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    Re: Cast Iron Radiators

    Mountainview,


    I see from previous posts that you have a forced hot water oil-fired heating system-----cast iron radiators are seen by some people as aesthetically ugly, true, but when operating...
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    Re: Cast iron radiators

    I agree.

    The question is---why did the rads freeze & crack---some common causes are there is a "draft" in the crawl space due to an opening in the foundation or foundation framing that is letting...
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    Re: New residential boiler needed

    what Pelton said!

    It may be best to stay with friends or relatives, especially if young children or infants are in the household.

    If you DO try to stay in the house, it may be futile to try &...
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    Re: Strong Radiator now weak

    Also check out local techs who do HOT WATER RADIANT HEATING servicing, which is closely related to hw radiator/baseboard piping circuits.

    Call all your local friends & relatives to see if any one...
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    Re: utility sink does not drain well

    Check the PITCH of the drain pipes (not visible in the photos you posted) after the trap---they must all have a DOWNWARD PITCH, even if it is only a fraction of an inch, & must be open, no blockages...
  6. Re: How to UPGRADE old heating system with modern technology

    Monte,

    Thank you for your interest in hydronic/hot water heating.

    There are many ways to modify hydronic heating piping, and many of them can be done by the DIYr if you are able to solder...
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    Re: Heating/Cooling options

    Any procedure on determining which type of heating/cooling (HVAC) should be installed in a particular home has to begin with consulting the Yellow pages under "Heating Contractors" or "HVAC ...
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    Re: Combining Radiant and Baseboard

    Downtime:

    Thanks for posting back---the info in your last post may change things; as much as I love forced hot water heat, its one Achilles' heel has always been that the piping is vulnerable to...
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    Re: Chimney help!

    mollywobbles:

    This problem has to be addressed ASAP!

    To run heating equipment into an unlined chimney is dangerous & illegal---any crack in the masonry will probably go unnoticed & the carbon...
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    Re: Combining Radiant and Baseboard

    Downtime:

    First of all, get down on your knees and thank your lucky stars that you bought a house that happened to have a boiler-driven forced hot water (hydronic) heating system----I've been...
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    Re: oil furnace removal

    What Spruce said has direct application; also, you should not touch any of the old equipment until you get at least one or two estimates from local fuel oil dealers or oil burner repairmen (the...
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    Re: radiant heat

    I agree with JLMC---but choice and options in a new heating system have to take in a lot of different factors before you can decide on the best approach to take for the specific house and climate in...
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    Re: heating pipes under cabinets

    Finding it very hard to visualize what you're trying to do there, simply by reading your word description----if you can post some type of diagram or photo it would be a lot easier.

    Generally...
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    Re: heating pipes under cabinets

    This is a common issue that comes up when those with hw baseboard remodel a kitchen.

    Baseboard is very rarely, if ever, placed in front of kitchen cabinets (or in back of them, for that...
  15. Re: Converting boiler to conventional HVAC with duct work

    Sten and dj1 both make excellent recommendations that you should check out----but as a dyed in the wool boiler man for the past 40 years, let me also recommend that you should check out getting a...
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    Re: Help in replacement for OLD furnace

    I was in the process of completing my post----ok, here it is:

    Check the YP under "Heating Contractors", and also check under "Fuel Oil Dealers", as they are licensed to install propane equipment...
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    Re: High pressure in boiler

    You should NOT operate the boiler if indeed the water pressure is exceeding 30 psi when you run it---there is a pressure relief valve that should open to spill some water on the cellar floor at 30...
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    Re: Help in replacement for OLD furnace

    Yes, you have a BOILER there, & not a FURNACE.

    I would recommend you consult the Yellow Pages under "Heating Contractors" & call at least 3 to get a heat loss calc & estimates for an "entry...
  19. Re: Can I chimney vent a power vented oil boiler?

    Chris,

    It goes without saying that you should NOT attempt any repair on your own---you need to get a professional servicepersnon in there to make the needed modifications.

    Any issues connected...
  20. Re: How to heat an attic in an old house with radiators

    I think it's well worth the effort to have several heating techs come over the house & give you a written estimate for putting a new boiler in along with the 3/4" plastic PEX tubing to connect all...
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    Re: Heating and ac

    I agree with Sten---could you provide us with additional info as to the type of heat/ac you have now, forced hot air forced hot water, etc.----and which type of system would you prefer??

    What is...
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    Re: Vacuum steam heat system

    Bob,

    Sorry to hear about the troubles your having with the steam system.

    The fact that you've had pros in there over an extended period trying to fix the problem without results doesn't sound...
  23. Re: How to heat an attic in an old house with radiators

    vsmorton:

    I can see your point.

    I had no idea that you had a gravity HW system, which is quite unusual in this day & age.

    I agree you should perhaps stand pat until circumstances improve.
  24. Re: How to heat an attic in an old house with radiators

    Oh,no! ------there is NO way you should allow yourself to continue using a boiler that old in this day and age!

    A 90-year old boiler is from the stone age by today's standards; most of them of...
  25. Re: How to heat an attic in an old house with radiators

    Perhaps the easiest way to approach this would be to verify that you have sufficient extra heating capacity with your current boiler, and simply extend the hot water heating system using PEX piping...
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