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  • MikeyB
    MikeyB Member Posts: 696
    Wow!
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  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,176
    Some serious RED NECK fixes there lol.
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  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,379
    See, I told you pvc would be fine on steam!

    Bob
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  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,351
    So did you quote them for repairs and replacement? How did they react to that? If they did that shame on them, if they bought it like that...well I hope they got a really good deal.
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  • Ross_24
    Ross_24 Member Posts: 82
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    Yes, I'll be working up a quote for a replacement and repair. They definitely did these "repairs" themselves. 5 of the radiators have been cut out and "capped" with bicycle inner tubes. Yikes.
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,351
    Judging by their "fixes" I would guess there isn't a quote low enough. Why the heck would they disconnect 5 radiators. I've heard of one maybe 2, but 5?! If you get the job you have to post after shots for us!
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  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    The electrical work looks similarly disturbing.

    No official 'wall of shame' here yet, but these would make a pretty good start...
  • vaporvac
    vaporvac Member Posts: 1,520
    I'm guessing that bottle of wine might have something to do with it.
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  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    KC_Jones said:

    Judging by their "fixes" I would guess there isn't a quote low enough. Why the heck would they disconnect 5 radiators. I've heard of one maybe 2, but 5?! If you get the job you have to post after shots for us!

    You'll be the next in the long line of professionals that will be bad mouthed by them for trying to rip them off.

    That boiler is between 50 and 70 years old. Ask them how many automobiles they have owned since the boiler was manufactured or installed.

    For some people, the "Cheap Gene" is a genetic birth defect and can not be repaired. So cheap, that he spends money to keep in the cheap mode.

    Steamhead says you can't fix stupid.

    You can't educate stupid either.

    You can't educate or fix cheap either. That wine is even cheap.

  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850
    BobC said:

    See, I told you pvc would be fine on steam!

    Bob

    Foam core at that!

    I've always wondered what the temperature rating on inner tubes was!
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,351
    RobG said:

    BobC said:

    See, I told you pvc would be fine on steam!

    Bob

    Foam core at that!

    I've always wondered what the temperature rating on inner tubes was!
    apparently it's at least 215°....gotta give them one thing they must be running that system at a low pressure!
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    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15