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death of a steam system

Paul S_3
Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,257
its a sad day when this happens @ChrisJ ....customer called me for a scorched warm air system...the demo guy just happened to be there when i arrived.... customer told me my estimate was too high lol. Sad thing is he is going to live in the home....ive seen people rip out steam systems so the tenant can pay for there own gas ....but he is going to live there....i thought this is crazy to do...."cant fix stupid"

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Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
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Comments

  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 1,755
    Picture shows both thick and thin tube radiators?
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 12,089
    jumper said:

    Picture shows both thick and thin tube radiators?

    You can use both with steam.
    I have 9 thick tube, and one thin tube in my house.


    Damn shame, but as @Steamhead always says..................

    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
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 9,231
    PaulS, my condolences to the family.
    Do you know the approximate age of the piping? I understand you did not do the sawing, but from what I see of the wall thickness of the pipes those must have been the steam supply.

    I will have to present a case in the future to convince a board that their 1955 steam piping is still sound and should retain the system. The other half of the system is from 1917 or so but is a 1 pipe chopped up system, not leaking but needs some upgrade.

    It is a major proposed renovation for a high school and of course the advice from the "Professionals" is to tear out all the steam system and go for HW.
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,257
    1914 house was built....probably same time steam system was installed
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    [email protected]
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,024
    Find out if they pulled a permit- if not, drop a dime. Oh wait, it's 50 cents now.............
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 4,932
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
  • leonz
    leonz Member Posts: 429
    Nope, you cannot fix stupid.
  • njtommy
    njtommy Member Posts: 1,105
    What a dope should of kept the rads.
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 3,887
    I would have just walked out.... :#