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02-12-08, 10:39 AM
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jax traffic

I drive tractor trailers through jax almost month. by all means avoid rush hour, other than that have always zipped right through Jax.
02-12-08, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,561
Posted By pipedoctor

leaking cold stem

sounds like you have a stem leaking behind the trim . simple packing problem, then again with out seeing the valve body can't really sure.
Replies: 6
Views: 52,403
Posted By pipedoctor

stickey paint

I have no idea what causes this ,I have the same problem with paint I got at one of the big box home stores. They won't do anything to help!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1,831
Posted By pipedoctor

air problems

If you hear a "water fall" you have too much air in the system . I would replace the "used" auto vent you have with a new one or better yet install a rad. bleeder at the highest point and bleed it...
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Views: 1,885
Posted By pipedoctor

summer/winter

The t&P valve in the picture is a boiler relief that is leaking?
I'm not sure off hand what the temp. limit is for that t&p is ,
but the pressure is 30 psi. Ask NJ Trooper he's pretty sharp on...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By pipedoctor

summer/winter

sounds like you have too much pressure in the boiler. I would first check the pressure in the boiler with a second gauge to make sure it is correct. If the pressure is between 12 &15 psi.,make sure...
Replies: 6
Views: 5,476
Posted By pipedoctor

leaking rad

I personally would add 1 or 2 cans of boiler stop leak into the system once the system is hot , and keep the system running for a while to make sure the stop leak gets through the whole system and...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By pipedoctor

rads. or radiant

Why not think about cast iron baseboard heat ?? Don't have the over heating problem to dry out the floors and still have more space than with radiators !!
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Views: 906
Posted By pipedoctor

Severe And Constant Pvr Flow

try getting that pressure up to 20 psi or so , 30 psi max.
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Views: 1,642
Posted By pipedoctor

purging the system.

I have several questions , WHY is the expansion tank below the boiler?? It SHOULD be mounted a the highest point ABOVE the boiler so any returning air can escape into it rather than staying in the...
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Views: 1,394
Posted By pipedoctor

boiler pressure

I almost forgot , the maximum pressure for a hot water closed system is 30 psi.
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Views: 1,394
Posted By pipedoctor

older systems

I don,t know to tell this, but I live in Pa. in a 200 year old farm house ,my boiler runs about 6.6 hours a day. I go through almost 1600 gal. of fuel per winter! Yes , adding a circulator is going...
Replies: 12
Views: 9,758
Posted By pipedoctor

fuel cans

As some one noted above , RED cans are for gasoline. YELLOW cans are for diesel fuel , and blue cans are for kerosene.
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Views: 9,758
Posted By pipedoctor

low fuel

I don't know how big the nozzle is in your boiler or how long it runs each day. I can tell you I live in a 200 year old farm house w/ little to no insulation , my oil burner uses about 6.6 gallon of...
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Views: 2,794
Posted By pipedoctor

seems to me you have a flow control problem. your...

seems to me you have a flow control problem. your send ing hot supply water to several zones. some longer than others, water
will always flow to the path of least resistance. Also manual bleeders...
Replies: 3
Views: 3,801
Posted By pipedoctor

62 degrees

If the boiler is shutting down on limit and pipes and rads. are hot ,check the return lines to make sure the pump is turning, not just the motor but the impeller it's self.
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Views: 1,656
Posted By pipedoctor

Bleeding The System

It's obvious you have the air out or the hot water would not gravity in the opposite direction. A word of advice, At the HIGHEST point of EACH return ,you should install automatic air bleeders. This...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,656
Posted By pipedoctor

gravity

If you're feed is lower than you,re return , as heat rises it will push in the opposite direction when the pump is not running.
What you need is a flow control valve, that lets the water flow in...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By pipedoctor

smaller nozzles

you did'nt say what size nozzle was in it now? I'm firing a boiler on a 1 gph nozzle and the boiler calls for a 1.35. you can drop nozzle size to some degree. but keep in mind the burner will run...
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Views: 9,221
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flange shut-off vavles

NO !! you'll have to drain the water and bled the system once you're done. But just so you know , there's a company that makes flange shut off vavles. You just replace the outer flanges with the new...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By pipedoctor

Angry boiler output

I have a older a-3 american standard boiler I-b J-1 seriesthat is rated at 136 mbh output/ 102 mbh. I've had a gas well drilled
on my property and want to change over from oil to gas.
What is mbh...
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