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Yes the AC ower was on. I got a tech to come...

Yes the AC ower was on.

I got a tech to come over. The problem was in the back of the unit. Some of the wires were melted. There was no power and the breaker was off.

thanks for feedback....
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Posted By Acie66

Hydrotherm HC-85 - Not firing

Hi,

I have a gas water boiler (Hydrotherm HC-85). I started it yesterday (tun the pilot on then to On setting, open the gas line, open water line). Everything is in order. The pilot flame is big...
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Posted By Acie66

The tech instaled: 1. a 36" universal millivolt...

The tech instaled:
1. a 36" universal millivolt generator
Fits 600-750 Millivolt Pilot Burners.

2. Installed the RobertShaw 250 to 750 Millivolt Combination Gas Valve
modek:7000BMVR
...
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Posted By Acie66

Boiler works for few days then it doesn't respond to thermostat?

Hi,

I have Hydrothern 85 natural gas boiler.
Basically the boiler works well for 2-3 days or possibly longer then all of a sudden it stops working (ie it doedn't turn on the burners). So, no...
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Posted By Acie66

Efficiency of Hydrother HC-85 ?

Hi,

I was just curious if anyone knows of the efficiency of the Hydrotherm HC-85 natural gas model? I have one, and it must be at least 45 yrs old but it works very well.

I keep reading about...
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Posted By Acie66

drain tile cleanout pipe -- reduce size ?

Hi,

I'm installing tile drain(perforated pvc pipe to collect water at footer level and discharge it via a sump pump). The PVC pipe that I'm installing is 4". Since one of the cleanouts is on my...
09-01-13, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Acie66

how to power external sum pump

I had to dig around my foundation to install perforated pvc pipes around the perimeter of the house to collect water and to dump it into a underground tank(40-50G), with a sump pump. All of that is...
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Posted By Acie66

I meant to ask, how do you add oxygen supply to...

I meant to ask, how do you add oxygen supply to the pilot flame ? Before he added the oxygen, the pilot had 3 flames. afterwards, it had 4 flames and then the unit worked.
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Posted By Acie66

Update I tried turning it on again yesterday...

Update

I tried turning it on again yesterday afternoon, and it didn't kickoff.

However, the utility guy stopped by to give me an estimate of how much the new unit would cost, and he took a...
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Posted By Acie66

Update. I did the cleaning. I cleaned the...

Update.

I did the cleaning. I cleaned the cast burners. I also cleaned the hood and cap and pipe going into the chimney. The chimney flue seemed fine. ther was no blockage, and tere was a nice...
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Posted By Acie66

Thanks. I will go ahead and do a good cleaning of...

Thanks. I will go ahead and do a good cleaning of the unit, and I will also check out the chimney/flue for any blockage or anything strange going on there.

I saw an article today regarding a...
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Posted By Acie66

OK, I'll try to answer some questions: I...

OK, I'll try to answer some questions:

I actually have two identical Hydrotherm HC-85 units. One is for the second floor, and the other is for the 1st floor & basement. Its an old house.

I have...
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Posted By Acie66

Boiler recommendation to replace an old Hydrotherm HC-85 ?

Well, its time to put my 1964 Hydrotherm HC-85 to sleep!. (own house for four years)
It's not because it wasn't working, it actually works extremely well. The problem is that it releases a very...
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Posted By Acie66

Thanks for the suggestion, Pilot. I will look...

Thanks for the suggestion, Pilot. I will look into it.
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Posted By Acie66

thanks. Here is more info. The water mebrane...

thanks. Here is more info.

The water mebrane was applied in Septemer, so not enough time to get tested. But the problem is that I'm in a high water table. That is why I've installed a tile drain....
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Posted By Acie66

Help regarding outdoor sump pit and tile drain

Hi,

I dug a side of the house, and I applied waterproof membrane, and also a drain tile(4" pvc sched 40 with holes) along one side of the house along the footer.

Now, I want to add an exterior...
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Posted By Acie66

My update. I removed the jacket of the boiler and...

My update. I removed the jacket of the boiler and folowed the wire from the entry point of the boiler(back of boiler) to the boiler's front connection point.
I didn't find any visible issues. I...
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Posted By Acie66

Thanks, Sparky67. I'm a newbie at this, so...

Thanks, Sparky67.

I'm a newbie at this, so I'm sure I'll have lots of questions.

I have two sump pumps in my basement in opposite corners of house. I bought house 2 yrs ago and owner said...
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Posted By Acie66

Thanks for the info... Let me se if I got it...

Thanks for the info...

Let me se if I got it right ?

So, I should excavate about 9-10" below the bottom of the footer. Apply a filter fabric on the excavated area, then add a mixture of sand...
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Posted By Acie66

Thanks for your reply, sparky67. It just...

Thanks for your reply, sparky67.

It just seems counter-intuitive that the holes go at the bottom of the drainage pipe, but so be it.

Were you able to do everything in one day ? I'm hoping I can...
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Posted By Acie66

Sparky67- thanks for sharing your experience. ...

Sparky67- thanks for sharing your experience.

I also want to do something similar, and I'm in the initial research stage. I'm in a flat land area with a high-water table. I'm hoping a drain pipe...
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Posted By Acie66

Guys, Thanks for your suggestions. I...

Guys,

Thanks for your suggestions.


I had a chance this weekend to look at the other side of the terminal. Everything looks normal. What surprised me is that the screw is not touching anything...
03-15-12, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Acie66

A sump pump alone in the basement will not...

A sump pump alone in the basement will not eliminate\drastically reduce your high water table issue by itself. However, a sump pump in the basement with(at lowest point-use a marble in the basement...
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Posted By Acie66

Hydrotherm 85 boiler - turning on signal contact issues ?

Hi,

I have a Hydrotherm 85 gas boiler. It works fine for a 1-2 weeks or so, and then it stops working. The flames don't come on, even though the thermostat setting is at least 10 degrees higher...
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Posted By Acie66

Boiler pressure staying the same ?

Hi,

I have a Hydrother-85 gas boiler. It recently started leaking some water.
So I replaced the expansion tank and the gauge(it got stuck so I had to replace it).

After charging the new...
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