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Plumbing / How can this be usable?
« on: September 13, 2021, 02:39:26 PM »
I just got a call from a customer asking about cleaning out his plate exchangers. As far as I can tell he has a 10 plate  (5x12") on the water heater and then another 10 plate in series that heats the indoor boiler. The pictures he sent look like a Grundfos 15-58 pump. (not very clear). The indoor boiler system has cast iron radiators.
He says it has been setup like this since 2008. I can't see how he can be getting more than a couple GPM through the system. I was expecting to see at least a 26-99 or larger for the pump.
I am thinking that swapping out both plates to 20's would make the system at least function ok. I normally wouldn't put a 20 on the boiler but since the 10 has supposedly been working, is there any reason to go bigger?

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Plumbing / Re: grundfos 26-99F vs. 26-99FC
« on: September 06, 2021, 10:12:48 PM »
The FC has a check valve in it and just the F does not. I think the F means it is a flanged model.
The single speed pumps have UP before the number and 3 speed pumps have UPS.

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Plumbing / Re: Grundfos Circ Pump UPS26-99FC Seized Again
« on: April 21, 2021, 08:07:46 PM »
Did you pop the rotor out of the can? If so you should be able to see where it is binding.

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Equipment / Re: Dash cam
« on: March 19, 2021, 08:29:57 AM »
Here is another one similar to the last one I posted. https://www.sidetool.com/mini-excavator-attachments/wood-splitter/

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Equipment / Re: Dash cam
« on: March 18, 2021, 10:39:16 PM »
This is pretty interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eReHh34APBo

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Equipment / Re: Dash cam
« on: March 18, 2021, 10:35:01 PM »
It is a Wolfe Ridge brand. Made in Eau Claire WI.
I don't think they make a model for on excavators but you might be able to get them to build one for you. They don't make the sideways version anymore.

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Equipment / Re: Dash cam
« on: March 10, 2021, 04:47:42 PM »
Take a video of you splitting wood and then watch it. I bet it will also look
slow. If not, I was to see it.
Having someone help line up the wood would make it go much faster. The toolcat can't manuever quite as good as a skidsteer but doesn't tear up the ground and make a huge mess like they do.
The splitter has a 30" stroke and I think the average size of the rounds was about 20" most  of them were forked. Also not sure if you noticed but it has a y way wedge so each

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Central Boiler / Re: Thermostatic valve questions.
« on: February 10, 2021, 09:03:50 PM »
It this the central boiler thermostatic valve or a thermostatic mixing valve for setting temperature of your floor loop?

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Plumbing / Re: Wilo pumps
« on: December 30, 2020, 11:19:26 PM »
Yeah, when they put the message on the site about possibly not getting more, I ordered a pile of them. Getting low now and hoping I can avoid having to raise prices.

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Plumbing / Re: Wilo pumps
« on: December 29, 2020, 03:13:05 PM »
Where are the ones you used made?
What models do you usually use? it looks like then 21, 30 and 32 would pretty much cover everything.
Having the 32 would be a good pump to sell as a Taco 009 replacement. i don't care for that flow curve but would be a lot easier than figuring out what the correct size is each time someone is replace those.

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Plumbing / Re: Wilo pumps
« on: December 28, 2020, 01:01:22 PM »
Bringing back an old thread hoping to see if there is any new info since then. The place I was getting Grundfos pumps from no longer sells them  so my costs will be a lot higher. Wilo seem to be priced decently and from what I found so far are not made in China. (looks like France?)

About 10 years ago they were considered trash but I thought I had heard they were a lot better now. I am wondering if part of that was because most people used to mount the pumps on the top connections on outdoor boilers and when going to the bottom happened to coincide with dropping Wilo?

The last few replies to this cancel each other out. LOL

Anyone used any in the last couple years with good or bad luck?

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Plumbing / Re: Brass fittings
« on: December 27, 2020, 10:25:36 PM »
What kind of fittings are these? Is your pump way oversized?
I would collect a sample in a clear jar and let it settle and see if there is much sediment in it. if there is then I would install a filter.
If you haven't had the water tested recently, I would look into getting that done.

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General Discussion / Re: Coldest Weather Of The Season On The Way
« on: December 24, 2020, 10:28:14 PM »
It was in the 50's here yesterday then dropped to the single digits overnight. Supposed to be back in the upper teens tomorrow which would be nice if the wind is gone.

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The pictures of it looks very similar to a lot of other brands that used the same general design. They had a trough at the top of the firebox. The smoke entered at the front of the firebox and then went back to the chimney from there. Then there was a sliding door directly below the chimney that was connected to the lever on the front above the door. You pulled out on the lever to open the bypass door while filling the stove to let smoke out easier so it didn't come out the door as much.
Most of them would detach the lever from the plate if you twisted it before pulling it out. If it is just loose feeling then it is probably out of place.

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If you look inside the firebox directly below the chimney, do you see a square or rectangular panel? If so, it is attached to the lever and it supposed to be able to pull out when loading the stove to make less smoke come out the door.


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