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Need a combi boiler installation in Washington DC. Any suggestions?

Apologies in advance if this post is in the wrong place or doesn’t make sense. These are the ramblings of a desperate man!

Basically I’m trying to find someone in the Washington DC area that can install a combi boiler.
For those still reading my wife and I started a remodel of our Washington DC rowhouse sometime ago. In short it’s an addition to the back of it. Pour contractor suggested installing a boiler that would provide radiant floor heating to the addition (that back part of the house), heat to cast iron radiators (front of the house) and provide domestic hot water.

He designed and purchased (well me really) a system from a company called Radiant Floor Company. Well he has since abandoned the project (a much, much longer story). I’ve got most house done now but for the life of me cannot find someone to install the combi. Multitude of reasons; no response, won’t install customer provided equipment (I understand!), unfamiliar with the work. You name it.

So now the question – does anyone know who I could reach out to in the Washington DC area that would take a look at it? The house is so close to being done, and I’ve got a baby coming soon, and just want to solve this last part of the puzzle.

Appreciate the time, and any suggestions. Oh and happy to answer any questions (zones, what was purchased, my favorite food) the best I can. Thanks!

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  • KC_JonesKC_Jones Posts: 3,476Member
    Dan Foley works the DC area
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/foley-mechanical-inc

    I doubt you will find anyone to install owner supplied equipment (but stranger things have happened). You may have to explore selling what you have in favor of another contractors supplied equipment. Who installed what you have? Was a proper heat loss done? How was the equipment you bought sized? There may be a lot more going on here than you realize.
    Having a contractor abandon a project like that would make me suspect everything that was done. It may be worth getting someone in to at least consult (for a fee) to see where you really are.

    I am sure others will be along with advice and input.
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  • BoonBoon Posts: 219Member
    I feel your pain. There were a couple low points during my DIY install during which I would've sold my soul for a visit from a pro.

    Have you contacted the company that sold you the system? They may know installers in a couple markets.
    DIY'er ... ripped out a perfectly good forced-air furnace and replaced it with hot water & radiators.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 12,042Member
    edited August 2017
    KC_Jones said:

    Dan Foley works the DC area
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/foley-mechanical-inc

    I doubt you will find anyone to install owner supplied equipment (but stranger things have happened). You may have to explore selling what you have in favor of another contractors supplied equipment. Who installed what you have? Was a proper heat loss done? How was the equipment you bought sized? There may be a lot more going on here than you realize.
    Having a contractor abandon a project like that would make me suspect everything that was done. It may be worth getting someone in to at least consult (for a fee) to see where you really are.

    I am sure others will be along with advice and input.

    @Dan Foley gets my vote as well. You can't go wrong with him.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • RichRich Posts: 2,477Member
    You may experience pushback even from guys who are not too swift about working on or even touching a Radiant Floor Company design . I would call Dan and really listen to what he says and follow his advice .
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
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    Serving most of New Jersey , Eastern Pa .
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  • unclejohnunclejohn Posts: 1,267Member
    Where in DC. NW NE?
  • Dan FoleyDan Foley Posts: 1,095Member
    Thanks for the recommendations.

    Give me a call and I will take a look.

    - DF
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