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jpf321 Member Posts: 1,566
I have tried the F.A.P. but didn't find any good steam folks near me in Forest Hills, Queens, NY (zip 11375). I'm interested in a critique and any recommendations for an old steam system which came with my new house purchase.

I have an old one-pipe steam system powered by a Fitzgibbons 400 boiler with a 8GPM Tankless Water Heater for Domestic HW with a Beckett Oil Gun.

The home is about 3500sq ft 3-floor semi-detached true brick construction with 14 radiators throughout. (6 on 1st flr, 5 on 2nd, 3 on 3rd).

The one near-boiler vent I found is a Gorton No. D. I have a Honeywell Aquastat (set to 170degF) and just ordered a 0-16oz Vaporstat to supplement my 0.5-9 Honeywell P-trol.

My header is all asbestos wrapped with 2 mains headed in different directions. My gauge is currently a 0-30 but I'm going to get the Wilka 0-3 which was recommended in these Forums.

All my rads get hot no problem but I'm hoping to work towards efficiency, speed and oil savings.

There are a couple of things that I'm unfamiliar with straight away: 

-- a mystery pipe coming from the floor

-- 2 black handled brass valves near the water sight

-- a plug at the front of the boiler near top .. skim port?

I've uploaded pictures here: <a href="">[url=]</a>

Any help or thoughts is appreciated. Thanks.
1-pipe Homeowner - Queens, NYC

NEW: SlantFin Intrepid TR-30 + Tankless + Riello 40-F5 @ 0.85gph | OLD: Fitzgibbons 402 boiler + Beckett "SR" Oil Gun @ 1.75gph

installed: 0-20oz/si gauge | vaporstat | hour-meter | gortons on all rads | 1pc G#2 + 1pc G#1 on each of 2 mains

Connected EDR load: 371 sf venting load: 2.95cfm vent capacity: 4.62cfm
my NEW system pics | my OLD system pics


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