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Crawl Space fun!

STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
I hope he got a good price!

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  • John Mills_5
    John Mills_5 Member Posts: 952
    Oil furnace in a flood crawl. I can't imagine anything worse!
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,450
    Where do you find these horrors? EEEK!
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505

    Where do you find these horrors? EEEK!

    The word is out! They find me
    I did fix the hanging AC-ready kit/wiring.
    Hope he never needs the burner pulled!

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  • Firecontrol933
    Firecontrol933 Member Posts: 73
    When are people going to learn, they call them crawlspaces NOT equipmentspaces! If you can't afford another 10 sq ft in the house you can't afford heating or cooling either.
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    What 993 said!
    Agree agree agree agree!!!!!

    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,788
    edited May 2016
    I've got four crawlspaces and zero of them have HVAC equipment unless you count steam pipes.

    They call them crawlspaces but what they should really be called is "was too damn lazy to dig a basement". Mine was done in the 1800s so they had an excuse.

    What's the excuse now?

    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • Jack
    Jack Member Posts: 1,047
    Just because it fits, doesn't mean that is where it goes!
  • Docfletcher
    Docfletcher Member Posts: 487
    I have a cubby space like that. Maybe I can get my new boiler in there.
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,479
    A buddy has a house on the ocean that is on top of a 20 ft granite outcropping - 40 ft from his living room to the ocean. His furnace in in a 5ft high hollow in the continental shelf. The house was built in the late forties by a guy that did almost all of it himself. I'll guess he wasn't confident of his abilities with blasting powder.

    The good thing is the crawl is usually dry unless there is a hellacious rain storm. There is a sump that was hacked out with a hammer and chisel about 4ft from the furnace with is up on 16" blocks.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge