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    Been there done that , I have a nice Snap On...

    Been there done that , I have a nice Snap On screw driver I use for that now
  2. Thread: Wirsbo tool

    by Al Gregory
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    As long as it is Type A pex you can expand it, if...

    As long as it is Type A pex you can expand it, if its B or C dont do it
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    Depends on the size of the nozzle and if there is...

    Depends on the size of the nozzle and if there is a low fire baffle installed
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    Its probably mis firing. Need to do a combustion...

    Its probably mis firing. Need to do a combustion test to make sure its burning the way it should be. No soot at all could mean to much combustion air. It needs to be tested
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    Is it Propane?

    Is it Propane?
  6. Thread: Lights???

    by Al Gregory
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzrxuKw2YN4 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzrxuKw2YN4

    Best light I ever bought, With the magnet it fits perfectly inside the furnace compartment
  7. I hate buying a tool I think Im going to need...

    I hate buying a tool I think Im going to need only to find out I didnt need it.
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    drill the hole and plug it with a bolt and red...

    drill the hole and plug it with a bolt and red silicone after
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    everyone I see has a leak

    everyone I see has a leak
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    Is the piston facing the right way?

    Is the piston facing the right way?
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    The mixing valve is probably leaking under the...

    The mixing valve is probably leaking under the black knob at the packing nut
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    Although not ideal that boiler is piped just like...

    Although not ideal that boiler is piped just like 99.9% of the others I see everyday. You need to have someone come check your extrol tank and relief valve to make sure things are safe.
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    I have four bathrooms in my home and have an 80...

    I have four bathrooms in my home and have an 80 gallon Superstor
    I have installed many ssu45 and never had a complaint. Is the water heater piped with 1 inch pipe for the coil side?
  14. I dont think Weil Mclain approves this conversion...

    I dont think Weil Mclain approves this conversion and in alot of places it wont be allowed without the boiler mfg saying its ok. Also the QB burner is junk. You could probably save quite a bit by...
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    I have a rigid 700 its 25 years old and will...

    I have a rigid 700 its 25 years old and will still twist your arm off
  16. Can the coil be removed? Its probably coated Plus...

    Can the coil be removed? Its probably coated Plus 20 mins of hot water even at 3 gpm is 60 gallons
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    My Fieldpiece HS36 died it shows 33 volts when...

    My Fieldpiece HS36 died it shows 33 volts when there is really 120, Not a good winter for me and FP. MY CO detector died my meter died and my manometer kicked the bucket.
  18. My house only sees 72 in May when the windows are...

    My house only sees 72 in May when the windows are open. Usually 62 during the day and thats it.
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    nope but the last 04 3500 utility truck I had...

    nope but the last 04 3500 utility truck I had wouldnt go 25k without pads. My current Ford is at 42 K so far
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    Always liked Ford, Brakes and front end seem to...

    Always liked Ford, Brakes and front end seem to last longer and are better built
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    3/4 would work piped with monoflow tees

    3/4 would work piped with monoflow tees
  22. Id be happy if a new guy showed up with a jack...

    Id be happy if a new guy showed up with a jack knife, pocket screw driver, NCV volt stick and work boots. Dont apply for a job wearing sneakers and a Tshirt.

    Oh make sure you have your own Pen...
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    Are you checking the pressure switch to see if...

    Are you checking the pressure switch to see if there is a drop once the flame is established, sorry that should show a code
  24. Have one it never worked

    Have one it never worked
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    Redwings for me

    Redwings for me
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    Get a job as a helper and pay attention and that...

    Get a job as a helper and pay attention and that would teach you more than any school out there
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    I have the fancy expensive portable wireless...

    I have the fancy expensive portable wireless reader that cost money every month but I have been using the square reader and my cell phone because its easier and faster. I keep the other one because I...
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    Great just bought another outdated tool

    Great just bought another outdated tool
  29. With a power vent your draft over the fire could...

    With a power vent your draft over the fire could be crazy high causing delayed ignitions, make sure they take a draft reading over the fire. There are also about a hundred other things it could be...
  30. Change the batteries in the thermostat? Sorry...

    Change the batteries in the thermostat?

    Sorry just saw you replaced it
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    I wouldnt have done it that way but who knows,...

    I wouldnt have done it that way but who knows, The pump is installed wrong and you need to know what the water temp is set for and what it is reaching. Looking at the piping I assume you have fin...
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    If you did what I think you did you should call...

    If you did what I think you did you should call someone. You could have a bad situation there
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    SCM3 Just Died

    Used it yesterday it was working today it wont zero everything going nuts on it. I thought it had a replaceable sensor so I searched the web and couldn't find one. I called Fieldpiece and they said...
  34. Tried that wouldnt work. May have a bad head

    Tried that wouldnt work. May have a bad head
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    Cant go wrong with either brand

    Cant go wrong with either brand
  36. I have the head and cant figure out how to make...

    I have the head and cant figure out how to make it work. Tried every setting on HS36
  37. The electronic transformers are known for...

    The electronic transformers are known for intermittently just not working. Especially the Carlin type. They are not made to run the whole time the burner is on even though they say they can
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    I bet the electrodes arent adjusted right

    I bet the electrodes arent adjusted right
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    One of my service trucks is using almost 700 a...

    One of my service trucks is using almost 700 a month is diesel fuel. The dr drives his prius to the office and stays there all day. He may even get a chance to eat lunch
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    love their pliers with the locking buttons

    love their pliers with the locking buttons
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    I like Carlin it would replace the beckett burner...

    I like Carlin it would replace the beckett burner that is attached to the weil mclain boiler you have. It has pre and post purge/ The tiger loop would help because you wouldnt need the 2nd oil line....
  42. Thread: my new toys

    by Al Gregory
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    Congrats

    Congrats
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    That looks like a 15 year old Beckett Burner to...

    That looks like a 15 year old Beckett Burner to me. Maybe a part of it was replaced but not the whole thing or they put in a used one. Two oil lines, is your oil tank under ground or outside? I would...
  44. No they don't but they don't have much suction to...

    No they don't but they don't have much suction to begin with so a check valve isn't going to make things better. My statement was more of a general type thing towards overhead lines. Take it for what...
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    How old is the water heater? If its over ten...

    How old is the water heater? If its over ten years old you may just want to install a new sidewall vented water heater and abandon the chimney. If you want to keep the chimney an aluminum liner will...
  46. This is from Suntec Do not use check valves in...

    This is from Suntec

    Do not use check valves in gravity feed (tank above pump) single-pipe systems, or in a system supplied by a boost or transfer pump. Thermal expansion can cause serious problems...
  47. what kind of burner was in it. Lot of times low...

    what kind of burner was in it. Lot of times low pump pressure will do that
  48. If you put a check valve in and the pump has a...

    If you put a check valve in and the pump has a solenoid when the burner stops the oil in the line could warm to the point it increases pressure and ruin the seals. Thats what I was told years ago...
  49. I would take a Wiel Mclain, Utica, Burnham, Crown...

    I would take a Wiel Mclain, Utica, Burnham, Crown or Peerless over a Dunkirk anyday
  50. And they work great until they dont. If the line...

    And they work great until they dont. If the line comes off the top of the tank you can replace the pump redo your flares replace the angle valve and anything else that could be letting the oil go...
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