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This is in the mechanical room of a house that had an extensive remodel six years ago with a permit, passed by the inspector.



And these were the B & G pumps, wired for 110 volts each.





8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,000
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    Was the inspector on the same drugs as the moron who installed the boiler?
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  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,887
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    Gross.
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,696
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    You'd think that with all the times an inspector has cited 'workmanship' to push his pet peeves into the code, he'd remember that section of the code when he saw this.
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    I particularly liked the on-demand venting directly into the boiler room.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Is all that flex pipe due to you being in an earthquake zone?
    On the Bosch it looks like 2 eyes, looking at me, trying to say 'Help Me'.

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    SeanBeans
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,102
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    How well did that 230V pump motor fair connected to 115V?
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    Is all that flex pipe due to you being in an earthquake zone?

    Yes.
    JUGHNE said:

    How well did that 230V pump motor fair connected to 115V?

    I'd say the motor spun, but I can't say how much water it moved. The owner said the system was tepid at best.

    He also was smart enough to realize that his system was a "Builders Special". The GC installed it and by the time he trimmed out the boiler room, he was running out of money. The PEX was non-barrier. Those pumps were bronze - $$$, but I'd say he probably had them laying around from a previous job.

    We're replacing the Bosch with an IBC, model SL. I think he'll notice a difference.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    KeenGreen
  • Le John
    Le John Member Posts: 226
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    Steamhead said:

    Was the inspector on the same drugs as the moron who installed the boiler?

    There should be some sort of registry to list these types of subpar installs.