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Has our system been analyzed correctly?
In the thread:
I asked about venting mains. The president of the association went back to the vendor who proposed putting them on the T going into the water tank (see first video
By the way, guess that means the analysis posted on the other thread does not correctly evaluate our system. (I do not believe this to be the case, actually.)
Based on what is said below, who do I trust - HeatingHelp.com or this guy? For me it is a rhetorical question, because heating help does not have a monetary stake in this, and has a reputation for an open, objective discussion of issues
This is what the "30 year experience" guy said:
It's clear to everyone that we don't have a lack of heating problem
here, we have an over heating problem. [This company] is the only
company that address how we move steam slower to 515 units and faster to
I spoke with Ziggy (over 30 years in the business)
regarding your questions. Now, some of the voices on your website
supported what we have done, but there were one or two who raised two
main objections. So I asked Ziggy to respond to these allegations:
1. Venting is being done through the bucket traps - Ziggy noted that the folks on your website are interpreting the video to
see the bucket traps as they would be used in large commercial
buildings. This is not the case in our system.
2. The vents
where stationed are useless - Ziggy says this is just not true in our
system. The vents are key to cycling the steam out and preventing steam
(not condensate) from returning into the system.
The replacing the vent on the 515 line with a smaller one will help
stop steam from shooting up tot he second and third floors so quickly.
The bigger vent on the 521 main will increase speed to those units.
Then we'll adjust our vents within our units. Add to this better
cycling, the better control of internal monitors (next vote), and we
should see far more comfortable temperatures.
In short, your sources to absolutely reject the initial solution of Perfect Temperature are not analyzing our system correctly.
What is your take on this, everyone?
My layman's response is this:
- the fix for the main vents given in the eval submitted on the other thread address uneven heating directly.
- if heating help is right, installing the steam vents will do nothing, which is covered by the 30 year guy's statement that "you are never going to get even heat." Then he installs controls that do offer some help to us, as the boiler will be running more in line with outside tempuratures. With that done, he is a hero and no one no longer thinks there is a problem. We will not see much in the way of better efficiency, as the boiler will continue to run much harder than it needs to.</a>