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gerry gill
gerry gill Member Posts: 3,010
Had to remove a huge coal boiler out a window well and replaced it with a Peerless 64 series. The scrap from the original coal boiler and the old gas boiler took up 8 pieces of plywood. Back breaking job. Who needs a gym anyways ;)
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Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

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  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,954
    The entire job looks great!
    But both the helper and job site look too clean for there to have been a coal burner in there. >:)
    CLamb
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,010
    JUGHNE said:

    The entire job looks great!
    But both the helper and job site look too clean for there to have been a coal burner in there. >:)

    wasn't to bad. Not much ash left in the old girl. But we still had to pressure wash the room afterwards.
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

    Gordo
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,954
    You are to be complimented on your cleanliness of the job site.
    I assume the coal burner was just left in the basement with the first gas install.
    I have sometimes regretting opening the bottom chimney clean out door and finding up to 100 years of debris.
    Around here and any coal burner basement still has coal dust somewhere.
    Apparently that is why basements were never considered to be usable for anything but laundry, heating and the man cave workbench.
    GordoCanucker
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,010
    This particular house still has the original blueprints which show both a coal boiler and a gas boiler. Guess it was right at that transition time. I don't think they used the coal boiler much tho cause it looked pristine.
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 10,317
    I hate pounding cast iron to smash it and am too old for a lot of pounding and after trying different methods I now make a few cuts with a grinder with a cutting disk then smack it with a hammer
    JUGHNE1MatthiasCanucker
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 764
    In your "removal" picture: like the proper work boots, hardhat, eye protection, etc. Work Safe, my friends.

    Nice frame gantry, too!
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  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,010

    I hate pounding cast iron to smash it and am too old for a lot of pounding and after trying different methods I now make a few cuts with a grinder with a cutting disk then smack it with a hammer

    Im with you on that. Thats why we chain hoisted the sections out complete. But the rear section we had to beat to death with hammers...it was just to heavy to move..there are surely days i feel its a younger mans game.
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,010
    edited September 2018
    Gordo said:

    In your "removal" picture: like the proper work boots, hardhat, eye protection, etc. Work Safe, my friends.

    Nice frame gantry, too!

    i can't get over how often we use that gantry. I got it for one job and now we find we use it all the time for various things.
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 703
    > @gerry gill said:
    > In your "removal" picture: like the proper work boots, hardhat, eye protection, etc. Work Safe, my friends.
    >
    > Nice frame gantry, too!
    >
    > i can't get over how often we use that gantry. I got it for one job and now we find we use it all the time for various things.

    I'm amazed how often I do that with tools as well. I really only had one purpose in mind when I got the FLiR camera. It's been incredibly useful for a lot more than I anticipated
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  • Phil53
    Phil53 Member Posts: 70
    Beautiful install as always. Keepin steam alive in the Cleveland burbs. Hopefully your helper will have the same passion for saving steam systems when you decide to join a gym and quit busting up old coal boilers.
  • Beautiful work! That's hard earned bragging rights.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
    Dan_NJ
  • Beautiful work, and ingenious to use the window well. Well done!
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