Joined on September 20, 2007
Last Post on December 10, 2013
@ December 10, 2013 6:45 PM in Gas Conversion Help.Bob's motivated by the same thing I am.. the aversion to attorneys and lawsuits. I won't touch a conversion with a 10 foot pole. Not happening. Ever. Just because a fairly new ci boiler holds water and has a shiny jacket does not mean its worth the liabilty.
@ December 3, 2013 7:45 AM in Carbon Monoxide Issues - HELP!Again, the intake is higher than the exhaust. You are back drafting. Your installer needs to get schooled. Charlie Smith from Buderus is likely Ma rep but your installer, as a blue flame certified tech, needs to reach out to him. They work thru the blue flame dealers. And again, the baro should not be installed with the Aerocowl exhaust term you have. It's all in the manual.
@ December 2, 2013 6:58 AM in HelpI would find a guy to run the heat loss room by room for you. Then size the emitters accordingly. Guesstimate 30-35 btu per sq ft. I would not call it a well insulated house, just improved. Stil lacking vapor barrier and general construction tightness.
Is it still a 2 family? Metering and equipment depends on this fact.
Bottom feed and returns on rads work just fine. A home run system using pex-al-pex to a manifold is as good as it gets.
@ November 24, 2013 11:17 AM in Carbon Monoxide Issues - HELP!The Aerocowl exhaust term Kevin. I and O specifically states to not use it. Been blue flame certified 5 years now.
@ November 24, 2013 9:18 AM in Carbon Monoxide Issues - HELP!Intake is installed wrong. It is too close to the exhaust to be above the exhausts centerline. You're sucking in exhaust and with the Aerocowl term the damper on the intake pipe is not supposed to be there. Making things even worse spilling exhaust into the basement
@ November 7, 2013 8:16 PM in Cast iron radiator not getting hotAnd it is useless. Water flows right around the elbow. It was a feelgood effort to install. Close the cap and have it removed and plugged and the air elimination should be via a good air seperator at the boiler.
@ November 7, 2013 9:11 AM in Cast iron radiator not getting hotTell them you want the bx to the burner inside the jacket and a flexible oil line at the burner pump. The annual service guy is not going to be pleased at the difficulty of access and may just skip things. I can't see from here any other evils. The 007 is too lethargic.
@ November 4, 2013 8:17 AM in Outside tank info Removal & InstallPricing be discussed if no one has come to see your job? And especially a job involving a potential soil remediation where the end is not predictable. ..
Then all the varying regional costs from guys all over the country.
Common sense dictates if you have a burried steel vessel, its going to rust out and leak. As sure as death and taxes.
@ October 31, 2013 7:55 AM in Knight boiler problemsDoesn't look right. Check the IO manual. It must be to the letter. Is there some structure above too? Picture is dark.
@ October 7, 2013 5:07 PM in Benefit of zoning with outdoor reset on MOD CONDoing a manifold system zoned is going to give you more control over first/second floor comfort. A worthwhile project in my book and can only give you more savings in fuel.. A primo setup would be pex-al-pex home runs to the rads. Then. ..ecm pumps to the manifolds and thermostatic valves in place of existing rad valves for room to room control.
Plus you'll gain that headroom.
@ October 4, 2013 4:50 PM in Buderus Logamatic worth it on new gas boiler? Compare vs programmable thermostats?The logo will give you outdoor reset, priority recovery for the indirect, pump exercise in off months and a host of other features. Pays for itself with the odr alone..
@ July 29, 2013 7:18 AM in pump insulator covers?Hey guys. .. looking for a source for clamshell style pump insulators, specifically for grundfos 15-58 super brutes. I've got a chiller system that is sweating like crazy even with the motor heat. .TIA!
@ January 3, 2011 4:13 PM in Reusing Condensatewith you Tim. Neutralizing is the responsible thing to do.
@ December 30, 2010 7:11 AM in Toekick heater install questionis the boiler water feed point? That will tell us where to put a central purge station.
You don't need purge stations at each TK, just use a 1/2" baseboard T on each with a coin vent. I put the T on the rear stub so it can be accessed.
It seems like I install at least one K42 every few weeks since forever..I'm always doing kitchen and bath renos :)
I would be itchy to zone this house. And it looks easy enough looking at your sketch.
@ December 15, 2010 4:11 PM in Connecting radiators with PEXPAP. Regular pex will move, droop, and cause misery. Manifold system, TRV's. Grundfos Alpha. Outdoor reset.
That's a sweet set up.
@ November 16, 2010 9:30 PM in Is pex safeit is safe.
Is there something more behind this question?
@ November 14, 2010 8:10 PM in Power Vent vs Chimneythe other guys. If you HAVE to PV, do it Tjerlund.
Most folks live with the PV for a few years then go SS flue. No matter what, siding staining happens, ppl get tired of the noise, the thing craps, you have no heat.
I would anticipate a future route for a flue, internal or external, even if it entails boiler relocation.
@ November 11, 2010 4:29 PM in monoflow questionYou have to watch the mono T mfr. If it's a venturi with the cone inside, it goes on the return, cone going with flow. If the rad is lower than the main, you have to use mono T's on both S/R.
If it's an Asian cast scoop type T, it's gotta go on the supply with the scoop curving up into the branch. In a less than stellar moment some years ago, I tried to defy physics, being so used to the tried and true B+G monoflo's.
@ November 11, 2010 4:24 PM in Should Boderus G125BE be paired with a Riello BurnerThe irrepressible Mr. Shaw emailed me and informed me that yes, the G125 can be had with the cold start, and the 2107 is an option. The GB has the 2107 standard.
I must have heard wrong, or forgot that when I took the certification up in NH a year and a half ago.
Can't imagine with a boiler of that caliber having a simple high limit, but, hey...:)
@ November 10, 2010 10:04 PM in Should Boderus G125BE be paired with a Riello BurnerAnd, you have no choice in the matter of the control. You ARE getting the 2107, it's the only way they come. And, you ARE getting the TigerLoop Ultra with spin on, and vacuum gauge.
Buderus wants to ensure this boiler gets the cleanest oil, with the lowest Hg, and wants the boiler controlled their way.
@ November 6, 2010 5:36 PM in 2010 Big UglyWhat a night. Should have stopped at the fourth Scotch.
When's the next one?
@ November 4, 2010 6:58 PM in Weil Mclain AlumiPex fittings sourcethose days, Mark. It seemed like everyone had a radiant tube.
Now that it's almost 2011, we are down to what, maybe 3,4 tube mfrs.?
I find it fascinating seeing things come and go and what sticks, what doesn't.
Speaking of..today getting material, a HO wandered up to the counter. Holding a Filltrol. The young 'un's working there didn't know what it was. God, how I hated those :)