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Tinman
Tinman Member Posts: 2,808


Forget the horrible workmanship.
Two flat plate heat exchangers - both piped wrong.
Two pumps pumping directly toward one another.
A basement radiant zone without heat for 12 years. It had a Honeywell zone valve that was replaced 3 times but it never had any circulation because it didn't have a pump. Never. Ever. Not one contractor mentioned that.
6 bathrooms all on separate zones with the smallest bathroom being 48 sf.
This picture really doesn't do it justice. It's some of the worst I've ever seen.
Steve Minnich
SuperTechGordySolid_Fuel_Man

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  • SuperTech
    SuperTech Member Posts: 2,202
    edited April 2018
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    Can we see a picture of the ductwork too? :p I want to see that mess as well.
    That's a wild one. I've never seen anything like it.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    edited April 2018
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    Looks like a supply house.........

    And why were you called :D
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    The sheet metal was actually pretty good. It couldn't have been the same guy.
    Steve Minnich
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    Water leaking from the boiler. Cracked block.
    Steve Minnich
    SuperTechGordy
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,676
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    12 years. smh
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,948
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    Break out the Sawzall................
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Tinman
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    Sawzall was commissioned yesterday. A view of my Redwings as I ate lunch.
    Steve Minnich
    CanuckerRich_49New England SteamWorks
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    I work solo and these 17 stairs felt like 117 hauling everything out. I'm not a young buck anymore.
    Steve Minnich
    New England SteamWorks
  • SuperTech
    SuperTech Member Posts: 2,202
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    Looks like you might have some nice components from the rip out. What was the original installer using the flat plate heat exchangers for?
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    At least it’s only 17. Tell your knees that :)
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    One was for a relatively small snowmelt between two 2.5 car garages and the other was for a room above the driveway between the house and one of the garages. Exposed floor with radiant heat.
    Steve Minnich
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    @Gordy - My knees, my hips, my asthma.
    Steve Minnich
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    Don’t feel bad you are not alone :)
    New England SteamWorks
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    I don't. I refuse to bow to the Goddess of Pain.
    Steve Minnich
    Gordyratio
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    Hey....didnt @Gordy put that boiler in before he made the official switch to scorched air! :p
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    Gordy
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    IT Was a fire sale at the supply house.........
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    The weight of all the pumps, and piping is probably what cracked the block :D
    kcoppTinmanSuperTech
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,764
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    Stephen,

    The toes on your shoes are worn out like mine. Kneeling down too much does that. That's why we all have bad knees. LOL
    Tinman
  • Bob Gagnon plumbing and heating
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    Gordy and Stephen, I cut way back on wheat, dairy, and other foods that cause inflammation, and my joint pain is all gone, my knees feel better than they did 25 years ago...
    To learn more about this professional, click here to visit their ad in Find A Contractor.
    SuperTechTinmanGordyrick in Alaska
  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 586
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    working alone is usually good until you rip a boiler out, getting someone for part time saves time and money , your back and knees
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • happydave
    happydave Member Posts: 79
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    After photos?
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    @happydave - see "Prefabbed in the shop" thread
    Steve Minnich
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
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    Looks like one of them there alum.block boilers so maybe just cracked on its own. Also can't tell for sure if extrol tank was in the system if main pump had check valve in it.