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The word “Tecks”, in Toronto or the GTA usually means unlicensed/apprenticing or new to the job/trade.
I know some great “Tecks” that are 6 months in, and some that are 10-15-30years in.
Just to let you know, I am a state licensed master hvac tech, so don’t assume you know everything as I don’t . That is why I asked for help.
 

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............. seems everyone has some dumb comments but no actuall useful information.
Until you post a thorough intro you'll get nothing but contempt.
 

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Well I guess you have seen everything mr know it all. I never claimed to have seen every problem out there. If your so friggin smart solve the problem, no one asked your opinion my profession. Also I do have other resources to help with this problem but figured I’d see if anyone here could help, but that seems everyone has some dumb comments but no actuall useful information.
Ok, calm down “Steve from Florida”..
I don’t know it all, but I know where to go for info, see my post.

you ignored and chose to not do a proper “new member introduction”, that was asked of you - before you posted in ANY of our forums, that tells me you can’t follow simple instruction.
The Dumb comments that you are receiving, are for dumb ppl who can’t follow simple instruction!
FYI this is a PLUMBING forum, not a HVAC Forum..

You can’t seem to follow simple instructions, so why would I or any of us give you the simple answer, esp to a “master tech” of 32 years?

It’s all good, don’t be mad at your self, or beat you self up, maybe check a DIY forum, or ask your local Home Depot “specialist” For the solution.
 

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sounds like the water is being pulled out of the boiler and it refills then floods when the water comes back down..I have seen steam boilers emptied out of all water from severe surging...
 

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........ this is a PLUMBING forum, not a HVAC Forum.,.....
We've been pretty cool in accepting hvac techs....even if they are just "techs" lolz

As far as I'm concerned "plumbing" is the installation and maintenance of fluid handling infrastructure.

My only gripe with him was he showed up and immediately expected help without giving us the decency of introducing himself thoroughly first. And then he gave us some attitude but I can forgive that.
 
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Ok, calm down “Steve from Florida”..
I don’t know it all, but I know where to go for info, see my post.

you ignored and chose to not do a proper “new member introduction”, that was asked of you - before you posted in ANY of our forums, that tells me you can’t follow simple instruction.
The Dumb comments that you are receiving, are for dumb ppl who can’t follow simple instruction!
FYI this is a PLUMBING forum, not a HVAC Forum..

You can’t seem to follow simple instructions, so why would I or any of us give you the simple answer, esp to a “master tech” of 32 years?

It’s all good, don’t be mad at your self, or beat you self up, maybe check a DIY forum, or ask your local Home Depot “specialist” For the solution.
 

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We've been pretty cool in accepting hvac techs....even if they are just "techs" lolz

As far as I'm concerned "plumbing" is the installation and maintenance of fluid handling infrastructure.

My only gripe with him was he showed up and immediately expected help without giving us the decency of introducing himself thoroughly first. And then he gave us some attitude but I can forgive that.
Sorry if I didn’t introduce myself properly, I did post an introduction just might of not been in right place. I posted the question in the boiler section because not all plumbers work on boilers.
 

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We've been pretty cool in accepting hvac techs....even if they are just "techs" lolz

As far as I'm concerned "plumbing" is the installation and maintenance of fluid handling infrastructure.

My only gripe with him was he showed up and immediately expected help without giving us the decency of introducing himself thoroughly first. And then he gave us some attitude but I can forgive that.
agreed, fair enough, I was just being a dick..
 

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Sorry if I didn’t introduce myself properly, I did do an introduction just may have went to wrong spot. For your info I live nowhere near Florida. Doubt there are many steam systems down there.
 

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The “Steve from Florida” reference was a joke, some of us might get it..
Actually a bunch of us got it as I got some PM’s.
Either way, no hard feelings, we’ve all been jumped in here, and once your in it’s all good.
 

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I’m working on a 1,000,000 BTU boiler. Boiler is approx 7 yrs old. It is a two pipe steam system, it has a receiver tank and traps on any piping returning to tank and has 2 zone valves. For some reason the boiler is flooding and tank fills and drains out of overflow pipe this year. Water feed is through tank, float valve seems to be working properly. It also has a by pass to boiler, have already determined that by pass is not leaking. Anyone have an idea what could be causing this to happen.
I'm not a boiler guy so I may be off on this, but assuming you're getting too much fluid in the system it can only be from the feed over filling or the boiler overfiring and making too much steam right?

Is the return pump not kicking on soon enough?
 

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I'm not a boiler guy so I may be off on this, but assuming you're getting too much fluid in the system it can only be from the feed over filling or the boiler overfiring and making too much steam right?

Is the return pump not kicking on soon enough?
Return pump seems to be operating properly with lwco that controls it, another forum said tank feed might be leaking but it has its own meter and doesn‘t seem to be feeding all the time.
 

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The word “Tecks”, in Toronto or the GTA usually means unlicensed/apprenticing or new to the job/trade.
I know some great “Tecks” that are 6 months in, and some that are 10-15-30years in.
I lost all respect for the term tech/technician when I was in line at Home Depot. The cashier asked the customer “do you need help to your car with this “? The customer said yes and the cashier went on the microphone and said “can I get Lot Tech to line 4. So a guy that chases carts and loads heavy items is a lot technician.
 

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I lost all respect for the term tech/technician when I was in line at Home Depot. The cashier asked the customer “do you need help to your car with this “? The customer said yes and the cashier went on the microphone and said “can I get Lot Tech to line 4. So a guy that chases carts and loads heavy items is a lot technician.
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I lost all respect for the term tech/technician when I was in line at Home Depot. The cashier asked the customer “do you need help to your car with this “? The customer said yes and the cashier went on the microphone and said “can I get Lot Tech to line 4. So a guy that chases carts and loads heavy items is a lot technician.
Yeah, unfortunately is there a better term? Pipe fitter doesn't really cover it and most places distinguish between plumbers who deal with waste and potable water compared with those who do heating and cooling work.

Hvac tech is, for now, the best term we have.
 
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Yeah, unfortunately is there a better term? Pipe fitter doesn't really cover it and most places distinguish between plumbers who deal with waste and potable water compared with those who do heating and cooling work.

Hvac tech is, for now, the best term we have.
A lot of companies refer to their plumbers as techs now instead of calling them plumbers. Mostly sales first style companies
 

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A lot of companies refer to their plumbers as techs now instead of calling them plumbers. Mostly sales first style companies
That's because they're not licensed. Or plumbers. Although I do have customers requesting that we send a specific plumbing technician for return visits.
 
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