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Thanks Chandler Ok so now to let my...

Thanks Chandler

Ok so now to let my ignorance show...

"cartridge" = "stem"?

Also, for someone like me who is capable of changing a faucet, replacing a drain trap, installing a fill valve in...
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Bathroom Sink - Hot Handle

Can anyone tell me what causes this and how to go about correcting it?

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The handle is very stiff to turn. My instinct was to replace the valve stem. However, I'm no expert, so...
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Ok cool. That makes more sense. I realize about...

Ok cool. That makes more sense. I realize about the other things to look out for (leaks, pigtail, very dirty water, etc.). My main thing was just if it should be totally drained & empty for summer...
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Keep flushing? Putting fresh water in without the...

Keep flushing? Putting fresh water in without the boiler firing and cooking out all of the o2?

I don't know, but...That was that last thing I expected to hear!
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Steam Boiler Summer Shutdown

Hi everyone.

I browsed some threads and asked some people, but no definitive and simple answer...

How to shut down a residential steam boiler for the summer. Flush and drain it? Fill it up to...
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Ok cool. I did some more poking around after I'd...

Ok cool. I did some more poking around after I'd posted and discovered what you mentioned about NG producing lots of water vapor during combustion. I should have known that, but didn't.

I did...
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Well - In a shocking turn of events, CopperKing...

Well - In a shocking turn of events, CopperKing showed up today to to install a new boiler at no expense to me!

A couple of "catches". First, he still refused to change the copper header back to...
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Phew! Thanks Troop. You made my evening. I know...

Phew! Thanks Troop. You made my evening. I know you're just looking at pictures and I won't hold you to it, but (as I think you know by now) I value your opinion tremendously. Your response comes...
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Posted By Christoph141

As per the request of the gentleman at the supply...

As per the request of the gentleman at the supply house, I snapped some pictures of down in between the blocks, as well as from underneath by the burners. He said he wanted to see what they looked...
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Ok. Just so you know, the first Utica rep I...

Ok. Just so you know, the first Utica rep I contacted said that copper above the waterline was a big problem and might void the warranty. However, the guy I spoke to today, who is the local rep who...
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Yes, not so long ago I tested the LWCO and auto...

Yes, not so long ago I tested the LWCO and auto feed and found them to be functioning. I spoke to the rep at the supply house and he's asking me to send more pictures of the castings. He said that...
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Hello again everyone. So I did some more...

Hello again everyone. So I did some more research and came across this on page 9 of the manual:

Page 9

"Fit headers with header offsets, swing joints, or equip
with expansion joints, so...
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Got ya. That actually makes perfect sense. ...

Got ya. That actually makes perfect sense.

You can bet I'll keep everyone updated (like it or not! Hahah).

Last question before I get some sleep. What do you guys think about my...
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Thanks Spott. If that's the case I'm actually...

Thanks Spott. If that's the case I'm actually fine with it. CopperKing assured me this was ok, and from what I understand Utica rarely honors the warranty anyway. If the installer voided the...
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Yea, this is unreal. No he did not make any...

Yea, this is unreal.

No he did not make any promises with regard to the block. With regard to your point though - This one is in the middle of the unit if that matters. In other words, the...
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Hello again, and sorry for reviving an old...

Hello again, and sorry for reviving an old thread. I have been meaning to post here an provide an update regarding the progress I've been making. However, I've got another issue and I fear the...
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I see... The water was in fact clear as I'd...

I see...

The water was in fact clear as I'd mentioned, so my next attempt at skimming will involve twisting off the spigot. If it's that easy to replace, I have nothing to lose by doing so.
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Awesome. Thanks guys. I'll try skimming it...

Awesome. Thanks guys. I'll try skimming it later this evening or after work tomorrow. If I'm hearing you correctly, there's no real benefit to twisting off that valve - Just open it up and be...
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Ok, that makes sense. I want to do something,...

Ok, that makes sense. I want to do something, because the water seems pretty oily:

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/Christoph141/20131123_234259_zps809fef7d.jpg...
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Also, with regard to having the radiators looked...

Also, with regard to having the radiators looked at and the boiler sized properly, I'll give you one guess if that was done...

Anyway, on the first floor there are three radiators. They have 5,...
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Posted By Christoph141

Ok, I can't help myself from fussing with it. I...

Ok, I can't help myself from fussing with it. I re-wired the aquastat as described, and it works exactly as I'd hoped (THANKS!).

The pressuretrol differential is cranked all the way down to 1,...
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Posted By Christoph141

Thanks guys. Don't get me started on this moron...

Thanks guys. Don't get me started on this moron using copper. Even I as the homeowner knew better and urged him to use black steel. The trouble is, we were without heat/HW and I couldn't even get any...
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Posted By Christoph141

I hired someone to install it. No way I'd...

I hired someone to install it. No way I'd attempt that myself. I do not know why the water in the glass is so dirty, and was wondering that myself. The contractor said they did everything they...
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Posted By Christoph141

Steam Heat/Indirect DHW/Aquastat Wiring

Hello and good afternoon. Forgive me if this post is in the wrong place, as my question is electrical but relates specifically to the wiring of a stem heat/hot water system. I posted on here a...
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Posted By Christoph141

Ok thanks, Law. You were correct. I got the...

Ok thanks, Law. You were correct. I got the handle apart. See pics.

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