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Steam boiler -- Southern CT contractor recommendation

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noxinwj
noxinwj Member Posts: 5
edited July 2017 in THE MAIN WALL
I've learned a lot from this site over the past 24 hours since I learned that my newly purchased house's flue needed relining and is not suitable for the installed oil HWH and oil steam boiler. Thanks to all who contribute and make this site such a great resource.

I'm considering my options (leaning to a gas conversion for the steam boiler with an indirect fired HWH) and looking for a good vendor in Southern CT servicing New Haven County. "Find a Contractor" didn't have a listing. Hoping someone on here serves this area or has a good recommendation. One thing I've learned on this site is that the installer quality is really the determining factor for satisfaction. I don't want to go wrong on a project of this size.

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,415
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    Not sure whether Charles Garrity goes that far -- @Charlie from wmass -- 413-841-6726 -- but you might give him a call and see. If he does, he's one of the best.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    KC_Jonesnoxinwj
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
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    Never met him, nor saw his work, but I heard he is good....C Garrity....What's up with the flue? Can u post some pictures of the boiler and associated piping
    noxinwj
  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 586
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    where you live?, im in bristol, Noreaster heating
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,605
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    he said New Haven County, what's that an hour or less from Bristol?? Depending on traffic LOL
    newagedawn
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
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    All of New Haven County is an hour from Springfield. From what I understand, advertising here is not that expensive.
  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 586
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    so busy in my local area, this guy isnt serious !he never even replied to any comments, like he is gonna wanna do a steam boiler with indirect when he finds out how much it costs,lol alot of talk here in CT, not much action,lol except them taxing the hell out of you and always searching for ways to nickel and dime your wallet,lol
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 586
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    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,095
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    Advertising here is the best R.O.I. I've ever seen. Mad Dog
    Erin Holohan HaskellDan Foley
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,885
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    Mad Dog said:

    Advertising here is the best R.O.I. I've ever seen. Mad Dog

    This.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
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    Steamhead said:

    Mad Dog said:

    Advertising here is the best R.O.I. I've ever seen. Mad Dog

    This.
    confused on the last few posts?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,885
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    j a said:

    Steamhead said:

    Mad Dog said:

    Advertising here is the best R.O.I. I've ever seen. Mad Dog

    This.
    confused on the last few posts?
    Nope.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
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    Steamhead said:

    j a said:

    Steamhead said:

    Mad Dog said:

    Advertising here is the best R.O.I. I've ever seen. Mad Dog

    This.
    confused on the last few posts?
    Nope.
    I was referring to myself, being confused
  • noxinwj
    noxinwj Member Posts: 5
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    Wow, this thread took a turn... Sorry for not replying, but it has been a rather busy time as we're just doing the move-in. I'll post some pictures of the system soon as everyone seems to enjoy seeing them and they're fun to dissect.

    @Mad Dog and @Steamhead are right, I've scheduled a visit from someone on this site later this week.

    And, @newagedawn, I'm aware of the cost, but thanks for your concern
  • noxinwj
    noxinwj Member Posts: 5
    edited July 2017
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    Pictures of the system and the chimney
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,543
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    Erin and I have always appreciated and supported the contractors who advertise here. They make the site possible. What goes around comes around.
    Retired and loving it.
    Canuckerj a_2Dan Foley
  • noxinwj
    noxinwj Member Posts: 5
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    Here are the pictures. (upload issues previously)





  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
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    You are in need of a re-pipe. The near-boiler piping is all wrong, and you need a steam pro to sort out what is going on with the system. It appears as though, part of it is counter-flow without a drip. It needs some attention.
    noxinwj
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
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    Erin and I have always appreciated and supported the contractors who advertise here. They make the site possible. What goes around comes around.

    I got to agree...Advertiseing here on the steam page was one of best decisions....I hated to pull it when I retired
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,543
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    Thanks, j a.
    Retired and loving it.
    j a_2
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,321
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    Erin and I have always appreciated and supported the contractors who advertise here. They make the site possible. What goes around comes around.

    We sure do!

    President
    HeatingHelp.com

  • noxinwj
    noxinwj Member Posts: 5
    edited September 2017
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    I want to give a quick thanks to the folks who steered me toward @Charlie from wmass. As suggested, he's been fantastic, detail oriented towards doing things right and a real pleasure to work with. Thanks @Jamie Hall, @j a, @KC_Jones . I have a bunch of contractors running around on various projects and they all seem to do things a little better when they see the job he's doing for fear they'll look mediocre in comparison.
    New England SteamWorksCanucker
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
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    It's nice to have someone raise the bar, when they're doing something for you....isn't it? That system is the "bones" of the house. Charlie will make it right.
    CanuckerNew England SteamWorksRomanGK_26986764589noxinwj