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  1. That is odd. My 35 gal Triangle Tube has 1" ports.

    That is odd. My 35 gal Triangle Tube has 1" ports.
  2. What an awesome thread! I'm gonna look into the...

    What an awesome thread! I'm gonna look into the Economizer control. Another control I installed was a programmable thermostat for the tank to reduce the standby firing of the boiler. I was getting...
  3. If your oil heat is a hydronic boiler, you could...

    If your oil heat is a hydronic boiler, you could easily replace the WH with an indirect tank on your boiler. Oil has got to be significantly cheaper per BTU than electric in MA. And if you convert...
  4. Watch out for that priority controller thing, my...

    Watch out for that priority controller thing, my house was getting cold! It was because the tank was was retrofit on the existing manifold set up with 3/4 not 1". My solution was to take it off...
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  6. But under normal circumstances the floor drain...

    But under normal circumstances the floor drain would not be in use and it's trap would go dry. And what about that leader going directly to the sewer? That makes the top of the leader on the porch an...
  7. need to reattach roof drain leader to sealed standpipe "mystery drains"

    I got dinged by the city for having the leader off a porch roof draining to the sidewalk (not my work, and I understand the safety reasons for the code). Clearly the previous owner disconnected the...
  8. I wasn't originally talking about the direct...

    I wasn't originally talking about the direct contact probe, I brought that up just to say it confirmed the cheapie IR unit, at least reading a floor. Even the probe unit was a Depot cheapie, but I...
  9. I'm not shocked that my $10 Harbor Freight...

    I'm not shocked that my $10 Harbor Freight thermometer has drawbacks, but it seems accurate every time I've checked it. I got it when I installed the radiant, I had a digital thermometer with a probe...
  10. I do have the boiler set at 180. I'm not sure I...

    I do have the boiler set at 180. I'm not sure I would want to raise it, as my radiant is a suspended pex system simply running as a straight zone, no low temp exchanger at all. The boiler seems to...
  11. Dana, I don't need to experiment, as my workdesk...

    Dana, I don't need to experiment, as my workdesk is a few feet from the boiler. I've already observed it kick off while the tank is still calling, and kick back on some minutes later.

    As for...
  12. Insulation is a sore subject. I live in a >100...

    Insulation is a sore subject. I live in a >100 year old brick rowhouse that started life as a cold water flat tenement. The walls are horsehair plaster & wood lathe on 3/4" furring strips nailed to...
  13. Thanks so much Dana. I guess what I'm hoping to...

    Thanks so much Dana. I guess what I'm hoping to achieve is running it in priority without it taking so long to recover as to get noticeably cooler anywhere. If I can lower the tank temp too, I'll...
  14. I count 10 ells. I can definitely eliminate 2,...

    I count 10 ells. I can definitely eliminate 2, maybe 3 if it made a difference. I guess I'll get a valve. It odd how the vendors don't list or sort the valves by their Cv, you have to look at the...
  15. So, if I understand correctly, my gut is right,...

    So, if I understand correctly, my gut is right, that swapping the zone valve will achieve far more than upsizing the zone to 1"? That the short run of 3/4 adds relatively little head? Or should I do...
  16. Umm, what charred? the breaker or the home?!

    Umm, what charred? the breaker or the home?!
  17. Kreem, good catch, I guess those may be crap, but...

    Kreem, good catch, I guess those may be crap, but the metal shelled model I have here in my hand is UL listed, it doesn't say "made' anywhere but says Mechanical Products, Jackson MI.

    Cookie, the...
  18. Are insurers nervous about screw-in circuit breakers in old fuse panels?

    My insurance broker said he couldn't underwrite the house if it had fuses anywhere. I told him it had one subpanel with 4 of the circuit breakers that screw in where the fuses go, and he said lets...
  19. Thanks Dana, Not surprisingly, I'm a little...

    Thanks Dana,

    Not surprisingly, I'm a little confused. The heat consultant at my local General Plumbing Supply was so concerned about the 3/4 feeding the indirect that he sold me a priority zone...
  20. Why does a 1" zone valve have a tiny 3/8 port?

    My indirect was originally installed with 3/4 rather than 1" (long story, salvaged unit tacked on existing zone manifold). I've gotten everything needed to redo the zone to 1", and when I looked at...
  21. I guess YMMV. I just installed my 5th Cadet 3, no...

    I guess YMMV. I just installed my 5th Cadet 3, no problems, leaks or defects. In fact, the only problem I have with them is that the "higher quality" all metal flush levers that came with the 2...
  22. Actually, neighbors in the building have told me...

    Actually, neighbors in the building have told me they've had it done. One said the electrician chipped away a shallow hole in the brick to seat the box deep enough! I've lived in a place with surface...
  23. Thanks. Of course you're right about the cost,...

    Thanks. Of course you're right about the cost, it's more the wrestling with the stuff in tight spaces and fishing it up through a 3/4" gap that makes me prefer the NM, and I understand it needs to be...
  24. Can I run NM in space behind kitchen cabinets & plaster or do I need to use BX?

    Hi all. I'm renovating my kitchen. There were very few electrical outlets in this old place, and I'm adding them for the fridge and stove in addition to installing a micro/hood and counter outlets,...
  25. Drywall construction around gas water heater vent?

    What are the guidelines for constructing drywall around a vent pipe? My tank WH is in a closet next to the brick flue, but the inside is unfinished and I'd like to clean it up a bit. Googling came up...
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