Joined on February 25, 2003
Last Post on May 17, 2013
@ May 17, 2013 11:16 PM in 97-3--hey hot rodthanx for the speedy response, hot rod. i am going to see if it is code compliant for potable water in nyc. have not seen any announcements in current dept. of bldg memos one way or another. it seems to run real nice i must say. did not realize it was not 95-5 until i glanced at label !! lol also did not check price which is always a factor to keep jobs cost efficient unfortunately. staybrite silver bearing was one of my favorite but have not used it for years. still got a few rolls of 50-50 tin lead but mums the word. remember 60-40 lead-tin !! ran like water. bob nyc
@ May 17, 2013 10:18 PM in 97-3--hey hot rodBOUGHT A ROLL OF SOLDER THE OTHER DAY DID NOT CHECK LABEL 'TILL I GOT TO JOB. it was not 95-5 [tin-antimony ] but 97-3[ tin- copper ] all comments from the experts welcome. is it comparable to tin-antimony in strength ??? the engineers can never seem to leave things that work o.k. alone. curious to what my man hot rod thinks about this as when it comes to copperwork & soldering , the man wrote the book. bob young nyc lic. plbr
@ April 28, 2013 7:54 PM in COMBO PLUMBING & HEATING INQUIRYGOOD TO KNOW ....If your price is right i will use you as a sub-contractor for people i hate & wish to eliminate.
@ April 28, 2013 5:40 PM in COMBO PLUMBING & HEATING INQUIRYthanx, frank. exactly what i told this mook. these unlicensed , untrained , unqualified little boy contractors are dangerous beyond my belief.i could not believe my ears when this guy was instructing me how to do this in a meeting with the client. he said he did tons of them . i told him i should have him arrested. after i finished explaining the legionaires disease aspect to the customer he was very happy he hired me to do the plumbing for his project. originally the contractor was doing the complete job but after i replaced his steam boiler he decided to give me the mechanical part of project. lucky for him. that dude might have killed him. bob nyc
@ April 28, 2013 4:50 PM in COMBO PLUMBING & HEATING INQUIRYA home improvement contractor recently informed me that his method of radiant heating for a bathroom floor is to lay pex tubing under floor & connect supply to domestic hot water heater & recirculate w/ bronze pump back to heater. i told him i did not think that was such a great idea. all opinions welcome on this engineering technology. bob nyc
@ March 18, 2013 9:59 PM in MONO FLOW SYSTEM NOISEi read you loud & clear but.....this is a extremely basic one family four bedroom split level operating in the same exact manner as for many years. only change would be type of fuel & possible framing methods in replacing damaged ceiling. one zone , one themostat set at 68* all the time.
@ March 18, 2013 9:06 PM in MONO FLOW SYSTEM NOISEnew boiler replaced identical weil-mclain same btu rating boiler but new one is gas not oil.
@ March 16, 2013 5:08 PM in MONO FLOW SYSTEM NOISEOne family split level ranch house 150,000 btu weil-mclain gas fired boiler new. bare bones boiler piping pump on return, feed valve & x-trol tank on supply piping from boiler . no air separater or flow control. when boiler & pump kick on , slight tapping noise from ceiling piping approx. fifteen feet from boiler. ceiling & walls recently completely renovated due to storm damage. 12 # on gauge ,180* . 1 1/4 " black steel pipe w/ monoflow tees & 1/2 " sort copper branches connected to cast iron convectors. what would cause this noise. i do not think the piping has pipe covering on it & when i popped off a valve access cover on the wall i seemed to feel a slight breeze . belle harbor ,ny area near water . temperature in low thirties with slight breeze. what say the experts is cause of this annoying tapping noise. bob young nyc
@ February 19, 2013 4:55 PM in ? convert push nipple to threaded on WM snug CIBB?sure drill & tap , then connect . what could be easier.
@ February 19, 2013 4:51 PM in Steam system knockingSupply to aux. baseboard system looks too high. general piping arrangment looks sophmoric. should be ripped out & redone. with all due respect.... a real homeowner diy mess.
@ February 18, 2013 10:36 PM in Steam system knockingSOUNDS LIKE IT NEEDS SKIMMING TO START WITH. ALSO EXAMINATION OF HEADER PIPING ETC.
@ December 20, 2012 9:10 AM in SIZING QUESTIONin sizing a replacement steam boiler two story residence would you include the wall hung basement radiators as part of the load .if so using actual btu ratings or reduce being they are below steam main & in basement below grade. thanks, bob nyc
@ December 1, 2012 12:35 PM in How much cast iron base board do I need to heat a room?SIXTEEN FT SHOULD DO IT
@ December 1, 2012 9:23 AM in 3/4 # GAS REGULATORWhen boiler is on drawing gas thru line, regulator chirps like a bird. new regulator installed by utility [national grid ] , brand new , never turned on until boiler installed. never adjusted with appliance running. big guns , please advise !! bob nyc
@ November 30, 2012 8:34 PM in 3/4 # GAS REGULATORwhat would cause a gas regulator before to chirp like a birdie !! thanx, 3/4" service , 250 meter , 1 " gas line 50" developed length . connected to cga7 w.m. water boiler 210,ooo btu input hw system. bob nyc
@ April 22, 2012 3:26 PM in Clow Gasteam Radiator - SOUGHTThat one is the smallest i ever saw. must have been for a bathroom. the one i saw years ago wre monsters. would usually be in bars or stores. 18 hundred, the guy is nuts.
@ April 17, 2012 12:09 AM in Buried copper piping leaksHOW ' bout a braided bronze expansion joint. we used them on hi-rise domestic h.w. risers & pump connections.
@ April 7, 2012 12:14 AM in More photos of Buderus installwow, dave from canada was correct. you are a wizzard.
@ April 1, 2012 9:48 AM in cleaning baseboard elementsDo not make his problem become your problem. remove , clean properly& re-install. if you are qualified to do the job. submit invoice & move on to next job. be a professional at all times . if you try to be mr. nice guy & do favors that are not feasible , they will come back & bite you in the tush. do the right job & they will respect you. do a half a job for free & they will curse you & call some one else. nyc lic. plbr not a do it yourselfer .
@ April 1, 2012 1:35 AM in Drilling and tapping a mainforget about drilling. weld a boss on the main. with a ips tapping. perfect job.
@ April 1, 2012 1:31 AM in cleaning baseboard elementsRemove elements, blow out & clean, re-connect w/ unions & control valves. perfect job or do not waste your time.
@ March 7, 2012 10:33 PM in boiler drain vavleDo yourself a favor & call a plumber. your questions indicate you might jam yourself up. stick to what you know. if the valve snaps inside the fitting , you have no heat. a plumber