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Okay, forget x-ray vision. I found a link that...

Okay, forget x-ray vision. I found a link that provides interesting information about repairs to slab installed radiant. I pasted in key points, but here's the link if you want to read in its...
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NJ Trooper, much clearer now. "Air collecting...

NJ Trooper, much clearer now. "Air collecting primarily around the baseboards" makes a lot of sense according to the diagram and what you have explained. Those are "THE" highest places in the system...
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Hmmm... Surely that's a bit drastic. I was...

Hmmm... Surely that's a bit drastic. I was thinking more like, torch the house for insurance money!!!

Kidding aside, I'm curious if there are heat pumps available that would do more than merely...
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Thanks for the explanation, but I am little...

Thanks for the explanation, but I am little puzzled about the proper location of the air vent. You provided a diagram showing collection of air at an elbow in an earlier post. If you look at the...
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What can I do? I have no idea how to find a leak...

What can I do? I have no idea how to find a leak when the lines are buried in concrete.
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No, I haven't been manually adding water. I...

No, I haven't been manually adding water. I replaced the wp reducer so its done automatically. Not sure why, but it dropped a couple of pounds under the setting last week.
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Any Vents that are highly recommended? ...

Any Vents that are highly recommended?

Thanks again
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Wow, you HAVE done some heavy duty maintenance! ...

Wow, you HAVE done some heavy duty maintenance! I thought it was something special when I replaced a couple of zone valves and was able to troubleshoot and temporarily repair a faulty aquastat.
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Hello Vermont, Are you saying that a clogged...

Hello Vermont,
Are you saying that a clogged air vent caused the water pressure to drop? I am curious to know how you discovered that.

I have to say that I am confused by the operation of the...
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The house was built in 1966. The boiler is...

The house was built in 1966. The boiler is original.

Pictures by UndertheInfluence_bucket - Photobucket (http://s882.photobucket.com/albums/ac25/UndertheInfluence_bucket/)

Got the Watts reducer...
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Wow you guys are on it tonight!!! I was getting...

Wow you guys are on it tonight!!! I was getting ready to enjoy a cigar and bourbon on the patio and call it a night. Thanks again!!

Unfortunately, I have no digital camera until Tuesday, when my...
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I ommitted the steel tank in the drawing. It sits...

I ommitted the steel tank in the drawing. It sits directly over the top of the boiler.

If you look at the return line, the Taco Hy-vent, is screwed in right at the 90 degree where it drops down to...
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"Seems you've had constant problems with this...

"Seems you've had constant problems with this system for several years now..."

Pretty much the whole house. lol... Thanks for advice.

I don't have the digital camera, wife took it out of town,...
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Water pressure reducer and air vent

I need to replace a defective cast iron Taco Water Pressure Reducer and Taco Hy-vent air vent on my 3 zone residential hydronic system, and would appreciate advice.

First, I am wanting to use a...
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Thanks for responding. Water temp is about 150...

Thanks for responding. Water temp is about 150 degrees at the boiler. There is only one air vent and a small valve between the boiler and zone valves that has to be opened and closed manually. Water...
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Not enough heat

I've had a problem with my hydronic system supplying enough heat off and on for the past three weeks. The heat is dropping about six degrees below the thermostat setting on the second floor zone...
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Are you using zone valves or a circulator pump...

Are you using zone valves or a circulator pump for each zone? If no zone valve, does the thermostat connect to the pump or the relay/aquastat first? How many zones do you have?

It sounds like you...
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Thanks for your response. I've never used a...

Thanks for your response. I've never used a generator before. Are they easy to use? Would I have to wire the heating system or run space heaters? Sounds expensive, I'll have to purchase one probably....
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Power Outage

My 2k sq ft house has been without power due to an outage since Thursday evening and the temperature outside has been consistently in the freezing range. I'm concerned about the radiant lines...
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The model is White Rodgers 842A-16 and here is...

The model is White Rodgers 842A-16 and here is link to a photo.
http://www.geocities.com/[email protected]/Temporary.html

In the lower left of the relay you can see the cardboard shims...
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Relay Malfunction

I have a three zone Radiant system with White Rodgers Zone Valves, White Rodgers Relay, and single Circulator. The Relay is not working correctly. The Zone valves are opening fine and the Burner...
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Counter flashing

When flashing roof to brick you should use Counterflashing. Counterflashing sheds water to the step/continuous flashing and shingles below. At the top edge a lip is created and embedded with caulk...
10-01-06, 10:14 AM
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Insulating Wood Entrance Door

I'm trying to determine a simple method to weatherstrip the Entrance Door to my home. With the exception of the aluminum threshold everything is oak.

When I bought the house about five years ago,...
07-08-06, 09:41 AM
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Thanks For Clarification

Thanks, I'm not sure where I encountered that information. It may have been in one of my home improvement nightmares that wake me up at 3 am: Like the one where I'm trying to finish a roofing job in...
07-08-06, 08:50 AM
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Thread sealant - yes or no

It seems like I read that sealant should not be used with copper pipe fittings and care taken to avoid overtightening. However, my encounters working with copper connections, installing a water...
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