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In fairness to all, we don't discuss pricing on the Wall. Thanks for your cooperation.
There is a GREAT guy who seems to really know his stuff... but he is not insured and the guys helping him are not formal employees, but family--without insurance as well. Also wants the lion's share of the price up front to buy the boiler and materials. I am having trouble with both of those things...But he is the only guy I have found that seems to know steam!
After the other guy came in today (he was the suggestion of a guy who was suggested by a steam pro on here)--I almost cried. I have had more guys in here than you can shake a stick at.
I just want a new boiler, with proper NBP, etc. so my family can have heat this winter--I don't understand why it is so hard to find someone.
I'm not a pro, obviously--but why, oh, why don't these guys want to follow the established procedures? It is so frustrating! Thanks for listening to me rant.
Thank you for your response to my query about wet returns.
I didn't want to post it on the Wall, but as to your point #4--I am really not sure what to do.
I live in Northern NJ and almost every single guy I have had in here insists on doing the NBP in copper. The guy I had here today wanted to do the NBP in copper, but I twisted his arm until he agreed not to. But then he told me that it was nonsense that newly installed boilers need a cleaning upon install, "unless there is a problem".
I am not a steam pro. I am someone who did not know a darn thing about a boiler 7 months ago--but am I incorrect in thinking that is step that cannot be skipped and needs to be done right (and it is time consuming an laborious, right)?
After I twisted his arm some more, he reluctantly agreed to do a cleaning--but I am not sure what HE is thinking he will do... I even offered to pay more just to have it done!