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Posted By dpdenver

I heard from a local company - said Hoffman do...

I heard from a local company - said Hoffman do not make the A1 vacuum valve any more - on an A2 - non-vacuum - and only said that the A2 would be noisier - but not make any difference.

Than just...
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Posted By dpdenver

vacuum or non-vacuum air vents/vavles in low pressure steam 1 pipe system

I have a 1 pipe low pressure steam heating system, and I want to replace some of the air valves on the radiators. Original air valves are Hoffman No. 2 Vacuum. I have replaced a few with Hoffman...
12-14-09, 03:05 PM
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Posted By dpdenver

One mroe time

Well - I never got this one solved - but this is what I want to happen.....

When the stove heats up, after it gets to a certain temperature, a temperature switch turns on a 110 volt blower fan.
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Posted By dpdenver

The Lochinvar is priced way up there - I am...

The Lochinvar is priced way up there - I am wondering if it would be a mistake to go with the Raypac Hydronic boiler - have also brought in a bid on a Munchkin - which sounds like a good system from...
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Posted By dpdenver

Replacing Ajax HW Boiler in 12 unit apt bldg

I currently have an Ajax 675,000 btu hot water boiler with a sidearm domestic hot water heater for a 12 unit - all 1 bedrooms.

I am looking at a couple of different replacements -
a Raypac...
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Posted By dpdenver

maybe not well asked. If my radiators size...

maybe not well asked.

If my radiators size out at 450sf, would a 500 sf system be considered oversized or adequately sized?

If you were to replace the system, would you SF size would you...
01-14-08, 12:22 PM
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Posted By dpdenver

sorry - must have given you the wrong impression...

sorry - must have given you the wrong impression - not worried about paint/finish (I guess I was referring to the top coat of plaster as "finish" - as in the "final coat" vs "base coat" or drywall....
01-14-08, 10:16 AM
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Posted By dpdenver

I was also curious if I should either paint the...

I was also curious if I should either paint the area where the finish coat of plaster peeled off with a bonding agent - or mix a bonding agent into the new coat of finish, and if so did it matter...
01-14-08, 10:13 AM
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Posted By dpdenver

In a few places, the textured finish has...

In a few places, the textured finish has seperated from it's underlying base - some of it due to settling of house and some cracks - but I am not quite sure why otherwise - seems a bit strange -...
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Posted By dpdenver

Based on my radiator sizes and the chart provided...

Based on my radiator sizes and the chart provided in the first response, my boiler should be sized about 450 sq ft.

My Boiler is rated at 500 SF.

So my boiler is sized 10% larger than my...
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Posted By dpdenver

Thanks - I posted the size on the original post -...

Thanks - I posted the size on the original post - G-360-W-S
rated 500 SF
160,000 BTU / hr max 200,000
120,000 BTU Steam
160,000 BTU Water

I don't know how to measure it's efficieny - could you...
01-13-08, 09:14 PM
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Posted By dpdenver

Is there a name for this plaster pattern ?

Here are a couple of photos of some plaster from a 1933 house built in Denver - plaster1 (http://vfwtech.com/plaster.JPG) and plaster2
(http://vfwtech.com/plaster1.jpg).

I want to match it. I...
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Posted By dpdenver

Apprciate the chart. Thanks. On the...

Apprciate the chart. Thanks.

On the Intermittent Pilot Ignition retrofit kt, I noticed some posts indicated that the pilot was worth keeping because it kept the undersurface "condensation" free....
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Posted By dpdenver

Replacing gas valve and sizing boiler based on radiator size

This may have gotten lost when placed in an older posting - so I thought I would try again.

I am thinking about replacing my 40 year old Peerless gas boiler - if not entirely at least the pilot...
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Posted By dpdenver

Maybe I should have posted mine as a new post -...

Maybe I should have posted mine as a new post - it just seemed like it was a continuace of part of this one. Never know whether to start new and get flamed for not searching - or search and post to...
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Posted By dpdenver

replacing gas valve and sizing boiler based on radiator size

This was a great post and I appreciate all the responses.

I am thinking about replacing my 40 year old Peerless gas boiler - if not entirely at least the pilot gas valve with an electonic one.
...
01-01-08, 04:40 PM
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Posted By dpdenver

One question about the automotive relay - is that...

One question about the automotive relay - is that just an open circuit - with no power on the line - with the 12 volt causing it to stay open or closed ?

And it seems like there are several...
12-29-07, 12:39 PM
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Posted By dpdenver

Thanks for those comments. I was somewhat...

Thanks for those comments. I was somewhat concerrned that the whole process would be counter productive more from a btu perspective - as I understand it a btu is a btu - so it has to be going...
12-29-07, 09:37 AM
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Posted By dpdenver

Thanks. I thiink I understand - hook timer...

Thanks.

I thiink I understand - hook timer to 12 volt transformer that connects to automoitve relay - makes sense.

Is there anything particular I should loo for in a automotive relay ? I am...
12-28-07, 02:46 PM
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Posted By dpdenver

intermittent non-appliance timer to open/close low vote circuit

I have a gas fireplace on a low volt thermostat.

I want to shut if on and off every 20 minutes or so cause I think it becomes less efficent to keep on the fire once it is hot - so I want some...
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Posted By dpdenver

Thanks to all. I appreciate the comments. While...

Thanks to all. I appreciate the comments. While Dougm says "Replacing the boiler with a new much more efficient one... " - my only thought is that I really haven't seen where a new one is that much...
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Posted By dpdenver

Sorry, my mis-read. Got it. Thanks for the help.

Sorry, my mis-read. Got it. Thanks for the help.
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Posted By dpdenver

First of all it is a land line. You can dial out...

First of all it is a land line. You can dial out on the phone - but have no clue what the number is. Hence the reason for the question.
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Posted By dpdenver

Code for Identifying local telephone number

We have a cabin where there is a phone with a dialtone, but we have no clue what the number is.

At our office, when we had a phone plugged into an unidentified line we could dial a code (like...
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