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Volunteer work party for a repiping job

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,318
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    13th? I can come down for one day, Bob -- not sure how much help I'll be, but I'd just like to meet some of the guys.

    Where is this in Sterling?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    Ironman
  • Mike_Sheppard
    Mike_Sheppard Member Posts: 696
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    I really wish I had the time to make the trip. Would love to do some pipe work! I can donate some $$ if it would help.
    Never stop learning.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,536
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    Very generous @Ironman!

    Unfortunately I am on call that week but hope it works for others!
  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
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    I would also kick in a few $$ if someone would be kind enough to set up a donation account.

    You fellows donating your time and effort really deserve a lot of credit for your extreme generosity by helping a complete stranger. I'm sure it will not go unnoticed by the big guy upstairs :)

  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    Ironman said:

    I can come with two - four men on Thursday, two weeks from today. We'll work Friday and Saturday and return on Sunday. I'll bring my pickup with a trailer with threaders, tools, etc.

    Will that work for any/everyone else?

    Bob that's awesome. That would work for me. @EzzyT ?

    @MichelleLe1 why don't you set up a paypal link so anyone that wants to can throw in a few bucks? Could take the edge off the parts or cover some of the costs for guys like Bob who are coming from afar?
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
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    If we can make this happen based on everyone’s availability would everyone be ok if I took the lead ? Nothing to do about ego or showing off, I just love and live for this stuff.
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
    Etravismechanical@gmail.com
    201-887-8856
    SailahIronmanSeanBeansethicalpaul
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
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    A Friday and Saturday would work best for me too. I think I can make it work two weeks from today.
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
    Etravismechanical@gmail.com
    201-887-8856
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    EzzyT said:

    If we can make this happen based on everyone’s availability would everyone be ok if I took the lead ? Nothing to do about ego or showing off, I just love and live for this stuff.

    I don't think you'll get any objections.

    I'll take the lead on making sure everyone is well fed and coffee'd up.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
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    @MichelleLe1 I think your contractor who installed the boiler should flip the bill on the materials and I’ll even chip in the offset for doing a drop header
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
    Etravismechanical@gmail.com
    201-887-8856
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
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    We really need to get someone on site to draw it up.

    That "spider connection" needs to go and be replaced with one or two mains.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    1Matthias
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,062
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    When this is complete, will there be a video of the change out?
    Perhaps time lapse shooting from tear out to skimming.

    This seems a good opportunity in several respects;
    Good PR for all who help out.
    Good PR for product suppliers who donate materials.
    Good promotion for retaining and repairing of existing steam systems.
    Good to produce a Utube showing how not to install steam piping and how to choose a reputable steam contractor.

    And it all started with Heating Help.Com/the wall.
    Good PR there also. :)
    rick in Alaskadelta T
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,739
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    Wish I could attend.

    I wonder if there are any videographers hanging around here that could do the video? I know it can get in the way of the work, but it is a damn good idea.
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
    edited November 2018
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    This is awesome, wish I could come!
  • MichelleLe1
    MichelleLe1 Member Posts: 31
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    Sailah Ironman and EzzyT you are my heros! Thank you so much.
    Also very grateful for everyone who has offered $, advise and/or to be here if they could.
    My PayPal email is michellefinn67@gmail.com.
    A video would be awesome. I'll see if I can find anyone local unless someone here would like the honor 😁
    So happy. ♥️
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,287
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    NY_Rob said:

    You fellows donating your time and effort really deserve a lot of credit for your extreme generosity by helping a complete stranger. I'm sure it will not go unnoticed by the big guy upstairs :)

    Well said, Rob. You guys really are the best.

    Unfortunately I can't make it up to CT to lend a hand, but please take a lot of before and after photos and a photo of the group with Michelle and I'll write an article about it.
    President
    HeatingHelp.com
    MichelleLe1
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
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    @Sailah,
    Would it be in your wheelhouse to contact Velocity and see if they would donate the piping kit? I'm sure you would know how to show them that this would be good publicity for them.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    Ironman said:

    @Sailah,
    Would it be in your wheelhouse to contact Velocity and see if they would donate the piping kit? I'm sure you would know how to show them that this would be good publicity for them.

    I certainly would be willing to do so. Ezzy told me he would prefer to do a drop header and pipe it the way he does his great installs.

    Once we have a shopping list of parts I can ask Granite Group and FW Webb if there's interest in support on hard parts.

    Another option is SupplyHouse.com. I don't know if I have any current contacts but I can ask.

    Let me gauge the interest and I'll report back.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    Ironman
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
    edited November 2018
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    13th? I can come down for one day, Bob -- not sure how much help I'll be, but I'd just like to meet some of the guys.

    Where is this in Sterling?

    Jamie, that would be awesome if you could come.

    @MichelleLe1,
    Please p/m me and @Sailah your address.

    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,858
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    What about Ct regulations and Licensing requirements?
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    Don't know the answer to that, maybe we could have original contractor step in for that or possible since this is a volunteer effort and no one is getting paid? But good point that I hadn't considered.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,739
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    Do we even know if a permit was pulled in the first place? Is a permit required in that area?
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,536
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    I have a Connecticut E1 electrical contractor and a Connecticut S1 Heating Piping Cooling contractors license covers oil burners, gas burners and all steam and water piping, refrigeration , boilers, piping etc everything EXCEPT plumbing.

    Ct would normally require a permit.

    Since it doesn't look like I can make it the week that's being planned the best bet is probably having the original installer cover this. But I will stay in contact with this thread to see what develops
  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 884
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    I wish I could help with this! Unfortunately a plane ticket from CO is not in the cards right now, but if it was, I would be there in a heartbeat. You guys rock! I will meet some of you one of these days...Best of luck (not that you guys need it) and lets see some pictures!
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
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    As of right now, then plan is to get there on Thursday, the 13th and begin work the following morning going through Saturday, the 15th.

    EzzyT is gonna try and get there early enough that Thursday to get it drawn up so we can have supplies there to start the next morning. He and Peter are coordinating the details.

    There's still room for anyone else who could help.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,318
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    OK. Friday the work party? The 14th? I'll try to get there. Where am I going?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
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    OK. Friday the work party? The 14th? I'll try to get there. Where am I going?

    I haven't gotten the address yet. We'll p/m or text it to everyone coming when we get it.

    @MichelleLe1,
    We need you to confirm that these dates are good and p/m myself, Peter or EzzyT with your contact info, please.

    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • MichelleLe1
    MichelleLe1 Member Posts: 31
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    Thank you Fred H 😁
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    @MichelleLe1 , I just sent a few bucks to your Paypal email to start the funding. Hope it helps.
    MichelleLe1
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,842
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    Guys, I hoped to be able to come up but that's just not gonna happen. I'll be there in spirit though. Hoist a few for me!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    MichelleLe1
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    Just an update.

    Looks like plans are slowly getting in line for Dec 13-14th although we aren't set in stone.

    I went to FW Webb hat in hand and they have graciously offered to assist with hard parts so Ezzy & Bob are coming up with a wish list.

    Huge preliminary thanks to FW Webb for stepping up and assisting. They are a stellar company and I always enjoyed working with their local sales people when I was at Barnes & Jones.

    Looks like things are coming together. If you'd like to attend send me a PM so we can coordinate.

    Thx
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    MichelleLe1
  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
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    Where can we send $$ donations?
    MichelleLe1
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    NY_Rob said:

    Where can we send $$ donations?

    From Michelle above:

    Sailah Ironman and EzzyT you are my heros! Thank you so much.
    Also very grateful for everyone who has offered $, advise and/or to be here if they could.

    My PayPal email is michellefinn67@gmail.com



    A video would be awesome. I'll see if I can find anyone local unless someone here would like the honor
    So happy.

    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • Boon
    Boon Member Posts: 260
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    As if the whole cause isn't good enough, I'll chip in just so you don't need to use imported fittings! :)
    DIY'er ... ripped out a perfectly good forced-air furnace and replaced it with hot water & radiators.
    MichelleLe1
  • RyanD
    RyanD Member Posts: 20
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    I can lend a hand if the work goes into Saturday.
    MichelleLe1
  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
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    Sent a few $$ via PayPal to michellefinn67@gmail.com

    Good luck w/the work guys!!
  • MichelleLe1
    MichelleLe1 Member Posts: 31
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    Thanks NY Rob 😁
    NY_Rob
  • MichelleLe1
    MichelleLe1 Member Posts: 31
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    Wow. Thanks so much Boon!
    Ironman
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    Hi,

    I have a list of parts. I think a great way to accept donations would be to have a look at the list, choose whatever you want to donate, order from your favorite place (Like FW Webb & SupplyHouse.com!!!!) and then write your name in column B

    In order to facilitate ordering, please PM me and I will send you shipping instructions as I'd rather not post that.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JWlEJF6p4km0JFVdOS2FEOGV6SCkT9-M62vEoFziR9c/edit?usp=sharing

    Barnes & Jones has donated the radiator valves already!
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    Ironman
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    SunTec pumps has generously donated their oil safety valve.

    Thank you!
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    IronmanDZoroMichelleLe1