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02-27-22, 07:23 AM
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I take it that you are planning to buy this from...

I take it that you are planning to buy this from some reseller, not an authorized dealer, installer, or contractor? I would be a little leery of that unless you are sure that warranty service will be...
02-11-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By gilmorrie

I don't think all those tests could be...

I don't think all those tests could be competently performed for anywhere near $79. Maybe they want to get their foot in the door and sell some costly repairs? I would not respond to a postcard...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,188
Posted By gilmorrie

We would need much more info and photos. This...

We would need much more info and photos. This situation may be beyond your experience level as a DIYer. I recommend that you call in a pro whose references you have checked.
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By gilmorrie

What is the full model number of the Taco pump?...

What is the full model number of the Taco pump? The recent versions have a nylon impeller - which I wouldn't expect to shatter. And they are now white.
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By gilmorrie

Probably the plumber didn't verify the air...

Probably the plumber didn't verify the air pressure in the tank before installing it? Depressurize the system, and check the air in the expansion tank with a tire gauge - let us know. Alternatively,...
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By gilmorrie

You've answered your own question - the heat...

You've answered your own question - the heat loss. If that number is correct, that is your answer. Other issues, like nozzle size and warranties, are separate.
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By gilmorrie

This leak does not appear to be coming from the...

This leak does not appear to be coming from the flange itself or from the flange gasket. It appears to be coming from the joint from the male copper fitting where it threads into the flange female...
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By gilmorrie

This leak may be caused by galvanic corrosion -...

This leak may be caused by galvanic corrosion - but I think that it is more likely that the joint simply wasn't sufficiently tightened originally. Notice the same type of connection joining iron and...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By gilmorrie

Rather than start shorting out terminals, best to...

Rather than start shorting out terminals, best to use a voltmeter to troubleshoot in a systematic manner, using a schematic, throughout the control circuit. Where is the 24V being lost? If you think...
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By gilmorrie

Part of the problem is the dirty fin-tube units....

Part of the problem is the dirty fin-tube units. Also, the baseboard cabinets are dirty. I would make changes to all the heat emitters you ultimately want to replace, all at once. Don't prolong the...
01-14-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By gilmorrie

You've posted in the boiler forum. Best to post...

You've posted in the boiler forum. Best to post it in the forum for forced air furnaces.
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By gilmorrie

My early '50s convectors provide very comfortable...

My early '50s convectors provide very comfortable heat. Mine are a different style and brand (Crane). Modern fin-tube baseboard units (such as Slant/Fin) don't mix well on the same zone with...
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Views: 851
Posted By gilmorrie

It's OK to leave the caps off the auto vent - as...

It's OK to leave the caps off the auto vent - as long as water doesn't spit out. How long for the air to be automatically be removed? Possibly a very long time.
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Views: 2,166
Posted By gilmorrie

Spott, what do you see as the pros and cons of...

Spott, what do you see as the pros and cons of running a hot-water boiler at 20 psi, vs 15 psi? I assume that at 20 psi, any air would be compressed into a smaller volume and perhaps be more likely...
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Views: 2,166
Posted By gilmorrie

Your feed valve, if set at 15psi, will...

Your feed valve, if set at 15psi, will automatically start adding water to the system if it drops below the 15 psi setpoint. Your safety relief is set for 30 psi. The boiler nameplate should list the...
07-09-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,512
Posted By gilmorrie

No, it is perfectly acceptable to run plug-in...

No, it is perfectly acceptable to run plug-in loads less than the breaker size. The breaker is sized to protect the wiring. But, if you are worried about it, install a 15-A breaker until later.
Replies: 11
Views: 2,887
Posted By gilmorrie

It's possible that the drain valve is blocked...

It's possible that the drain valve is blocked with crud. I happens if the valve is not exercised routinely. You can try loosening the stem packing nut on the valve, and maybe that will free up the...
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Views: 2,887
Posted By gilmorrie

Why are you wanting the drain the system? Unless...

Why are you wanting the drain the system? Unless it's necessary for some special repairs or maintenance, routinely draining the system is not recommended - when you refill the system, the replacement...
Replies: 17
Views: 3,725
Posted By gilmorrie

Don't replace the exp tank! First, depressurize...

Don't replace the exp tank! First, depressurize the water side of the tank, and then check the air pressure with a tire gauge. Pump it up to 15 psi with a bike pump, and then re-pressurize the water...
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By gilmorrie

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