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Old 02-07-2007, 07:50 PM   #91
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:07 PM   #92
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Hi helplesshandyman

I am hoping by this last post that all of your problems are solved. It has been good experience for all of us I believe on this one. I am glad you hung in there and got the system going, I know you had a major expense in it. Any way just wanted to say congrats. I am getting ready to head off to my new job this weekend and I will try and stay in touch with you guys while I am in school.

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Old 02-07-2007, 11:21 PM   #93
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Helpless handyman,

I just read all of the posts on this thread and I had to join just to add my two cents. Wow, you've been through it haven't you? I'm curious about a couple of things though.

You said that burnham steamer sent you the picture of his hartford loop and he noted in a post his loop's height up from the floor. Your height was too high and you had a steam guy come over and tell you that. But was the loop also piped wrong or was it just the height issue? The reason I ask is because you said that the pictures from burnham steamer was what helped you figure it out.

Also curious if you ending up using that new LWCO or is it (hopefully) still in the box?

Glad you got it solved. Not many homeowners or diy'ers would have gone as far as you without having the professional just fix it.

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Old 02-08-2007, 07:50 AM   #94
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The Hartford loop!

How could this unit have been operating before you bought the house?

I would conclude that it has been in the house for many years.
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Old 02-08-2007, 02:11 PM   #95
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Redline, if you read this entire post, you will see that everything was changed, pipes, radiators. The heat contractor that I got to do the piping reassembled everything. I never saw the hartford loop on the back of the boiler before it was removed, I am not a plumber or a heating guy, I assumed he knew what the heck he was doing, he's been in the business for ten years, don't ask me how? As for the hartford loop, the entire thing was wrong! Thanks
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:33 AM   #96
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My mistake. I was under the impression that you just added radiators (elements) and that is when the problem came about.

I was not aware that you severely altered the entire piping system.
I thought that the only problem you had was that you had to change the gas valve.

Glad that you have it operating.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:46 AM   #97
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Hi, helpless_handyman, can you explain exactly what you did to clear up all your boiler/radiator problems. My new boiler is acting up the way yours was before you fixed yours. Details and pictures if possible. Thanks.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:52 AM   #98
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Did you send him a message to get his attention?
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:07 PM   #99
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Hi Steamed-up, what is your glass view level at?
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:57 PM   #100
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Is the steam system working better?
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:38 PM   #101
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Just a small thought. If you have a relatively new steam boiler, there is a great chance that it delivers heat MUCH faster than the time it takes to return to the boiler. This means that if you have an automatic feeder, it will incorrectly determine that you have "low water" when in fact your boiler is awaiting the return flow. This is documented in some of the bolier litererature (e.g.,McLean & a reservoir pipe.) If this is the case, wait till the boiler shuts off and the condensed water returns, make sure the water level is near the top of the glass (no higher as the boiling may make your pipes "bang" right at the connection to the boiler.) Shut off the water feed to the autofeeder. The low water shut off will still work. Once the heating season ends, drain off the additional water down to the "normal" mark on the boiler. Remember to add it back at the start of the following heating season. (I had this problem with my own new boiler last year.)
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Is the steam working better?

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