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    In this case the IDW will suffer greatly, as the...

    In this case the IDW will suffer greatly, as the IDW wants 8-14 gpm and the Knight can't handle that kind of flow without blowing head loss well over 25'. By pulling of the primary loop the IDW pump...
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    I really appreciate the nice work, but all that...

    I really appreciate the nice work, but all that can be for naught. A simple reading of the manual will tell you the recommended way of near boiler piping and thats not it. Also the head loss of the...
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    What size piping is on the IDW loop? What is the...

    What size piping is on the IDW loop? What is the head loss of the boiler? Looks like you have 3 007's in there, whose IDW tank is that? Piping work looks good. Can't see the expansion tank. Doesn't...
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    140K BTU boiler you must have a 4500+ sq/ft home...

    140K BTU boiler you must have a 4500+ sq/ft home with lots of glass. Here your not allowed to use an aluminum chimney liner and it is always required on any type of masonry chimney. Do you currently...
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    Its just like you said "GENERALLY 30%" your...

    Its just like you said "GENERALLY 30%" your measurements and data are most likely your GENERAL assumption. Without being there and measuring the old equipment and how its was operating before and how...
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    Does anyone read PM magazine or plumbing and...

    Does anyone read PM magazine or plumbing and Mechanical??? I think if you did or atleast paid more attention to articles covering this mod/con, CI boiler issue relating to PROPER application. You...
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    Seems twilly is a bit biased.....ya think. I've...

    Seems twilly is a bit biased.....ya think. I've seen and sat thru the BBB's resolution process. If your a good sales/con man you can come out of any bad situation and retain your A+ rating. You just...
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    I think you need to do more research on the type...

    I think you need to do more research on the type of application you have. Its all high temp above 140 degrees for fin tube and the indirect. So installing a mod-con is wasting money since it will...
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    No his customer isn't wrong. I think you might be...

    No his customer isn't wrong. I think you might be missing the fine detail where he says "people who pay to advertise with the BBB, i.e. using the BBB logo on their truck, fliers or yellow page adds....
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    Excellent point there. In the Plumbing and...

    Excellent point there. In the Plumbing and Mechanical magazine there was a big article about these internet contractor blog sites. As far as I'm concerned and so was the article, they are like...
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    I have yet to see Alist be accurate. even...

    I have yet to see Alist be accurate. even remotely. And yes there are ways to build your rating, not that hard. After being in the trade for over 20 years in a small community you better know your...
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    WHAT!!!! better get with the times, because this...

    WHAT!!!! better get with the times, because this statement couldn't be further from the truth. Apple didn't capitalize on anyone's mistakes, they just build a very good product... always. They're not...
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    Copper fin low mass boilers can modulate the gas...

    Copper fin low mass boilers can modulate the gas valve or have multi stage firing but high mass cast iron do not (condensation danger). You are exactly correct when you say over riding a built in...
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    The last one I seen was a 1 yr old 6000' ranch...

    The last one I seen was a 1 yr old 6000' ranch not including the basement. Only a 50K wall mounted munchkin, 9000' of radiant (including the garage) and a 120 gallon Superstore. Hmmm plugged...
  15. Superstore SSU 30LB indirect and you will be...

    Superstore SSU 30LB indirect and you will be happy. Proper pipe and pump size are important to the install. Lots of water. I have never seen a shower cartridge short change the hot water. If it...
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    The majority of my calls are from improper...

    The majority of my calls are from improper installation and improper application. Hardly anyone cleans the burner, and never do the installers make the homeowners aware of proper maintenance. beyond...
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    Your killin me here gus......Your last post is...

    Your killin me here gus......Your last post is way off. You'll end up spending hundreds more than you need on equip. just put that towards a contractor doing it for you. Please tip him well if you...
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    Taco SR502 and we use honeywell zone valves...

    Taco SR502 and we use honeywell zone valves because they are the most popular in our area for service and supply house stock. Taco's are good too. You won't need a relay with zone valves. Relay if...
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    This would be true if the boiler took a LONG...

    This would be true if the boiler took a LONG period of time to heat up, which would only occur if the boiler were shut down for many hours or days. Not likely in a lived in home. Most cast iron...
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    Radiators or baseboard fin tube ? You can add...

    Radiators or baseboard fin tube ? You can add another pump but it will have to be the same as your current pump for the boiler and you will have to pipe the near boiler piping correctly with flow...
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    Well the piping is no biggie, but do you know...

    Well the piping is no biggie, but do you know what size pipe you will need to deliver the correct amount of BTU's for your zone? Do you know how to repipe the primary loop and the secondary loop...
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    You want to eliminate the low temp, there is no...

    You want to eliminate the low temp, there is no need to maintain a minimum temp when there is no call for heat. Its kinda like leaving your car idle to keep warm just in case you might go for a ride....
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    I wouldn't ever recommend a condensing boiler...

    I wouldn't ever recommend a condensing boiler unless you had system temps below 140. A properly piped and sized Burnham with ODR will be far cheaper in the short and long run compared to a Mod-con...
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    Sticky: i've been getting one about permit bond fees for...

    i've been getting one about permit bond fees for the last 2-3 years. It all started around the same time when Rochester Hills sent me a notice asking me if I wanted my bond money back since I haven't...
  25. Ah......if it is intermittent then its definitely...

    Ah......if it is intermittent then its definitely not the IDW. I strongly recommend a spirovent when ever I can get the customer to spring for it. Even tho scoops work fine too the spiro controls it...
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