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DL Mechanical installs first Burnham

Dave0176
Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,177
edited March 2018 in Strictly Steam
As the heading says, needed a power vent steam boiler so Burnham it was. Previous boiler was a Burnham IN5PV much oversized installed fully with copper, so in went a IN4PVNI. The only bad about these power vents is the vent fan blocks the second riser so I had to go with one. Waiting on the Barnes& Jones big mouth vent. Works and runs beautifully with the DL Mechanical treatment.






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  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,415
    edited March 2018
    Beautiful as always @Dave0176. I stopped installed the PV for the very reason you described, you can only use one riser. In the future, you can always use a power venter :wink: Also, you’re killing me with that soldered drip leg on the relief valve, how are you ever getting that off?! :lol: 7/8 OD x 3/4 MIP compression elbow, you’ll never look back.
    Dave0176
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,177

    Beautiful as always @Dave0176. I stopped installed the PV for the very reason you described, you can only use one riser. In the future, you can always use a power venter :wink: Also, you’re killing me with that soldered drip leg on the relief valve, how are you ever getting that off?! :lol: 7/8 OD x 3/4 MIP compression elbow, you’ll never look back.

    Thanks @Danny Scully and yes have used the 3/4 compression many a times, however this time I didn’t have any and forgot to reorder lol. As far as power venters goes, we looked into this and didn’t have the ground clearance, this 3” pipe just makes the minimum 12” ground height, the power venter wouldn’tve made it. There is the ducted power venter to get you up to 44” but the price is insane.
    DL Mechanical LLC Heating, Cooling and Plumbing 732-266-5386
    NJ Master HVACR Lic# 4630
    Specializing in Steam Heating, Serving the residents of New Jersey
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  • the_donut
    the_donut Member Posts: 374
    We always solder our prv drip legs. We just cut the middle of the run if we need to take it off. Throw a repair coupling on and back together in a couple minutes.
    New England SteamWorks
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,502
    Beautiful! And only the 2nd skim port I've ever seen installed on an IN!

    Question: I ran into one of these awhile back. The owner called me in due to the noise, and a vibration that could be felt on the 1st floor. The original installers were called back twice, and each time they did something with the venter which improved things, but the owner still was unhappy.

    How would you characterize the nose/vibration of this unit you just installed?
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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  • AMservices
    AMservices Member Posts: 610
    edited March 2018
    @Dave0176 great work!
    Never knew that about losing the 2nd riser on the PV model.
    Good thing you used a 3" header.
    @Danny Scully going to be a city inspector one day.
    Lord have mercy on a plumber trying to install a steam system in his town ;)
    Danny ScullyCanucker
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,415
    edited March 2018
    > @New England SteamWorks said:
    > Beautiful! And only the 2nd skim port I've ever seen installed on an IN!

    That hurts @New England SteamWorks...clearly you don’t look at my photos :disappointed:, unless I’m the first :lol:
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,502
    Sorry, I must have missed your other ones!!

    What about this:


    How would you characterize the nose/vibration of this unit you just installed?


    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
    Dan Foley
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,415
    I characterize it with this line in our terms and conditions: “For power gas burner and/or power vent boiler installations, the customer is aware of and accepts any/all potential operational noises.”
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,502

    > @New England SteamWorks said:

    > Beautiful! And only the 2nd skim port I've ever seen installed on an IN!



    That hurts @New England SteamWorks...clearly you don’t look at my photos :disappointed:, unless I’m the first :lol:

    You do know the title of your post is:
    DL Mechanical installs first Burnham"?
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,415
    You’re confusing me @New England SteamWorks, this isn’t my thread.
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,226

    And only the 2nd skim port I've ever seen installed on an IN!

    Seriously?

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