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You need 1 1/2" flanges. Had to add this...

You need 1 1/2" flanges.
Had to add this because the message was too short.
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It comes down to money and aesthetics. Runtals...

It comes down to money and aesthetics. Runtals will cost more. Depending on which runtal you choose you will probably need more lineal feet of baseboard. Runtals will not be as effective if you have...
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Disconnect the hose. Remove it from the chrome...

Disconnect the hose. Remove it from the chrome tube. Wiggle and pull straight up on the curved chrome tube to remove it. If you look down the part remaining on the faucet you will see that that brass...
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Okay, so the system has NOT been completely bled...

Okay, so the system has NOT been completely bled out. To reiterate what Mike and others have said several times - it is most likely an air problem. I've replaced 100's with 007's on "standard"...
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Agreed! Does the whole boiler price include...

Agreed! Does the whole boiler price include relocating the thermostat?
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At first glance 1200 does seem high. From what we...

At first glance 1200 does seem high. From what we can see there are a 2 - 3 hours of messed up wiring and testing there for 1 tech. Are they installing a new vent damper? I'm not familiar enough with...
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Correct. luckydriver, have all of the...

Correct.

luckydriver, have all of the baseboards in that room been bled at each one? When you measured temperatures where did you spot the laser - to the top of the baseboard (not end caps) or...
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Is there a vent damper on the boiler? Most...

Is there a vent damper on the boiler?

Most computer UPS's probably wouldn't go hundreds of hours because they're quite inefficient and use up a fair mount of the battery current just idling with...
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Right now it's in somewhat of a dead area for...

Right now it's in somewhat of a dead area for temperature accuracy. Yes, in the end of the tee would be much better.
Dumb question - please don't be offended - are you sure you're reading Pressure...
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That looks more like a balancing valve to me....

That looks more like a balancing valve to me. When the slot is parallel to the pipe it would be open. Can you remove the cover on the convector? There is "normally" a key vent inside. :)
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The venturi tee should be on the return side, the...

The venturi tee should be on the return side, the regular tee on the supply side. :wall:
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Your cousin has hot water, not steam. :)

Your cousin has hot water, not steam. :)
Forum: Water Heaters
09-17-09, 12:43 PM
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Hello Kyle, If it isn't temperature as...

Hello Kyle,

If it isn't temperature as Bud9051 said then...


Put the pressure gauge back on.
Run the hot water until the water heater starts heating.
Stop running the water and do not use...
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Did that once many years ago. The only...

Did that once many years ago. The only (expensive) problem was that when we were done we threw out the water heater and installed a new one because there was no way we could guarantee getting all of...
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Definitely check with your inspector on that one....

Definitely check with your inspector on that one. Example: we're not allowed to have any gas or oil burning unit in a garage unless it is a minimum of 18" above the floor. You know, that whole "cars...
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The indirect is in an unheated attic? What...

The indirect is in an unheated attic? What temperature will that attic be during the winter?

The recirc line: are the feed and return lines insulated the entire run? If not then all you are doing...
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I normally stop when it's flush (on a Ridgid die).

I normally stop when it's flush (on a Ridgid die).
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Sigh, not a purge valve in sight. The good thing...

Sigh, not a purge valve in sight. The good thing is you are pumping away from the expansion tank.
While you have the system down replace the autovent (the small brass can on top of the scoop that...
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Assuming that you replaced a cast iron radiator...

Assuming that you replaced a cast iron radiator with copper fin tube baseboard then it will never balance out properly. Cast iron heats up and cools down more slowly because of the greater thermal...
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Ahhh. Sorry to hear that. :wall:

Ahhh. Sorry to hear that. :wall:
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NJ Trooper: I LOVE that!!!!:)

NJ Trooper: I LOVE that!!!!:)
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marcusipp: Amtrol used to have a lifetime...

marcusipp: Amtrol used to have a lifetime warranty on their WH7's, but it depended on the year. I can't remember offhand what years that warranty was in effect. If you can find a supply house in your...
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That blue tank is an old (and pretty bad looking)...

That blue tank is an old (and pretty bad looking) Amtrol WH-7. :)
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NJ Trooper - I've seen that done before, although...

NJ Trooper - I've seen that done before, although not recently. It's kind of the "last resort". It's normally not much harder to punch a new thimble into the flue. But it's still 1000% better than...
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