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07-04-12, 12:36 PM
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What about a ductless system like this: ...

What about a ductless system like this:
Performance Series Multi-Split Ductless System - Carrier (http://www.residential.carrier.com/products/ductfree/multisplit/xpowermulti.shtml)

Seems I can...
07-02-12, 01:26 PM
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Posted By jgalak

Heat is hot water. I have no questions about...

Heat is hot water. I have no questions about heat, I'd just like a central a/c that's as flexible and controllable as the heat.
07-02-12, 09:22 AM
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Posted By jgalak

Central A/C general questions

We are in process of building on an extension to a house we just bought, roughly doubling it in size. One of the open questions is whether to go with central air. As we've never had any kind of...
12-07-11, 08:34 AM
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Posted By jgalak

Thinking about home automation, hoping for some initial guidance

We are in the early stages of buying a new house, and significantly rebuilding/expanding it. This got me thinking about home automation, something I've always been interested in, but never got to do...
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Posted By jgalak

I'd prefer not to rent for several reasons: ...

I'd prefer not to rent for several reasons:

1) I don't have a vehicle capable of towing - my plan is to borrow my father-in-law's truck, tow the camper out to the campsite, and leave it there the...
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Posted By jgalak

The important question isn't what _I_ think of...

The important question isn't what _I_ think of the camper, it's what my wife thinks of the camper :)

The price and amenities seem good, but I'd want to see what she thought about the double bed -...
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Posted By jgalak

That Honda genset runs on gas, right? No...

That Honda genset runs on gas, right? No gasoline powered anything is allowed (fire code reasons is what I was told) - and it's strictly enforced.

Sounds like the thing to do with the blackwater...
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Posted By jgalak

RV Newbie looking for some trailer advice

Right upfront: I've never owned, used, or even been inside, an RV of any kind. I'm not sure if this is the right forum for these questions, but I've had good luck with doityourself.com forums on...
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Views: 1,290
Posted By jgalak

Consider this product: Radiant Floor Heating...

Consider this product:

Radiant Floor Heating Systems - Radiant Heat Installation| Ultra-Fin (http://www.ultra-fin.com/)

I've not tried it, have no experience with it, but it seems like the way...
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Posted By jgalak

One other thing you may want to check is the...

One other thing you may want to check is the electrical wiring to the boiler. The TTs require very "clean" electricity and a good ground - you should have a dedicated cable, with a good, copper...
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Posted By jgalak

I think that's what TT means by primary/secondary...

I think that's what TT means by primary/secondary piping - a boiler "loop" injected into the system "loop".
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Posted By jgalak

What TOHeating and lawrosa said. First,...

What TOHeating and lawrosa said.

First, check it's the right orifice and setting for your gas.

Second, check the gas pressure (both min and max - min should be with all gas appliances in...
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Posted By jgalak

Are you going to damage the boiler? I don't...

Are you going to damage the boiler? I don't know. If the flow is below minimum, you might.

OTOH, you will likely damage the internal circulator as it's deadheading against the closed valves. In...
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Posted By jgalak

Because I have no idea how tall his house is, and...

Because I have no idea how tall his house is, and what the pressure was set to on the PRV (should match the tank charge, no?). So while sure, it's easy enough to charge to 12 psi, what if he needs...
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Posted By jgalak

Checking the expansion tank is an easy DIY...

Checking the expansion tank is an easy DIY project, if you feel up to it. Simply do this:

1) Close the makeup water valve. This is the valve that lets more fresh water into the system, it should...
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Posted By jgalak

Hey, sorry, haven't been on. First off, I agree...

Hey, sorry, haven't been on. First off, I agree with NJ Trooper - my first concern would be to check the expansion tank air pressure when there is no pressure on the water side of the boiler - NJ...
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Posted By jgalak

Do you have valves on both sides of the noisy...

Do you have valves on both sides of the noisy pump? If so, close them to isolate the pump, and then undo the corner bolts to pull the cartridge. Inspect the impeller and the inside of the waterway....
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Posted By jgalak

Not that I'm an expert, but I've now dealt with...

Not that I'm an expert, but I've now dealt with two Taco 007 pumps, and neither one of them made any noise unless I literally brought my ears to withing 2-3 inches of the pump. If your 007 is that...
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Posted By jgalak

Not that I know of, but I suppose there might be...

Not that I know of, but I suppose there might be a ham out there somewhere. There _is_ a cell tower nearby, but I doubt that would do it...
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Posted By jgalak

Tekmar thermostat rebooting itself

My system is up and running using a Tekmar 420 boiler reset module plus a Tekmar 335 zone controller to control the boiler. There are 5 Tekmar 542 thermostats feeding the 335 panel. As the total...
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Posted By jgalak

You generally want to "pump away" from the...

You generally want to "pump away" from the expansion tank. In typical through-the-boiler installations, you want the water to flow from the boiler, to the expansion tank connection point, and then...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-19-10, 07:22 AM
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Views: 57,889
Posted By jgalak

I got my certificate at the training center on...

I got my certificate at the training center on the second day. Don't know why you didn't.

I too got a "smart" circulator (Wilo Eco in may case - more or less the same as the Alpha), but I...
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Posted By jgalak

Only thing I can suggest is to measure the flow...

Only thing I can suggest is to measure the flow when only the noisy zone is calling for heat, and see if it's too high for the pipe diameter. The 007 can push a lot more water than the 006, upsizing...
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Posted By jgalak

Yup, the indirects (the good ones at least)...

Yup, the indirects (the good ones at least) aren't cheap. About the cheapest I've seen is a TT Smart 30 for $880 (SMART30 - Triangle Tube SMART30 - Smart 30 Indirect Water Heater...
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Posted By jgalak

I agree with Xiphias. Leave the electric for...

I agree with Xiphias. Leave the electric for now, then get an indirect tank (Triangle Tube, Weil-McLain, or Willams are the only ones I'd use) when you can afford it. Just prepare some stubs in...
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