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The Delevan nozzle currently in my boiler is spot...

The Delevan nozzle currently in my boiler is spot on.

I put an electric cycle counter & hour meter that reads hundredths on my boiler 2 years ago. I have a .75 nozzle running at 150psi which...
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[QUOTE=NJ Trooper;1104432] >>That's a WAY...

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>>That's a WAY DIFFERENT design than the F70 ! How old is your system ?

Yeah, the F-100 is very different. It has a small chamber at the bottom, and then 4...
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I havn't posted here for quite a while, but I was...

I havn't posted here for quite a while, but I was just browsing through some posts and came across this. I have a similar thing going on with my boiler. It is also a Vaillant, but mine is the...
04-16-06, 07:41 PM
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1/2 in pipe is only good for transferring about...

1/2 in pipe is only good for transferring about 15,000 BTU. So 2 loops would only give you 30,000 BTU. Even though it's close, it'll be at the maximum velocity which will produce noise whenever...
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I have baseboard only in my house. It was built...

I have baseboard only in my house. It was built in the late 1800's but was remodeled in the late 60's. Not too leaky, but not as tight as new construction. I have R-13 walls, R-19 ceilings, and...
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I would recommend designing to a lower system...

I would recommend designing to a lower system water temperature. When using a condensing boiler, you should aim for the 140* area on a design day. This way you will run at a much greater...
04-01-06, 12:14 PM
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With the SmartResponse feature activated, the...

With the SmartResponse feature activated, the time that you enter for your "wake" time, is the time when your house will be at full temperature. The thermostat will learn how long it takes to heat...
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As others have said, the noise comes from the...

As others have said, the noise comes from the expansion of the metal as it heats up/cools down. Cheap baseboard doesn't have the plastic slide brackets that eliminate this noise.


How is your...
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The equation you have is correct, but I think you...

The equation you have is correct, but I think you must have hit a wrong number or something because when you multiply that out, it comes to $0.499/hr for the water heater.
The furnace Stage 1 is...
01-17-06, 01:49 PM
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If your utility company does every other month...

If your utility company does every other month actual readings, and your current bill was an actual reading, then last month's was probably an estimated reading. If that estimated reading last month...
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I just did a quick heat loss calc for your room. ...

I just did a quick heat loss calc for your room. I made some guesses as to insulation and window size, etc. So these are not fully accurate numbers.
I guessed around 30sq ft for windows/doors...
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Not true. An aquastat is simply a device that...

Not true.
An aquastat is simply a device that uses the temperature of a fluid in relation to a setpoint to open or close an electrical contact.

There are many different models that all fall...
01-07-06, 01:44 PM
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I think your furnace is higher than "60% at...

I think your furnace is higher than "60% at best". It's hard to estimate just based on the year, because 1982 is when Lennox released the first 90% high efficiency furnace. You could also have a...
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I believe Grady meant the L7224U aquastat. The...

I believe Grady meant the L7224U aquastat. The L7124U is an older analog aquastat. I bought the digital L7224U aquastat at the beginning of this heating season from a seller on ebay for $58.00. ...
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Posted By aemeeich

Sounds like a leaky pressure reducer. This will...

Sounds like a leaky pressure reducer. This will continue to slowly let water into the boiler. On my system, I do have a pressure reducer that I use when I have to fill and bleed the radiators, but...
10-18-05, 10:24 PM
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This summer I just built a wood hot tub myself. ...

This summer I just built a wood hot tub myself. It is 6' diameter at the top, and 5'6" diameter at the bottom. I think its right around 450 gal as well. I used 1x6 cedar for the walls (now wish I...
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Techincally, a furnace means forced hot air...

Techincally, a furnace means forced hot air heating, while a boiler means forced hot water or steam.

Are you sure its a hot water system? Some boilers can be set up for water or steam. If there...
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Thanks for the reply. I'm just curious, why do...

Thanks for the reply. I'm just curious, why do you advise against lining it?

My chimney is on an exterior wall, and I am starting to have some minor condensation occurring during cold spells...
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Boiler venting

I have an oil fired Vaiillant boiler (F100-50 HE) running at 1.5 gph. The exhaust stack is 7" round running into a 2-story 8x8 tile flue (7x7 inside dimension). I've recently been reading up on the...
09-13-05, 10:06 PM
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The water softener does have some resistance to...

The water softener does have some resistance to it because the water runs through a tank of 1000's of small round resin beads. The drop in flow is normal.

The default setting does not run every...
08-30-05, 08:41 PM
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If you build a deflector to direct the air down,...

If you build a deflector to direct the air down, you are going to run into problems with the compressor short-cycling. This is because the cold air being blown out of the top of the unit will be...
08-28-05, 08:45 PM
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Posted By aemeeich

Not simple. You're the one that is misinformed...

Not simple. You're the one that is misinformed and giving wrong information.
You might want to get some books and learn how electricity really works.

Once again, your electric bill is based on...
08-25-05, 07:59 PM
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Posted By aemeeich

We have a 24' round above ground doughboy pool...

We have a 24' round above ground doughboy pool with a deep end. It holds about 17000 gallons. We have a 3/4 hp pump, and a 20 sq ft de filter. The bigger filter (40 sq ft +) will require less...
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If that 350 miles is from the last time you...

If that 350 miles is from the last time you filled the tank up, and when you refilled it you were only able to put in 11 gallons, then your gas mileage is 31mpg. If your guage is reading low, it is...
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The hissing noise in Chrysler vehicles is from...

The hissing noise in Chrysler vehicles is from being low on refrigerant. Somewhere you developed a leak. It could be very slow, and has been going on for a while, or it could be something new. ...
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