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Homeowner install of the year....

TimcoTimco Member Posts: 2,836
Are those original Caleffi parts???



Working on steam and hot-water systems isn't rocket science....it's actually much harder.

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  • DennisDennis Member Posts: 222
    How the, what the, huh,,,,, oh my
  • unclejohnunclejohn Member Posts: 1,150
    Oh well.
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Member Posts: 3,998
    What proof of mash does that produce?

    If they don't find you handsome at least they will find you handy!
  • Dan_NJDan_NJ Member Posts: 18
    Wow. At least it's energy star compliant?
  • ratioratio Member Posts: 1,200
    I don't even…

    No wait, what‽

    Oh, I see. It's a homemade hydraulic separator. I thought for a minute that…

    <sigh>

  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Member Posts: 1,830
    I would've only stayed there long enough to take the pictures, making sure I didn't physically touch anything.
    steve
  • DennisDennis Member Posts: 222
    That is like the most bent pipe ever. This guy must have got a new pipe bender for Christmas, and had a ball! A welder too! So what came first boiler hang or pipe bending. lol
  • kevink1955kevink1955 Member Posts: 41
    It's 2 stage, the old boiler fires as the second stage. he is also a good welder, look at the attempt at a closely spaced TEE. just remove the caps and get er done.
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 3,498
    Nice job!
  • kcoppkcopp Member Posts: 2,939
    Where does one begin......???? :s
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Member Posts: 3,998
    What prompted the call?
  • ratioratio Member Posts: 1,200
    JUGHNE said:

    What prompted the call?

    Maybe the HO ran out of duct tape?
  • ZmanZman Member Posts: 3,832
    I keep thinking I have favorite mistake and then I look again. I think the condensate trap (or lack of) is the best. The vent is just too obvious.
    That boiler is at least 8 years old, impressive!
    What was the owners profession?
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • GordyGordy Member Posts: 7,670
    ^A Still maker :D

    Now that can’t be photoshopped no one could possibly envision that.
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Member Posts: 3,998
    He is actually quite skilled and inventive........just mis-guided perhaps.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 11,672
    Run. Unless they'll pay for extensive Sawzall surgery.
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  • TimcoTimco Member Posts: 2,836
    edited February 7
    Was a no heat call. Get there and display is 0-58. Tell him it’s a stat. He counters it’s a mercury style and they don’t go bad. I change stat, it starts right up. Took pics, noted illegal install, had him sign invoice stating install is illegal, left.

    The DHW sensor is connected to the old dial aquastat. The third flex vent you see is the nat draft water heater, of course.
    Working on steam and hot-water systems isn't rocket science....it's actually much harder.
  • GordyGordy Member Posts: 7,670
    All that ingenuity, and refused to believe a mercury tstat put it down...........
  • NY_RobNY_Rob Member Posts: 833
    Timco said:

    Was a no heat call....

    I wish we could have seen the expression on your face when you first walked in to that boiler room :o

  • NY_RobNY_Rob Member Posts: 833
    Timco said:

    The third flex vent you see is the nat draft water heater, of course.

    Now that is scary!

  • Paul PolletsPaul Pollets Member Posts: 3,052
    Perfect example of why DIY jobs should be particularly inspected. I realize lack of code enforcement in many parts of the country are lacking, but this install could easily be a tragedy when the flue gas eats through the vent.
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 3,498
    Hope he's not a brain surgeon.
  • HomerJSmithHomerJSmith Member Posts: 283
    I wish you guys would stop criticizing my work!
  • HomerJSmithHomerJSmith Member Posts: 283
    Genius is never appreciated!
  • NY_RobNY_Rob Member Posts: 833
    Maybe SpaceX can hire the guy... plenty of piping in rocketry!
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 829
    Looking at it I wonder if that's actually an old radiant slab see on the top picture in the lower left those bent pipes go in the concrete by the way it looks. I'm guessing most of that ugly pipework was original.
    Master electrician specialising in boiler and burner controls, multiple fuel systems, radiant system controls, building controls, and universal refrigeration tech.
  • HenryHenry Member Posts: 777
    That happens when the big boxe stores sell to the DYI!
  • brandonfbrandonf Member Posts: 25
    "Where do I begin?.....
    To tell the story
    Of how crazy one can be?
    An install with too much complexity....
    Where do I begin????"
  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 8,737
    edited February 11
    > @Henry said:
    > That happens when the big boxe stores sell to the DYI


    Happens plenty when they sell to the professionals too from what I've seen.

    Perhaps we should start a "professional install of the year" thread too. Plenty of botched steamers,radiant and forced air pictures from pros to go around. Eh @KC_Jones ?
    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

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  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 829
    I agree, there are defiantly some homeowners who know the right questions to ask and can do a better than average professional install. And the are plenty of trunk slammer "pros" who are just in it for a buck and do crap work.
    Master electrician specialising in boiler and burner controls, multiple fuel systems, radiant system controls, building controls, and universal refrigeration tech.
  • NY_RobNY_Rob Member Posts: 833
    Well, there's always the Shirk Brothers to look up to :D

  • LeonardLeonard Member Posts: 149
    Could save even more money by canceling his insurance. They won't pay off anyways.
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