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Hello every one,I recently replaced a boiler(Federal,about195btus)in a four family bldg,with a Burnham independence 275btus, i had a company from the yellow pages come and install it.The old boiler went when Hurricane Sandy struck.Ever since it was installed there is ferocious banging in the bldg, thru the radiators and the pipes its driveing me crazy.So I browse the internet and found this web site,and i got the book by Dan(We got steam heat) boy what an eye opener!!,Lo and behold on page 78 where he describe how the risers have to be piped,the WRONG WAY was the way the company installed it,i even check the manufacture manual and the diagram was pictured the RIGHT WAY as Dan has it in book.I even took pics.And the manufactured prints under the diagram,and i quote"failure to pipe boiler as specified in this manual may result in excessive system noise,water line fluctuations and water carry over"My question is should i get another contractor to come in take a look and get a written statement saying it was piped Wrongly or should i confront the company? I am not a professional but its clearly there to see. I was charged $9000 for installation and boiler, i don't want this boiler going out before its time. I have to say Great Book i know more now about steam heat than i did before,and its all basic common sense, thank you Dan.
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