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A Weil 380 that was way too big and corroded through. Replacing with an EG-55.
New England SteamWorks
Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
newenglandsteamworks.com
ethicalpaulDave0176STEVEusaPASTEAM DOCTORSuperTech

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  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,376
    Some of the best workmanship as always..........Looking forward to seeing the final pics.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,689
    I'm always amazed.
    BTW, are they OEM spec'd paint cans? :)
    steve
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    Yes! And on this job we’d be lost without them:
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
    STEVEusaPAJUGHNEethicalpaul
  • Saints
    Saints Member Posts: 2
    Is that a shipping connector in the pics?
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 12,010
    What killed it? Excessive MU water?
  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 607
    Every installation that you post shows that you care about each job and that your work is picture perfect. I am an old timer so my question is where are the cast iron fittings in the new steam piping?
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,485
    edited May 2020
    @retiredguy. Cast iron fittings are not required in many areas. There is not much upside on low pressure steam. They can be cracked with a sledge hammer but that is mostly unnecessary. These days we have grinders and and heavy metal sawzall blades.
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    And of course expense factors in too. Those cast fittings aren’t cheap and our installs are loaded as it is. At some point they become unaffordable, which doesn’t do anyone any good.
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
    ethicalpaul
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    Coming along...
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444

    What killed it? Excessive MU water?

    We don’t know. New customer for us, and new home for customer. Also, no VXT (yet!).

    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    It’s alive!
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
    STEVEusaPAJUGHNEPrecaud
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,689
    Looks awesome (no surprise) except for that lally column blocking complete view :)
    steve
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 9,765
    Great looking job!

    Your last picture had me wondering if you were building a false water line. Was that some return flushing set up????the check valve???

    Were those lead free paint cans? ;)
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    The check valve was from the old installation, since removed.
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
    JUGHNE
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    Happy Hour!
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
    STEVEusaPA
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,485
    Beautiful. Is the boiler in a pit?
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    Yes, it’s in a pit. Very low ceiling. Old boiler was taller and they used blocks, defeating the purpose of the pit. Runs much better now! No more spitting vents.
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,485
    I would talk to customer about installing sump pump in pit. Or maybe some sort of short waterproof wall around the pit. Any water in basement could end up in the pit and floor the boiler.
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,485
    Once you give a disclaimer, it's not you problem if something happens.
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    Here’s the thing: They didn’t build homes back in the day in areas subject to flooding. We work exclusively with steam. In all the years and zillions of homes, I don’t recall a single one that needed a sump. Dry basements all. Including mine!
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,485
    Let's say water heater starts to leak. Without the pit, water will spread out evenly. With the pit, all the water will end up in the pit and flood the boiler. In any event, it's not your problem. Has one residential customer with boiler in pit. Pit flooded (don't remember circumstances) and it was a mess.
    Hap_Hazzard
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    They have an on-demand water heater.
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
  • motoguy128
    motoguy128 Member Posts: 394

    Here’s the thing: They didn’t build homes back in the day in areas subject to flooding. We work exclusively with steam. In all the years and zillions of homes, I don’t recall a single one that needed a sump. Dry basements all. Including mine!

    Ha. Maybe in your region out East, but certainly not here in Iowa. Lots of wet basements. However, a lot of that IMO is because cities had to separate their combined sewers and homes were forced to disconnect downspouts off the sewer. IT was standard practice here to Connect downspouts directly to the sewer.
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,756
    When we bought our house in PA, the seller said they'd never had water in the basement. Our next door neighbor said that was probably true, and the cedar paneling showed no water stains. About two months after we moved in, a hurricane came up the coast and we had a foot of water in the basement. You can never be sure.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,376
    A big admirer of your work. Another well done installation. Thank you for sharing.
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 9,765
    We have had more newly wet very old basements.
    75 year old woman in the house she was born is had severe problems lately, never before. This is typical.

    UG lawn sprinklers and more concrete surfaces might be a cause.
    In the summer our water table actually drops because because of massive Ag irrigation surrounding us.

    Corn for your gas tank and beans for your heating oil. ;)