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Aerating in the D-Box?

Hi Folks...this is a fantastic thread..

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/wells-sump-pumps-septic-sewage-systems/446728-septic-tank-seepage-pit-help-advice.html

.learned a lot...the good and...
08-25-14, 12:04 PM
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Leaking Mansfield 500 Frost-Free Sillcock...Recommended Replacements?

Like a previous post on this valve, mine leaks after installing the 7755 repair kit parts. Not much of a leak....a drip every second or two...but a leak none the less.

I could try replacing the...
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Data Aquisition Plans

Zoesdad. Thanks for the input.

I recently installed a Honeywell R7284 digital oil primary control, and it has the EnviraCon network connection. I've already ordered the alarm module so I can...
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I checked out the IntelliCon HW+ unit...looks...

I checked out the IntelliCon HW+ unit...looks interesting. How does it work?...ie how is it different than a smart aquastat like the Hydrolevel 3250?

I didn't see any reference to be able to look...
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Monitoring Burner-On Time

Anyone have a favorite way of doing this?

I'd like to log the data, otherwise I'd just connect an old manual clock in parallel with the boiler.

The goal is to quantify what appears to be...
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Posted By Islander09

3250 It Is...But What About Wood Heat?

Thanks for the advice...will go with the Hydrolevel 3250.

But...

We heat with a wood stove in our living room for say 70% of our heating needs. So the thermostat behavior will not be a good...
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Posted By Islander09

Hydrolevel 3250 vs. Beckett 7600

Does anyone have an opinion on Hydrolevel 3250 vs. Beckett 7600?
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Posted By Islander09

Other Ways to Monitor Burner On Time?

Thanks for the replies everyone.

I'll check out the LabJack. There are also other data loggers available...could just be a simple one-channel 24VAC input. I did initial studies with a multimeter...
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Posted By Islander09

Anyone Use a HeatMeter Unit for Burner Monitoring?

Hi Folks,

I'm planning an Aquastat swap to enable smart boiler reset, and also experiments to down-fire my nozzle.

To monitor the effect of these changes and resulting oil reduction, I'd like...
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Posted By Islander09

Yup...I have the same Aquastat on a SlantFin...

Yup...I have the same Aquastat on a SlantFin boiler, and the solder joints failed on it twice.

First time, it burned a trace on the back of the board, behind the relay. I added a jumper wire...
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Posted By Islander09

Hydrolevel vs. Beckett Boiler Controls?

Thanks Sdodder...good advice...I'm leaning that way also.

Reading back through threads on this, people seem to prefer the reset algorithm on the Hydrolevel 3250. It looks like a nice unit that...
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Dean100, Thanks for the other options. ...

Dean100,

Thanks for the other options. Actually it never occurred to me to look beyond Honeywell. The Hydrolevel unit looks interesting with its heat call monitoring algorithm.

Are there...
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Posted By Islander09

Aquastat Replacement for L8148A?

Hi Folks,

Our boiler has had a trip to the spa lately.

Was getting delayed light-off earlier this winter, so we replaced the ignition transformer with the new electronic variety and now it...
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Posted By Islander09

Log & Siding It Is

Went ahead and bought the Sikkens Log & Siding. $90/gallon! It was an easy decision....all that was available in my area.
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Sikkens Cetol Log & Siding vs. Cetol CRD vs. Cetol 123

We've been Sikkens users for 15 years now, with imperfect but OK results. Gearing up to do a bunch of recoating this fall.

Got about 5 years out of my last 2 coats of Cetol Log & Siding on our...
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Thanks Marksr...Great information as always. In...

Thanks Marksr...Great information as always. In searching forums, I see that you've been at this for a while...saw posts from you back in 2007. Keep up the great work...lots of help to lots of...
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Posted By Islander09

JoMax for Prep?

One more question on my mildew situation...this time surface prep.

I've seen quite a few posts that refer to JoMax as a cleaner prior to painting.

For my case, seems like the JOMAX® House...
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No Primer...According to Zinsser

I called Rustoleum Zinsser, and they recommended no primer for Perma-While applied over oil-based stain. So instead of priming, I'll probably shoot for 3 coats of the Perma-White.

I'm renting a...
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Primer for Perma-White over Oil-Based Stain?

Thanks Marksr.

I should not have associated BIN with Mildew...I meant to say that I think of BIN as a great coating to cover up stained or discolored wood. We used lots of it when these facia and...
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Posted By Islander09

Zinsser Perma-White?

Thanks Marksr!

I've had good luck cleaning the mildew with the method you describe. I've also used SoftScrub and added more bleach to it...that works great for scrubbing because its thicker so it...
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Posted By Islander09

Mildew on Soffits...Need Recoating Advice

Hi Folks,

Our house has mildew on almost all of the roof soffits. The underside is the worst, but it's also on the facia. I'll get some pictures to show soon.

The soffits are all wood...1x8...
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Posted By Islander09

Doa

The crank is dorked up where the bad balancer bushing came loose. No gouges, but the surface has a peened look, and the ground surface is clearly damaged. So this repair just hit a dead end...
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Thanks Cheese. After seeing the mangled...

Thanks Cheese.

After seeing the mangled balancer bushing, I was about to throw in the towel, figuring their must be other damage. There are also quite a few metal shards on the sump, which...
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Posted By Islander09

B&S 17HP OHV Counterweight Repair

My Toro 17-44 tractor has a B&S 17HP OHV Model 312777-0128-E1.

Came back from vacation to find the engine "siezed", would not turn by the starter. Using a socket wrench, I was able to rotate the...
04-18-10, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Islander09

Thanks!

Looks like I'm not alone on this one. Must be a gift that keeps on giving for emergency calls...

I'll probably just use my repaired one if that's a known defect, and I think its fixed pretty...
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