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@Vermont Yes. As I discussed in a previous...

@Vermont

Yes. As I discussed in a previous post...the flange off the boiler is a one unit deal. You cannot replace the flange, only repair it.
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Posted By Mach7

well...if I was to be done properly, then the...

well...if I was to be done properly, then the furnace would have to be removed to clean and dress the flange before a new piece could be welded on. We can debate this all day, but I have gone through...
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Posted By Mach7

@Steamboy.. I agree...however the flange is...

@Steamboy..

I agree...however the flange is quite rusted around the bolts at the forward face of the join. That type of rust that flakes off if you touch it.

Making quite a mess on my floor as...
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Posted By Mach7

@Steamboy, I can confirm without doubt that...

@Steamboy,

I can confirm without doubt that the hot water coil is 100 percent separate from the heating zones. Although you cannot see it in the pic, the "in" line from domestic is hidden behind a...
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Posted By Mach7

Steamboy, The way I understand the system,...

Steamboy,

The way I understand the system, is that domestic water circulates inside the (enclosed) heating coil and that this circulated water is then heated by the water in the boiler. There is...
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Posted By Mach7

@Steamboy... You are correct, the piping is...

@Steamboy...

You are correct, the piping is connected to the domestic water heating coil. There is a brand new coil with this new furnace so these pipes will have to be re-attached/soldered.
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Posted By Mach7

More advice needed on new boiler installation

Hello All,

For those who have been following my previous post regarding "Advice needed on my 17-18 year old boiler", as you know I have found a solution which is a simple replacement of the exact...
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Posted By Mach7

@Doughness, You are correct on that one:) ...

@Doughness,

You are correct on that one:)

I will also certainly check the code...however they have now quoted me a price of over 5k....they took my initial desire to replace the unit with the...
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Posted By Mach7

update.... Still waiting for my two...

update....

Still waiting for my two estimates to change out the furnace.

Have not decided which way to go yet....however another issue has come up and I need some additional information on this...
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Posted By Mach7

Hello Spott, If you actually look closely at...

Hello Spott,

If you actually look closely at the last photo, you will see the coil flange, then the black gasket, then the boiler flange.

The Boiler flange is the issue and it is...
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Posted By Mach7

Thanks Pjmax! You might have something there...

Thanks Pjmax!

You might have something there Vermont...everyone is telling the life expectency of this furnace is 15 to 20 years.

I might start looking at the flange welding option again
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Posted By Mach7

Thanks Pjmax I was considering a fix, but...

Thanks Pjmax

I was considering a fix, but thought I might as well change it out for a new one if one was available. Especially if I can get it for under 1200. My post title is a bit mis-leading as...
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Posted By Mach7

I have an update to my boiler flange problem. ...

I have an update to my boiler flange problem.

My particular boiler, (NTI VS160), is apparently still available for sale in Saint John NB. however they don't advertise them as they want to push...
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Posted By Mach7

Thanks for the input. I will call them tomorrow...

Thanks for the input. I will call them tomorrow and see what my alternatives are.
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Posted By Mach7

Advice needed on my 17-18 year old boiler

Hello all

I live in Canada, and I have a situation with my (14 year old) oil furnace.

The furnace itself is a NY Thermal unit, that runs perfectly. The unit is serviced every year and we...
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Posted By Mach7

Thanks Bud and Xsleeper for your replies. I...

Thanks Bud and Xsleeper for your replies.

I am just doing the math on rolled vents versus externally baffled vents.

The way I calculate it, with the original 5 foot rolled vent, and assuming ...
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Posted By Mach7

Hi guys, Thanks for the replies... My...

Hi guys,

Thanks for the replies...

My roof is sort of a crazy design. (I will try and post a pic). It is approx 1500 square feet and they have installed ridge vents over the garage (24 feet of...
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Posted By Mach7

Ridge vent question

With respect to externally baffled ridge vents. If you install a 4 foot vent on the roof peak, will you get the full 4 feet of available ventilation?

This is to say that...I have approx 5 feet of...
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Posted By Mach7

@gilmore, The plumbing was initially...

@gilmore,

The plumbing was initially installed in the house before my purchase.

I actually have more information now to make a forward decision.

Although there IS a settlement with PLASCO...
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Posted By Mach7

After more research I am finding that it is not...

After more research I am finding that it is not so much the PEX piping at fault, but the yellow brass ATSM F1807 fittings that begin a process of dezinctification due in no small part by the high...
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Posted By Mach7

Thanks guys, I did google search PLASCO OXYGUARD...

Thanks guys, I did google search PLASCO OXYGUARD THERMALEASE and also the F1807 brass fittings, and there is some information about a class action lawsuit. Here is the problem though...what I can...
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Posted By Mach7

Residential PEX piping

I have a HWBB system that uses PEX piping to the radiators. There is a lawsuit against KITEC regarding the PEX piping and certain fittings that resulted in a lawsuit.

My home has PLASCO OXYGAURD...
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Posted By Mach7

ReekoS I am assuming that this switching...

ReekoS

I am assuming that this switching relay commands the furnace to "ON" when a zone demands heat?

If so it might not be your relay, but rather a defective microswitch contact in one or more...
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Posted By Mach7

Also....to add more information on the sensor...

Also....to add more information on the sensor operation..if you remove the plastic end off the bottom of the rod as shown in Johnny H's picture (the end where it has triangles to allow the oil/fumes...
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Posted By Mach7

Johnny H You are 100 percent correct on...

Johnny H

You are 100 percent correct on that. I removed my sensor just to make sure there was no leakage...and the entire rod seemed to have a very slight 'fog' of oil coating/odour to it....
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