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FRANK_24 Member Posts: 80
This location is the Glen Cove Housing complex located on Long Island. The three old HB Smith cast iron boilers went by way of the Demo mans hammers, and we installed three Unilux bent tube water tube boilers input around 2.5 mil each. DHW was a 400 gal. stone lined tank kept hot by a Lochinvar which was not disturbed. We installed the four 119 gal indirect heaters. After the boilers were removed, we temped out two indirects with hoses in a temp location. Then removed the stone puppy and installed the new indirects. No overnight loss of hot water for the tennants. The boilers were then rigged into the pit and we did our thing. Piping, electrical, breeching, insulation and painting. (all or nothing at all) Again, the lowest qualified bidder shows 'em who's the best. lol


  • Constantin
    Constantin Member Posts: 3,796
    Amazing transformation...

    ... the jumble of pipes, mechanical actuators, etc. is replaced with a easy-to-follow layout. A nice and clean insulation job also! Presumably you did this all in a day, following the Ron Jr. Mantra, right?

    How are the boilers controlled/staged?
  • bob_46
    bob_46 Member Posts: 813
    The lowest qualified

    bidder forgot to equip the guy with the chain-drive wallet with safety glasses and a hard hat. Do I see isolation valves above and below the low water cutoffs?
  • FRANK_24
    FRANK_24 Member Posts: 80

    These boilers are controlled by a Heat Timer multi mod, and Heat Timers HWR. And there are isolation valves on both sides of the LWCOs.
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
    Isolation valves required by code....

    Another "anomoly" of the code....
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
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