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Wink including air bleeders

I had a bad air bleeder and thought I was going to be fast enough swapping it out since I had air in the system. I was wrong. :p
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Priming issues

Hi Oldboiler. Thanks for the info. I have had sludge with the overhead line and it took some additives and filter changes to clear it up. One thing is for sure and that is not to run out of oil so I...
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Posted By hexonx

Thumbs up ceiling line

This is how my HW boiler is connected to my tank in the basement. The original was buried in concrete and the replacement was on the basement ceiling. I don't know why but I guess somewhere down the...
03-28-08, 08:52 AM
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Goodman and R22

My Goodman is still working well since I bought my house in 2000. Knock on wood. The R22 when setup correctly would cooler better IMO but now I am curious what kind of coolant the new unit will be...
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Posted By hexonx

Ebay is your test equipment friend

I got my new Uei C75 Eagle Combustion Analyzer for less than $400 and the rest, a used Bacharach oil kit for $78. It looks like the Uei prices have gone up $35 US dollars.
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Posted By hexonx

The electrode gap

I feel this is one of the most valued spec in order for the burner to burn without issues. I finally had to replace my electrodes because I couldn't get them into spec with my burner specifications.
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Posted By hexonx

controller electronics

Grady is correct. The relays are clicking and the controller is starting up the circulator pump when the boiler is called for heat. I would check the DPDT relay in the controller electronics. The 24V...
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Posted By hexonx

Exclamation Too much air

I agree with Ed. I would think your previous boiler techs know the ropes as in how to burn oil faster with more air especially if you have contract oil. :) The best thing is to use the existing...
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Posted By hexonx

Red face Get a muffler

There are a bunch of them out there for those units.
10-10-07, 10:11 AM
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Posted By hexonx

Filter locations

Hi all-

Sometimes the filter is located in the handler enclosure as a slot type insert where the intake vent comes in. I my case my filter is in the hall way ceiling fixture for easy access.
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Posted By hexonx

Red face Doh!!!!

I mean't it ISN'T good to change the water. Sorry. The rest of the sentance about the minerals helps prove my typo.:p
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Easier access too!

All my HWBB piping is straight down into the floor in the corners and they are happy. No issues and easy to access in the basement.
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Posted By hexonx

Thumbs up Thanks Guys!!!!

I would hate to use it and have to recycle all that coolant if I had to do maintenance on my system. Besides, I really don't know how to add it to the system. :confused:
I pretty happy with what I...
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Red face What about the combustion analysis?

I'm a little late to this thread but since it sounded like something I am interested in, I decided to bump it. I had a feeling it was all in the adjustment and that the part changers never really...
10-08-07, 11:49 AM
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Posted By hexonx

Clicking

You might want to check the box above the burner motor. There is a relay inside and something could have loosened up and is shorting it out underneath the relay. On my unit, the relay hardware...
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Posted By hexonx

anti-freeze

Hi Grady- Long time since I posted or read diy. I have a question regarding the anti-freeze. I don't use it in my hot water baseboard system and never had a problem. Is this because it's not a...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-23-07, 10:59 AM
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Posted By hexonx

What Furd said and...

...on the thermostat, you should have adjustments. I would turn them down since someone probably compensated for the old heating element previously. You might not have noticed the thermostat...
07-23-07, 10:51 AM
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Posted By hexonx

Question Brown water also could be sediment?

When I get a dose of brown water, it's usually because the local water company is flushing the hydrants outside twice a year or so. That produces the brown water syndrome do to sediment build up and...
07-23-07, 10:39 AM
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Posted By hexonx

Contractor up and left without a test???

If this is a recent install, I would call the contractor back immediately. If it worked for a while and recently stopped working, then you might have a component problem.
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Posted By hexonx

Red face roof and siding growth

Hi-

I use the stuff that you buy in a small bag for clorinating an outside pool. There is a product out there to clean your siding with a hose attachment. I kept the bottle and use a mix of of the...
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Posted By hexonx

Question Dundirk survive???

I wonder what the result was to that little experiment? ;)

I had a similiar startup issue after my last outsourced cleaning job. It sounded like the burner started but in reality it was a delayed...
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Posted By hexonx

Question Oxidation and Rust

I normally cover my outside unit when it get's cold enough that oxidation and rust slows down to a stop. IIRC, Oxidation and Rust does not happen in cold temperatures due to lack of moisture....
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Posted By hexonx

Red face Blower fan or motor noise

You'all might have heard this one time or another. My experience with high pitched noises was usually the bearings either the motor, the fan attached or the pump or all of the above. I would just oil...
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Posted By hexonx

Arrow Test run

I would do an empty test run on short wash and see if you get a fast spin that way before you call the repairman just to make sure it's bad and wasn't a out of balance issue.
07-07-07, 07:08 PM
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Posted By hexonx

Thumbs up Ivy Block

Why not use Ivy Block on open areas and forget all that crazy talk. ;)


Rip out the poison Ivy with the roots or it will grow back no matter what you do or spray. Google poison Ivy and you will...
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