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    Per the AFII manual the pump pressure is normally...

    Per the AFII manual the pump pressure is normally set at 140 psi. From personal experience Suntec pumps are not always reliable at pressures nearing 200. Riello pumps are more reliable at those...
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    I respectfully disagree with the statement...

    I respectfully disagree with the statement regarding nozzle type. System 2000 with a Beckett burner uses a hollow nozzle. Using the Carlin burner on an EK-1 a hollow nozzle is specified but on the...
  3. One of the first things I learned when I went...

    One of the first things I learned when I went into business for myself was to refuse jobs I wasn't qualified to do. The bulk of my work was oil service and installations since I'd been doing that for...
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    I can't speak for the cooling side, but on the...

    I can't speak for the cooling side, but on the heat side setting temps back more than a few degrees, maybe 4-5, does not decrease operating costs. As objects in the heated area cool off, they reach a...
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    I bought a Garmin several years ago but don't use...

    I bought a Garmin several years ago but don't use it enough to be very familiar with it. It does recalculate quickly if I decide to take my own route. A friend has a TomTom that he likes a lot. I...
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    Heat purge is accepted under the new mandate and...

    Heat purge is accepted under the new mandate and is a good alternative to ODR but it doesn't work well enough on large mass systems. Too much energy would be left in the boiler at the end of a cycle....
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    I've been to several trade schools to learn as...

    I've been to several trade schools to learn as much as possible about all the equipment that's in the field in my area so I didn't look like a dummy to the customer. If one of those instructors had...
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    Sorry. I believe it can be done to an extent with...

    Sorry. I believe it can be done to an extent with one of Honeywell's packages. Just not sure why you wouldn't just go with the real deal and have a system where everything is made to go together.
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    This last post shows that you don't know jack...

    This last post shows that you don't know jack about the EK. Most of the EK's sold in the past 10 years clean from the front so can be installed against a wall. Most non-condensing boilers sold today...
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    I'm not sure about lubricity. I believe it's more...

    I'm not sure about lubricity. I believe it's more a case of the seals not holding up. The standard pump seals are good for B20. Webster has a special one for bio thats good to B95.
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    Steel tanks are good for up to B100 but at that...

    Steel tanks are good for up to B100 but at that point the issue is more with the oil lines, filter gaskets, pump seals, etc. If the tank is new no problem with it but if it's an older tank there will...
  12. My biggest concern with that would be what...

    My biggest concern with that would be what happens in cold weather and there's no hot water use for awhile due to the folks going on vacation or something like that. Won't the tank overheat? Why not...
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    I've only seen the fiberglass tanks at heating...

    I've only seen the fiberglass tanks at heating shows, never in the field. I don't know of any supply houses in my area that sell them. They are available in single wall and double wall, have UV...
  14. It doesn't need the special t'stats with...

    It doesn't need the special t'stats with feedback, it knows which zone was last active and purges the heat there. The boiler only holds a few gallons of water so when you figure that heat loss from...
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    I never used a fiberglass tank but they are well...

    I never used a fiberglass tank but they are well made. Almost all of my experience was with steel tanks, lots of steel tanks. I only installed one Roth tank and it was nice. Easy to handle even for...
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    Oil tank choice

    There are three options for oil tanks, none of which is stainless or cast iron. Option 1: galvanized outer tank with plastic inner tank. Option 2: welded steel tank. Option 3: Fiberglass tank.
  17. The EK purges the heat remaining in the boiler...

    The EK purges the heat remaining in the boiler after the last demand is satisfied, whether heat or hot water, to the last zone that was active, It doesn't purge to a random zone or to the same zone...
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    Air

    Remove the trailing zero and that's about what it should be.
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    Air

    My reply was based on your previous comment about the price of a replacement. The figure you used was blocked but from the way the comment was phrased I figured it was pretty steep.
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    Air in system

    Maybe it's time for a second opinion?
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    Air in system

    Ambizyti, I guess you don't understand the concept of the system post purge. The objective is to put use to the energy that you paid to put in the boiler either for heat or hot water. What better...
  22. Stack temp

    The stack temp will change more by adjusting the combustion air for higher or lower CO2/O2. Increasing the combustion air increases the stack temp, reducing it lowers the stack temp. However, it's...
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    boiler sizing

    Initial purchase price won't be that much different between the two sizes but, and this can be a big but, the more oversized the boiler is the more burner shortcycling you'll have. That translates to...
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    CI vs steel?

    Have you considered the Energy Kinetics System 2000? www.system2000. It's a high quality, high efficiency steel boiler made in the USA.

    Steel boilers got a bad name 50 years ago in part due to the...
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    My bad here. I guess I didn't realize previously...

    My bad here. I guess I didn't realize previously that you're a homeowner trying to second guess the techs who have been working on this. As a tech myself I always found it very annoying when a...
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    The post purge has a maximum timing of 20 minutes...

    The post purge has a maximum timing of 20 minutes or until the return temp drops to about 105º so it's possible you're seeing the temp lights disappear before everything shuts off.
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    One picture I do not see is of the return piping....

    One picture I do not see is of the return piping. The alternate exp tank location would be between the return header, which I can see over by the side wall, and the 1" tapping on the side of the...
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    Usually relocating the expansion tank to the...

    Usually relocating the expansion tank to the return piping will eliminate the air noise in the boiler and piping. That's an alternate location for it.

    The plate exchanger is installed correctly,...
  29. It was replaced with no hassles. If memory serves...

    It was replaced with no hassles. If memory serves me correctly there was a minimal charge for the converter since it was over 10 years old, plus labor. It's been quite a while since we did it so I...
  30. I don't disagree and there are a lot of jobs done...

    I don't disagree and there are a lot of jobs done without a permit.
  31. NJ code prohibits final payment until after...

    NJ code prohibits final payment until after inspection. It's on the card that's posted in the window while the work's being done.
  32. Thread: Kerosene mix

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    It's not just shaft seals that could leak with...

    It's not just shaft seals that could leak with higher blends of bio. Filter gaskets can degrade over time as well as some flex oil lines. At least one filter cartridge mfr has a warning printed on...
  33. Thread: Kerosene mix

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    You can burn any blend of kero/#2 without having...

    You can burn any blend of kero/#2 without having to make adjustments. Same with on-road diesel. Bio up to at least B20 should not need any adjustments either.
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    His videos are good for a laugh and for...

    His videos are good for a laugh and for instruction in how not to do burner service. Soot from an oil tank? A sabre saw to brush the boiler flues? Take it all with a grain of salt.
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    The L head has been around for years. It's not a...

    The L head has been around for years. It's not a replacement for the F head. The tube/head that works well in one boiler or furnace may not run for beans in another. Always check the boiler/furnace...
  36. I believe that the oversize efficiency loss is...

    I believe that the oversize efficiency loss is considerably less in furnaces than boilers since the typical boiler just shuts off at the end of a call and the energy left goes up the chimney. A warm...
  37. System 2000 doesn't need to do ODR in a standard...

    System 2000 doesn't need to do ODR in a standard application. It is used with multiple boiler installations and in some commercial apps but the loop is reset not the boiler. Why? With the post purge...
  38. The S2000 is not stainless steel, it's mild...

    The S2000 is not stainless steel, it's mild steel. Stainless is not an appropriate choice for the design.

    S2000 will work efficiently with any type of radiation provided it's installed correctly....
  39. Installation is a piece of cake since most of the...

    Installation is a piece of cake since most of the near boiler piping and wiring is already done at the factory. If the chimney is in good condition nothing would have to be done unless required by...
  40. S2000 is more efficient and much quieter than the...

    S2000 is more efficient and much quieter than the MPO. The efficiency has been verified by Brookhaven National Labs as part of the development of an efficiency rating system that is accurate for...
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    Install a conventional oil filter (General, Ful...

    Install a conventional oil filter (General, Ful flo, etc) on the tank side of the spin-on. Your spin-on will last a couple of years, replace the other one once a year.
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    Check out www.hallowell.com They claim...

    Check out www.hallowell.com They claim comfotrtable, efficient operation down to -30º.
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    Letting tankless coil boilers go cold isn't...

    Letting tankless coil boilers go cold isn't always easy on them. Too much possibility the coil gasket will start leaking. There is also the likelihood of increased scale accumulation in the boiler...
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    I have hot water heat and window air...

    I have hot water heat and window air conditioners. Does that count?
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    You can contact EK via their website,...

    You can contact EK via their website, www.energykinetics.com or call at 800-323-2066. Customer service can you refer you to dealers in your area.
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    What is the cost of electricity in the areas...

    What is the cost of electricity in the areas these units (Hallowell) are being installed that the energy savings are so great? I'm not the best at math, but if it used to cost 4 times more for...
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    '02 Chevy Express 3500, 40500 mi

    '02 Chevy Express 3500, 40500 mi
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    I asked this question on another site a few...

    I asked this question on another site a few months ago and no one had an answer. Thought I'd try here. What is the life expectancy of a mod/con boiler? any differences between aluminum and stainless?...
  49. A pair of Hondas were shipped to a Honda...

    A pair of Hondas were shipped to a Honda motorcycle dealership in Monterey, CA in 1965 but couldn't be sold. They didn't meet CA safety or emissions standards. I saw one of them on the road.
  50. Thread: Rebate Money

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    I'm gonna use mine looking for some place to move...

    I'm gonna use mine looking for some place to move that I can afford. However, I thinks it's gonna be a waste of money.
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