For those who aren't familiar, Ron Jr. used to post a lot of installs here on the Wall. He was the king of getting boilers into very tight spaces. We haven't heard from Ron in a while, hope he's doing well.
This install was one of the tightest we've had to do. It was in a frat house near Johns Hopkins University. The old boiler was an older Weil-McLain EG with a horribly piped 2-inch copper header which, as often happens, had started to leak at the solder joints. And it had been installed so the controls were jammed up against the wall- not much we could do about that except to replace it with one that fit better.
The new boiler is one of the Force boiler line that Ferguson introduced recently. It's basically a rebadged Crown, in this case a BSI. In the 7-section version used here, they specify two 2-inch risers, a 3-inch header and a 1-1/2" equalizer. We squeezed the 2 risers in by offsetting one, and snaked the equalizer under the header to keep the passage as clear as possible to the right of the boiler. To minimize the pressure drop in all those extra fittings, we ran that portion in 2" pipe.
The last two pics are the main vents. This system has one very long main and one short one. We mounted a Gorton #2 above the drop ceiling on the long main, and balanced the short one out with a Gorton #5.
Edit- for some reason the board won't display the File Attachment dialog. And I thought technology was supposed to make things easier...................
Edit again- attachments working now, but how do we make these things display right side up?
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