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  1. Thread: Find Gas Leak

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    maybe it's not natural gas from your pipes....

    maybe it's not natural gas from your pipes.
    spilled gasoline, car leaking some fluids,other petroleum products, maybe
  2. Thread: Leak

    by msgale
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    no glue/sticky arrangement can work, since the...

    no glue/sticky arrangement can work, since the water is under pressure and will remove the glue as it leaks out.

    what's wrong with the bucket approach till spring,then you emptythe pipe and fix it...
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    indirect is best for efficiency, long life, no...

    indirect is best for efficiency, long life, no need for flue.
    overall, your best water heater option by far
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    the heated water in you tank naturally tends to...

    the heated water in you tank naturally tends to rise, and some rises up into your cold entry pipe. it's not radiating from flue vent hood.
    no danger or problem from this, but you lose some...
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    normally a normal system loses a tiny amount of...

    normally a normal system loses a tiny amount of water, which you refill maybe once a month or so. if there is a leak, i think you are better off knowing about it.

    otherwise a hidden leak could go...
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    there a 2 schools of thought on this: if you...

    there a 2 schools of thought on this:
    if you automatically refill your system, the homeowner may have a leak and it could remain undetected, with replacement water( with its own oxygen supply,which...
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    are you sure all the valves are fully open? if...

    are you sure all the valves are fully open? if one of your shut off valves is only partially open ,youwould have full pressure when no flow, and reduced pressure when flowing.
    it is also easeir to...
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    your 45 to 65 is typical, i think 80 psi is...

    your 45 to 65 is typical, i think 80 psi is considered too high and will damage fixtures
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    temperature

    cold is the enemy of PE.
    when it's 90 degrees, and it's been laying in the sun for a few hours, you have a completely different, friendly product.

    But even then, you won't make those sharp 90...
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    one sec of air is nothing, either the air block...

    one sec of air is nothing, either the air block is some trapped elsewhere, or it's not an air problem.

    Radiator capped off: did this immediately precede the circulation problem? normally they are...
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    yes, bleed every radiator. If air is the problem,...

    yes, bleed every radiator. If air is the problem, you will find a lot of it in them.
    if you don't get a lot of air out, then you have another problem.

    the boiler properly shuts itself off since...
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    are you sure it's oozing out of the brass (which...

    are you sure it's oozing out of the brass (which means porous, and need to replace)
    as opposed to condensation( bcs. valve is colder than the air in the room)?

    Could tape on some alum. foil ove...
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    you might have a slow-operating or non-operating...

    you might have a slow-operating or non-operating automatic bleeder.
    If you can work fast, you might be able to replace it with a manual bleeder, and that may be all you need to do
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    there are 2 separate issues:' is the air out of...

    there are 2 separate issues:'
    is the air out of the system, answer: yes.

    two is there any fwATer flow thru the ratidator, no.

    The supply valve may be shut( that will still allow air to be...
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    Irrigation sprinkler supply houses sell a tapered...

    Irrigation sprinkler supply houses sell a tapered serrated insert, you jam it into the stuck nipple, and twist it out.
    doesn't always work,though.
    Plastic that's repeatedly heated like that has a...
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    My I and O manual gives you both options: p/s,...

    My I and O manual gives you both options:
    p/s, with dhw operating as a zone,
    or
    alternatively, you can pipe the indirect right off the primary circuit, with a Tee . That has either one pump or...
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    i have lochinvar 105 w indirect, also. I believe...

    i have lochinvar 105 w indirect, also.
    I believe the circuit board expects the dhw pump to be in series w the boiler and the indirect, and therefore the dhw pump will give the boiler all the flow...
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    Pressure in the pipe is governed by pressure of...

    Pressure in the pipe is governed by pressure of the supply, and the rate of flow thru the pipes.

    When no water is in use, pressure is same throughout the entire system, turning valves has no...
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    no, gate valves also should be all open or all...

    no, gate valves also should be all open or all closed
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    is the water dirty? small particles prevent the...

    is the water dirty?
    small particles prevent the spring from retracting?
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    ]First of all, if you really torque on the...

    ]First of all, if you really torque on the fittings, you can split them. I've done it before (granted I'm 300 lbs.)

    What length pipe wrench did you use when they split?
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    How hard to tighten Black Iron pipe?

    I have read many posts on how tight to make one inch black iron pipe, and posts where people address pro and con of tape vs. dope.
    Recently installing hydronic system, I had some small leaks....
  23. Thread: Wog

    by msgale
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    aha, thank you for the excellent clarification!

    aha, thank you for the excellent clarification!
  24. Thread: Wog

    by msgale
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    thanks.. that's what i thought. Until i bought...

    thanks.. that's what i thought.

    Until i bought a valve that had embossed WOG, but the tag said not for gas. Oh well, probably their error
  25. Thread: Wog

    by msgale
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    Wog

    I see this embossed on lots of valves.
    What does it mean?
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