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  1. Re: Draining hot water heater/system 2000

    The hot water storage tank is just that - a storage tank. It can be drained and flushed through the bottom drain valve. Who services the heating system? They should know how to clean it. If not they...
  2. Re: Help with hot water circulation motor

    If this is a 3 piece circ, (bearing assembly, coupling and motor) it's also possible that the motor mounts are getting spongy and the motor and bearing assembly shafts no longer line up. Either...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    Call Energy Kinetics Customer Service. They'll make some recommendations for a dealer in your area
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    Re: System 2000 Reset Button

    The reset button is on the primary control. System 2000 uses only standard oil burners, nothing OEM.
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    Re: cleaning tankless coil

    I was in the heating business for about 40 years servicing and installing oil systems. Most of them had tankless coils. The water in this area varies a lot in terms of mineral content. I cleaned more...
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    Poll: Re: Toe Kick Heaters

    I installed Toester units for quite a few years. A few were true kick space heaters, ie, under a cabinet, but most were wall mount, either flush with the wall or surface mount if you didn't want to...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    The difference in system efficiency will not vary by any great difference with different fuels. NG is slightly lower and LP slightly higher than oil. But again, that difference is only a few dollars...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    When you replace the oil filter on any oil burner you will need to bleed the air out. EK uses standard burners so the same startup procedure applies as with any other system.
  9. Re: Cast iron boiler vs. high efficiency stainless steel

    I just read an article in P & M Magaine a few days ago that confirmed the shorter lifespan of condensing boilers. According to the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers the life...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    With routine maintenance the system should last at least 30-35 years. Although you have a gas burner and will not have the accumulation of scale or ash that you might have from an oil burner, it's...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    If your manager was replaced 4 times in 10 years it's quite possible there's a different problem that's being misdiagnosed. Also, by doing the math, at least one, and possibly more, of those managers...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    That's an interesting concept about the warranty. The core credit is part of the warranty program and is not meant to represent extra profit to the dealer. As I mentioned in a previous post, this is...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    Elmer, Read your warranty card. You will find that even after the initial 5 year manager warranty ends, it is covered by a manufacturer sponsored rebuild program. That means that unles the manager...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    The best and easiest thing to do for the oil filter issue is to install a conventional oil firter in the line on the inlet side of the spin-on filter. I did that many times on both new and existing...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    There are 2 basic differences between the hot water zone and the heat zones on the manager. 1)The hot water zone is the only one that can switched to have hot water priority. The post purge timing is...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    The hot water zone of the manager is used for either a PE and storage tank OR an indirect. However, consider that when the tank aquastat has satisfied, the burner stops and there should be enough...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    I will agree that there are many old CI boilers in the field that don't leak. There are also a lot of steel boilers that are just as old still in use that don't leak. Steel boilers only rot out of...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    Daniel, are the prices you were quoted for a loose plate exchanger or the installed price? If loose those prices sound a bit high. If installed I think the price is still a bit high. Why is it being...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    If I were in your shoes I would keep the EK and have the conversion burner installed.
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    System 2000 is what's considered fuel neutral, meaning you can burn fuel oil, NG or LP In your case the oil burner can be replaced by a Carlin EZ-Gas burner. You can call EK directly and ask customer...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    Yes, you can replace what's called the converter assembly and re-use everything else, manager, burner, piping, controls, etc. You would get the steel boiler, chamber, insulation and jacket. Have your...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    It's not necessary to replace the whole system, just the tank. Your plumber or heating guy can buy a tank from EK or modify a tank purchased from a local supply house or big box store. If he's not...
  23. Re: Can I chimney vent a power vented oil boiler?

    It's doubtful that your boiler uses PVC to vent so there should be no problem using a chimney. It sounds like you have no chimney or an existing one was in poor condition and the PV was a less...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    That's a straight forward job. You might have to adjust it after replacement. I used to see quite a few that would not automatically raise the system pressure to much above 1-2 psi without...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    First step, which you've probably already done, is to shut off the boiler feed to be sure it's not the auto feeder. Assuming that's not the problem, you've got internal leakage between the plates in...
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