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Old Buildings, New Steam

HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 634
edited December 2016 in THE MAIN WALL

imageOld Buildings, New Steam

Heating New York City housing in the 1980s with steam heat.

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  • LarryK
    LarryK Member Posts: 46
    I love it! Having lived in NYC for 30 years I can relate to every word. One day we came to work and had no electricity. In truth, the thieves who stole our copper wires actually had it easy this time because they were just strung up across the utility room after the previous wires were extracted from the conduit.
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,471
    I love history and this is great fodder for that love.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Thanks, guys. It pays to wander off The Wall.
    Retired and loving it.