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Hands In Pockets, Please

HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 635
edited May 2018 in THE MAIN WALL

Hands In Pockets, Please

Have you ever found yourself in some dank basement staring at (and totally appreciating!) the simple beauty of some old one-pipe, gravity-return steam heating system? And then you decide that this system, which has gotten by without you for nearly a century, should have motorized zone valves. Know that you are doomed on the day that you make this fateful decision. Doomed, doomed, doomed! And here's why.

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  • BradHotNCold
    BradHotNCold Member Posts: 70
    “Steam Mystery” by Dan the Detective!
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,275
    Way back when Uncle was paying me, I had a Master Sergeant on whose wall was a big poster: KISS! Good advice...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • leonz
    leonz Member Posts: 1,125
    edited May 2018
    Leaving at least one hand in your pocket is also valid when working on high voltage to avoid completing the circuit and knocking you across the room.