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Yiming - I had a similar problem last year and...

Yiming - I had a similar problem last year and with Grady's help, we were able to determine that my boiler was low on water. As I added more water (had a manual fill) the hot water would gradually...
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Relevant to this topic, can anyone weigh in on...

Relevant to this topic, can anyone weigh in on the difference between the rubber bladder found in Wellxtrol's vs. the "air cell column" in fiberglass Wellmates? It sounds like the air cell column is...
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Hydro68 - If I'm not mistaken, IT'S A HAND-DUG...

Hydro68 - If I'm not mistaken, IT'S A HAND-DUG WELL! It wasn't grouted in the first place, it has no casing and you can't cap it. No insult to my intelligence; however, I'm wondering if ya'll can...
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Nogade - You're doing the right thing by filling...

Nogade - You're doing the right thing by filling it in with the kinds of material you have at your disposal. The only things you have to be concerned about are people safety (from falling in) and...
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Sounds like this might have been an old cistern,...

Sounds like this might have been an old cistern, rather than an old well. Regardless, I have never come across any state regulations that speak to decomissioning old hand-dug wells (cf. bored or...
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Indirects are pretty expensive, though, and I've...

Indirects are pretty expensive, though, and I've heard the longevity isn't that great. Any thoughts on a boiler side-arm incorporating an electric water heater? Thanks. Bill
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Worked like a charm, Ken! Some huffin' and...

Worked like a charm, Ken! Some huffin' and puffin' and 25g of water later, I believe we're cookin' on the front burner again. You probably saved me at least $50.00. Many thanks. -- Bill
12-10-06, 04:04 PM
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Thanks again, Ed. I'll post back when I figure...

Thanks again, Ed. I'll post back when I figure it out and get something installed that seems to work. Appreciate the advice. -- Bill
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Thanks, Ken; I'll give it a try this evening. ...

Thanks, Ken; I'll give it a try this evening. Unfortunately, the isolation valve was the single item that slipped through the cracks last January when I had a new boiler installed. This was an...
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Expansion tank with no isolation valve

Is there any way to drain an expansion tank that has a drain but no isolation valve without having to drain the whole system? Seems to me like Grady posted something about this once (at least), but...
12-09-06, 04:15 AM
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In saying this, Ed, I assume you're just...

In saying this, Ed, I assume you're just suggesting a greater surface area over which the heat exchange can take place? Is this an option for systems that are commonly available or would this be...
12-07-06, 07:03 PM
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Thanks, Missin. Since you're pumping out of a...

Thanks, Missin. Since you're pumping out of a well to pass water over your heat exchanger, the flow rate is probably pretty good. My problem seems to be that my 1g/min Artesian doesn't approach the...
11-20-06, 10:43 AM
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Thanks, Ed. I was thinking that using the...

Thanks, Ed. I was thinking that using the overflow water in an open loop manner as you suggest would be the simplest thing to do (save on pump operation); however, I was unsure if 1g/min would be...
11-19-06, 12:15 PM
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Artesian Well Heat Pump System

I have a 1245' flowing Artesian well that overflows top of casing at about 1g/min; water is 57 deg F. Submersible pump for domestic water is set at 300'. Does anyone have any experience in using a...
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Well, this is good to know, Grady; thanks for...

Well, this is good to know, Grady; thanks for your input. I'll give him a call on Monday and pass your (I don't mention any names) suggestion by him. Apparently, Extrols aren't really that...
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Spirovent, Expansions tanks and Extrols

Fellow who's going to install my new HW boiler system this coming Tuesday, stopped by today to make some sketches for plumbing, etc. In reviewing the components to be installed I asked about a...
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pump oil

Seems I recall B&G website not only had information on type of oil to use but also emphasized that the amount of oil was also important, i.e., you can "over oil" these things. I believe they had...
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SRB's

I guess the SRB's that live in the thermal springs and geyser outflows in and around Yellowstone haven't heard of the 180 F temperature limitation. Regardless of where the bacteria have set up shop...
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well water

How old is your well; how deep? Both of these could be contributing factors in the length of time you may have to deal with gas or entrained air in your domestic supply and hydronic systems. If you...
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opinion & equipment

Hey Grady. Yes, you're right, opinions are exactly that; but I believe one can gain an objective assessment of the situation just by the number of posts citing problems with equipment from certain...
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Boilers: Good & Bad

I'm really glad I decided to frequent this forum; even in the little time I've been here, it has become quite obvious which boilers have lots of problems and which ones have comparatively few. This...
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Posted By bren

thanks

Thanks again for the info., Grady; your input on these matters is always quite helpful. As far as the domestic coil vs. indirect is concerned, there are a couple reasons, not the least of which is...
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New Hot Water/Oil System

Hey Grady. Looks like you're pretty busy tonight, but if you get a chance could you please give me a ballpark price on what I would expect to pay for following new system (parts and labor): Burnham...
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Occasionally, you see used radiators on ebay and...

Occasionally, you see used radiators on ebay and they seem to come more often than not, from cities like Phila. & P-burgh, where I assume they come from building demolitions.
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Posted By bren

Thanks, Grady; you made my day!

Thanks, Grady; you made my day!
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