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Guy Woollard
Guy Woollard Member Posts: 82
Beware of the condensate trap/ lines freezing as well.

GW

Guy Woollard
N.E. Regional Sales Mgr
Triangle Tube Corp.

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  • Jeff Lawrence_25
    Jeff Lawrence_25 Member Posts: 746
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    NOT

    The installer won't come back out to warranty the problems.

    Mod-con boiler in the attic, at least with a real set of stairs, not a pull down.

    Problem number one is that the condensate from the air handler is tied in with the condensate from the boiler. Around here, that's a code violation. Oh, there's no neutralization on the condensate line either, even if it dumps straight outside.

    Problem number two is worse, in my opinion. The installer piped the pressure relief using CPVC. As I recall, the pressure relief may exceed 180° if it pops on a call from the indirect. Looks like that one will need to be replaced.

    Pictures to come soon.
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    Hey Guy,

    drop me an Email,,I have an interesting TT dilemma.

    Dave
  • Jeff Lawrence_25
    Jeff Lawrence_25 Member Posts: 746
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    Good point, Guy

    I did mention it to them. Of course, our design is a mere 23°, so it shouldn't be much of a problem. I will ask them if they want it insulated and heat taped.

  • Jeff Lawrence_25
    Jeff Lawrence_25 Member Posts: 746
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    Finally

    Here's the pictures.

    The boiler is in the attic. As I said to Guy, I am going to suggest insulation and heat tape for the condensate trap and line. I have already suggested insulating the piping.

  • Jeff Lawrence_25
    Jeff Lawrence_25 Member Posts: 746
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    Finally

    Here's the pictures.

    The boiler is in the attic. As I said to Guy, I am going to suggest insulation and heat tape for the condensate trap and line. I have already suggested insulating the piping.

    The overall job looks nice, but there are some issues.
  • Dale
    Dale Member Posts: 1,317
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    gas valve

    That gas valve is usually upstream of the union. You may want to check the install instructions
  • Jeff Lawrence_25
    Jeff Lawrence_25 Member Posts: 746
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    That's on the list.

    So is adding return air ducting to the air handler, insulating (I said that before), re-running the relief line in copper, and more.

    Lotsa little things on this one. I didn't install it, just called in to repair it and bring it up to code.
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