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You Just Can't Beat a Good Hack

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Ironman
Ironman Member Posts: 7,377
Changing out this boiler which was connected to a monoflo system with TRVs on the rad's. The hack who installed it connected the return to the supply and vice versa. Notice the flow check which was connected to the pump on the return.


Bob Boan
You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,885
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    Well, at least he knew to open the flo-check so the water could move........... :#
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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,377
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    He also vented it into a 100 year old unlined chimney.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,885
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    What are you putting in?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,377
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    I've got an almost new Ultra (not my favorite by any means) that we removed from another job a few months ago. We're also installing a commercial indirect, so the chimney will be abandoned.

    It's an old, large house that a college had used as an admin building but is now being turned into a dorm.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,377
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    @Steamhead
    You'd love this job. It was originally a two pipe steam system which someone converted to a monoflo before the hack that did this boiler about 15 years ago.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    Solid_Fuel_Man