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Volunteer work party for a repiping job

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  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    SPX Flow and Westwood Products have donated their TigerLoop oil deaerator.

    Thank You!
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    Ironman
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
    edited December 2018
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    Watts & WP Haney have generously donated the backflow preventer!

    Thank you!
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    MichelleLe1
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    Bolt Depot (awesome local bolt supplier in my town) is supplying the threaded rod.

    Thanks!
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    MichelleLe1
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,177
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    Damn if it was the following weekend I’d make it up, only a three hour drive for me.
    DL Mechanical LLC Heating, Cooling and Plumbing 732-266-5386
    NJ Master HVACR Lic# 4630
    Specializing in Steam Heating, Serving the residents of New Jersey
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/dl-mechanical-llc

    https://m.facebook.com/DL-Mechanical-LLC-315309995326627/?ref=content_filter

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  • MichelleLe1
    MichelleLe1 Member Posts: 31
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    Sailah for president 😁
    SailahNY_RobCLambdelta T
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
    edited December 2018
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    Things are really humming along.

    Supplyhouse.com has come in BIG. And I mean BIG. They took an enormous bite out of the parts list needed and deserve a special recognition. So thanks to Raquel @ SupplyHouse and her team for working on this.

    In addition, SupplyHouse has offered to waive all shipping fees for this. The process is to call in an order, whether it's $20 or $200, and tell them it's for the SteamIQ donation. They will box everything up and ship together to job site. They are also sending t shirts and some other cool swag for those who are helping.

    I spoke to @EzzyT & @Ironman , the plan is to arrive Thursday night and start work Friday morning. Supplyhouse will ship everything Wednesday to arrive @MichelleLe1 house by Thursday.

    Please take a look at the list and consider donating a line item to help this awesome event.

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

    And thank you!
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    IronmanCLamb
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,287
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    That's fantastic. You guys are Heating Heroes!

    If you attend/contribute, please PM me with your address and I'll send you something special from Heating Help.

    And be sure to take lots of before and after photos and share them with us.
    President
    HeatingHelp.com
    SailahMichelleLe1Ironman
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    Winters Instruments has donated a low pressure gauge to the efforts.

    Thank you!
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    MichelleLe1Ironman
  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
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    ^ Nice to see the companies we buy from are happy to give a little bit back!
    Canucker
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    NY_Rob said:

    ^ Nice to see the companies we buy from are happy to give a little bit back!

    Yeah so far it's been an amazing show of support. Spoke to Paul from Winters and he's going to drop the gauge off along with some swag too.


    Also, if anyone is planning on coming, can you send me a PM or email so I can get a headcount? We are trying to coordinate food etc and I want to make sure we have enough. Also for directions. Thx
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,739
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    So when I call they will have all the shipping information correct?
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
  • Boon
    Boon Member Posts: 260
    edited December 2018
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    @KC_Jones * update* ask for Raquel S. She has it all. When I called the CS rep I spoke with wasn't sure.
    1. Put stuff in your cart at supplyhouse.com.
    2. Save the cart. (link in bottom left)
    3. get the Cart ID number, bottom left of the cart page.
    4. Inform the CS rep the order is in regards to Steam IQ donation.
    5. They'll waive shipping, if applicable, and will have the shipping address.
    DIY'er ... ripped out a perfectly good forced-air furnace and replaced it with hot water & radiators.
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,739
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    Just placed my order, he had the address and waived the shipping. Should be good to go.
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    Sailah
  • MichelleLe1
    MichelleLe1 Member Posts: 31
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    Thanks so much:
    Sailah, Ironman and EzzyT!
    Supply House.com
    Owens family
    Boon
    Barnes & Jones
    RCR
    R.I.S. Wood Heat
    Dichiara family
    Bolt Depot
    Winters Instruments
    Joseph Beljan
    Watts & WP
    SPX Flow & Westwood Products
    Sun Tec pumps
    Erin Holohan Haskell
    Dan Holohan
    KC Jones
    This is all still so unbelievable to me. I'm so grateful for everything. I can't wait until next week 😊
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    JUGHNE said:

    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. :)

    I spoke to SupplyHouse.com I think the plan is for exactly this. Not finalized yet but I think they are going to have a couple people from their team onsite to do some video as part of their "Trade Life" series on YouTube. I just checked out a couple of their videos and they are WAY better than I was planning with my iPhone lol.



    So @EzzyT & @Ironman I've hired a stylist to get you ready for your cameos!!

    The parts are stacking up in my office, I'm looking forward to it.

    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    IronmanErin Holohan Haskellrick in Alaska
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,062
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    Does the stylist do hair AND make-up? ;)
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    JUGHNE said:

    Does the stylist do hair AND make-up? ;)

    Oh yeah!! LOL

    I think it's a great way for the contractors to get some screen time to a large audience. They had asked me if I was familiar with the Trade Life series and it didn't ring a bell. But then I watched the "Paying it forward" episode and immediately recognized the story of the driller, so I guess I had seen them.

    Anyways it would be awesome if Ezzy and Bob get YouTube famous and their next job comes from someone who recognizes them from the SupplyHouse video.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
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    Well, we got about a foot of snow here, and interstate 81 is shut down, but it looks like it should be cleared out in a couple of days.

    I'm still planning on heading out early Thurday morning.
    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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    Hope things clear out for you Bob. Reminds me I need to get the blower hooked up to tractor.

    See you Friday am!
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    Ironman
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
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    Here’s an article about this that Erin posted:

    https://heatinghelp.com/industry-news/
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    Erin Holohan Haskellrick in Alaska
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    Well, just totally in awe of how much has happened in the last week or two.

    Appears we are on track to have 100% of the parts needed, the awesome contractors have hotel rooms and we even have a breakfast & lunch sponsor from right here on Heating Help.

    My office is full of boxes of shiny parts and cool swag to hand out.

    So thank you!

    Again, if anyone is interested in stopping by to help, please send me an email:

    peter@steamiq.com

    so I can send directions and get a head count. So far only 1 person has contacted me and know there are others who said they'd be by Saturday.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
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    The local Viega rep gave me 10) 1" Ells that he personally had. He said he's gonna make some calls in the morning to see if he can get some more fittings out their warehouse in Carlyle PA.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
    edited December 2018
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    The shopping continues. Stopped by my local FW Webb branch and met with Nick Ottino. I was joking I needed a mask and a gun because I was robbing the place. So BIG thanks to FW Webb for your awesome support of this!




    Been speaking to Bob Boan today as he's driving north, Ezzy is heading up later. We have a couple HH members showing up tomorrow.

    Back of my truck is freighted with black pipe, I'm getting tired just looking at it!
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    NY_Rob
  • SuperJ
    SuperJ Member Posts: 609
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    I'm excited for play by play updates hopefully. Take lots of pics and video clips. Don't make us wait for a fully edited video weeks later.
    delta TCanucker
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
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    I'll do my best. I have a time lapse setup to install first thing tomorrow. But I'll try and post up some progress shots as we go.

    No promises though, Ezzy & Bob both said they're going to work me like a rented mule.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
    LionA29
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,319
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    No. I'm the rented mule... see you tomorrow morning about 9.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    Sailah
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,859
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    It’s a good day for a work party.
    SuperJ
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,287
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    Nice! Good luck on the job today.
    President
    HeatingHelp.com
  • MichelleLe1
    MichelleLe1 Member Posts: 31
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    Had to open my Christmas presents early 😁
    So happy and grateful. I listened to my steam symphony for the last time this morning.
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • MichelleLe1
    MichelleLe1 Member Posts: 31
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    These guys all say they've never seen anything like this before.
    Demolition has begun.
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,739
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    Had to open my Christmas presents early 😁

    So happy and grateful. I listened to my steam symphony for the last time this morning.

    Music and food, you know how to bribe them don't you? ;)
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    MichelleLe1
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,457
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    Why is it I think there better be beer at the end???
    Rick B)
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,457
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    And, good luck everyone. Have fun. This is good Karma.
    Rick
    MichelleLe1
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    maybe a new 'HeatingHelp.com Cares' addition to the website?

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  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
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    The Best to all of you!
  • MichelleLe1
    MichelleLe1 Member Posts: 31
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    These guys are the best. They work together like they do this every day. No egos. Just funny true stories from the field. It's clear they enjoy what they do. I'm happy to be a tiny part of this.
    I can't believe how much they have gotten done already.
    Canucker
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Pictures.....please :)

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    MikeL_2
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 722
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    > @MichelleLe1 said:
    > These guys are the best. They work together like they do this every day. No egos. Just funny true stories from the field. It's clear they enjoy what they do. I'm happy to be a tiny part of this.
    > I can't believe how much they have gotten done already.

    We'll, you've got me looking forward to Wetstock now
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,627
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    Pics?
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 722
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    > @ratio said:
    > Pics?

    Or it didn't happen? Haha
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two