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steam install

lchmb
lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
when the installing crew say's.. "you dont have to skim it..we put the cleaner in it" you have the wrong install crew... "sigh"

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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,512
    And usually not that hard to do it right. I usually just use TSP and follow @Dan Holohan method usually works the first time.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,823
    lchmb said:

    when the installing crew say's.. "you dont have to skim it..we put the cleaner in it" you have the wrong install crew... "sigh"

    What happened?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    edited July 2018
    a salesman called me last night... He worked in the trades himself so know's to schedule for cleaning the boiler. One of our other crews installed a replacement boiler and near boiler piping. When the salesman stopped by, the nipple and shutoff for the skim port were still in the box. When asked about it, he was told you dont have to skim them anymore.. just dump in this bottle of cleaner (squick) and your all done. No one skims them anymore..
    on a good note... he did follow the near boiler piping diagram.....
    Tinman
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,823
    Time to fire whoever did that.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    ok..so after a discussion, he went home after the talk with the salesman and did a little reading. never realized the need to do this with a steam system. He's scheduled to return on Tuesday to properly skim the system and I advised him to put in a followup this fall to flush the returns and reskim it again after it's been running for heat.. :) now to send him some books to read..:)
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,623
    Ya got one that wants to learn? Awesome!
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,512
    We all need to learn. he followed the piping instructions which is the most important thing
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    That I took as a huge bonus... our salesman know's how to install so he usually gets what we need..
    wyo
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,623
    A tech who wants to learn, a sales critter who knows what he's talking about—you guys hiring?
    1Matthias
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    trust me..you dont want to.. LMAO
  • Mike_Sheppard
    Mike_Sheppard Member Posts: 696
    Story of my life. I don't do the planning or installs here but I get to deal with all the problems fixing it all afterwards...

    Is it normal for Salesmen and Project Managers to not have a clue what they're doing?
    Never stop learning.