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got a little more done this weekend. wife still mad.....

see pics.  before/after.  comments and criticism welcome. 
beautiful Conshohocken PA

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,826
    With such nice piping work

    why is your wife mad?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,785
    She'll get over it

    When the house is warm and toasty. 

    She may not appreciate the artistic beauty of the piping work you have been doing, but I do!
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
  • TomM
    TomM Posts: 233
    thanks guys

    thanks guys! 

    i decided to go all out and use 30" risers.  I was disappointed that the boiler tappings were tapped slightly out of parallel, which made for some necessary finesse to get everything lined up and square.  I made sure all the USA fittings are in the front, and all the import fittings are in the back.  :-) 

    I was suprised how everything came together pretty easy with proper planning.  I only needed one custom threaded length, the pipe connecting the two risers.  I could have probably done it with a stock fitting though. 

    Having a machining background, i'm used to everything lining up exactly perfect.  Not so with pipe.  It takes a cool hand to get everything right.  and plenty of unions helps too.  It's modular.

    My goal is to maximize floorspace, and have everything in the most compact configuration possible.  With 4 kids, all i got left is the basement.

     Piping ain't easy!
    beautiful Conshohocken PA
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    Wife shouldn't be mad!

    She should be celebrating thanksgiving...giving you thanks for supplying her with a much better boiler install...looks great!
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,846
    I can keep her busy for you.

    Oops. I better not say that to a guy with a big ol' pipe in his hand!
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,785
    Uhhhhhhh ---- No

    Well Hap, you just made a set up for about a half a dozen one liners, but I'm gonna resist!  I don't wanna be banned from HH.com!  ha!
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
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