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Hanging GE ( Ron Jr. )

Robert O'Brien
Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,537
And Ron,you are definitely not smarmy!

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  • I haven't posted pics

    of this type of system in a while . This one was almost 60 years old . Hard to believe something that burns oil and is around 180 degrees for that long of a time can last , but they do . Original buried oil tanks also . The homeowner said that's next on the to do list .
  • Weil Mclain 3L

    special built for these homes . We recently switched to Beckett for the burner of choice on these jobs . They perform excellent .

    Kenny had me laughing so hard all day I was crying . The whole day revolved around me being " smarmy " . Gotta look that up . Even the homeowner commented about it . Said it was great that we can do this kind of work and have fun at the same time .
  • kpc_40
    kpc_40 Member Posts: 62
    very nice Ron...

    I suppose it was a 1 day job too.... I don't know how you do it.
    What makes the 3L special for lon-guy-land?
  • John@Reliable_14
    John@Reliable_14 Member Posts: 171
    What makes the 3L special for lon-guy-land?

    Has a front supply tapping for pump vs top supply
  • The 3L

    is smaller in depth than the regular 3 section . It uses a skinny midlle section .

    Funny thing is the regular 3 and 4 section Weils are the exact same in depth . I guess the 4 section uses 2 of those skinny sections in the middle ? Is the regular 3 section the only Weil to use that larger middle section ?

    The front of the 3L has the skim port tapping you see on the steamers . It's very convenient to use that port for the supplies . And makes the top of the boiler the best air eliminator money can buy :)

    Thanks alot KPC and John .
  • Thanks Robert

    I try not to be , lol . Kenny inserted the word smarmy into almost every sentence . Even sang it in a few songs . So I sang a few songs about his bad breath . It was hilarious . I gotta record what goes on while we work one day .
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,537
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  • oil-2-4-6-gas
    oil-2-4-6-gas Member Posts: 641

    why not put the expansion tank below the boiler ---that looks like a pain if you have to replace? awesome looking job that would take a few days to do --
  • Love it

    You can see vital info right on the control and are able to adjust parameters . The 2 minute post purge was way too long , especially with a boiler hanging in a kitchen . I reset it to 30 seconds . Thanks Robert .
  • Aesthetics

    The boiler is right in the kitchen . So we want everything hidden behind the cabinet door , which we take down while working on the boiler . Changing the tank ain't too bad . I can spin the #15 in one handed . You do need a ladder to work on these boilers . But every serviceman is in agreement - much easier to service these boilers than the GEs :)

    Thanks alot oil246gas . I thought it would be a 2 day job the first time I saw one . The guy I was working with laughed right in my face . Turns out they really aren't too hard to install once you do a few .
  • Leo_17
    Leo_17 Member Posts: 9

    The picture is deceiving, does the return block the chamber door from being opened for servicing? How many guys does it take to lift that thing onto the shelf?

  • Yep

    The return pipe does block the swing door . So does the brick wall to the right of the boiler and all the pipes next to it :)

    There's no way around it - the burner has to be pulled to get to the chamber . The boiler does have a wide sight door . You can squeeze a vac hose in there to get most of the build up .

  • Had another today

    a 3 zoner . This is the hi jack we use to lower the GE and lift the Weil McLain .
  • oil-2-4-6-gas
    oil-2-4-6-gas Member Posts: 641

    that picture tells a different story --thats nice and easy to change the expansion ----// hey Ron any idea how to get an 850# Ace, AJAX water heater -- 36" around 54" high into a 34" elevator and up 2 flights of stairs to the roof with a 32" stairwell --- rooftop 25 floors up --CRANE and Hellicopter are not an option
  • A good

    mule kick always works , lol .
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,094

    nice work as always Ron keep it up ,hope you,ve been keepin busy it's really tough out there at least from my view point.peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
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