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Homeowner install of the year....

TimcoTimco Posts: 2,847Member
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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  • DZoroDZoro Posts: 300Member
    How the, what the, huh,,,,, oh my
  • unclejohnunclejohn Posts: 1,242Member
    Oh well.
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Posts: 4,313Member
    What proof of mash does that produce?

    If they don't find you handsome at least they will find you handy!
  • Dan_NJDan_NJ Posts: 57Member
    Wow. At least it's energy star compliant?
  • ratioratio Posts: 1,437Member
    I don't even…

    No wait, what‽

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

    <sigh>

  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Posts: 1,986Member
    I would've only stayed there long enough to take the pictures, making sure I didn't physically touch anything.
    steve
  • DZoroDZoro Posts: 300Member
    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 Posts: 41Member
    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 Posts: 3,857Member
    Nice job!
  • kcoppkcopp Posts: 3,046Member
    Where does one begin......???? :s
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Posts: 4,313Member
    What prompted the call?
  • ratioratio Posts: 1,437Member
    JUGHNE said:

    What prompted the call?

    Maybe the HO ran out of duct tape?
  • ZmanZman Posts: 4,042Member
    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 Posts: 7,903Member
    ^A Still maker :D

    Now that can’t be photoshopped no one could possibly envision that.
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Posts: 4,313Member
    He is actually quite skilled and inventive........just mis-guided perhaps.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 11,884Member
    Run. Unless they'll pay for extensive Sawzall surgery.
    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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    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
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  • TimcoTimco Posts: 2,847Member
    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 Posts: 7,903Member
    All that ingenuity, and refused to believe a mercury tstat put it down...........
  • NY_RobNY_Rob Posts: 981Member
    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 Posts: 981Member
    Timco said:

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

    Now that is scary!

  • Paul PolletsPaul Pollets Posts: 3,068Member
    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 Posts: 3,857Member
    Hope he's not a brain surgeon.
  • HomerJSmithHomerJSmith Posts: 440Member
    I wish you guys would stop criticizing my work!
  • HomerJSmithHomerJSmith Posts: 440Member
    Genius is never appreciated!
  • NY_RobNY_Rob Posts: 981Member
    Maybe SpaceX can hire the guy... plenty of piping in rocketry!
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Posts: 914Member
    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 Posts: 785Member
    That happens when the big boxe stores sell to the DYI!
  • brandonfbrandonf Posts: 49Member
    "Where do I begin?.....
    To tell the story
    Of how crazy one can be?
    An install with too much complexity....
    Where do I begin????"
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Posts: 914Member
    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 Posts: 981Member
    Well, there's always the Shirk Brothers to look up to :D

  • LeonardLeonard Posts: 317Member
    Could save even more money by canceling his insurance. They won't pay off anyways.
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