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Best question of the week.

DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
Received this email: I have a boiler; what is its efficiency?

Can you top that?
Retired and loving it.


  • Jean-David Beyer
    Jean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,666
    can you top that?

    What's the difference between a duck?
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,471

    I am glad to report that your boiler does indeed have efficiency.

    good luck,

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • World Plumber
    World Plumber Member Posts: 389
    I have a leak

    We got a call one night from a gentlemen saying that he had water leaking from the ceiling and that his bathroom was upstairs. We went out to find the roof of his house in the parking lot next door. Told him we think you need more than a plumber.
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,608
    How about this!!!

    Should I smell gas in my bathroom.
  • joseph annon
    joseph annon Member Posts: 53
    Water leak

    Customer. I want you to come locate a leak.

    Me. I will come out with leak detection equipment and locate the leak for a fee and then can give you an estimate for repairs.

    Customer. Oh My that's expensive but I am not sure I even have a leak.

    Me. ????
  • joseph annon
    joseph annon Member Posts: 53
    edited December 2010
    Water leak

    Double post
  • maine rick
    maine rick Member Posts: 107
    i have a gas smell

    we installed a new oil boiler in june for this customer

    he calls me up and said he has a strong gas smell and wants me to come over to check the boiler out . i ask him if he has a gas unit in the basement and tells me yes a gas stove, i tell him to call the gas company to check the unit out. then he asked me if i'm sure its not the new boiler.  
  • Steve Whitbeck
    Steve Whitbeck Member Posts: 669
    boiler very noisy

    a long time ago when I was a kid I used to go on service calls with my dad.

    One nite after dinner he got a call that there was a loud noise coming from the garage. ( their boiler was in the garage)

    It was about a 1/2 hour drive to get there in the winter and it was snowing preatty hard.

    When we got there my dad told me to stay in the truck. I watched him go into the garage and after only a couple of minutes he came out and knocked on the house door.

    He then got back into the truck and we left.

    The homeowner had left there snowblower running in the garage.

    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,928
    bleed radiators

    customer calls last week. no heat in two rads. they want me to come and bleed rads. customer has one pipe steam. how much would you charge?? (just joking)
  • World Plumber
    World Plumber Member Posts: 389

    We installed a new boiler. About 2 months later the costumer calls, says they have a leak in the basement. Go over and find the water main leaking on the opposite side of the basement. The customer says it's in the basement, it should be covered under the boiler warranty. 
  • NYplumber
    NYplumber Member Posts: 503
    edited December 2010
    Hot gas

    As we were packing up from a water heater or boiler job the customer wanted to feel involved so he grabbed a hold of the gas pipe and said "this ones not hot". We mentioned that if that one was hot we didnt want to be in the house.
  • TSPH
    TSPH Member Posts: 2
    Leaking Baseboard

    Last year about this time a customer called stating that the baseboard we installed over the summer was leaking over the garage. There were icicles forming over the garage door when we arrived.

    We went inside and checked the baseboard. We found the leak. It was the Christmas tree stand leaking down through the floor. We had a good laugh and wished them a Merry Christmas.

    We told this story at a few supply houses. They had a good laugh.

    A few days later another plumber called me and said he urgently needed my help.

     I said sure- what do you need. He replied "Where can I find a Christmas Tree Stand repair kit ".
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,738
    You were out here on the same thing last year

    No heat... and it is doing the same thing, not running!
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