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Odor coming when running water

Hi,
I smell odor when I run cold or hot water on 2nd floor sink (smells like medicine).
There is no odor from 1st Fl. sinks. The odor comes from the faucet (not from the drain - same odor when I...
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Posted By lzr000

@spott Your points are well taken. However,...

@spott

Your points are well taken. However, I still wonder what determines the switch temperature. Why 210F not 200 or 240?
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@addanis If what was already suggested here...

@addanis
If what was already suggested here does not help with the banging, I would pour a special boiler cleaning chemical into the boiler, let it circulate for a week and drain.
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Question Spill switch cut off temperature

Various spill switches come with various cut off temperatures. Is there any magic threshold of cut off temperature? Should it be necessarily below water boiling temperature (which is 212 oF)?

The...
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Posted By lzr000

A boiler specialist told me the boiler leaks (he...

A boiler specialist told me the boiler leaks (he put a mirror and light under the boiler and came up with conclusion). He said I need a new boiler (the model indeed is old -1983). He also said the...
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Posted By lzr000

Hi, Steamboy, There are no pumps- it is steam...

Hi, Steamboy,
There are no pumps- it is steam boiler.
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Unhappy Strange odor from boiler (smells once in a while)

Hi,
I sometimes smell odor from boiler room that smells like hot oil. In the boiler in my old house similar smell was when tank leaked. However, back then, when tank leaked it kept extinguishing the...
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Talking OK, for those who may happen to have a similar...

OK, for those who may happen to have a similar problem. It turned out to be that the rasp was coming not from the water heater but from the pump attached to the pipe. I did not know that there is a...
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Hi, Pjmax, The model is CR40B. The engineer who...

Hi, Pjmax,
The model is CR40B. The engineer who did house inspection for me, told me these copper heaters work forever, which is why this company went out of business.
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Posted By lzr000

Hi, Pilot Dane, It is Trageser Copper Core.

Hi, Pilot Dane,
It is Trageser Copper Core.
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Unhappy Gas-fired water heater tank makes rasp

Hi,
I have a very old (was told it's original 1925) copper water heater, which began making rasp that sounds like a motor rubbing against something. Are there any motors inside water heating tank?...
10-17-17, 07:28 AM
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Posted By lzr000

Thanks, Astuff. Got its manual- the model number...

Thanks, Astuff. Got its manual- the model number looks right.
10-17-17, 06:01 AM
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Posted By lzr000

Question Lux thermostat

Hi,
Anyone by chance has this thermostat and knows its Lux model number?
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Posted By lzr000

Hi, spott, Thank you for good advises and for...

Hi, spott,
Thank you for good advises and for your time.
I have fixed temp setting. I just realized that I don't know know if my control subtractive or additive, i.e if main set point is for turn...
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Posted By lzr000

If that's the case [I am just trying to think...

If that's the case [I am just trying to think logically], maybe I should increase differential-- then it would it take more time before pressure drops and next heating cycle starts to give water...
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Posted By lzr000

Hi, spott, Thanks for your input. All you said...

Hi, spott,
Thanks for your input. All you said makes sense. Unfortunately, pipes in my basement are too buried behind sheetrock.
However, I am wondering, if the issue was a wrong slope somewhere,...
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Posted By lzr000

Question Radiator banging

Hi,
One radiator in my single pipe steam heating sometimes is making banging noise. The radiator is inside the wall, so I can't do anything with its tilt.
I've lowered boiler pressure (to 0.5psi...
03-10-16, 11:08 AM
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Posted By lzr000

Correct, there is big step into the bathroom....

Correct, there is big step into the bathroom. Maybe they put concrete and tile over existing tile or maybe they just did not know what they doing. The engineer did notice too high level and said they...
03-10-16, 10:17 AM
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Posted By lzr000

Well, maybe an inch along a few feet distance...

Well, maybe an inch along a few feet distance right in front of the bathroom, and then it stays flat.
03-10-16, 09:54 AM
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Posted By lzr000

stickshift, It's hard to give a number, the sag...

stickshift,
It's hard to give a number, the sag is easily visible, but does not look too terrible.
03-10-16, 09:38 AM
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Posted By lzr000

Hi, Tolyn Ironhand, The issue seems to be...

Hi, Tolyn Ironhand,

The issue seems to be not because of the age of the house but because of a new bath installed recently without reinforcing the floor.

I am just interesting to learn if...
03-10-16, 08:30 AM
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Posted By lzr000

Question Floor sags near 2nd floor bathroom

Hi,
An engineer who inspected a 1925-built house I consider buying, noted a sag on the 2nd floor by bathroom. The bathroom was replaced 7 years ago and they put a lot of cement under floor tile...
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Posted By lzr000

Chandler, Thank you for the reply. My...

Chandler,
Thank you for the reply.
My chimney contractor said my chimney can fit 6"D steel liner (maybe 7"D maximum), but my boiler vent diamater is 8" and its manual recommends likewise 8"...
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Posted By lzr000

Does a chimney need a liner when clay deteriorated?

Hi,
I have a very old interior brick chimney for natural gas-fired boiler. A chimney contractor who cleaned it for me said he saw just some remaining spots with clay, but most of chimeny left with...
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Posted By lzr000

I had a professional unclog the pipe. Since then...

I had a professional unclog the pipe. Since then there were several heavy rains but the basement did not get water. The clogged pipe seemed to be the cause of the problem. Thank you everyone who...
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