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by yorkpond
Tue May 23, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

Was the guy who correctly diagnosed the problem working for the same company? Not being super-easy to diagnose, no matter who did the first part of this, I'd offer to split the bill and pay partially since an effort was made, albeit inadequate. They'll probably go for that once you explain. One mit...
by yorkpond
Tue May 23, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

I'm not at all surprised at the solution and am glad to hear it's working well now. I was assuming from the start that any expansion tank you had was on "the inside" but definitely understand why you were leaking in your original configuration due to the check valve. Thanks LeeInTN. By th...
by yorkpond
Thu May 18, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

I'm curious about how this was resolved. What did the plumber advise? I was about to post tomorrow; this is what happened. Remember, I'll try to explain as best I can. After 2 visits from the same plumber the problem valve was still leaking. The first guy replaced the aquastat and put on another &q...
by yorkpond
Fri May 12, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Penfed IRA Certificates for 59.5+ y o vs. other IRA CDs with better yield
Replies: 33
Views: 2205

Re: Penfed IRA Certificates for 59.5+ y o vs. other IRA CDs with better yield

Hello,

Any ideas on the NWFCU 2.02% 30 month CD emailed to me yesterday? Can you compare 30 months @ 2.02% vs 60 months @2.5% at Mountain?

Thanks
by yorkpond
Fri May 12, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: NWFCU 30 mo. 2.02% CD offering
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: NWFCU 30 mo. 2.02% CD offering

Hi Bogleheads,

We currently have the 3.0% Cd for 3 years at NWFCU. Also hold the PenFed @ 3% for 5 years.

How does this new NWFCU 30 mo, 2.02% CD compare for yield to the 3% ones I hold?

Thanks
by yorkpond
Wed May 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

I had a similar problem with my Weill-Mclain boiler and it had been dripping for a while before I noticed it. Then it failed and there was a minor flood. It turned out that the problem was not the relief valve itself but a faulty pressure gauge: the read-out on the gauge was not correct, leading to...
by yorkpond
Wed May 03, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

I had a similar problem with my Weill-Mclain boiler and it had been dripping for a while before I noticed it. Then it failed and there was a minor flood. It turned out that the problem was not the relief valve itself but a faulty pressure gauge: the read-out on the gauge was not correct, leading to...
by yorkpond
Wed May 03, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

I had a similar problem with my Weill-Mclain boiler and it had been dripping for a while before I noticed it. Then it failed and there was a minor flood. It turned out that the problem was not the relief valve itself but a faulty pressure gauge: the read-out on the gauge was not correct, leading to...
by yorkpond
Wed May 03, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

You typically do not need both a well water tank and an expansion tank, as long as there is an uninterrupted pipe path between your well tank and your hot water tank....ie you should be able to trace at least one pipe from your well tank to your hot water heater with nothing else in the line. This ...
by yorkpond
Tue May 02, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

Yes, with air in the system you may see the pressure valve jump/spurt when air passes by it - and other fixtures will make noises, clicks, and vibrations until all the air is purged. Well, still some water from the PRV. Perhaps time to call the plumber to investigate the pressure in the system. Goo...
by yorkpond
Tue May 02, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

Yes, with air in the system you may see the pressure valve jump/spurt when air passes by it - and other fixtures will make noises, clicks, and vibrations until all the air is purged. Well, still some water from the PRV. Perhaps time to call the plumber to investigate the pressure in the system. Goo...
by yorkpond
Tue May 02, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

You typically do not need both a well water tank and an expansion tank, as long as there is an uninterrupted pipe path between your well tank and your hot water tank....ie you should be able to trace at least one pipe from your well tank to your hot water heater with nothing else in the line. This ...
by yorkpond
Tue May 02, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

With water still coming from the PRV, there is a strong possibility something is not allowing expansion in the system when it is hot. If you can check the pressure on the schrader valve on the expansion tank you might see water there (instead of purely air). The expansion tank off the boiler has an...
by yorkpond
Tue May 02, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

With water still coming from the PRV, there is a strong possibility something is not allowing expansion in the system when it is hot. If you can check the pressure on the schrader valve on the expansion tank you might see water there (instead of purely air). The expansion tank off the boiler has an...
by yorkpond
Tue May 02, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Five year CD paying more than 10 yr. treasury
Replies: 30
Views: 4321

Re: Five year CD paying more than 10 yr. treasury

Hi Kevin, what credit union is 5yr @ 2.75% now with 6 mo penalty? I have been looking for an additional CD for one maturing. thanks!! Patelco CU, but everyone is not eligible to join. Other than that, you can get one in the 2.5% ballpark with an EWP of one year of interest. That's still a yield pre...
by yorkpond
Tue May 02, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

Yes, with air in the system you may see the pressure valve jump/spurt when air passes by it - and other fixtures will make noises, clicks, and vibrations until all the air is purged. Well, still some water from the PRV. Perhaps time to call the plumber to investigate the pressure in the system. Goo...
by yorkpond
Tue May 02, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Five year CD paying more than 10 yr. treasury
Replies: 30
Views: 4321

Re: Five year CD paying more than 10 yr. treasury

I'm sure Kevin M will be here soon to give more details, but I don't think this is at all uncommon. I'm personally a big fan of using CDs as part of a bond allocation. Here I am :beer . I'm glad that someone else has stumbled on the magic of CDs for retail investors. OP is quoting a brokered CD, wh...
by yorkpond
Tue May 02, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

LeeInTN wrote:Yes, with air in the system you may see the pressure valve jump/spurt when air passes by it - and other fixtures will make noises, clicks, and vibrations until all the air is purged.



Thanks so much! I fell better now. See what happens tonight.
by yorkpond
Tue May 02, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

I replaced the temperature and pressure valve yesterday after draining about 5 gallons. After doing this I noticed air coming from faucets (expected this). The valve was dry this morning. When I ran the clothes washer I noticed air sound during the fill. There was some water discharged from the valv...
by yorkpond
Mon May 01, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Suspending Social Security Benefits- Will be 66 in June
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Suspending Social Security Benefits- Will be 66 in June

Mlm wrote:I'm not sure I understand the question. Are you currently collecting ?


No, I am not. I don't want to get my Social Security until 70.
by yorkpond
Mon May 01, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Suspending Social Security Benefits- Will be 66 in June
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Suspending Social Security Benefits- Will be 66 in June

Hello fellow Bogleheads,

I will turn 66 in June and want to call SS tomorrow to voluntarily suspend my benefits at FRA (06/17) and earn DRC's (delayed retirement credits until age 70).

Anybody do this recently and how did it go? Is calling the right way to do this?

Thanks for all responses!
by yorkpond
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

You got good advice already to just get the valve and either keep it on hand or replace as insurance. As a follow Superstore Owner I will also add a comment for other members who dont have this model before the "replace the tank" comments start - the SuperStore is a stainless steel indire...
by yorkpond
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

You got good advice already to just get the valve and either keep it on hand or replace as insurance. As a follow Superstore Owner I will also add a comment for other members who dont have this model before the "replace the tank" comments start - the SuperStore is a stainless steel indire...
by yorkpond
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

I think I'd go ahead and replace the PRV since you have that much water in the cup. But also be aware that the pressure on the expansion tank can appear correct even when the bladder is cracked and it isn't doing its job. We had a situation like that when the pressure on the valve was right, but we...
by yorkpond
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

Check it off and on for several days. It is possible that there is strong pressure from the main entering the house, and there is no expansion tank anywhere in the system. Or, if there is an expansion tank somewhere, it may be defective and non-functional. This situation can readily cause pressure ...
by yorkpond
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

Do you have a thermal expansion tank on your system? If you are not on a well, you should. If so, I'd check the bladder on it to see if it's still intact, as this is just about the only thing that would cause the PSV to lift, especially one that is relatively new like yoursome is (3 years). Just at...
by yorkpond
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

Do you have a thermal expansion tank on your system? If you are not on a well, you should. If so, I'd check the bladder on it to see if it's still intact, as this is just about the only thing that would cause the PSV to lift, especially one that is relatively new like yoursome is (3 years). Just at...
by yorkpond
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

How old is the tank? You may have fixed the leak by flushing the valve. On the other hand they're cheap and easy to replace. The PRV is there so that if the tank's thermostat fails and runs away the whole thing won't explode from the steam pressure. That would be very very bad. The tank is 3 years ...
by yorkpond
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

Check it off and on for several days. It is possible that there is strong pressure from the main entering the house, and there is no expansion tank anywhere in the system. Or, if there is an expansion tank somewhere, it may be defective and non-functional. This situation can readily cause pressure ...
by yorkpond
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Pressure relief valve on hot water heater issue

I have a HTP SuperStor SSU-45 indirect water heater. Yesterday, I noticed a one foot round pool of water at the base of the tank. There was water in the tray as well. I immediately thought that there was leak in the tank causing this to appear. Of course, it's Friday night and there is no one to cal...
by yorkpond
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Who is responsible"

Are these plumbers from the same company? It sounds like it wasn't the plumbers fault that installed the toilets that he couldn't test the toilet. It sounds like the toilet was defective not due to anything the plumber did. Yes 2 plumbers from the same company. One of them shut off the water and th...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a water heater recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: Need a water heater recommendation

We live in southern NH and have replaced a few water heaters over 30+ years. We get 3 quotes from quality plumbing companies and have them provide and install the water heater. Each has lasted approximately 10 years. Couple names that come to mind are State and AO Smith. Are these electric hot wate...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a water heater recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Need a water heater recommendation

We live in New England and have our third leaking SuperStor Ultra indirect fired water heater model SSU-45. The previous two were warrantied by the company and had a plumber install. Just discovered a leak at the base of the water tank. We're so tired of doing this about every 3 years. Our water is ...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Who is responsible"

OP, Didn't the plumber get your signature at the end of the job, that you accept that the job was completed properly and to your satisfaction (or words to that effect)? If so, then you didn't test the toilets & faucets to make sure they were working. So, either you were trusting, lazy or neglig...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Who's responsible"

The scene: Day 1 Local plumber comes to remove and replace (3) new toilets just bought at Lowe's. Water was turned off for a faucet install so one of the toilets was not flushed to check for problems. Plumber leaves. Day 2: The toilet in question was flushed by me to check and continues to run, Ugh...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Whose responsible"

Another way to look at it: You probably did not need a permit or inspection for this work, but if that had been the case, then the plumber clearly would have been responsible to bring the work up to standards. Never thought of it. Permits in our town are minimum $50. In hindsight would have been a ...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Whose responsible"

Another way to look at it: You probably did not need a permit or inspection for this work, but if that had been the case, then the plumber clearly would have been responsible to bring the work up to standards. Never thought of it. Permits in our town are minimum $50. In hindsight would have been a ...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Whose responsible"

The plumber turned off the water to install faucet while the other plumber installed the toilet. You are making this confusing by saying that there are two plumbers and not being very clear on which one needed the water off. It doesn't matter who actually turned it off. Sorry for that. Plumber #1 w...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Whose responsible"

I had a plumbing issue that needed the main sewer line snaked. After trying a few different places the plumber and I decided removing a toilet was the best approach. Having done it many times before I popped it off in 5 minutes or so and we proceeded. The plumber told me they have to charge $500 to...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Whose responsible"

The same plumber turned off the water supply to the house in order to install the faucet. Then the plumber is responsible. Be careful in this situation as they can easily slap a lien on your property. I have no intention of stiffing the plumber. I do have experience with these kinds of things. I'm ...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Whose responsible"

The plumber turned off the water to install faucet while the other plumber installed the toilet. You are making this confusing by saying that there are two plumbers and not being very clear on which one needed the water off. It doesn't matter who actually turned it off. Sorry for that. Plumber #1 w...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Whose responsible"

killjoy2012 wrote:You are. If the water was off that day due to your decision/control, not the toilet plumber's, then the liability is on you.
Pay the guy the second trip/labor fee.


I wasn't clear on that. The other plumber turned off the water just to install the faucet. Thanks
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Whose responsible"

To be clear, was the gasket in a spot where it could have been damaged by a faulty installation? If so, then I think the plumber should eat the expense. If not, then the plumber should be paid, either by Lowes or by you. If you didn't follow whatever Lowes process is for faulty new parts, then I th...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Whose responsible"

killjoy2012 wrote:You are. If the water was off that day due to your decision/control, not the toilet plumber's, then the liability is on you.
Pay the guy the second trip/labor fee.



The same plumber turned off the water supply to the house in order to install the faucet.
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

Re: A Game of "Whose responsible"

Checking the work to see if it is done correctly and to make any needed adjustments is part of any process, but in this case the plumber could not do so because the water was turned off. Who was responsible for purchasing the toilets? Did you buy them or did the plumber buy them? Was the gasket obv...
by yorkpond
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Game of "Who is responsible"
Replies: 45
Views: 2784

A Game of "Who is responsible"

The scene: Day 1 Local plumber comes to remove and replace (3) new toilets just bought at Lowe's. Water was turned off for a faucet install so one of the toilets was not flushed to check for problems. Plumber leaves. Day 2: The toilet in question was flushed by me to check and continues to run, Ugh....
by yorkpond
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When to call SS to Voluntarily Suspend at FRA?
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: When to call SS to Voluntarily Suspend at FRA?

Perhaps they can't do it orally because you have not applied for benefits yet? According to https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0202409120 "1. TSC processing of voluntary suspension requests The TSC can receive oral requests for voluntary suspension from individuals who: are FRA; have already ...
by yorkpond
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When to call SS to Voluntarily Suspend at FRA?
Replies: 2
Views: 251

When to call SS to Voluntarily Suspend at FRA?

Hello, Called Social Security to voluntarily suspend at my FRA which is June 5, 2017. The agent told me it was too early. The system will not take the suspension request. I'm familiar with the SS POMS GN 02409.110 "Conditions for Voluntary Suspension". It states that they can accept advanc...
by yorkpond
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Great CD Promo! Andrews FCU 84 mo 3.01%
Replies: 247
Views: 32267

Re: Great CD Promo! Andrews FCU 84 mo 3.01%

I opened a large CD at Andrews in January. I had Vanguard push the whole amount I wanted to Andrews in one wire transaction. Don't be concerned that Andrews will allow only $25K per day. The bank that is sending the money pushes all the money you want to invest. Excellent information, thanks! Minor...
by yorkpond
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Great CD Promo! Andrews FCU 84 mo 3.01%
Replies: 247
Views: 32267

Re: Great CD Promo! Andrews FCU 84 mo 3.01%

I opened a large CD at Andrews in January. I had Vanguard push the whole amount I wanted to Andrews in one wire transaction. Don't be concerned that Andrews will allow only $25K per day. The bank that is sending the money pushes all the money you want to invest.

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