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Another Steamer

EzzyTEzzyT Member Posts: 983
edited March 20 in Strictly Steam
We ripped out this 15 year old steamer that had a crack on top corner of the one of the sections and 2 corrosion holes on other sections due to to much make up water.
Installed Peerless 63-04 with 3” drop header, water seal, analog water meter with resettable counter.
We also move the big mouth vents that the homeowner installed at the end of the 2” mains to the end of the 11/4” mains.
Still need to go back to do more skimming and replace the cycle guard to a safeguard.
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Co-Owners: Fred Drescher, Jr & Eliezer "Ezzy" Travis
Marketing & Operations: Dawn Drescher
201.499.0223
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  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Member Posts: 4,131
    edited March 20
    Uh... pics? :) Now I see it...awesome (as usual)!
    steve
  • Big Ed_4Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,339
    Nice Work
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 7,029
    Really nice! Guess that old one was really shot.
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,263
    Beautiful.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA

    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • ethicalpaulethicalpaul Member Posts: 1,597
    Nice! Any idea why the crack on the corner? Due to a manufacturing fault I wonder? Or is there some other possible cause?
    1 pipe Utica 112 in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • dopey27177dopey27177 Member Posts: 298
    Theory. Castings or billets made in china.

    On this site seen to many failures similar to this one.

    What is going on with American made Steam boilers.

    I remember the cheap Bryant boilers with thinner castings to improve heat transference efficiency lasting 20 to 30 years.

    Whats going on with American made boilers.

    Jake
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,813
    That's an older Utica or Columbia- I doubt it was made in China.

    Did you find any leaks, such as bad vents or loose valve packings?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
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    Hap_Hazzard
  • ethicalpaulethicalpaul Member Posts: 1,597
    He said it got too much makeup water so I bet he found some :)
    1 pipe Utica 112 in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • clammyclammy Member Posts: 2,501
    Sweet work there perfect install . Peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • EzzyTEzzyT Member Posts: 983
    Thank you all for the kind words.
    Along with the boiler replacement we replaced about 5’ of steam main that was copper which was between two radiator riser take off and all 4 joints where leaking.
    We are going back next week to skim and wand the boiler some more, at that time we will go around and see if anything else in the system is leaking. Couldn’t tell what else was leaking on the initial consultation because the boiler would go into low water in less then an hours.
    Creative Solutions Plumbing & Heating LLC
    Lic #12683
    Co-Owners: Fred Drescher, Jr & Eliezer "Ezzy" Travis
    Marketing & Operations: Dawn Drescher
    201.499.0223
    Follow us on Facebook.
    Check us out on Instagram: creative_solutions519
  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Member Posts: 3,348
    edited March 21
    Beautiful work!

    Does Peerless allow a reduction in flue diameter from the factory breeching?

    Doesn't look like the existing chimney breech was touched. What's in there? Liner?
  • EzzyTEzzyT Member Posts: 983
    @HVACNUT that reducer came with the draft hood. I’ve spoken to Peerless about this the first time I noticed that they started packaging the reducer with the draft hood about over a year ago. The chimney was lined when at the time of the previous boiler was installed.
    Creative Solutions Plumbing & Heating LLC
    Lic #12683
    Co-Owners: Fred Drescher, Jr & Eliezer "Ezzy" Travis
    Marketing & Operations: Dawn Drescher
    201.499.0223
    Follow us on Facebook.
    Check us out on Instagram: creative_solutions519
    HVACNUT
  • New England SteamWorksNew England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,352
    Very pretty Izzy!


    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
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