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Triangle Tube/Caleffi/Taco in Brooklyn....(JohnNY)

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Mad Dog_2
Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,110
REAL nice work, Johnny and the boys. Top-freakin-notch Mad Dog

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  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,231
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    Conversion/conversion/conversion

    This is an oil to gas conversion of a system converted 30 years ago from steam to hot water in a city school building converted to apartments.

    Things change, I guess.

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  • Brad White_200
    Brad White_200 Member Posts: 148
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    Hey John!

    Nice job to get- thanks for sharing. I like the collage photos, easier to imagine the broader picture.

    The Caleffi arrangement alone shows progress in a way that the Owner can see what they eventually will have.

    Keep them coming!
  • Keith_8
    Keith_8 Member Posts: 399
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    Nice project

    Looks good John,

    You gonna make a 10/15 turn the heat on drop dead date?

    Keith
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,231
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    Thanks, guys. Nice to hear from you both.

    Very close to completion.

    I've gotta give these two guys credit. It looks like Anthony and Craig not only pipe a mean boiler, but they've got soldering down to an art, too.

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  • Darin Cook_8
    Darin Cook_8 Member Posts: 31
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    Very Nice John

    Your guys are obviously good craftsman and it really shows. It is nice to see all that great equipment going in. There are still so many people stuck in a 1950's mechanical mindset that it blows me away. You will have some very happy customers when they get their fuel bill!


    Darin

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  • Brad White_194
    Brad White_194 Member Posts: 74
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    Stunning

    That overall shot says it all. pride included. Compared to what you lugged out of there...

    Might I suggest that the photo be framed under glass and mounted on the boiler room wall for posterity? Years from now....

    You can "see the flow" in those neat parallel runs of copper.

    Do you guys use masking tape to apply your flux? :)
    Dang me if that does not look hand-painted with a 00 brush. I am again challenged to do better thanks to that!

    Some good before and after shots will amaze anyone.

    As Darin said, their first fuel bill should be a pleasant surprise.

  • Keith_8
    Keith_8 Member Posts: 399
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    What do you think

    the Dead men would have said if they saw those 2 boilers hanging on the wall?

    My guess is.....Those 2 little things ain't never gonna work...who's kidding who?

    Looks great John,

    Brad that's the 1st thing I thought when I saw that sodder joint, what is that silver paint?

    Keith
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,231
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    on top of that...

    ...those two little boilers convert 798 BTUs (2 x 399) to heat at 95% combustion efficiency.

    Pretty cool.

    As for the soldering, it's become a bit of a "thing" in our shop.
    The NYC Plumber's Exam requires soldered joints to look like that on a bunch of copper fittings ranging from 1/2" to 3" and you have to solder some of them upside down. A drip is an immediate disqualification. After I passed my test, I just kept on soldering that way and it caught on with my guys. Now they try to outdo each other. It's a good thing.
    It's actually easier than you might think.

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  • JohnNY
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  • Brad White_201
    Brad White_201 Member Posts: 52
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    Now everthing will be

    under control! I wish we had an Alex in every zip code. What a great team!

    It was always said by my mentors that a neat and orderly project would tell you how it worked. This is no exception start to finish.
  • The Wire Nut
    The Wire Nut Member Posts: 422
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    Aw Shucks...

    Thanks Brad... If I were single, I might be available in a lot more Zip Codes!

    I have to say John's crew not only do great work, they work well together.

    Alex...
    "Let me control you"

    Lost in SOHO NYC and Balmy Whites Valley PA
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