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Crazy Idea

Hap_Hazzard
Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,849
I'm finally getting around to shopping for a new calendar for my office (Why don't people give their customers calendars anymore?), and I got a crazy idea.



Am I the only guy here who'd buy a calendar with pictures of steam boilers, piping masterpieces and other exceptional examples of steam systems? If the pictures some of you guys posted here were of high enough resolution I'd do it myself, but I really like to see it done right, especially if it could have little extras like a paragraph from the pro who did the work.



I'd think this kind of thing could be done every year, with a different theme every year. One year it might be near-boiler piping, or boiler trim. Another year it might be classic radiators or main venting. One-pipe, two-pipe, vapor systems, restorations--once in a while it might even be fun to have a year of knuckleheads.



Thoughts?
Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24

Comments

  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,473
    Sounds good to me.

    Sounds like an idea who's time has come.



    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    Steam Porn

    Some friends from Black Rock City http://kineticsteamworks.org/
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    A great idea

    I made .this suggestion several years ago, for a calendar, featuring "grizzled old steam .pros, and their .boilers"

    How wonderful it would be if the right photographs were included!--NBC
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 852
    edited January 2013
    But

    Q: Do you have to be "grizzled" and "old" to be a steam pro? ;-)



     A: No, but it helps !
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    calendar views

    no you're just fine for the calendar.

    of course, it's the old pictures which would make the month.--nbc
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,849
    Nice

    I'll have to go by there next time I'm out there.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,849
    That'd make a damn good cover shot

    But it'd take more than a paragraph to explain what all that stuff is--to me anyway. You guys sure get into some interesting stuff, on top of the mundane replace/repipe boiler work. I'm impressed with the amount of photo-documentation you guys do, considering how busy you are, but I sometimes get the feeling it just scratches the surface.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    Calendar

    Makes you wish that cameras were more field-friendly in the past. Would be awesome to see the same jobsite over a hundred years, and probably how closely the techs look alike!
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 852
    edited January 2013
    Thanks!

    I'd post more stuff, but I've had trouble with posting recent photos here on this site.

    Don't know what the issue is.  My old filed photos still post ok.



    The photo is of three  pressure reducing valves on a district steam system.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    same jobsite

    or any jobsite, really.



    How many photos do we have of Dead Men Working?
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 852
    edited January 2013
    Here's a Map

    of Baltimore's Distinct Steam System from the 1950s



    What do you think- the month of February perhaps? 



    Edit - see what I mean! Why can't this post?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 852
    Not Many

    Because the film speeds weren't fast enough back in the day,  they would just show a blur!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,849
    Picture Posting

    I'm not sure what's happening, but it could have more to do with the name of the file or possibly the directory path it's in. Take a look at the file you were trying to upload and see if there's anything unusual about its name or the name of the directory it's in or any directory containing it. Are there spaces in the name or any non-word characters, like quotes, apostrophes, parentheses, ampersands, etc. If nothing stands out, try using a different browser. Ordinarily none of this should matter, but it keeps happening to people, and it's piqued my curiosity, and if it's keeping you from posting more pictures, that's not good, so I want to see if we can figure this out.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
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