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Hot water boiler replacement

Dave0176
Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,172
Got a call for a completely flooded basement, washer hose blew no one home for 4 days so the basement flooded with about 5.5 ft of water. Ins co compensated for a new boiler and hot water heater. Pretty simple install. Used a Williamson GWA 140 (Weil McLain CGA5)
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,514
    I can't believe someone has not invented a valve that closes after x minutes of flow to prevent these types of catastrophes. Then make it code.

    Of course it is always good practice to turn off water in absence of occupancy.
    kcopp
  • FranklinD
    FranklinD Member Posts: 399
    This is actually a very timely post...it made me realize that my current washer hoses are 5 years old this spring. Added a new pair to my Menards list for this weekend.

    Man that would be the worst thing ever...although there are times (like that) when having a 1/2" water service might save my butt. I think the storm sewer manhole in my basement could keep up with that flow, even with the cover in place.
    Ford Master Technician, "Tinkerer of Terror"
    Police & Fire Equipment Lead Mechanic, NW WI
    Lover of Old Homes & Gravity Hot Water Systems
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,837
    Gordy said:

    I can't believe someone has not invented a valve that closes after x minutes of flow to prevent these types of catastrophes. Then make it code.

    Of course it is always good practice to turn off water in absence of occupancy.


    Google Water Cop. It will actually reduce homeowners insurance. There are also some braided stainless steel hoses for washers and dish washers, that if breached close down to a slow drip.

    And then we are all familiar with the PIG, which keeps your heating system from creating a swimming pool in the basement... I shoulda patented that idea :smile: I could be retired in the Bahamas selling radiant slabs for heating and cooling the decks around swimming pools.

    Oh well... Guess I will just run this NPO for the next few years and be happy I have a good job.

    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.