

Which would work better a felt or Micro flow filter cartridge when changing an oil filter?

Testing Oil lInes

@ February 17, 2011 8:21 PM in What's the correct Way to test an Oil Line?

I think Vacuum test the oil line is the safest way to test an oil line. I did one today plugged one end , hooked up oil watcher , and push pull pump. Pulled 25 in of Vacuum and held it for 20 minutes. I tired a  filter vac bolt but  it kept dropping , also tank bottom outlet valve had a small drip.

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Oil lInes

@ February 15, 2011 9:55 PM in What's the correct Way to test an Oil Line?

So you say you pressure test the oil line @10 psi. I guess you would plug one end and fill the line with air and see if the pressure holds.
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