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Ball Valves??

I want to add some shut off ball valves to a radiator to be replaced or moved at a later date. I also want to replace some older style shut off valves in my boiler system while it will be drained. I...
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Posted By mikeevan

Well Then :beers::beers::beers: I...

Well Then :beers::beers::beers:



I know, I meant wherever you work. Kinda a Karma thing for helping here so much!!
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Posted By mikeevan

Ok NJ I got ya. Iím sure I will refer back to...

Ok NJ I got ya. Iím sure I will refer back to reread your posts before doing it. I know I have a Y hose connector somewhere. I most likely will go easy on that shut off valve below the tank to...
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Posted By mikeevan

I guess the first plan of attack would be the...

I guess the first plan of attack would be the traditional way?? Using shut off valve and opening drain port.

I should not drain it completely?? But half way??

My biggest fear is it will get...
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Posted By mikeevan

Ok I will give it a shot. Most likely on Friday....

Ok I will give it a shot. Most likely on Friday. Like to do it when I have time just in case

Ya never know when something will go terribly wrong:eek:

Thanks!!
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Posted By mikeevan

Thanks Mike only problem is that valve sure...

Thanks Mike
only problem is that valve sure seems to be stuck open. Scared something might break if I put to much force.

Might have to keep an eye on this till after the coldest part of winter. ...
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Posted By mikeevan

OK camera had enough juice for a few pics. ...

OK camera had enough juice for a few pics.

Not sure I want to mess with where that new valve would go. Everything looks welded.

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Posted By mikeevan

gilmorrie hopefully in early am I will post some.

gilmorrie hopefully in early am I will post some.
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Posted By mikeevan

Yes the small $25 portable type for tires and...

Yes the small $25 portable type for tires and such. Is that what you mean??

You got me curious now!!
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Posted By mikeevan

Whats in line below the tank is an old shut off...

Whats in line below the tank is an old shut off valve with drain. Which is unfortunately stuck open.
I will have to google that fitting and hopefully add it after winter.

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I know one person...
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Posted By mikeevan

Thanks guys I just double checked and its 23...

Thanks guys I just double checked and its 23 lbs at Gauge reading 165 degrees. Strap on sensor will read 180. I am not sure if I am in danger. Its an old American standard acroliner with cast...
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Posted By mikeevan

Has domestic coil so never completely cold and...

Has domestic coil so never completely cold and pressure ranges from 18 to 24. Old type expansion tank I could let a little water out.

Thanks
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Posted By mikeevan

How accurate are stap on temp sensors

My high limit aquastat is set on 163. My gauge reads around 165 at 24 lbs when limit is reached. Depending on heating conditions I have seen it overshoot.

Yet my intellicon sensor reads 182 and a...
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Posted By mikeevan

I have been using B-5 for a few yrs with no...

I have been using B-5 for a few yrs with no problem. I don't think B-20 is here by me yet??


Anyway some possible concerns is biodiesel is said to act like a solvent. So if you have an old oil...
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Posted By mikeevan

21693 21695 Here is a view of plate. Make...

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Here is a view of plate. Make sure you cut that window out to fit over that shelf attached to boiler. That is how you get it in and out because you have to tilt the plate. Then added...
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Freddy, as far as the plate. I am not saying...

Freddy, as far as the plate. I am not saying what you have will or will not work. Just saying what I used. Now that I think of it, the original plate was thinner than my plate now. But I had the...
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Posted By mikeevan

Something like this 21530 Just remember it...

Something like this
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Just remember it will change your draft so your boiler combustion settings will have to be fine tuned.

As far as the baffle plate I cut a piece of metal out from a...
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Posted By mikeevan

If you have a domestic hot water coil in your...

If you have a domestic hot water coil in your boiler it might be more worth replacing motor. Since it would be beneficial all year round.

I really do notice my boiler firing less in the summer...
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Posted By mikeevan

. It happened to me by just retrofitting my...

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It happened to me by just retrofitting my boiler. Soon after I started getting clay flake piles in the bottom of my chimney.
Plus your new boiler will run more efficient with proper size.


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Posted By mikeevan

I know that's what I would do if I wasn't going...

I know that's what I would do if I wasn't going to do it myself. At least if you still want a new boiler it will buy yourself more time to figure out all the proper steps to take before buying one. ...
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Totally agree!!! Make sure you see for yourself. ...

Totally agree!!! Make sure you see for yourself. I was told my chamber was cracked some yrs back. I assumed it was the metal. But it was just a drop in chamber box that you just cut a hole in for...
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Posted By mikeevan

Yes 17k that was for both. Found similar #s...

Yes 17k that was for both.

Found similar #s in a few searches.

I think I got it right mine look like this16475

Oh yeah Taco circulator. I think 007 f5 (black one)

I still have to go...
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Posted By mikeevan

So Far maybe not so good??

NJ Thanks a bundle and greatly appreciated

:DYes

I have this and will do this :thumbup:


I only did it so far with one online calculator but I came a little high 17,820 BTU.

My Rad 1 is...
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Posted By mikeevan

It was done due to an addition that needed its...

It was done due to an addition that needed its own zone. The difference in the heat load needed between these 2 zones are big enough to justify it.
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Posted By mikeevan

Thanks Guys

Thanks Rockledge! Looks like some good info there. I will have to try to absorb it some more. Not sure how to term my system. But wouldnít it be kind a like a one-pipe/two-pipe system????? It...
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