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Kitec XPA pipe question

I am looking at purchasing some Kitec XPA pipe to install in my garage floor. When I did a search on this product, I found some class action was pending. It would seem that this may be a product to...
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Thanks for all the input. I am going to redo my...

Thanks for all the input. I am going to redo my heat loss, but I thought I was pretty careful. I didn't mention that I also have a heated 3 foot crawlspace under the house. The windows still don't...
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I see you are in Ontario. My cabin is in...

I see you are in Ontario. My cabin is in Saskatchewan. It has many very large windows and it is 1120 on each of two floors. Those are the numbers that I got using the Slantfin program.
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I used the online Stantfin calculator to...

I used the online Stantfin calculator to determine heat loss and came up with about 84000 btu. I am going to be adding an attached garage in the future with infloor heat. The cabin is very well...
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New cabin and new boiler. The boiler was made in...

New cabin and new boiler. The boiler was made in the 50's. I had one plumber estimate that it's efficiency may only be 50.

Insurance people haven't asked about the age of the tank.
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Definitely more information was needed. I...

Definitely more information was needed.

I do have a 200 amp service so I should be OK for electrical requirements. Electricity is 9 cents a kilowatt hour. Thanks for the figures. Now I have to...
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Oil or electric boiler cheaper to operate?

I have an old (1950's), but new oil fired boiler. I believe it is 125000btus. It is in my cabin so I keep the heat to about 50 degrees when not at the cabin and crank it to 68 when I am there. I have...
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As it only takes about six minutes to raise the...

As it only takes about six minutes to raise the temperature from 155 to 180 it is hard to tell with certainty, but the return typically is in the 130 to 140 range. I do have 3/4 inch Slantfin rads.
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Posted By Yamahammer

aquastat

Thanks for the information. As I stated, I am new to boilers. Now everytime I see rads in other homes I feel the fins. Often I can't hold my fingers on them for very long. On my system the fins are...
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Aquastat

When the pump is not running and no zones are calling for heat the supply temperature continues to rise, reaching a temperature of about 230 degrees. If the pump ran continously the water would...
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Aquastat setting question

I am new to boiler heating. I have an older oil fired boiler and baseboard heating my 2 storey 1120 foot cabin.

The boiler is set to start up at 155 degrees and shut down at 180 degrees. The...
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I connected my supply and return lines to a shark...

I connected my supply and return lines to a shark bite T then stubbed out to my air valve stem. I filled the lines to about 30 psi. There were two zones that lost pressure (crappy workmanship). One I...
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It sounds like the clutch may not be backshifting...

It sounds like the clutch may not be backshifting properly. If this is the case there could be a number of scenarios causing the problem. Is the clutch matched to the engine? You could try adjusting...
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Can you vent downward

I am building a two storey home. I would like to vent the upstairs bathroom down to the walkout basement level, tie into the downstairs bathroom and go out the side of the house. If possible, I would...
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I'm not sure of what you are asking. If you want...

I'm not sure of what you are asking. If you want to embed an Excel spreadsheet in a Word document, choose the command "Object" from the "Insert" menu items. From that list choose Microsoft Excel...
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The boiler unit is at the lake (new development),...

The boiler unit is at the lake (new development), so I can't get any information from it. The boiler itself has no markings at all. It appears new, but is a heavy cast iron type. The gun is a Volcano...
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I forgot to mention that it is an oil fired...

I forgot to mention that it is an oil fired boiler, if it makes any difference. How can you tell how many pounds of pressure the pump is set at?
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How to determine boiler's BTU

I posted earlier about a boiler that I had purchased. I was told that it was 300,000 BTU. I have just examined the boiler and it has no indication on the boiler nor gun as to it's rating. The nozzle...
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What about reducing the nozzle size. If I were to...

What about reducing the nozzle size. If I were to drop the nozzle size to about 1.0 gph, won't the result be lowered BTUs and thereby making it work more efficiently?
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Oil fired boiler question

I recently purchased a new, but older looking boiler unit. The only markings are on the gun. It is a Volcanoil from Montreal and is 300,000 btu.
Does anyone have any information about this boiler?...
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