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  • Steamhead earned the 250 Likes badge.
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    January 25
  • Wfirst189
    Hey Steamhead,

    Got a question, I am about to (have) installed a TR-30 Intrepid steam boiler. The supplier doesn't have the PZT model so I am purchasing the tankless coil separately and adding on? do you suggest a certain aquastat? Would the combo? Does the vaporstat and aquastat get wired in parallel?

    For the low water cut off can I use one of the Hydolevel combo aquastat/ LWCO (3250 plus)??

    This is what I BELIEVE I NEED TO ORDER (PLUS fittings and other misc. stuff my plumber will manage)

    Carlin Burner 50364FR1
    knockdown package steam boiler Slant Fin Intrepid TR-30 SU
    Hydrolevel 3250 Plus
    Hydrolevel Electro-well 48-221
    Hydrolevel outdoor sensor OS-100
    S/F 5 gallon intrepid water coil
    Safeguard No.VXT120 water feeder 120 Volt
    Tjernlund HS1
    Tjernlund VH1-4
    Field Controls 6" double actuating gas draft regulator
    (ducting
    Carlin Burner Cover DESCVR5S
    Field Controls Spill Switch GSK-250M

    any thoughts? I am currently heatless so any insight would be appreciated. Thank you
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    January 16
  • lincolntaggart
    Can u gimme a call 724-766-8158
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    December 2015
  • Danny Scully
    Good morning, my name is Danny Scully and I operate Scully's Plumbing in Long Island, NY. I have a customer who has a Slant/Fin Intrepid which we will be converting to natural gas. I've seen you have success with this on the wall, and was just wondering if you preferred Beckett over Carlin. I called Slant/Fin and they gave me no specifics, only that they suggested Beckett (but Carlin is fine too). The only thing delaying my decision is that Carlin is offered at a discounted rate from National Grid. I do, however, like that Beckett has specifically tested with the Intrepid. I was just hoping you could steer me in the right direction. Thanks in advance for your time.
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    November 2015
  • Steamhead earned the 100 Agrees badge.
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    October 2015
  • simon_skove
    I have a Tudor heat system. Two large vents at the end of the dry returns. So these should be changed?
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    October 2015
  • Homeowner3
    So sorry to bother you, but I thought you might be able to help me.

    I am a homeowner in Northern New Jersey who is in need of a boiler replacement for 1929 house that has a system with steam heat. When I bought the house a few years ago, the boiler was newish (3 years old)--but it died a premature death (at 7 years old), I now know, as a result of not being installed correctly coupled, I am sure by mistakes of ours. The various local contractors suggested by neighbors (one of whom installed it for the previous homeowner) do not follow most of the protocols outlines in Dan Holohan's books.

    Do you know of anyone who you might recommend who might work in this neck of the woods? It seems as if JStar no longer does residential.

    Sorry to reach out to you this way, but if I can't find someone who truly knows steam soon, I am going to be forced to let one of the local plumbers install a new boiler, as it will get cold very soon. I fear that will be a very expensive mistake.
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    October 2015
  • Homeowner3
    I am a homeowner in Northern New Jersey who is in need of a boiler replacement for 1929 house that has a system with steam heat. When I bought the house a few years ago, the boiler was newish (2-3 years old)--but it died a premature death (at 7 years old), I now know, as a result of not being installed correctly. The various local contractors suggested by neighbors (one of whom installed it for the previous homeowner) do not follow most of the protocols outlines in Dan Holohan's books.

    Do you know of anyone who you might recommend who might work in this neck of the woods? It seems as if JStar has either switched companies or retired (I'm not sure which).

    Sorry to reach out to you this way, but if I can't find someone who truly knows steam soon, I am going to be forced to let one of the local plumbers install a new boiler, as it will get cold very soon. I fear that will be a very expensive mistake...

    Thanks ever so much
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    September 2015
  • Steamhead earned the 25 Insightfuls badge.
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    September 2015
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    July 2015
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    July 2015
  • Steamhead earned the 100 Likes badge.
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    April 2015
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    March 2015
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    February 2015
  • Steamhead earned the 25 Awesomes badge.
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    February 2015
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    January 2015
  • New Hampshire DIYer
    Steamhead-- Your posts were particularly helpful to me, including your strong encouragement concerning the SlantFin brand. I think the photo should be good now.
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    January 2015
  • Schvenzlerman
    Steamhead, can I avail myself of your knowledge? I tried to convert to gravity as you had recommended some years ago and it wasn't successful because I'm missing something.
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    December 2014
  • s1n3str0
    @Steamhead

    I'm on a quest for radiator feet pedestals, and from a thread I happened upon here you were mentioned... any chance you might be able to help me out procuring these impossible to find items?
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    November 2014
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    November 2014
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    November 2014
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    October 2014
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    October 2014
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    September 2014
  • Steamhead earned the 5000 Comments badge.
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    September 2014

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