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Posted By tb40nd

Thanks for the assessment xiphias - it'll help a...

Thanks for the assessment xiphias - it'll help a lot when this guy gets here. He's charging me $70 for the first hour. The other two places I called were answering machines and no one has called back...
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Ok, the boiler is off! If I do decide to put...

Ok, the boiler is off!

If I do decide to put some money into replacing a boiler what all should be replaced? Everything like the pipes and baseboard convectors and all?

Or would replacing the...
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Posted By tb40nd

Update... I had somewhat of a problem...

Update...

I had somewhat of a problem finding someone to come out and take a look at the system for a reasonable price so I decided to do a test run of the system using "off road" diesel fuel per...
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Posted By tb40nd

I did get ONE CO detector the other day and have...

I did get ONE CO detector the other day and have it plugged in. Thankfully, it hasn't gone off yet.

They were on sale at walmart for $15 so I'll at least grab another one for the basement as we...
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Posted By tb40nd

I really wish I could see what you are referring...

I really wish I could see what you are referring to Grady. Is it possible to take the remaining three (minus the front where burner is as it's already off) panels off and get access to the nozzles...
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Posted By tb40nd

i'm not sure why that was done that way. we...

i'm not sure why that was done that way.

we land contracted with this guy and have until Dec. to do the deal. this boiler issue is one of a number of problems that need to be addressed.

as i...
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Posted By tb40nd

thanks for the reply. this is why i posted this...

thanks for the reply. this is why i posted this as i was sure something wasn't right.




ummm... thanks for the reply, however, i'm not sure what you are referring regarding someone being sued?...
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Posted By tb40nd

Well, before I tried to remove the panel I soaked...

Well, before I tried to remove the panel I soaked the nuts with some a couple types of penetrating oil but they wouldn't budge using a heavy duty nut driver.

How much pressure do you think I can...
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Posted By tb40nd

Grady, is this the panel i should take off... ...

Grady,
is this the panel i should take off...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/tb40nd/misc3.jpg

nevermind! you meant this black panel right...
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Posted By tb40nd

I have never turned the circulator off myself so...

I have never turned the circulator off myself so it must run ONLY when the system is running right? If this is correct then I need to get the guy out here to fill the tanks so I can run this thing...
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Posted By tb40nd

Okay, I was going to wait to hear back before...

Okay, I was going to wait to hear back before posting this but I figured it's better to have more info than not enough so here goes...

I got the grey cover off (at least I think this is what you...
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Posted By tb40nd

Hey Grady, you're spot on... the device with the...

Hey Grady, you're spot on... the device with the yellow tag is the fill valve which has a fast fill mode when the lever is in the fast position. I had to deal with that thing twice already... both...
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Posted By tb40nd

Sorry for the outburst... but I just waisted...

Sorry for the outburst... but I just waisted about 3 hours of my life when that happened! Oh well, let's try it again... forgive me if the answers are short...

Before we get into that I must say...
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Posted By tb40nd

Well, I just typed about three pages worth of...

Well, I just typed about three pages worth of answers to your questions with pics and everything and accidently hit the back button and LOST IT ALL!

OMG HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN! THAT SHOULD BE...
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Posted By tb40nd

Here are the pictures of the upstairs radiator,...

Here are the pictures of the upstairs radiator, the ONLY thermostat in the system, and both types of valves - the valve upstairs is different than the rest of the valves in the house...

thermostat...
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Posted By tb40nd

Thanks xiphias and furd - thanks a bunch for your...

Thanks xiphias and furd - thanks a bunch for your replies - it has kept me encouraged. When the snow fell last night I must say panic set in. I just can't take the family (mainly the kids... 2, 6, 7,...
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Posted By tb40nd

You're right in that there are probably a lot of...

You're right in that there are probably a lot of things wrong with this thing as there is with a number of things with this house. For whatever reason this guy just didn't give a crap and patched...
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Posted By tb40nd

Thanks m8, I'm really not sure what kind of...

Thanks m8, I'm really not sure what kind of system this is but your description of 1 pipe running coming up through the baseboard on one end, running across the length of the wall, and going back...
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Posted By tb40nd

Okay, I started bleeding at the room nearest the...

Okay, I started bleeding at the room nearest the boiler (not the first room the pipe went to) which is in the kitchen. I turned the key and could hear what sounded like a constant hissing sound the...
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Posted By tb40nd

Grady, Thanks for the well needed advice -...

Grady,

Thanks for the well needed advice - this thing is ancient and we froze our buts off last winter. When you say a new boiler are you speaking of just the unit in the basement or should the...
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Posted By tb40nd

Need help determining why this system isn't heating as it should in some rooms

Hi all, I'm trying to figure out why this heating system is running so badly before I call someone out here for servicing and get overcharged (sorry). I'd like to get an idea as to what the problem...
05-31-06, 03:05 PM
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Posted By tb40nd

terrible.... figured it was something like this. ...

terrible.... figured it was something like this.

i took the motor apart and still didn't see anything that was obvious.

oh well, maybe you're right - it couldn't be that much to replace.
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05-30-06, 11:35 AM
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Posted By tb40nd

Whirpool ACQ088XP0 window unit fan seems to get stuck...

Hi all, I have a Whirlpool Acq088xp0 window unit that worked fine the last few years until a couple of days ago when we turned it on for the first time this year.

Everything started out fine......
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Posted By tb40nd

my apologies m8 - i guess i took the "tough...

my apologies m8 - i guess i took the "tough luck!" comment the wrong way. i didn't see any suggestions other than the "the answer lies in the schematic" and that coupled with me already being...
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Posted By tb40nd

Wow! Thanks a bunch. Did I do something...

Wow!

Thanks a bunch.

Did I do something to upset someone? The last time I had a problem like this I got a lot of help... not sure why I'd get such a harsh response.
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