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Post What's included?

Is this steam or circulating hot water? Is he just replacing the minimum, or is all the components being replaced? How easy will it be to get the new boiler in & the old one out? What type of...
02-05-07, 05:39 AM
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Question Indoor tank

Is there any reason you don't put the tank in the basement? Much less problems if you do that.
02-05-07, 05:32 AM
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Exclamation condensate!!

I highly reccomend that if you have a condensing furnace/boiler that goes from 2" to 3" with it pitching up to the outside, that you put on the horizontal run a 2x3 bushing into a dandy cleanout tee...
02-05-07, 05:09 AM
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Post heat tape

I don't see a problem with using heat tape unless your oil tank is leaking onto a pile of leaves that has collected under your tank and the attached "shed" that it is in is lined with styrofoam and...
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Cool What are you replacing?

What type of boiler are you replacing, and why? How big is the house? How many floors? In some cases, it may be better to convert to a circulating hot water system. Do you plan on living there...
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zone valve/thermostat

What type of zone valve and thermostat do you have? Does the basement zone run only when the other zone runs, or all the time? Try turning both thermostats all the way down, then see if the...
01-28-07, 07:00 AM
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Question high efficiency furnace brand suggestions??

As 95% of my installations are hydronic, I don't have any favorite furnace brands. I have a customer who has a 25 y.o. furnace that he would like me to replace, but I am not too familiar with the...
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Question Brake light on, not too many miles

My brake light has been coming on intermittently on my 05' Subaru Baja Turbo. The mechanic said I need new rear brake pads and rotors. He said the front ones look fine. All the other vehicles I...
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Angry Legal action

I reccomend finding out what exactly has been done, get quotes/estimates from 2-3 other shops for what they would charge for doing the same work, contact a lawyer and have them write up a letter to...
01-28-07, 06:22 AM
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Angry Can't sell almost new car...Why?

I bought a 2007 Hyundai Accent SE hatchback for my wife in July or August of 06' (when they first came out). a couple months later, we found out she is pregnant. We typically keep our cars till...
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Thumbs up expansion tank

Upgrading to a #30 tank would be good regaurdless. It is very easy to change, assuming the old one comes off easy enough. Be sure not to over tighten it when installing so you don't crack the air...
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Talking Insulation

Insulation and weatherization will give you your greatest return. The better the house is insulated, the lower your fuel (gas) bill will be. As to the noise, there are so many possibilities, and it...
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Cool Under Pressure

You bled it, but no water came out? If you want to verify the pressure gauge, you can pick up a Watts brand gauge at home depot that has a female hose connection and it will also tell you if the...
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Exclamation Combustion chamber rules

The combustion chamber plays an important role ingood oil burner operation, particularly for older systems. A chamber must be made of the right material to handle the high flame temperatures...
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Smile Your system

You have an electronic probe-type LWCO (it is the black box to the right of the gauge glass with the little green power light). You have an automatic water feeder (the blue box with the red numbers...
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No heat?

Sounds like your water pressure might be a little low. Might be air bound. Are there bleeders on the baseboard? If the pressure is too low, it will draw air into the system instead of venting it. ...
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Question Pic's? Where in MA?

Not sure without seeing it. Lot's of details missing that you probbably don't know. In this case, pictures would help. Otherwise, are you anywhere near Lee, MA?
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Talking Gravity feed oil burner? Can we see?

I've never seen those old ones. Got any pic's? I've seen new ones in decorative oil stoves. Who, I love your reply! I have a customer that I put a radiant system in for. They called me up a...
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Cool Pictures???

Can we see what the mechanical room looks like? Did they use zone valves or circulators for each zone? Where are you located?
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Cool Circulator noise

Circulators usually only make a lot of noise when they are air bound (unless they are the old type that has a coupling in them). This is not healthy for the circulator. Might need to purge the...
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Question Circulator air bound?

While standing next to the boiler, shut off the power to the boiler/burner/circulator, and when the circulator stops running, do you hear air bubbles? If so, then you need to purge the loop and/or...
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Question Making steam???

What is your aquastat setting at? When you hear the loud banging noise, go down to the boiler and see if you can hear it boiling. If you are making steam, then that could be part of your problem. ...
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Smile Great Details!

Sounds like the boiler might be making steam. What is the high limit on the aquastat set at? It is possible that it may be out of calibration. Try turning the aquastat down by 10-20 degree's and...
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Thumbs up Good description HVACGuy

The only thing you excluded is that there is a little needle valve inside them that closes when steam hits it. The heat from the steam causes the part inside to expand, closing the vent.
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Unhappy No isolation valves????

Wow, whoever installed this boiler apparently didn't expect to be servicing it. I usually put isolation valves before and after the water feeder/backflow preventer comb., both sides of the...
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