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The biggest problem with that generation...

The biggest problem with that generation ('98-'00) Ranger 4WD system is by far the PVH (Pulse Vacuum Hub) engagement system that Ford used during those couple of years. The PVH system relied upon...
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Back when I was a younger man, I worked for a...

Back when I was a younger man, I worked for a paving company for several summers, and based on that experience I can say without hesitation: that is a sh*t job!

Here in CT, there are laws that...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-25-19, 09:54 AM
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Did your plumber also install a pressure...

Did your plumber also install a pressure regulator on the cold water line?

It could be that your "normal" water pressure is/was too high for the tank's max pressure rating, and so a regulator was...
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Relating back to my previous post, did "Tom's...

Relating back to my previous post, did "Tom's Heating and Cooling" check the condensate drain system when they came to do the start-up? It's one of the things the manual indicates should be done...
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FWIW: I have a relative who has this boiler, and...

FWIW: I have a relative who has this boiler, and one time it exhibited somewhat similar symptoms. I didn't inspect or work on the boiler myself, but I was later told that the problem turned out to be...
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Some of those Amtrol controls are known to start...

Some of those Amtrol controls are known to start acting up over time:

https://www.doityourself.com/forum/water-heaters/335226-amtrol-boilermate-problem.html#post1730053
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I had a situation once whereby I tried to remove...

I had a situation once whereby I tried to remove a sensor bulb from a well on an old oil boiler that had been replaced, and the paste was as hard as concrete. The boiler had been drained and off-line...
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How much HW demand in the household? Since you...

How much HW demand in the household? Since you plan on replacing the boiler, this is also a good time to determine the type of HW maker that will best suit your needs.
12-30-18, 09:24 PM
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IMO, the tank should be removed from the ground...

IMO, the tank should be removed from the ground before the deal is closed...with all the appropriate paperwork (soil test results, etc.) being in order and on the table at closing. Now is the time...
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I'm not a big fan of converting conventional...

I'm not a big fan of converting conventional warm-start oil-fired burners into cold-start unless there is some kind of "bypass piping" involved. It doesn't seem to me that the benefits would outweigh...
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Those are torx-head security screws. What I do is...

Those are torx-head security screws. What I do is cut a straight slit in the heads with a Dremel tool and then remove them with a regular screwdriver. Then I throw them out and replace them with...
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The pump is probably fine for your...

The pump is probably fine for your application...they make 'em small these days. What is the make and model number of the pump? Pictures of the entire "near boiler piping" would be even better.

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Do you have voltage (24-30v AC) in the ZV #2...

Do you have voltage (24-30v AC) in the ZV #2 circuit? If not, you might be looking at a blown transformer (this would assume your zone valves use separate transformers, since you say zone 1 works...
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Just a guess here, but maybe it has something to...

Just a guess here, but maybe it has something to do with the T-stat's "heat anticipator"...?
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Is there any bare copper pipe in the existing...

Is there any bare copper pipe in the existing baseboard loop in the living room? If so, you might consider a Fin Clamp Baseboard Element...
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I hear ya on that spott. ^ Thanks for the...

I hear ya on that spott. ^

Thanks for the info PJ. You seem to be confirming what spott was surmising about it being the old style. No wonder it was dirt cheap. ;)

So, apparently what I have in...
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Hi spott….the valve you linked to on ebay is...

Hi spott….the valve you linked to on ebay is somewhat similar to the one I've posted pics of, but there are some significant differences. The ebay valve has some flat areas on the valve body, whereas...
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Taco 571 ZV looks different...

I recently bought a Taco 571 zone valve (3/4" sweat) online to keep around as a spare, and upon arrival, when I opened up the box what I found was something that looked different from all the other...
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I think it's a great idea if implemented...

I think it's a great idea if implemented properly.

FWIW: you might also consider some sort of thermostat arrangement whereby the fan is energized when the piping to or from the radiator reaches a...
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If you do decide that sending cooler water out to...

If you do decide that sending cooler water out to the emitters is a part of your solution, then I suggest looking into some kind of "bypass" piping arrangement, which would help prevent condensation...
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I think a little bit more info is needed. ...

I think a little bit more info is needed.

Should we assume that this is a hot water system with radiators in each apartment, as well as radiators in the common areas? How many apartments are in...
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This is what I would do before trying anything...

This is what I would do before trying anything else.
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. Could it be that the Field switch is designed...

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Could it be that the Field switch is designed to monitor the temps of the flue gasses, while the WM switch is designed to monitor the temps of the metal flue pipe - the built-in assumption being...
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Taco has this to say, as well: . ...

Taco has this to say, as well:


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https://api.ferguson.com/dar-step-service/Query?USE_TYPE=INSTALLATION&PRODUCT_ID=39875
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Is the head moving at all when you try to twist...

Is the head moving at all when you try to twist it off (clockwise)? If so, keep in mind that, if you twist the head too hard the pins on the head can get hung up on the edges of the slots in the...
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