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On the Waterfront-PGP

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tim smith
tim smith Member Posts: 2,752
Paul, If I remember right, was that not Fluke's barge that use to be parked over by ballard bridge? Looks like fun job. Tim. PS, I did not do work on that barge, just for the record.

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  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
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    Barging In

    This is one of the neatest jobs I've worked on. We're replacing a system done by "Others" on a barge that's 100ft x 40ft. The challenges are many, including the tightest boiler space for a Vitodens boiler with LLH and 2 mixed temps. We put the Viessmann horizontal indirect tank in the bilge area below the boiler room, after the owner fabricated the brackets to suspend the tank 8 ft off the floor. The barge is a factory and office for an instrument (guitars mostly) parts manufacturer. The barge is 1000ft in back of my shop, so it's been an easy commute! Rare hardwoods are stored in the bilge area, over 400,000 board feet of the most unusual hardwoods I've ever seen. It smells very exotic in the bilge.

    We installed the DHWtank so we could still access the man-hole cover, and punched a hole on the side of the removable panel so the themometer could still be visible. Obsessive, but why not? We'll be finished next week with everthing, as the barge is about to be moved 300ft down the dock next week.


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  • J.C.A._3
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    NICE!

    To have the shop right in the back of the job, is ALWAYS a sweet thing...no lollygagging there!

    I've seen some of those barges/homes on the harbor in Seattle...(or is that one of the Lake Washington floating homes?)and I'm guessing that this is one of the largest . Some are "cozy", a few "spacious" but this is pretty big!

    Nice work...if you can get it. Good job Paul and Crew.

    Please show us the final. Chris
  • Paul Pollets
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    Next week

    Thanks, Chris, yes, it's one of the largest. I'll post photos on Tue showing the finals. This weekend we're installing the 300ft 1" AquaPEX water main extension under water, and the 2" 400ft sewage discharge on Wed. Also underwater. The barge has a duplex sewage pump in the bilge. Nasty work....



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  • J.C.A._3
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    Nasty is soooooo...

    > Thanks, Chris, yes, it's one of the largest. I'll

    > post photos on Tue showing the finals. This

    > weekend we're installing the 300ft 1" AquaPEX

    > water main extension under water, and the 2"

    > 400ft sewage discharge on Wed. Also underwater.

    > The barge has a duplex sewage pump in the bilge.

    > Nasty work....

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  • J.C.A._3
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    Nasty is soooooo...

    Subjective...I'd like to call it "comforting"...

    Hell, if you're that close to the working/livimg waterfront, knowing that the rules are... #1, THERE...and #2..ENFORCED!!!, What more can you ask for?

    See Dave Yates post....At least you have rules to (literally!) live by.

    I haven't been out that way in a while. I think it might be time to see it once again. I will email you and Stacey in Mount Vernon...before a trip.

    Thanks for the memory shuffle! Keep the pictures coming....I like it! Chris
  • Dave Yates (GrandPAH)_2
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    No surprise

    I fully expected to see a stunning installation & as always, you & your crew deliver.
  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
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    Not Fluke's

    Hi Tim, same color as the Fluke's barge, but the owner bought the hull and added the rest. The Fluke barge was over 10,000SF and the city made them move it.

    The plumbing and heating has many errors, including 1000 ft loop lengths, punctured and kinked tubing that is almost impossible to fix, blah blah...

    I know who did the work, but it wouldn't be fair to bash. The owner was extremely displeased by the poor installation, but he chose the lowest price, even though my shop sits at the entrance to the dock. Now he knows the difference between a giboni and a craftsman.

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  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,752
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    Love those thousand footers!

    Can't believe it when I see that done.
  • American plumber
    American plumber Member Posts: 89
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    waterwurks

    PGP-What might you be using for emitters on that aromatic vessel?
  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
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    heat

    the main floor is 31/2" structural concrete with PEX radiant, the offices upstairs are CFT baseboard.

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