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    That sounds just about right... pretty accurate...

    That sounds just about right... pretty accurate description of the system. The only electrical component that I can determine is the gas cutoff, which isn't a direct thermocouple... it looks to be a...
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    I'll have to see if there is a manual knob on...

    I'll have to see if there is a manual knob on there. I checked last night on the electric cutoff on temperature, and when I turned the temperature down low enough, the gas to the main burners cut...
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    There is some sort of power connection between...

    There is some sort of power connection between the temperature gauge on the pipe (set to 180 by the way) and the gas shutoff for the boiler. In fact, there's a transformer/rectifier to take the...
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    Actually the only expansion tank is just above...

    Actually the only expansion tank is just above the boiler in the basement.


    It's a dinosaur of a hot water system. I don't recall the boiler manufacturer's name now, but it's not Sears. This...
  5. Yep, I'm positive that it's a hot water system. ...

    Yep, I'm positive that it's a hot water system. There's a big pipe in and out of each radiator. This thing is an absolute dinosaur. No pump, though. It works, just not efficiently.

    For an...
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    Bleeding radiators -> high pressure in furnace

    Hey Everyone (and Tom!)

    Okay, new house to my wife and I... we've had it less than a month and two days ago it was time to turn the heat on. This is an old hot water system, no pump (works by...
  7. Good call. I'm going to try to find one of those...

    Good call. I'm going to try to find one of those water pressure guages that you can screw into a faucet-hose-type thing on my way home today. The whole heating system actually has two drains, so I...
  8. filling the radiators + high pressure in hot water system... =>??

    Okay, new house to my wife and I... we've had it less than a month and two days ago it was time to turn the heat on. This is an old hot water system, no pump (works by gravity) in a three story...
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    Here's a ridiculous question. How would I go...

    Here's a ridiculous question. How would I go about removing a glass block? I think that would be a lot easier than the method of drilling a bunch of smaller holes through concrete and brick. The...
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    Dryer... gas + venting...

    Well, now that I’ve realized just how helpful this forum is, I’ll bother you folks with another question…

    I’m installing a gas dryer in my new house. This place, to my knowledge, has never had a...
  11. So, I tackled the issue last night (finally). ...

    So, I tackled the issue last night (finally). Well, the problem was more interesting than I thought… better in some ways and worse in others. I had worried that the pipe would be all rusted out and...
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    Ridiculously slow water from new fridge

    Okay, here's an idiotic question... and I probably know what the answer is going to be...

    I just bought a new refrigerator on Saturday (our old one was from the 50's) from Sears Scratch and...
  13. Well, over the weekend I took another look at the...

    Well, over the weekend I took another look at the pipe, and it doesn't appear that the clamp on sleeve idea is going to work. Because the pipe that is leaking is going at a 45 degree angle into the...
  14. That's exactly what it is! When I pull that off...

    That's exactly what it is! When I pull that off to put on the sleeve or tape, I'll try to clean the residue off the pipe with... a wire brush and WD40?


    Hopefully these products will be carried...
  15. I guess I should attempt to remove the previous...

    I guess I should attempt to remove the previous patch before I attempt to wrap it then, eh? Boy that'd be scary business... I am afraid of how much of a hole will be left in the pipe when I try to...
  16. The stack is actually vertical along the outside...

    The stack is actually vertical along the outside wall and then, about a foot and a half above the floor it angles away from the wall at about a 45 degree angle. The angled piece is actually the one...
  17. My first house... and already a (big) issue -- stack pipe

    My wife and I just purchased our first house last Wednesday and moved in the next day... it's 78 years old and in the city...

    Well, there were some issues to begin with... a 78 year old toilet to...
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