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Homeowner install of the year....

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Timco
Timco Member Posts: 3,040
Are those original Caleffi parts???



Just a guy running some pipes.
IronmanSuperTech

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  • DZoro
    DZoro Member Posts: 1,048
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    How the, what the, huh,,,,, oh my
    Canucker
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,108
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    What proof of mash does that produce?

    If they don't find you handsome at least they will find you handy!
    GordyIronmanadasilvadelta T
  • Dan_NJ
    Dan_NJ Member Posts: 247
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    Wow. At least it's energy star compliant?
    delta T
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,696
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    I don't even…

    No wait, what‽

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

    <sigh>

  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    I would've only stayed there long enough to take the pictures, making sure I didn't physically touch anything.

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

    DZorodelta TSuperTech
  • DZoro
    DZoro Member Posts: 1,048
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    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
  • kevink1955
    kevink1955 Member Posts: 88
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    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-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,839
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    Nice job!
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,448
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    Where does one begin......???? :s
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,108
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    What prompted the call?
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,696
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    JUGHNE said:

    What prompted the call?

    Maybe the HO ran out of duct tape?
    NY_Rob
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,606
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    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
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    ^A Still maker :D

    Now that can’t be photoshopped no one could possibly envision that.
    Ironman
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,108
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    He is actually quite skilled and inventive........just mis-guided perhaps.
    CLamb
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
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    Run. Unless they'll pay for extensive Sawzall surgery.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    delta T1Matthias
  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040
    edited February 2018
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    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.
    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    All that ingenuity, and refused to believe a mercury tstat put it down...........
    DZoroCanuckerSuperTech
  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
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    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

    SuperTech
  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
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    Timco said:

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

    Now that is scary!

  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,658
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    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-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,839
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    Hope he's not a brain surgeon.
  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,511
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    I wish you guys would stop criticizing my work!
    Rich_49
  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,511
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    Genius is never appreciated!
  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
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    Maybe SpaceX can hire the guy... plenty of piping in rocketry!
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    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.
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • Henry
    Henry Member Posts: 998
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    That happens when the big boxe stores sell to the DYI!
    Mark Eathertondelta T
  • brandonf
    brandonf Member Posts: 205
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    "Where do I begin?.....
    To tell the story
    Of how crazy one can be?
    An install with too much complexity....
    Where do I begin????"
    Homeowner, Entrepreneur, Mechanic, Electrician,

    "The toes you step on today are connected to the butt you'll have to kiss tomorrow". ---Vincent "Buddy" Cianci
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    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.
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    Canucker
  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
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    Well, there's always the Shirk Brothers to look up to :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO9nxRjIv2A
    ChrisJ
  • Leonard
    Leonard Member Posts: 903
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    Could save even more money by canceling his insurance. They won't pay off anyways.