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  1. HVAC
    Thank u in advance I remove blower from an alpine 105b boiler and found they put a thin layer of gasket sealant to the red rubber gasket top and bottom. it cured solid and very firm. I have to use painters knife and rubber mallet to separate them. question what brand of rubber gasket dressing...
  2. HVAC
    Our boiler room in our house is in our half above/half below ground basement. We have a new 100,000 BTU boiler that was installed last year. We also have a gas hot water heater next to it. In the boiler room on an adjacent wall is a 6 inch duct that hangs close to the ground (but not touching...
  3. HVAC
    My heating system is losing pressure and now requires topping up daily via the filling loop in order for the boiler to work. I have a Vaillant Eco boiler with a large tank in the loft. The filling tap is located next to the tank in the loft. There is a pressure gauge next to both the tank and...
  4. Plumbing
    I have a 30 year old Peerless boiler originally oil fired for my hot water radiator system, converted to gas 9 years ago to a Wayne P265F gas gun. Has been working fine for 9 years with no problems. Now I have an intermittent problem where the flame cuts out occasionally and it will not...
  5. HVAC
    One zone has been acting up a lot with gurgling noises. I have tried to purge the lines twice now and the noise never goes away, even though no air bubbles eventually come out of the hose. Just to make sure I am doing the purge correctly, these are my steps: 1. Turn boiler off 2. Shutoff all...
  6. HVAC
    Our boiler psi has been maxing out at over 30psi. The other day there was water on top of the boiler, but I am unsure where it came from. Others suggested it was the relief valve, but that is on the right side of the boiler and the down pipe drains into a drain. The expansion tank doesn't sound...
  7. HVAC
    It looks like my auto water feeder on my Burnham Steam Boiler died. Steam boiler ran out of water. I manually refilled it, but nothing is happening. I can hear a loud click when I turn it on, but nothing after that. I believe that the loud click is to get the vent checker (??) going? If it...
  8. HVAC
    Hello - I've lived in an old turn-of-the-century home in Iowa for a few years. We have a three zone hot water boiler system that usually works pretty well (though we've had to replace two pumps, the gas valve, and two pump power supplies). Over the summer I inadvertently disconnected...
  9. HVAC
    Hello everyone, I'm new to this website, but I do almost everything "DIY" so I was hoping to get anyone's opinion on the follow scenario... I've switched my 1100sq' ranch over from a FHA furnace to all hydronic using a Buderus G115 (also oil fired). I have 4 main zones: 1-main living area...
  10. HVAC
    Hey all, I currently have an oil fired boiler that sends heat to hot water radiators throughout the house and also heats the hot water for all faucets in the house. What I would like to do to prevent the use of oil in the summer months is install a water heater. Is this possible to do with...
  11. Plumbing
    Hello All, I felt the need to share this. All of a sudden my Rheem hot water heater stopped working. Diagnosing it by the light pattern it was a vapor sensor lockout. I researched and found out how to reset it and still no good. I called up Rheem and they sent out a replacement sensor, but...
  12. HVAC
    Hello. I have a question that I can't find an answer for anywhere, and would greatly appreciate any help. When turning off the boiler for summer time, my mother-in-law continues to insist to my wife that all we have to do is turn off the red "emergency gas burner" switch at the top of the...
  13. HVAC
    Hello, I've got what seems like some crazy wiring for my tstats/aquastat, zone valves, and boiler. I'm stumped trying to figure out how, when I my tstats call for heat, that anything is communicated to my boiler. Everything is working fine, but it's driving me crazy that I can't figure it out...
  14. HVAC
    My wife and I are in the middle of renovating a 1500 sq ft ranch house in Upstate New York (Adirondack Mountains). The house currently has a forced hot air furnace with no return ducting (mobile-home style furnace). I really dislike the current heating scheme and the thought of doing all the...
  15. HVAC
    I recently inherited a house with oil heat/water. There is a firomatic at the tank a 70ft line coming from the tank to the boiler. That line goes directly into the pump on the burner motor. There is no valve/shutoff at the burner. Is this a code violation/safety concern? If so how to I go...
  16. Electrical
    I am looking for a solution that will allow my ecobee thermostat send a signal to a wifi switch to turn off the boiler. I like that it will stop calling for heat while I am "away" but I would like to have the boiler stop heating the water as well. 1. first question: is it a bad idea to mess...
  17. HVAC
    The coal boiler I have is a Ideal Arcola hot water boiler, I think it is the number 4 on this link I will provide... https://archive.org/details/IdealArcolaHotWaterHeatingBoilerForCellarlessSmallHouses I would like to point out before you comment, I do not need your comments on codes, you can...
  18. HVAC
    I think I have a bad circulator. I have 120 volts going to it. The light for zone 2 is on so i knew the thermostat was sending the message. I check voltage at 120 past the relay going to the circulator and took the cover off the circulator and got 120 there too, but it's not sending the water...
  19. HVAC
    I am about to replace my Keston C55 boiler. It provides for: DHW, 2x wet rad systems, wet u/floor system. The Keston has been great as it can supply output at 2 temps (2 separate thermostats) depending on what is calling for energy. E.g. u/floor is running a lot of the time on its own at 40c...
  20. HVAC
    I'm a new homeowner with my first hot water baseboard heating system. My system has 5 separate zones (see pic). One of those zones is an unfinished portion of my basement, and I know there is currently an issue with either the thermostat or the control valve on that loop. As a temporary fix, and...
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