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Our plumber cleaned the boiler last year and...

Our plumber cleaned the boiler last year and noticed a lot of rust coming from the exchanger. He is also concerned with the noise coming from it. He couldn't say that it will last the winter, he is...
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IBC dual condensing Combi boiler

Good evening, we have an old cast iron boiler in our 4 plex in western Canada. The boiler is 38 years old and our plumber says its time to replace it. The 4 suites are around 1100 sq. ft each and...
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toilet ball valve

our tenants toilet tank cracked today and since I was not able to install it properly, I noticed the ball valve that feeds the tank is leaking very slowly. Will this valve reseat itself? It is...
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12-09-10, 09:08 PM
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How does an aquastat really work?

I have an old Crane cast iron boiler in our 4plex(i'm the owner). The Grundfos pump crapped out and was replaced today. My plumber adjusted the aquastat at 180F on the hi side and 120F on the low. ...
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so what you are saying is if a tenant is wanting...

so what you are saying is if a tenant is wanting heat but the 3 other suites do not, her asking for heat will start the boiler and it will run until that suite is warm enough and it will shutoff? ...
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Does anyone recommend a condensing boiler?

I have an old Crane 100 series hot water boiler and my plumber said it is in great condition. He also said a condensing boiler as it will save you money in the long run. I have a 4400 sqft split...
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Flying Blind

I have posted on the past regarding my old Crane 100 series and my misadventures with it. Thank you for all your advice, I have been putting money into it to make it more modern. My temp/pressure...
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Thanks again!!

Thanks everyone for your comments, funny all I wanted was to see if my LWCO could be tested(it worked fine). Yes, I'll get my friend who is a master electrician to do some digging around and get a...
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Condensation, yes a plumber friend told me about...

Condensation, yes a plumber friend told me about this in passing and I mean fast. How low do you set your low cutoff temperature or conditions before you experience it?
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Each suite has their own zone valve controlling...

Each suite has their own zone valve controlling heat. My plumbler manually checked each zone valve and he told me that he did not see any problems with the valves. The only thing that he though...
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My plumber phoned after feeding cows and he said...

My plumber phoned after feeding cows and he said the boiler & all parts were looking good. He did not touch the aquastat but he did say that 170-190F is a good range to be at. He tested all 4 zone...
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Question Help!! My tenants are sweating

I own a 4-plex and my Crane 100 series HW boiler feeds the units. The boiler is on the bottom floor of the split level, same level as the bottom 2 suites & 8 feet high run to the floor of the top...
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I've read what you have said about the pressure...

I've read what you have said about the pressure reducing valve attached the the city water line. Is the manual valve suppose to be open so that the PRV valve will drip water into the line if the...
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Macdonnel Series 63 LWCO

Just thinking about my monstrousity and taking a look at it today, does anyone have any experience with these LWCO? I was talking to my plumber today and he is going to look at it next week but...
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Question Please Help!!

I am based in Western Canada and I have a Vermont Casting NG fireplace. I have two holes on the bottom of the fireplace, one where the gas line comes in and another has nothing and these holes are...
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Question Foam Pipe insulation

Does anyone use those foam insulators than slip over the pipe? Would it be hazardous using them on the inlet/outlet and all other piping runs associated with my hot water boiler? Would it help...
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Silly Pressure/Temp Gauge Question

I have a 30 year old Crane C.I. boiler. Having to start it up at my 4-plex yesterday because of this crazy Canadian weather, I noticed that the gauge is not really moving up or down as it cycled. ...
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Aquastat settings for hi/lo limit switch range

Any input what to set your aquastat temperature at during the winter? I have mine set around 165F-180F but it is quiite warm now(8 DeG C) and am curious if I should drop the settings and come back...
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Trooper

Hey, I talked to the plumber and he left it in th efactory setting of 12 Psi. He told me he purged the line very good so there should be no air in the line, he thinks the gauge is faulty.
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Watts

Hi Trooper, thanks for responding.These regulators are set between between 12-15 Psi so I doubt he fiddled around with it. You know this sound very familiar to when my zone valve was replaced and...
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Watts 1156F Regulator question

My plumber just replaced my old regulator today as it leaked and I had to manually add water into the system when my boiler pressure dropped below 12 Psi. That being said, now my pressure is staying...
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Yes, the most obvious is a thorough visual check...

Yes, the most obvious is a thorough visual check but did not take into account that the water could be evaporating as is weeps from the piping. I see no signs on the ceiling or walls but will check....
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Question Most efficient way to find a leak in closed system

Pressure Regulator Watts 1156F is leaking(being replaced on Monday), manually adding water to maintain 12 Psi on low side, Expansion tank set by plumber at 12 Psi, pressure dropping, has to be a...
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I'm trying to get ahold of the plumber to answer...

I'm trying to get ahold of the plumber to answer that question about the expansion tank. In my 4-plex, from the top of the boiler to the main floor of the top suites is 10-15 feet, it is low, there...
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looking at the sticker on the tank, the tank is...

looking at the sticker on the tank, the tank is precharged at the factory for 12 Psi and when I touch it on the top it has a hollow ring and down below a thud.
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