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In fairness to all, we don't discuss pricing on the Wall. Thanks for your cooperation.

I lost a job to a company that did this:

JohnNYJohnNY Posts: 1,479Member ✭✭✭
This was an incorrect steam header repipe my partner/brother looked at and priced for the client.

The homeowner didn't like our price and called someone else who did the work in the picture for a much lower price. It still doesn't work right. Go figure.
copper header.jpeg
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  • JohnNYJohnNY Posts: 1,479Member ✭✭✭
    I have

    no idea why the pic is coming up sideways but you get the idea.
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  • JStarJStar Posts: 2,504Member ✭✭✭

    They converted the old header into a steam to hot water heat exchanger.
    - Joe Starosielec

    Guaranteed performance. Guaranteed energy savings.
    Serving all of NJ, NYC, Southern NY State, and eastern PA.
    Consultation anywhere.
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  • No wonder

    they got the job.  Wrong is so much easier than right.
    resize_copper header.jpeg
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
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  • Boiler wrestlerBoiler wrestler Posts: 29Member

    Thanks for the photo, it made my day. Truly a fine job if I ever saw one. At least they used pressure fittings not DWV.  The worst drop header ever.

    So, did you get to repipe it, or just marvel at it?
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  • RJRJ Posts: 421Member ✭✭

    Copper pipe allows no swing joints which equals extra stress on boiler sections ( if sectional ) which can cause premature boiler leaking
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  • WeezboWeezbo Posts: 6,230Member ✭✭✭
    Get away from them ladd.

    i have seen your work , that is not You.

    it gets to you like it does because you know left from right right from wrong and it probably is making you sick thinking about it.

    remember what i used to say Expensive is expensive , buh cheap is not cheap.

    "Gui shi Gui, Piyan yi bu Piyan yi."
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  • JohnNYJohnNY Posts: 1,479Member ✭✭✭

    The called to say they had the boiler repiped, as we recommended last year, but that the system still isn't working right so therefore our assessment that the piping was the problem was clearly a mistake.

    We sent a guy to check it out and he sent that picture. We told him to run out of the house and tell them they need to call the company back that did that work and let them figure it out.

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  • icesailoricesailor Posts: 7,265Member ✭✭✭✭

    Nice drop header installation.

    He could have saved some more money if he had used all DWV Copper drainage fittings. It would have looked even more professionally done. By a dubber.

    Simply stunning!

    Does it pound?
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  • JohnNYJohnNY Posts: 1,479Member ✭✭✭
    Oh, it pounds, bro.

    It pounds, and it gurgles and rushes. It spits like a champ. Barely makes heat at all.

    Yep. All hail the low bidder!!
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 9,204Member ✭✭✭✭
    More proof

    that you can't fix stupid!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
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  • nicholas bonham-carternicholas bonham-carter Posts: 5,577Member ✭✭✭
    Wrong advice?

    I hope they will not sue you for providing a wrong diagnosis!

    Customers like those are best left alone.--NBC
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  • MDNLansingMDNLansing Posts: 297Member
    You can fix this

    Suggest they install a couple of 12 horsepower circulation pumps and just make it a hot water system :)
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  • icesailoricesailor Posts: 7,265Member ✭✭✭✭
    Fixing Stupid:

    I was waiting for you to say that. I knew you would.

    Its in the DNA.
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  • RobGRobG Posts: 1,607Member ✭✭✭

    Hopefully they will come back and re-pipe it in CPVC as it should be :)
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  • Ron Jr.Ron Jr. Posts: 527Member ✭✭
    I hope you

    charged them accordingly for the 2 house calls ! 
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  • TonySTonyS Posts: 840Member ✭✭
    Its not that bad

    They used two finger clamps on the bx line. Its those little extras that got them the job. LOL
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