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Replacement of toilet with cast iron drain

I am thinking about replacing my 3-5 gallon toilet with a new American Standard. My questions are: Do I need anything else like a new flange for the cast iron pipe or will everything sit right into...
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Posted By mrboyd

Oil Boiler flue venting

Has anybody used this sidewall venting for the boiler? I am wondering if there are any pros and cons.

http://tjernlund.com/oilsidewall.htm

I am thinking about using this so I can add a coal...
05-23-08, 07:11 PM
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Posted By mrboyd

Box of worms

The black panel to the right is a 100amp throw.
Nothing is marked in the box.
The lower bar under the neutral bar is an extension of the neutral bar. A black wire connects the two.
They are all...
05-23-08, 05:01 PM
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Posted By mrboyd

Bad wiring pratices

I was visiting relatives this weekend and was going to put in a whole house water filter but then changed my mind after seeing this in the electrical box.
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04-09-08, 09:57 PM
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Posted By mrboyd

Have the cable company come out

Have the cable company come out and they will be able to hook up equipment to fine tune the cable.

We had a similar issue and it was a stand-up florescent lamp causing the problem. Also cable not...
03-28-08, 09:38 AM
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Posted By mrboyd

As my good friend would put it...

You should have mapped out the circuits before you moved in(God bless Racraft).

But anyways there are double single pole breaker(Cutler BR 2020or Seimens type Qt)that can be used to gain a little...
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Posted By mrboyd

Combustion Check

X-ring,

Make sure you have somebody come out and do a combustion check. IT'S A SMALL PRICE FOR SAFETY AND A PEACE OF MIND

I rebuilt my burner this past fall and paid $90.00 to have the tests...
03-07-08, 09:45 PM
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Posted By mrboyd

Interesting

Are filming or growing something?
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Posted By mrboyd

Built a long time ago

I know it was poured a before the previous owners and that was back in the 60's.

No bonding agent or etching needs to be done to reface the entire thing correct?
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Posted By mrboyd

What type of concrete?

What type of concrete do I use to patch this? Also do I need a bonding agent? To the right of the picture along the horizontal crack what type of cement or compound should I use to make it all one...
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Posted By mrboyd

Anything is possible

Anything is possible but the boiler has to be rated for hot water
up to 30psi.
I have new yorker steam boiler and it is dual rated. On the new yorker you can verify it by looking at the cast iron...
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Posted By mrboyd

How many filters?

If you have a filter on the tank, plus the filter on the burner than there should not be any issues since you have to purge the air on the pump when that filter is changed.

Another thing is that...
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Posted By mrboyd

Call a Tech

The safest thing to do is call for a tech. It shouldn't cost you no more than a $100. There is more to adjusting a burner than what one thinks.

I replaced all my burner parts than had Ken Fields...
01-01-08, 08:16 PM
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Posted By mrboyd

Mostly true

How else do you think the big box stores pay for all the bonuses to management? One would think with all their buying power things would be cheaper but the reality is that they must mark everything...
01-01-08, 04:31 PM
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Posted By mrboyd

Easy to do

The thermostats red wires are connect to the one black and white wire of the 240volt power source.

The thermostats black wires connect to the each of the wires that have wire nut on the baseboard...
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Posted By mrboyd

This could be happening also

We picked up our house in March 07 and had the paperwork for the past seven years and the fuel records for the past year. An average they were buying about 100gallons of oil a month and the boiler...
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Posted By mrboyd

Add more pictures

When you do start another thread please add pictures(photobucket.com)of the entire system. Pictures explain a whole lot more

BOB
12-22-07, 11:39 AM
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Posted By mrboyd

Just a couple more breakers

Put the two bedroom lights or all lights on a 15 amp breaker,

I would(personal preference) put each bedroom on its own 20amp breaker.

Otherwise so far so good. Might want to check on the smoke...
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Posted By mrboyd

Try this site

These guys are pretty good with stuff in stock
Patriot-supply.com

Bob
12-08-07, 09:46 PM
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Posted By mrboyd

The only house you will ever need

2700 sq ft for 115, That should be it till your time is up. I paid 150 for 2086sq ft(circ 1904) without a garage and I thought I was doing pretty good.

Don't forget to ask the neighbors they may...
12-08-07, 06:37 PM
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Posted By mrboyd

Still have N&T

I have the same thing in my house but have taken quite a bit out. My layout has 12gauge for all the wiring. The way mine is it seems like they would run one line and continue to branch off of it and...
12-07-07, 08:59 AM
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Posted By mrboyd

Use of kiln

Is the use of the kiln for small business or personal use? A lot depends on when and how you are going to use? It may be a fad and then in a few months it could be sitting in a corner collecting...
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Posted By mrboyd

Mercury Thermostat?

If you have an old mercury thermostat that could be causing the problems. I would switch to programmable thermostat and you will save money.

BOB
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Posted By mrboyd

Pipe dope okay

The suntec manual states:

Use non-hardening thread sealing compound

Also for bleeding it says open port one turn, bleed for 15 seconds after clear oil begins flowing out of the port.

I...
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Posted By mrboyd

Found the complete Suntec manuals

http://www.suntec.fr/Suntecus/Technical%20Literature.htm

A few excerpts from it:
Max lift is 8ft
Fittings must be tight or loss of prime(use 37degree JIC flare fittings) Do not use compression...
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