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Which pumps do you stock on your service trucks?

JohnNY
JohnNY Member Posts: 3,226
For many years I've found that keeping a couple Taco 007s and 0010s covered me in most cases. Lately, since there are many more high efficiency boilers out there in the field, I'm buying a Taco 0014 for each truck to keep on board.
Are any of you stocking ECM pumps?
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,732
    In addition to these, I like to have a Grundfos 15-42 for the smaller gravity-conversion jobs, under 550 square feet EDR or so. Even a 007 can be too much for one of these.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Mad Dog_2JohnNY
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,735
    No, Johnny NY, but I have them in the shop. We know how brutal the streets of the 5 Boros are on expensive stuff in the back of the Vans.  Mad Dog 🐕 
    JohnNY
  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 843
    edited October 2023
    We typically have one of each of the following:
    One 007 ci
    Two 15-58 ci
    Two 26-99 c
    One 26-99 ss
    Two Alphas
    Sometimes something larger 

    Mad Dog_2JohnNY
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,874
    Steamhead said:
    In addition to these, I like to have a Grundfos 15-42 for the smaller gravity-conversion jobs, under 550 square feet EDR or so. Even a 007 can be too much for one of these.
    Where are you finding 
    the 15-42s?
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,732
    Online.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Stillkickin
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,756
    JohnNY said:
    For many years I've found that keeping a couple Taco 007s and 0010s covered me in most cases. Lately, since there are many more high efficiency boilers out there in the field, I'm buying a Taco 0014 for each truck to keep on board. Are any of you stocking ECM pumps?
    Exactly what you wrote. Just started last fall carrying a 0014. All IFC except the 0014. Pop the IFC out if not needed and save it.
    SteveSanJohnNY
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,706
    Two taco 007 , Taco 0015 , Stainless 007 , Two Grunfos and one Alpha ..
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
    JohnNY
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 3,948
    edited October 2023
    I like to have what I need on the truck, but there’s only so much space. So, a 007 and 15-58 are kept on board which works 90% of the time. Anything more than that, my CFO (aka wife) gets tense. 

    (Pump) size matters and considering where you live, John and the rest of you others here on HeatingHelp, you have larger heat loads and larger systems then what I normally see. I imagine larger pumps are more common. 
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    Blackoakbob
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,226
    hot_rod said:


    Steamhead said:

    In addition to these, I like to have a Grundfos 15-42 for the smaller gravity-conversion jobs, under 550 square feet EDR or so. Even a 007 can be too much for one of these.

    Where are you finding 
    the 15-42s?

    Good question. The Grundfos website says "This product may not be for sale in your country."

    I guess Steamhead's got a guy.
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, NYC Master Plumber, Lic 1784
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    Heating in NYC or NJ.
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  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,597
    edited October 2023

    I guess that is because they use different water in Canada
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
    Mad Dog_2Solid_Fuel_Man
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,735
    Taco 0013 3 speed. Will get you home for the night in many cases.  Mad Dog 🐕 
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 3,948
    edited October 2023
    Mad Dog_2 said:

    Taco 0013 3 speed. Will get you home for the night in many cases.  Mad Dog 🐕 

    Thanks, Mad Dog! I didn't know it existed.

    Pretty close to a 3-speed, Grundfos 26-99.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,874
    I like a lot of the features and functions of the Alpha 15-58. you can adjust for the type of system piping and heat emitters, impose low and high flow limits, run dry protection, much more.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,706
    And we all like the display , I do :)
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,208
    I'd think that customer can inform serviceperson what's on nameplates?
    Way back when couplings failed so carry them.
    Problem is to remember to replace when you sell one.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,469
    My alpha ii doesn't have the little circle light at the top. I think it is the same basic control though, just described differently. I suppose there is some sort of extra web config interface that lets you do the minimum flow? I would really like to be able to set that since i have a fire tube mod con with a single circulator and zoning by valves, one zone is very small and I would like to more directly ensure the minimum flow that the boiler needs.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,874
    mattmia2 said:

    My alpha ii doesn't have the little circle light at the top. I think it is the same basic control though, just described differently. I suppose there is some sort of extra web config interface that lets you do the minimum flow? I would really like to be able to set that since i have a fire tube mod con with a single circulator and zoning by valves, one zone is very small and I would like to more directly ensure the minimum flow that the boiler needs.

    This is the latest Alpha, introduced the beginning of the years, I believe. Alpha 15-18, a less featured model UP-E maybe
    Their GO ap lets you do remote monitoring and I think some adjusting. It generates reports so you can see where tweaking may be needed.

    https://www.grundfos.com/us/support/how-to-guides/get-the-go-remote-app-and-control-all-grundfos-e-products

    Probably some You Tube demos of it around.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    mattmia2