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Just wanted to let you and any others that may...

Just wanted to let you and any others that may come across this subject that until I had a friend who came over with a blow-torch to heat the pipes, there was just no way to separate (remove) the...
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Thanks for the reply and clarification. Just want...

Thanks for the reply and clarification. Just want to make sure that: I am going COUNTER CLOCK WISE (left to right) when I try to unscrew #3), while keeping #2 steady or push in the opposite direction...
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I am using 18 inch size Ridgid Heavy Duty Pipe...

I am using 18 inch size Ridgid Heavy Duty Pipe Wrench
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Question Need help removing Radiator Valve from Riser - It's stuck!

I am not Mr. Golden hands, but I need to replace a leaking radiator valve for my steam-based heating system.

I was able to remove the baseboard from the radiator valve (using Slant/Fin MultiPak...
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I guess I would not feel right if I did not add...

I guess I would not feel right if I did not add this important update, as someone else may need help down the line and who knows, maybe it will be useful for them.

After thinking (and writing...
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update...

I wanted to follow-up on the results that I got after 2 days of experiments. It looks like the original PSI setting was indeed the culprit. Once I set the cut-in to 0.5 PSI and cut-off at 2.25...
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Steamboy: Thanks for the excellent idea(s). For...

Steamboy: Thanks for the excellent idea(s). For now, I have throttled down the "cut-in" PSI to 2 PSI / 4 PSI. Let's see if that gives any improvement. If not, I will then go down .5 each time ...
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Posted By mystiky

First of all, thank you all for your replies ands...

First of all, thank you all for your replies ands comments. Attached are 3 photographs.

I believe that this is a 2 pipe system, as I have a supply and return lines.

Yesterday, I switched to...
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The PSI is set to cut-off at 5, and re-starts at...

The PSI is set to cut-off at 5, and re-starts at 3 on the boiler. It has been the case for the last 9 years. The piping is the standard black pipe (no copper or brass involved). And yes, all of...
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Posted By mystiky

It's a STEAM system. And the Slant/Fin...

It's a STEAM system. And the Slant/Fin MultiPak80 does work with steam. Click on the link that I gave you.

All water levels are good in the boiler. As I said, no problems with any of the other...
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Exclamation Sudden water leakage via the Steam (Vapor) Valve - Need advice

Some background:

I have Natural Gas (Weil McLain EG45 SPDN) driven heating system that has the following:


Basement: No heating elements in the basement

First Floor : 3 separate Slant/Fin...
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Thanks for the feedback. Always good to know...

Thanks for the feedback. Always good to know things, which could become useful down the line...
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I wanted to let everyone know that it seems like...

I wanted to let everyone know that it seems like my problem has been finally solved. I thought it is important to post this solution in case someone else has these same issues and could perhaps find...
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Question Everyone, Once again thank you for all your...

Everyone,

Once again thank you for all your very helpful comments that you gave me this past May. As "heating" season is going to start soon here in the Northeast, I will be again relying on my...
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Part of the chimney is exposed, as shown in my...

Part of the chimney is exposed, as shown in my photos (on the terrace), while the rest of it (about 18 feet) has only 1 side exposed to the street.

Please note: The bricks around the chimney were...
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Posted By mystiky

Thank you again for further comments. I have...

Thank you again for further comments.

I have added 3 more photos under the same link, where it shows exactly the venting inside from the point of exiting the boiler & entering the chimney +...
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Thank you again for further comments. I have...

Thank you again for further comments.

I have added 2 more photos to the same link, where it shows exactly the venting inside from the point of exiting the boiler, to entering the chimney.

Here...
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update to the chimney

I want to thank again for all of the inputs to my situation. Yesterday, I finally had the time to take a peek at my chimney with a buddy of mine. As one can see by the photos attached, it looks...
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I guess I will then have the chimney checked as...

I guess I will then have the chimney checked as your answer sounds logical.

Is there anything special that the chimney guys should use or do to verify what maybe wrong with it? Do they use cameras...
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Question Weil-McLain EG-45 gas boiler: spill switch issues

I have a Weil-McLain EG-45 SPDN Gas Pilot boiler for my house. I started to have problems about a year ago where the spill-switch would get stuck, causing the Vent Damper to stop working, therefore...
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Posted By mystiky

Would this one be okay too? This Nashua 330X...

Would this one be okay too? This Nashua 330X looks like exactly what I needed in the first place:

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/5b/5b7c8439-7e00-406f-9cf1-7f4ca3cf06f5.pdf

I guess...
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Question Need good HVAC tape for OUTSIDE that withstand hot/cold weather

I have two compressors with 6 airheads. They were installed on my flat roof about 5 years ago. All works, and although I had most of the copper wires encased (and rubberized with Armaflex), some...
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Need help on dealing with efflorescence (white) on bricks

Hello everyone,

I always appreciated the fact that one can post in such a forum and get good advice / ideas, as it has been proven many times over.

Here is my problem:

I live in Queens, NY...
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Exactly. But what should I insulate them with? ...

Exactly. But what should I insulate them with? It has been suggested that I rip off all of the white stuff and install these instead:

Armaflex 1 in. x 6 ft. Rubber Self-Seal Pipe Wrap...
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Question Replacing External Insulation for HVAC Tubing

I have had my current split-air LG HVAC system (2 compressors with 6 air heads total) installed for almost 4 years. As I live in the North-East, we have cold days (as low as 5 Fahrenheit) and hot...
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