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 on: January 17, 2019, 08:37:16 AM 
Started by E Yoder - Last post by CountryBoyJohn
I'm not saying it's the same thing, but I have found that same type of goo in my pool skimmers when I open it in the spring.  The pool folks said it was a mold of some kind. 

 on: January 17, 2019, 06:19:13 AM 
Started by E Yoder - Last post by E Yoder
Hi Guys,
Would love your feedback on an issue I had. Had a flat plate that worked fine for about 8 years transferring into a pressurized cast iron rad system. Customer said it gradually stopped heating well.
Took it apart, found this grey scum on the outlet of the owb side, indoor boiler side is clean.
What is this stuff and how do I get rid of it? I'm guessing it's a bacteria type thing?

 on: January 15, 2019, 11:12:55 PM 
Started by Smokeless - Last post by OTR
Sorry for the necro, but I wanted to say thanks for making the post - a year after installing, I now know why my house water is about 15 degrees lower than I expected it to be. I can't believe that through all of my reading and whatnot, I never knew that the fluids should flow counter to each other.

On the plus side, despite that 15 degree temperature lag, the system does a great job of keeping us nice and warm. So I'm sure it will perform even better once I fix this. Just not looking forward to cutting, cleaning, and re-fitting of 1.25" copper, heh.

 on: January 15, 2019, 05:36:59 AM 
Started by Dillon1630 - Last post by E Yoder
This is the coil in the attic we did the other day. Took domestic water pressure to purge out, definitely gettting up there. . I'm guessing 30' above the outdoor furnace.
But it worked fine once the air was out.

 on: January 15, 2019, 04:34:36 AM 
Started by Scratch - Last post by E Yoder
Kind of hard to stitch up/ tape up when there's nothing there. Hopefully it didn't take tendons out. Got a picture of the boot?
No tendon or bone damage, but he's sore. Coulda been a lot worse. Makes my skin crawl.

 on: January 14, 2019, 05:02:34 PM 
Started by heat550 - Last post by wreckit87
Depends on the load of wood. A regular 12 hour load of hardwood I can hang in the low 300's. 12 hour load of softwood low 400's. 72 hour load 600-650. Had it up to about 720 last year burning a bunch of lumber and plywood

 on: January 14, 2019, 02:16:37 PM 
Started by Scratch - Last post by hoardac
What are the best boots foot chainsaw work? I've always felt that was a weak link in my chainsaw safety.

At work for for occasional use we use viking chainsaw boots. I can wear them all day and they are tolerable, if I had to wear them full time I would buy a Dr. Scholls insert. My buddy uses Haix boots in the woods he swears by them but they are quite pricey so they better be good.

 on: January 14, 2019, 11:19:37 AM 
Started by Scratch - Last post by MD20/20
What are the best boots foot chainsaw work? I've always felt that was a weak link in my chainsaw safety.

 on: January 14, 2019, 08:16:29 AM 
Started by heat550 - Last post by BoilerHouse
I have a thermometer on my flue pipe, and the "recommended" lower value is 300, and I usually operate it right around that temp.  I clean the 6 foot chimney once a year at the end of the season and creosote build up is maybe a 1/4 to 3/8 inch of so.   I would say if you went for 400 F you should be OK.  I found a big difference for me was removing the cap.  It seemed to cause a restriction that really caused creosote to build up there. 

 on: January 14, 2019, 05:10:08 AM 
Started by Scratch - Last post by Scratch
Yikes!  I'm suddenly glad I just smashed my thumb!

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