Joined on June 24, 2002
Last Post on April 23, 2009
@ April 23, 2009 8:57 PM in Relatively new T&P valve leakingYou can try flushing again the way you did .... Still leaks just change the valve.. That what I would do
@ February 24, 2009 10:03 PM in primary / secondary pipingThings in life always takes the least resistant . So depends on where the connection is , the flow may or may not take that path...
@ September 18, 2008 10:45 PM in Radiator on inside wallJust don't install it under the thermostat :)
@ December 4, 2007 12:25 PM in Delay in heatingAre the radiator warm ? What type radiation in the home and what is the temperture of the boiler? Zone valves ? Does the circulator run when a call for heat ?
@ December 4, 2007 12:13 PM in Advice please> Guys, I need to replace a water heater. Oil
> fired. I am looking at either a J.Woods or a
> Boch. I appreciate comments from the
> group. Thanks............
.....Bock costs more. Bock has been the better for years..You want it with a Riello burner.. Buy the best ,oil is no longer a buck a gallon.
@ December 4, 2007 9:05 AM in New HW baseboard in old cast iron radiator systemYou need to seperate the two. Cast iron radiation will run at a lower temperture then Fin tube convection.(120*-160*vs 180*-200*) Cast iron radiation also produces two types of heat source , radiant and convection. Fin tube produces just convection. The two should be seperated with there own pumps and the cast iron loop should be piped with a boiler bypass . This way you can set the boiler to the higher temperature for the convection heat and the boiler bypass will temper the cast iron radiation.. Sounds like you have flow or bypass problem ..But having it set up correctly will have all the problems fixed. The base board thermostat should be no where near the cast iron radiation.... Heating is a trade all by its self...
@ December 3, 2007 8:44 PM in to cover pipes or notI perfer warm floors too. You can have savings and comfort too. Have a warm floor system installed..
@ December 1, 2007 7:54 AM in hot water heater - making wierd sounds......."The Death Rattle"
@ November 30, 2007 10:09 AM in Twinning HWH's Parallel or Series ??I read the post quickly from my cell phone.Old age and working long days are not helping me either... I Thought they were direct fired heaters .Thanks JP.. Back to work.....Where are my glasses.................
@ November 29, 2007 11:47 AM in Twinning HWH's Parallel or Series ??You would install them in series if your looking for hotter water like in comerical aplacations. Parallel for volume in residental .Make sure both tanks are sitting the same hight . I like to connect though the lower drain ports. Use a reverse return pipe set up for even resistance.
@ November 26, 2007 10:36 AM in I need help with a G E boiler Model LA42D serial # 17126406
....is you installed the incorrect chamber.Where did you find it ?Thought production stopped 25 years ago and stock was depleated 20 years ago... Any how either incorrect chamber or a combustion problem... Has the GE been converted to a gun type burner ? The stack and CO2 readings would help right now....High stack temperture would tell us if chamber is correct. Low CO2 will show combustion problem.. Correct combustion first ,then take stack reading...
@ November 8, 2007 3:28 PM in Soot vacsI would stay away from all of them..COUGH !! I been using Sootmaster for years.. Before that the Pullman. Make sure it uses a vac bag
@ November 8, 2007 3:01 PM in Suck-starting my Carrier furnace; for years . . .How long is the tubing on the outside intake ? Is there any plastic plugs in the furnace cabnet ? Try removing one of the plugs to let in more combustion air and see if it starts... Could be too long of a run or mice built a nest.ect.. You should take the intake pressure drop reading and compare it to what is needed..
@ October 16, 2007 11:03 AM in Indirect Water HeaterWould be hard to determine . If you use the same boiler and water temperture setting I see no savings. Maybe a minute loss due to the minute heat loss of the storge tank... But the quality of the hot water supply is night and day... Now using the same boiler system and using a indirect you now can lower the boiler temperture and could also further drop the stand by temperture if it has the proper controls..This would save on boiler heat loss.The savings would depend on the boiler size and model.. Another savings can be had with a indirect over a coil is that you can (most of the time)use a smaller boiler with a storage tank. Hot water is a big load on the system.. Using a coil the boiler has to be big enough and standing by hot enough all the time to deliver hot water...With a storage tank it can build up the load of needed hot water on off periods , more slowly . But a storage tank is by far the way to go for a good hot shower.Coils ....how can I say it ?.....suck! Too hot in the sink to ,not enough for a tub..Not enough for a good shower in the winter months...Me I always had a storage tank
@ September 11, 2007 9:58 PM in Vaughn Solar Tamk....Is it Stone LinedWould anynone know , if the early 80's Vaughn solar hot water storge tanks where stone lined ? Seems to be a 120 gallon model...
@ August 28, 2007 7:52 AM in PAnels /TRV/Constant Circ ?If you install this system which works great by the way, you would need to also install a pressure by pass just incase all the trv's shut down.. The pbp will open as to not let the pump dead end...... Just want to add needed info..
@ August 28, 2007 7:51 AM in PAnels /TRV/Constant Circ ?If you install this system which works great by the way, you would need to also install a pressure by pass just incase all the trv's shut down.. The pbp will open as to not let the pump dead end...... Just want to add needed info..
@ July 24, 2007 12:23 PM in Call Bill @ HoneywellHi Bill. is the 9000 on the drawing board or you can buy them? It does not seem any supply houses have them ... I need a pair for a two stage heat and cool furnace, two zone using a HoneyWell board and want it to control a humidifier ...What do you recommend ? Thanks
@ July 24, 2007 10:10 AM in RookiesI beleve its the man and the teacher , not the years put in .. More the man finding the correct teacher and method.... Seen great jouneymen and crappy masters...
@ July 23, 2007 10:29 AM in Bio Fuel + Water = Stinky MixNow my truck smells worse :O#
@ July 23, 2007 9:17 AM in Bio Fuel + Water = Stinky Mix....but we know it will happen. Take a brand new buried fiberglass tank with a 6" fill ..You puddle enough water it will get in..You can only control so much.. We had problems years back where we pick up water from the tank farm... "What ever can happen will happen "