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Boiler Room

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.





Often wrong, never in doubt.

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  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,355
    Was the inspector on the same drugs as the moron who installed the boiler?
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  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Member Posts: 2,629
    Gross.
  • ratioratio Member Posts: 2,134
    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.
  • I particularly liked the on-demand venting directly into the boiler room.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.

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  • ronron Member Posts: 140
    ... just as long as the homeowner isn't plastic bagging his/her groceries !
  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Member Posts: 3,481
    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'.
    steve
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Member Posts: 6,189
    How well did that 230V pump motor fair connected to 115V?
  • 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.
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  • Le JohnLe John Member Posts: 144
    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.
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