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Forum: Water Heaters
09-24-14, 07:40 AM
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Posted By deuce5

Shortly after my last post it just stopped...

Shortly after my last post it just stopped leaking. It hasn't leaked since, so I guess it was nothing serious. I still check all the time because that was very strange. I think having a pan under...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-19-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,047
Posted By deuce5

The last time they warranteed it they didn't ask...

The last time they warranteed it they didn't ask for the tank back, just the serial number and hand hole cover. I thoroughly inspected that tank and could not find any holes. It appears to be of...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-18-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,047
Posted By deuce5

It's in the basement, right next to the boiler. ...

It's in the basement, right next to the boiler. No change recently in temp or humidity that I know of. I can't really see where it's coming from as it's encased in foam and plastic. It's a slow...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-15-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,047
Posted By deuce5

Second Indirect Water Heater leaking after 5 months

I installed a Crown Megastore (stainless steel) Indirect 40 gal back in 2010 and after 2.5 years it started leaking. The warranty covered a replacement unit, and now after about 5 months I have...
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Views: 1,559
Posted By deuce5

That makes sense, thanks. Any ideas how I can...

That makes sense, thanks. Any ideas how I can help warm up the kitchen? That is why I wanted to use the cast iron rad. With the new layout I'm losing wall space and will only have 24" of open...
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Views: 1,559
Posted By deuce5

Thank you, I did look at the literature, but I...

Thank you, I did look at the literature, but I missed the page that specified temperature.
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Views: 1,559
Posted By deuce5

Could you explain why this is?

Could you explain why this is?
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Views: 1,559
Posted By deuce5

Looking for advice on new Radiator choices

I am getting ready to do a major kitchen renovation. I have to move two existing radiators which are original to the house. They are the convector-cover style. They are both 2 feet high by 3 feet...
Replies: 26
Views: 23,160
Posted By deuce5

I see a few places selling analyzation kits and...

I see a few places selling analyzation kits and biocide to treat problems. For around $20-$30 would it be worth it to just treat the tank and skip the analyzation? Another thing I thought of is...
Replies: 26
Views: 23,160
Posted By deuce5

I was not aware of this. My original thought was...

I was not aware of this. My original thought was to dispose of all the old oil, but when I got 2 estimates from licensed plumbers they both said they would pump out the old oil, and pump it into the...
Replies: 26
Views: 23,160
Posted By deuce5

Yes we added 2 unions. I didn't want to have to...

Yes we added 2 unions. I didn't want to have to break the old pipes out of the basement wall and have to redo that because there is nothing wrong with the old pipes and it would have added extra...
Replies: 26
Views: 23,160
Posted By deuce5

Yes we filtered the old oil out of the old tank,...

Yes we filtered the old oil out of the old tank, then filtered it again pumping it back in. It looked pretty clean. The sludge remained in the old tank.

I think I almost passed out a few times...
Replies: 26
Views: 23,160
Posted By deuce5

Here are some pics: Old tank: ...

Here are some pics:

Old tank:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/amsteiner/Boiler/IMG_20101121_095927.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/amsteiner/Boiler/IMG_20101121_095933.jpg
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Views: 23,160
Posted By deuce5

So I ended up doing the job myself. Actually I...

So I ended up doing the job myself. Actually I had a lot of help from my friends...4 of them! I was able to borrow a 55 gal empty fuel container and an electric fuel pump. I ran the old tank down...
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Views: 23,160
Posted By deuce5

Thanks NJ those are some good points. I am...

Thanks NJ those are some good points. I am waiting to hear back from a 3rd guy on a price. I'm always of the mindset that if I can save some money by doing a job myself, I do it. But I have to...
Replies: 26
Views: 23,160
Posted By deuce5

Indoor Oil tank removal/replacement

I have an indoor (basement) 275 gallon tank that I believe is original to my 1959 house. There are some black crusty spots on it that appear to be increasing over the past 5 years. My oil service...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By deuce5

Can I do a Tune Up myself?

I have had a service contract through my oil delivery company for about 5 years and every year they raise the price. This year they want $162 plus I am paying them 3.09 per gal for oil.
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01-07-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By deuce5

I am in the process of doing the same thing in my...

I am in the process of doing the same thing in my basement. I bought a gallon of Adhesive Remover which was a very strong smelling chemical. I used almost the entire gallon on one small spot about...
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Views: 1,274
Posted By deuce5

I looked at the motor and there are diagrams for...

I looked at the motor and there are diagrams for 110 and 220 volt. I opened the box and pulled out the wires and found that the way it was currently connected did not match either of the diagrams? ...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,035
Posted By deuce5

Just an update on this: I had not been out at...

Just an update on this: I had not been out at the house for about 2 weeks and now I go and the bucket is dry. The heat was on and it has totally stopped dripping. Gotta love problems that fix...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By deuce5

The motor says it can run on 110 or 220 volt. ...

The motor says it can run on 110 or 220 volt. I'm pretty sure the old location was 110 it was only three wires: black, white and the green ground. That's how I wired it at my house too. The only...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By deuce5

Air compressor stopped working

I recently acquired an old belt driven air compressor. It seemed to be working fine at it's original location. I brought it home and turned it on and it filled up to about 30 psi and then the motor...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,035
Posted By deuce5

LOL, yes I would think so! And as I'm sure you...

LOL, yes I would think so! And as I'm sure you know, in NJ they LOVE to inspect everything. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks.
Replies: 23
Views: 3,035
Posted By deuce5

I put it there, but I'm not sure why. I guess...

I put it there, but I'm not sure why. I guess when I went to go buy a new reducing valve at HD it was the dual unit so I just put that in. But now that it's there, it shouldn't drip anyway right? ...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,035
Posted By deuce5

I'm not sure about the pressure gauges accuracy,...

I'm not sure about the pressure gauges accuracy, but I do remember that when I had first changed the backflo valve and reducing valve the gauge read about 31-32 when it started dripping out of the...
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