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Total Re-pipe by Home Owner
'Just completed a total re-pipe over the summer. I've been wanting to do it since '05, ...finally got some time and enough nerve to do it myself. Wow, what a difference in performance. You follow the rules (and manual) and it works like a charm, ...and is completely silent -- (Thx Dan for LAOSH and your youtube vids). I added a valve at each wet return drop on a dirt pocket which simplifies cleanouts. Cleaning out all the cutting oil took some doing, wasting condensate, running, draining, wanding.
Previous pipes were all over the place and weren't insulated, but now when the pipes get warm they stay warm and the system runs far less Already seeing a 25% reduction in fuel. After insulating, the heat from the "HMS Titanic" dropheader doesn't drive me out of the basement. Lol.