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Thanks for the help, they are definitely for hot...

Thanks for the help, they are definitely for hot water. I have also thought about re using the push nipples. Some are so rotted that they cannot be fixed. I may just order replacements for the the...
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Repairing old radiators

Hi, i have two large old cast iron radiators that i'm fixing up. I took them apart pretty easily and have all the sections separated. When they were hooked up, a lot of water was leaking between the...
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It's a Sears boilers, very old so I doubt they...

It's a Sears boilers, very old so I doubt they will have any information on it but I can try
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Would this product work? I would have enough...

Would this product work? I would have enough vertical clearance to Install it on top of the boiler, and the control box has a spot to wire it.
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Are there any diverters that mount horizontal...

Are there any diverters that mount horizontal instead of vertical? I have plenty of horizontal room. And yes I am having trouble getting pictures attached. Here is a link to a picture of what is...
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Boiler with low vent clearance

Hi All,

I recently purchased a rental property where I am responsible for heating the basement to keep the pipes from freezing . The tenants all have their own electric baseboard heat in the...
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Used forced hot water boiler wanted

Hey I am purchasing a property that needs a boiler. It needs to be a forced hot water system, average size. Two zones is ideal but I can make one work. Im in the CNY area. Bad pumps or circuitry is...
03-18-18, 03:49 PM
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Those thin white conduits are good for baseboard...

Those thin white conduits are good for baseboard too, you have to have the outlets mouted externally though. This is definitely easier, but doesnt look as good as outlets mounted flush in the wall.
03-18-18, 03:44 PM
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Believe me, I know! It took about two hours to...

Believe me, I know! It took about two hours to put in. The worst part was getting the big bulk of wires through the side of my main box, so many wires in there! Looking on amazon, about 1 in 10...
03-18-18, 08:02 AM
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Ok i fired up the generator again and tested...

Ok i fired up the generator again and tested volts accross both hot wires (black to red) and i got 240v. This correspods to both blue wires on the emergen inlet. I think this thing is broken, one of...
03-18-18, 05:59 AM
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I did a similar re wire on a 1932, two story...

I did a similar re wire on a 1932, two story home. The first floor was easy, i just went up from the basement for each box and ran a second wire down and over to the next box. The first thing i did...
03-17-18, 05:23 PM
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No, i checked from red to white and got 120 and...

No, i checked from red to white and got 120 and from white to black and got 120. Also 120 from each hot wire to the ground wire.
03-17-18, 03:41 PM
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Generator transfer switch problems

Hi All,

I have the Emergen Manual Transfer switch 10-7501G2. I wired everything up according to the manual, and i cannot get it to work in Generator mode. I have hooked up the generator and tested...
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How to heat second floor only, vacant first floor

Hello All,

I have a steam boiler system for a two family home. There is only one thermostat and one boiler. This winter, the bottom floor will be vacant and i dont want to pay for the heat to be...
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thanks for the replies guys, I will check out...

thanks for the replies guys, I will check out that place in mass.
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Posted By andretti05

The radiators from the link below seem to be the...

The radiators from the link below seem to be the best I can find so far that offer an alternative to the cast iron monsters where the inlet/outlet pipes are relatively close together. Anyone out...
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why would draining the boiler cause problems? I...

why would draining the boiler cause problems? I have replaced several circulators and drained the whole system, never had a problem.
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That is very strange, are you sure your...

That is very strange, are you sure your circulator is working? Maybe the motor is running but the impeller is broken? This would give the illusion its working but no water would actually be moving...
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Inserting the check valves is super easy, but yes...

Inserting the check valves is super easy, but yes you will have to remove the pump from the pipe and drain the system. Draining the system isn't really that hard. You will need a garden hose and a...
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House missing a few radiators, what are some options?

I am purchasing a three unit apartment building that is going to need a lot of work. With winter approaching, I want to get the boiler working asap. It is a three zone gas powered boiler and it seems...
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I say replace it. That crack could get bigger and...

I say replace it. That crack could get bigger and could cause a lot of damage in your basement. The boiler is under pressure, and now that it is cracked, its structural strength is compromised. If...
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So I took an initial look at the boiler. The...

So I took an initial look at the boiler. The expansion tank looks really old and bent, almost as if something wacked into it. All of the air removing floats are corroded and look awful, and the oil...
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Thanks for the replies guys, i will take a look...

Thanks for the replies guys, i will take a look at the boiler this week
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Posted By andretti05

Oil boiler yearly maintenance ?

I have an oil powered boiler that hasnt been serviced in a couple years. It seems to be working fine but I want to give it a tune up and change anything that needs to be changed. I am familiar with...
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