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    Like cjp I'm not worried but concerned. Look at...

    Like cjp I'm not worried but concerned. Look at the NYC doctor. He went to a restaurant, bowling and I think 3 subway rides. That easily close contact with 1000s of people...putz
    What happened to...
  2. Meteorologist? They can't tell me what's going...

    Meteorologist? They can't tell me what's going to happen 6 hours from now with sometimes 50% accuracy. Check out tonight's (Sunday) seven day forecast. I'll guarantee they'll be wrong by thursday....
  3. Wait until fracking completely destroys the water...

    Wait until fracking completely destroys the water table in this country, if not most of the planet
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    Take it to the supply house. They have a full...

    Take it to the supply house. They have a full catalog to cross reference.
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    To consolidate what some of the previous posters...

    To consolidate what some of the previous posters stated, just turning up a thermostat doesn't fire the boiler. It should open a zone valve. Some of the zone valves can take up to three minutes to...
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    ....besides call out a pro and have it fixed?...

    ....besides call out a pro and have it fixed? Will take them 2 minutes to initially figure out your problem.
    I think....I THINK....somewhere (actually everywhere) on this site it says no DIY.
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    You got 2 ears and one mouth....use the ears...

    You got 2 ears and one mouth....use the ears twice as much as your mouth.
    In all seriousness, your enthusiasm, and your desire to learn can take you the farthest.
  8. He's most likely violating your states labor law....

    He's most likely violating your states labor law. I would total up how much he owes you, and contact your attorney
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    I think it's a bad idea, and a waste of...

    I think it's a bad idea, and a waste of time/money.
    Did the trouble start with the new boiler? It's possible the boiler is the wrong size, a new (wrong) circ was installed, or the near boiler...
  10. This may be the place to find the answer: ...

    This may be the place to find the answer:

    http://www.radiantprofessionalsalliance.org/Pages/AboutUs.aspx
  11. Some answers to your questions 1. Could be a...

    Some answers to your questions
    1. Could be a draft/combustion/chimney problem.
    2. No. You need those gaskets to prevent the products of combustion (containing carbon monoxide) from entering the...
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    Yikes

    There is no time zone in France that was 'Sunday' at the time of his post....especially the 'countryside'
    http://www.happyzebra.com/timezones-worldclock/USA-and-France.php
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    1:51pm EST is 7:51pm in France.....oui?

    1:51pm EST is 7:51pm in France.....oui?
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    Isn't it Saturday at the time of your first post,...

    Isn't it Saturday at the time of your first post, you keep saying its Sunday. Look up the name/model # of your burner and type it into youtube.
    But it really may be more then just bleeding a fuel...
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    I like these...

    I like these
    http://www.myflukestore.com/p18967/fluke-tl223--1-suregrip-electrical-test-lead-set
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    Here's a great place for DIY........

    Here's a great place for DIY.....
    http://t.homedepot.com/?cm_mmc=SEM%7CG%7CBT1&gclid=CMLe78u9j8ECFRJk7AodBBsApA&gclsrc=aw.ds:LOL:
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    Why don't you ask to see the utility bills?

    Why don't you ask to see the utility bills?
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    Radiant heat? I think the staple up with aluminum...

    Radiant heat? I think the staple up with aluminum plates are the better way to go if you can't go warmboard, and your not going with embedded. Lower water temps, more even heat distribution.
    What...
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    There was a thread here, can't find it, a video...

    There was a thread here, can't find it, a video about the proper way to use snips. Reds and greens are used depending on which way you want the waste to peel off-either hand. Yellows are used for...
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    260k miles? Does he tell people with 20 year old...

    260k miles? Does he tell people with 20 year old equipment, that he'll get a few more years out of it, or replace with new? My van is 5 years old. The one before that had 2 engines, 2...
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    Hang in there, get your education. You don't say...

    Hang in there, get your education. You don't say where you are from, but if you're in the Philadelphia area (or possibly other major cities) within a year they are predicting (with all the work...
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    BTW, be careful with stopping payment on a check....

    BTW, be careful with stopping payment on a check. Some municipalities may charge her with a 3rd degree felony. The rationale being, the customer committed fraud by paying with a check they knew...
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    Yeah it's wired wrong. You're looking at the...

    Yeah it's wired wrong. You're looking at the wrong diagram. Go to the manufacture's web site and get the right one. Also did you check your LWCO with a meter to make sure it's wired right?
  24. i would use remote sensors and put the tstat in a...

    i would use remote sensors and put the tstat in a closet you can lock...to pay for that, i would take the money from the wife and kids (if you give them an allowance). Or you can let them put the...
  25. Hi from Delaware County...hot one today

    Hi from Delaware County...hot one today
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    That's a new one on me...The building inspector's...

    That's a new one on me...The building inspector's liability is nothing. He will always say something to the effect.."It was fine when I inspected it. I can't tell you what may have happened, or...
  27. If it's a spirovent you're probably fine. If...

    If it's a spirovent you're probably fine. If it's an older type air scoop, still need 18".
  28. IMHO, I would go with heat pump and oil backup. ...

    IMHO, I would go with heat pump and oil backup. You will use the oil backup a little more then you think, and I think the electric back up would be more expensive. Forget propane, especially after...
  29. Your thermostat may have a setting for this. If...

    Your thermostat may have a setting for this. If there is a switch for Fan that has 'On' and 'Auto' switch it to 'On'. If your thermostat doesnt have this ability, have someone install one that can....
  30. Dont get the WM, for one simple reason, its a...

    Dont get the WM, for one simple reason, its a pinner. Practically no one will clean it correctly, and this will shorten its life. I like a triple pass boiler with an indirect.
    More important is a...
  31. Also, don't just trash those radiators, they are...

    Also, don't just trash those radiators, they are worth some big bucks, especially if they are ornate. You could post them for sale on the other-mentioned site.
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    Always use the EDR method, just make sure you're...

    Always use the EDR method, just make sure you're right. Remember most steam systems were expertly designed by people much smarter then you (and me)--no offense. Also the system was designed to...
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    FWIW, I think you have to start somewhere. It's...

    FWIW, I think you have to start somewhere. It's definitely a good experience to see how a large company handles their business. Just don't be surprised if a lot of that '8 weeks' is sales/upgrade...
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    What's a helper?:gah:

    What's a helper?:gah:
  35. this may get you started...

    this may get you started
    http://www.openxtra.co.uk/articles/calculating-heat-load
  36. x100... Hand pump only, or change the line. ...

    x100...
    Hand pump only, or change the line. Also figure out why it is blocked--tank needs to be cleaned/treated, filter not near oil tank or never changed (blocked), line kinked, etc.
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    ...Radiant under hardwood isn't a really good...

    ...Radiant under hardwood isn't a really good idea. The heat transfer is not good and the hardwood will dry out and shrink.

    Not really true. Depends on how it's designed, water temperatures,...
  38. Thread: Need Advice

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    Depending on how your house is insulated, new/old...

    Depending on how your house is insulated, new/old windows, for your size house, 930g/year (average) isn't really bad.
    You should also consider insulation & window upgrades (if needed).
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    Don't get a crappy batch of oil......:) As long...

    Don't get a crappy batch of oil......:)
    As long as you can follow the manufacturer instructions to the letter (as far as tolerances and distances from windows) and you're not going to have a...
  40. Thread: Need Advice

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    If you.re sticking with oil and you like the...

    If you.re sticking with oil and you like the Indirect option, forget both of those pinner boilers and go with a triple pass boiler like burnham or buderus.
    And get a proper heat loss done.
    I'm in...
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    Just to make sure we're on the same page with...

    Just to make sure we're on the same page with terminology.
    When you stand (kneel) behind the burner, the slots that face you belong to the Air Band. The slots you see that are partially blocked by...
  42. I don't think you'll ever truly know. I have 2...

    I don't think you'll ever truly know. I have 2 analyzers-a UEI. & a Testo.
    3 years ago I had the Testo in for complete overhaul, and bought a brand new UEI. When the testo came back, I fired up...
  43. I would use the warmboard. You have to insulate...

    I would use the warmboard. You have to insulate either way. The aluminum barrier will give you more even coverage. Spray foam is more expensive (I think like 3 times) then fiberglass. I'm...
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    IMO, flex when its absolutely the only way that...

    IMO, flex when its absolutely the only way that will work, which is almost never. Id run the duct, insulate, mastic, like you suggest. Have it done right, and done once.
    I assume if you're...
  45. Some people have 7 years experience, some have 1...

    Some people have 7 years experience, some have 1 year experience times 7. I had a guy like this years ago, lazy, hackish, non caring, in a hurry (maybe he thinks 'call backs' are job security). ...
  46. I wouldn't do it, JMHO, unless you have an iron...

    I wouldn't do it, JMHO, unless you have an iron clad contract AND you have control over the money. and even then I wouldn't do it. But if it's the only way to go, make sure your contract spells out...
  47. Thread: Lights???

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    ...the 919 snake light is great. After a few...

    ...the 919 snake light is great. After a few years of use the neck gets weak and the head will droop after setting it in place.


    I know the feeling :)....oh you meant a flashlight
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    Is this a new problem? She shouldn't be running...

    Is this a new problem?
    She shouldn't be running out of hot water from just a shower. Is she using a deep set back overnight? Are you sure the control on the boilermate is working correctly? Does...
  49. I would spend your money on building envelope...

    I would spend your money on building envelope upgrades. Start with an energy audit, blower door test, etc. Sometimes those double hung replacements arent that efficient, coupled with the fact that...
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    You should be very concerned about floor temps...

    You should be very concerned about floor temps with wood floors. Any surface temp above 85 degrees for the hardwood will cause problems.
    You said it was staple up. Did they use aluminum plates...
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