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  1. Can you please define "really slow" & what...

    Can you please define "really slow" & what instrument would you suggest? I've talked with owners of UEI & Testo instruments & people were not happy with either due to repeated repairs.
  2. I know this thread is old but it seems to be the...

    I know this thread is old but it seems to be the most active on the subject of combustion analyzers.

    My company is going to buy (next week) an analyzer for use on residential & commercial (rarely)...
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    All depends upon how the control is "programed".

    All depends upon how the control is "programed".
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    New Furnace

    Riello & Beckett make burners not furnaces. You can get a Riello or Beckett burner on nearly any make of furnace. Riello parts are not at all hard to come by around here. Where you are????

    No one...
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    Buderus

    The only "115" series I found was the G115WS-3, -4,& -5. Here's a link:
    http://www.buderus.net/OurProducts/OilFiredBoilers/G115WS/ProductSpecifications/tabid/549/Default.aspx

    I would not put the...
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    Oil?

    Are you sure it is oil & not water? Is it on the bottom of the boiler or the bottom of the burner?
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    W/M Gold

    I don't suggest this, or any pin style oil fired boiler, be set up as cold start. To do so invites condensation increasing maintenance costs & shortening the life of the boiler.
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    Chances are

    the motor is going to be drawing high amps if the cap is weak.
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    Thanks for the links

    Those Allstyle coils look like they may fill the bill. Haven't gotten to Summit's site yet. One of my suppliers mentioned a coil made by H2O? I can't find anything on the web other than hot water...
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    Yep, I 'member ya

    Where have you been hiding? You mean to tell me you still haven't done that boiler? What am I gonna do with you? :D
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    Short Coil

    Thanks guys. If anyone else has any suggestions, please post 'em. I'm going to try to find a web site for these Summit coils. If anyone has a link, it would be appreciated.
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    Short Evap. Coil

    Does anyone make a short evaporator coil? The customer has a Thermo-Pride oil fired furnace (7 years old) with a York flat coil & York "tombstone" condenser. Compressor is shot (open windings,...
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    Riello vs. AFII

    Riello, no doubt about it. Regardless of what you do, make sure there is plenty of combustion air. The couple of Vallants on which I have installed Riellos I used Riello's BF-5 burner which draws...
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    Nhilar, If you can convince the gumment to...

    Nhilar,
    If you can convince the gumment to replace the AFIIs with Riellos, your soot problems should go away.
  15. Hearthman

    Not meaning to sound argumentitive but with a properly sized chimney, why can't you fire two or more appliances into it. I see it done all the time.
  16. New Furnace 33

    It sounds like you have installation issues. Look at the installation manual which came with the furnace. It shows proper venting arrangement & duct sizes. Make notes & point out the differences...
  17. Wet Kit

    I too still have & use mine. If for some reason I don't trust the electronic, or just to check it, out comes the wet kit.
  18. Hydrotherm Pulse

    Just pull your fingernails out with pliers. It will be less painful than working on that boiler.
  19. New ThermoPride

    I agree with Iwannahelp. It is probably something simple but have it checked. The installer should do it gladly. ThermoPride is particular about how thier equipment is installed. They make a premium...
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    Boiler Info

    New Yorker Boiler Co. is still in business. Don't know if it is the same Co. as made yours or not. Might be worth a phone call. http://www.newyorkerboiler.com/
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    Beenthere

    Only once if he has a Webster. ;)
    That is unless you count the chopping blades as cleaning.
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    Oil Fired Furnace

    There's Thermo-Pride then there's.....
    Is there anything else?
  23. beenthere

    You mean Weil has actually moved away from their famous/infamous "elastomeric seals"? How is the Ultra put together?
  24. Heat pumps & thermostats

    Set your thermostat at the temperature at which you are comfortable then leave it alone. Frequently, programable thermostats will add more to the operating cost than they save.
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    Pot burner parts

    Parts for these heaters age getting very hard to find. The only other source I know of is Sid Harvey. Whether or not they have the midget pilot burners, I don't know.
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    Midget Pilot

    If you have an R.E. Michel near you, they list the part in their catalog as part # 3H220 (Perfection part # V8299G1).
    Just checked & they show none in the company. May or may not be able to order...
  27. Boiler Choice

    If it were in my house, it would be Buderus. Not familiar with Weil's ultra but experience with other W/Ms would steer me far away from it. As for the System 2000, I've worked on them for about 20...
  28. As others have said, go with the Thermo-Pride....

    As others have said, go with the Thermo-Pride. The Lennox furnace of today is the same as Armstrong with different burner & controls.
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    Parts

    Parts availability is always a major factor when I'm considering a new line of equipment. I don't know about Viessmann, but Buderus' now uses all NPT tappings. Several years ago the need to replace a...
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    Re: Re: Replacement Boiler

    My beef with W/M is, like most other people's, leaking seals. The Gold seems to be a better boiler than it's predecessor but I've still seen leakers & W/M will find any excuse they can not to honor a...
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    Replacement Boiler

    I have not had the chance to install or work on Burnham's MPO but from what I've seen & read, they look & sound like a nice piece of equipment. Of all the boilers on the market, my LAST two choices...
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    wally01

    The Armstrong oil pack is a packaged oil fired furnace & A/C. It has a factory installed "chimney" about 3' tall.
    For most equipment using factory installed Beckett burners, Beckett lists a...
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    Armstrong oil pack

    I only work on one of these things on any kind of regular basis but all I've seen come with the Beckett AF II burner. There is nothing on Beckett's web site about initial air setting. As I recall, in...
  34. Taco SR504

    No, because the thermostat is powered by the SR504's transformer.
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    Re: Simpleman

    Sorry for the slow reply. I'm doin' fine & busier than a cat covering crap on a marble floor.
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    Beckett/Riello

    I'm going to jump into this Beckett vs. Riello fray just for a minute. As primarily a serviceman, I much prefer the Riello for it's reliability & consistantcy. I probably replace 100 Beckett parts...
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    Simpleman

    They indeed made coal fired furnaces. There are quite a few old Homart furnaces (now converted to gas or oil) still out there & plugging away. As a kid, part of my daily chores were to empty the ash...
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    State/Local Codes

    All I can add to this conversation is to learn & abide by ALL state & local codes regarding underground tanks. Here, if the tank is <1100 gallons, the regulatory agencies don't even want to know...
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    Nitrogen

    I too use a piece of 1/4" copper & wet rag. I don't know about now but York used to specify in the installation instructions to allow nitrogen to continue to flow until the joint had cooled...
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    There are a lot of factors which come into play...

    There are a lot of factors which come into play regarding frequency of routine maintenance. As others have pointed out, geographic location influences frequency as does homeowner maintenance,...
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    Buderus

    I agree with the others on the Buderus being a great boiler. Burner choice should be whatever the servicing company is most comfortable with. Personally in order of preference I would go with Riello,...
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    At 52 years old, this tank owes you nothing. I...

    At 52 years old, this tank owes you nothing. I would change it before it starts to leak. I've only seen one tank where the bottom fell out but that was two too many. Tanks rust from the inside out.
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    Digital vs. Sling

    I have a sling & use it all the time. The sling is the standard by which the digitals are calibrated. Just be sure to keep the sock clean & use distilled water.
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    We've had very good luck with the ICP 10 & 12...

    We've had very good luck with the ICP 10 & 12 SEER slant top units. Certainly worth looking at especially if noise is a concern.
  45. Black Adder

    You use copper for natural? Inspectors around here have a fit if they see ANY copper used for natural. We are allowed to use copper for LP but not natural due to the reaction (black flakes) between...
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    Are you sure the hot returns were not simply due...

    Are you sure the hot returns were not simply due to conducted heat?
  47. Thread: best bet

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    In a word

    Yes
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    ROTFLMAO Maybe he'll jump. Maybe he'll just fall...

    ROTFLMAO
    Maybe he'll jump. Maybe he'll just fall over. Especially if it's 17.5kv. :eek:
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    500#

    I understand some manufacturers are using up to 600# on their coils now. I know 10 years ago, York was testing to 450#. Unless it is an R-410a system, I usually don't go over 300#.
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    Oilie hands

    Thank God I'm not the only one left out there who knows there are solutions other than selling new equipment. I get so tired of hearing things like "Your furnace is 10years old you should replace...
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