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Paul S_3
Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,261
Customer got numerous quotes for an oil to gas conversion and wanted to remove steam mains in the middle of basement. Every other quote was to remove steam system and install a warm air system with central air. We repiped steam system....i will be installing boiler tomorrow......i also installed a 3ton Carrier ductless with 4 indoor units for air conditioning. The copper pipe i wish be replacing once the general contractor pulls up the floor....the propress is just temporary.theres another main not pictured ill post pic once boiler is installed....





ASM Mechanical Company
Located in Staten Island NY
Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
347-692-4777
ASMMECHANICALCORP@GMAIL.COM
ASMHVACNYC.COM
https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,784
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    How does she run?
    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
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,261
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    Im installing boiler tomorrow
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    ASMMECHANICALCORP@GMAIL.COM
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,784
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    Paul S said:

    Im installing boiler tomorrow

    Ah,
    So it runs super quiet right now then I take it. :)
    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
    Paul S_3JohnNY
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    Great Save!
  • New England SteamWorks
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    Very nice. Good work!
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
  • njtommy
    njtommy Member Posts: 1,105
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    Nice job. #steamersmatter! Lol
    ChrisJPaul S_3New England SteamWorks
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,076
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    Very nice looking job!

    It seems that the low voltage people can always leave their mark of untidiness. They either don't have a wire cutter or anything resembling a stapler......it's just git er done! Always....everywhere. I have pre-wired many phone/data systems for them to connect their feeds to and it makes my work look like it exploded... :o .
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,261
    edited November 2016
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    Thanks guys....i teally tried to get this job....i didnt want anothet steam system ripped out....i saw about 4 or 5 this past summer ripped out .... all with warm air furnaces....sad....im just a little nervous with the "A" dimension its about 20 inches....i will be running a vaporstat ....probably no more than 8 ounces....
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    ASMMECHANICALCORP@GMAIL.COM
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,623
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    I am sure it will be fine as long as the pressure is low.

    The low voltage is a mess and yes, cable, phone and data is all part of the National Electric code. The code says "neat and workman like manner" unfortunately the cable & phone guys don't care in most cases.

    My personal favorite is when they lay it all on the ceiling grid. You can't even get the tiles out.

    A good piping job really shows off the lousy low voltage
    Paul S_3
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,076
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    Low voltage is seldom ever subject to any inspection.
    There are directives in the NEC for installation.
    Also the NEC states that abandoned cabling must be removed if not in use. Spares must be tagged on each end.

    However, if in the way that stuff will really stretch to be relocated, this may have happen on occasion requiring a visit from cable dudes, crawling into some dark hole etc. :)
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 2,007
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    @Paul S. SAVE AND A BEAUTY! Great work. Really curious to see if the pressed stuff can hold up. The viega fittings are rated for steam. I have used on repairs a few times where homeowner didn't want complete repipe
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,427
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    Copycat @Paul S! :lol: looks awesome. The "A" dimension on my counterflow job is even tighter. Have no fear, the Vaporstat will do its job.
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,261
    edited November 2016
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    Thanks @STEAM DOCTOR ive seen propress on steam and it holds....i have done some repairs in copper press....and some megapress....but where you need swing joints i always use threaded... @Danny Scully so does yours....i spoke to @EzzyT on the phone a few times about this job regarding the "A" dimension he said no worries too... thanks for all your help @EzzyT also howd the piping around an obstruction work out....i piped exactly the way TLAOSH states....i have done this a few times in the past with an old timer but never on my own
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    ASMMECHANICALCORP@GMAIL.COM
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,110
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    The Steam God's bless you son....great save. Deadmen..LIVE ON! Mad Dog
    Paul S_3New England SteamWorks
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,261
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    Thanks @Mad Dog
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    ASMMECHANICALCORP@GMAIL.COM
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,261
    edited November 2016
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    Heres the boiler.....
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    ASMMECHANICALCORP@GMAIL.COM
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
    LionA29CanuckerIronman
  • LionA29
    LionA29 Member Posts: 255
    edited November 2016
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    Good Job @Paul S
    Paul S_3
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    Looks beautiful!
    Paul S_3
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,177
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    Looking awesome as hell Paul keep it up.....
    DL Mechanical LLC Heating, Cooling and Plumbing 732-266-5386
    NJ Master HVACR Lic# 4630
    Specializing in Steam Heating, Serving the residents of New Jersey
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/dl-mechanical-llc

    https://m.facebook.com/DL-Mechanical-LLC-315309995326627/?ref=content_filter

    I cannot force people to spend money, I can only suggest how to spend it wisely.......
    Paul S_3
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,261
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    Thanks guys
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    ASMMECHANICALCORP@GMAIL.COM
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,296
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    Beautiful as always @Paul S
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
    Etravismechanical@gmail.com
    201-887-8856
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
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    Looks great. You've really got that gas meter surrounded ;)
  • Phil53
    Phil53 Member Posts: 73
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    What brand boiler is that - nice large supply risers for such a small boiler.
  • AMservices
    AMservices Member Posts: 610
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    Great job! I really like the extra effort you put in keeping the basement window usable.
    MilanD
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,899
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    Williamson. Basically a re-branded Weil-McLain EG.

    Great save! How does it run?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,261
    edited August 2017
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    it runs great @Steamhead ..... the dimension "A" is only about 14 inches above the water line, which had me nervous at first, and the piping around the window . but i used a vaporstat with a cut out pressure at around 10 or so ounces....its very quiet and heats up very quickly. also the pic with the pipe threader shows a drip from a radiator run out , i came from the end of the main dropped into the run of a oversized tee ....the bull of the tee leads to the radiator run out and the other side of the run drips into a wet return.....that radiator heats up the fastest which i had a doubt about it even heating
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    ASMMECHANICALCORP@GMAIL.COM
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company