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Another old American Standard bites the dust. Anyone know how to read the serial number on these? I’m guessing it’s from the 60’s.
I was sent to unplug the galvanized water feed lines and installed a new regulator if needed and do it as quick and cheap as possible. It hadn’t been used in 2 years and the customer didn’t have much money. I would have filled it with a washing machine hose from the water heater nearby first to see if the system had leaks. But that wasn’t my marching orders. Got piping remove, opened up plugged pipes, installed regulator and turned on the water and it of course poured right out of the back above the fire box. Most likely dry fired. I felt guilty about collecting for the full repair... but I was told the customer was told “no guarantees”. thought we should have recovered the regulator at least and knocked off it’s cost. I’m not sure if they will replace it unless a “Community Action” program steps in. (Yes I know, no backflow or flow check... not my call either). On top of that. Boiler doesn’t have a working pressure gauge or temp gauge. Who knows if the PRV works. the Gas valve setup looks sketchy. Never got that far to verify safeties. The pilot was lit before I turned off the gas after I found it was leaking.