Joined on July 29, 2006
Last Post on February 19, 2012
@ February 25, 2011 9:04 PM in Pressuretrol failure?Do pressuretrols fail very often, on smaller residential boilers?
@ November 28, 2010 1:14 PM in NTI 150 combi's help needed!We installed 30 of these boilers in an apartment building, located on a college campus in Detroit. We are having problems with some of the electronic boards. Also having problems switching over from domestic hot water to heating. I would love nothing more in the world then to find a whiz tech to come out and help with our problems. The local supplier is not much help. The tech support way up in eastern Canada is some but not enough help. They do not have a local hands on person that other boilr companies have. Has anyone else had problems with these? Yes they are installed correctly. I am praying that I don't get no heat calls Christmas Eve or day. Heeeeeelp
@ April 16, 2010 6:12 PM in Fixing a POORLY installed new Weil McLain steam boilerA LGB 10 is brand new, but the piping is awful. Only 4" header, bullheaded tee from 2-4" risers. no equalizer, no hartford loop, return tied in above the water line, etc. Symptons.....water hammer, gushing water at vents, etc. The main question is....even if the boiler is re-piped 100% properly I think it is way oversized. It is feeding steam coils.(I am working on sizing). However the building has changed (used to be a theatre........now ther are some offices, being heated by forced air furnaces). Is there any way I can make an oversized boiler work? I highly doubt the supplier will swap out for a smaller boiler. And no I did not do the install. But I may be hired to fix it (I may not want the job if you know what I mean). Thank You
@ May 16, 2009 10:05 AM in radiant with thermafloor questionThanks for your help. Seems only to be 2 companies in my area that do gypcrete. One guy that seems fair priced, knows his stuff, etc. doesn't think they can match exactly the top of the sleepers. He says the minor gap is minor on performance. he did say they could do a second skim pour (obviously jumping up the price. What do you think about 8" centers of 2" x 2"s? Thanks PS Anyone in the southeast Michigan area?
@ May 14, 2009 10:04 PM in radiant with thermafloor questionSomeone............anyone?
@ May 14, 2009 10:39 AM in radiant with thermafloor questionGetting conflicting direction on how to install....put down sleepers first? tubing first? Is a 1/8" to 1/4" gap between gypcrete and floor ok? Is a 3/8" plywood and a 3/8" quartersawn 5" cheery floor on top of the sleepers ok and stable (no sags, transmit heat, etc) ok? Lot's of questions....sorry.
@ April 7, 2009 4:07 PM in Pex recommendations for in-floor gypcreteHaven't decided what boiler yet. But looking to do it top notch. Gypcrete in a 2 story addition. Zoning to the max. I want a real showpiece. Concerned about some pex going where it wants to go and not where I want it to go (in the mech. room, through crawl, etc). Thanks
@ April 7, 2009 8:49 AM in Pex recommendations for in-floor gypcreteWondering what is the best and easiest Pex to install for infloor heat. Is the product with the aluminum worth the extra $? I'm concerned about where I pop thru the floor on the second floor. Tight turns, etc. Thanks
@ February 17, 2009 11:32 PM in Korean boiler?Yea you did sound a bit like my wife......I should be used to it by now! I've heard of the Quiteside before, and no it doesn't sound like my cup of tea. I'll keep looking for QUALITY at the best price I can find. Thanks Again
@ February 17, 2009 10:33 PM in The best bang for the buck in condensing boilers?Most of the condos are small one bedroom units.....600 sq ft to 1,000 sq ft max.
@ February 17, 2009 5:41 PM in The best bang for the buck in condensing boilers?What boilers don't have the giononie? Thanks
@ February 17, 2009 5:38 PM in Korean boiler?Thanks to all for responses. One question for Darrell. Is "Do your homework" a suggestion, an order, or what? Just kind of short and abrupt.......... Thank You
@ February 17, 2009 3:30 PM in Korean boiler?I've heard they're not approved.....have you heard this? and...........is that the ONLY Korean made condensing boiler? Appreciate the response.
@ February 17, 2009 10:09 AM in Korean boiler?Is there a Korean-made condensing boiler? Does anyone know the name, the brand, any other helpful information. Thanks so much.
@ February 16, 2009 9:43 PM in The best bang for the buck in condensing boilers?I'm looking to bid a big job with several (over 50), hot water, condensing boilers. I'm trying to find a good overall choice. Owner will be looking HARD at price. Is there one out there that doesn't need primary secondary? I figure this should save price of one pump, fittings, and labor. Also I'm looking for domestic water options. Owner wants all seperate utilities for future tenants. Thank You All for any advice, words of wisdom, war stories, etc.
@ December 4, 2008 5:01 PM in Copper or black pipe for rooftop solar?Is is ok to use black pipe to pipe up solar panels? Price and strength being main reasons
@ October 16, 2008 10:53 AM in solar panelsAny type of glass coating? Plexiglass?
@ October 15, 2008 8:44 PM in solar panelsIs it possible to add a protective barrier to solar panels to protect the from vandals tossing rocks, etc. at them???
@ June 8, 2008 2:47 PM in Zurn PEX-AL-PEXHas any one installed the new Zurn PEX-AL-PEX? What do you think of it?
@ June 8, 2008 10:30 AM in Finding hot water radiatorsThanks..............local suppliers or online?
@ June 7, 2008 11:18 PM in Are Trinity boilers bought online warrantied by the factory?Are they covered? Anyone know?
@ June 7, 2008 11:03 PM in GFX QuestionMakes no sense. If only cold water is going down the stack, they will then cool the water in the coils. Sounds counter productive to me. Has to be more to it.