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Posted By illegalsmile

After asking "why did they do it this way?" over...

After asking "why did they do it this way?" over 1000x since I bought this house I've just given up trying to figure out why things were done the way they were done.

Yes the air vent cap is loose....
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Posted By illegalsmile

Well I'm going to look at your posts in more...

Well I'm going to look at your posts in more depth spott & lawrosa but it seems 3rd time is the charm for purging...

Instead of going drain valve right into bucket I used a hose which gave me more...
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Posted By illegalsmile

I've included a diagram and a link to the larger...

I've included a diagram and a link to the larger image, maybe this will help.

Sharper/Better Image @ Imgur (http://imgur.com/diCh3Zv) Maybe helpful as it's higher resolution but still a camera...
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Posted By illegalsmile

There's an inline temp/pres sensor on the return...

There's an inline temp/pres sensor on the return side but that has nothing to do with how the system operates. Disregard that statement.

I have a problem. I reversed both valves and there's no...
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Posted By illegalsmile

Grand idea, thank you I will do exactly that....

Grand idea, thank you I will do exactly that. Turns out I still have couplers left from another project so I won't even have to make a hardware store run!

Part of me wants to redo the whole setup...
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Posted By illegalsmile

yes the arrows on the valves point down towards...

yes the arrows on the valves point down towards the arrow pointing up on the circulator :)

the pipe behind the flue is the cold fill if that's what you mean? a lot of the stuff done in this house...
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Posted By illegalsmile

Just arrived home! Here they are, let me know if...

Just arrived home! Here they are, let me know if you want closeup. I plan to cleanup the wiring and in general clean up everything.
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Posted By illegalsmile

lawrosa, i believe so, the water heats up, goes...

lawrosa, i believe so, the water heats up, goes through the pump/circulator, there's a T and then two zones/valves with nothing but copper piping and radiators between the zone valve and the return...
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Posted By illegalsmile

Yes the pump is installed on the hot supply out,...

Yes the pump is installed on the hot supply out, the installer messed up the install too but it works. Here's how I imagine it and a diagram from my boiler manual, i don't have a zone...
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Posted By illegalsmile

Absolutely positive they're backwards. Even had a...

Absolutely positive they're backwards. Even had a real-life plumber come and check it out to confirm. The arrow on the pump points ↑up from the boiler towards the zone valves and the zone valves...
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Posted By illegalsmile

Will take photos after work that show most of the...

Will take photos after work that show most of the system.

I like soldering too, it's easy, feels solid and looks clean.

The valves themselves aren't propressed.


My question and area of...
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Posted By illegalsmile

PROPRESS! Ok! So that's good to know but what...

PROPRESS! Ok! So that's good to know but what should I do? How delicate are propress fittings? What's the best way to go about this?

Sigh, boneheads, that's why whenever I hire someone to do...
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Posted By illegalsmile

after reading more about press fits maybe i...

after reading more about press fits maybe i should just go with a compression/sharkbite type fitting on both sides of the valves and not worry about sweating anything?
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Posted By illegalsmile

Halp! Backward valves and press fitting woes

HI! So I bought a house a year ago and it didn't seem to be as cold as it is this year plus I was home a lot less. Now I'm noticing a wicked water hammer in both zones when it shuts off. Well,...
10-21-13, 08:42 AM
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Posted By illegalsmile

Your application method is really interesting and...

Your application method is really interesting and a day late! I used construction adhesive as it was what the zinc distributor recommended and your method sounds like once the giant sheet of metal...
10-18-13, 10:47 AM
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Posted By illegalsmile

HI! I assume you mean electric vs hydronic since...

HI! I assume you mean electric vs hydronic since both radiate heat? They both do it differently. The biggest con is that it won't easily integrate into your current system.

I have hydronic heating...
10-17-13, 01:04 PM
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Posted By illegalsmile

:( i don't know much about it but sounds like...

:( i don't know much about it but sounds like you're going to have to abuse the tile at this point. seems like any chemical strong enough to remove the grout will ruin the tile too. good luck.
10-17-13, 12:16 PM
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Posted By illegalsmile

Zinc is on the brake press, soon to be wrapped...

Zinc is on the brake press, soon to be wrapped around the plywood bases. Install this weekend?
10-14-13, 10:21 AM
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Posted By illegalsmile

Went with option 2, very solid. Going to...

Went with option 2, very solid.

Going to have a metal shop run the zinc through the brake press to have nice clean corners.
10-09-13, 08:44 AM
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Posted By illegalsmile

I have another question in addition to the one...

I have another question in addition to the one above.

My Zinc will be here Friday! and I want to build the bases/frame (not sure what to call the plywood sheet) for it. Since the zinc wraps the...
10-07-13, 12:54 PM
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Posted By illegalsmile

HI! I'm back to this project, been doing all...

HI! I'm back to this project, been doing all sorts of other stuff and neglecting this but it needs to get done. So I have a question, there's an inside corner in the room, what do i need to do...
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Posted By illegalsmile

don't bother wasting time cleaning, just refinish...

don't bother wasting time cleaning, just refinish the floor, if it's in as good of condition as you make it sound it won't take much and you'll end up with an amazing floor. they've been around since...
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Posted By illegalsmile

Sounds like you have it figured out IMO. Unless...

Sounds like you have it figured out IMO. Unless the living room wall is completely caddywompus to the kitchen/dining wall you should have no problem.
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Posted By illegalsmile

Thanks, I was really skeptical about the floors...

Thanks, I was really skeptical about the floors when I peeled back the carpet, lots of cupped boards, big holes where an old stove pipe used to go, lots of split boards. many many hours and a few...
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Posted By illegalsmile

After the first coat I started using a 150grit...

After the first coat I started using a 150grit screen on a hand paddle but A) my wrist started hurting and B) it was slow. So I went to my ROS hand sander w/ 220grit and that seemed to work really...
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