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IN SEARCH OF A STEAM SYSTEM EXPERT

Can anyone recommend a contractor that understands residential steam heating systems that services the Essex County area of Massachusetts. Cities in the area are Lynn, Salem, Peabody, Danvers ….. + others …

I need to find someone who can inspect and perform a yearly maintenance service, and can recommend changes to an existing system in order to make it more efficient.


Thanks,


C

Comments

  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 4,208
    Here is the best place to look: https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 20,487
    Try New England SteamWorks: (401) 954-3510.

    One of the best.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    ethicalpauldobro23
  • gfrbrookline
    gfrbrookline Member Posts: 723
    I am in Brookline and can't say enough good things about New England Steam Works! Ryan really knows his stuff.
    STEVEusaPA
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,765

    Try New England SteamWorks: (401) 954-3510.

    One of the best.

    I am in Brookline and can't say enough good things about New England Steam Works! Ryan really knows his stuff.

    This.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • AMservices
    AMservices Member Posts: 605
    I'm in that area. I PM you my number. Happy to help in any way I can, even if all you need is recommendations on how to improve the systems.
    ethicalpaul
  • condensate
    condensate Member Posts: 2
    Thank-you all for your input.

    I have tried the contractor search in heating help. Not one contractor has responded. Even after I tried to contact them by phone and leaving messages …..

    I did try STEAMWORKS. They no longer service Essex County due to high traffic volumes on I93. It is Ryan that suggested that I try to find someone via this method. Even though he could not help me directly he took to time to point me in the right direction.

    My message has resulted in one interested potential contractor. I am hopeful.


    Best,

  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,147
    Boston traffic is the pits
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,381
    I live just south of Boston and the traffic is horrendous. I think some of the increase is because a lot of folks have second (and even 3rd) jobs, rush hour just never seems to end. Having a crippled transit system does nothing to help matters.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
    Charlie from wmassclammy
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
    When the public transportation in Boston is 3rd world it forces way more cars on the road and Uber/Lyft drivers just to handle it. Complete dumpster fire going on with MBTA daily derailments, fires, signal issues, air brakes.

    I follow them on Twitter just to chuckle at the rage.

    I have an office at my house where I normally work but also an office in Somerville just north of Boston. I have some meetings today so I only schedule the first to start at 11am. The traffic will still be an hour just to go 14 miles.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,381
    For most of my life I worked in Watertown but lived in Quincy, you had to be out of the house at 0530 (0800 work start) to miss most of the rush hour traffic. That was 15 years ago and traffic has gotten much worse since then.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
    Yeah 0530 is almost worse than 8 now, going up route 3 to 93 due to all the cape traffic.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • RyanD
    RyanD Member Posts: 20
    BobC said:

    I live just south of Boston and the traffic is horrendous. I think some of the increase is because a lot of folks have second (and even 3rd) jobs, rush hour just never seems to end. Having a crippled transit system does nothing to help matters.

    Bob

    I'm also in Quincy, 45 minutes to go 9 miles most days.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 13,899
    @Charlie from wmass Is the best in the business.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment