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Oil steam re pipe

Dave0176Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,133
Got a little job to fix a bunch of deficiencies, like adding Emerg switches at all entrances adding a second LWCO with manual reset and install a Hot water tempering valve. It’s a commercial building that’s why the state inspects. In the process almost all the soldered copper joints were leaking as were most of the wet returns. Dang oil company didn’t want to fix the copper, told him it’s steam what do you expect, he basically didn’t want the contract anymore so the building owner found me on here and it’s in my town around the corner, can’t get better than that. I got most of the work done going back for wiring.








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  • nicholas bonham-carternicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,141
    You mean the inspector actually looked at the boiler and piping?—NBC
    BobCluketheplumber
  • Dave0176Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,133

    You mean the inspector actually looked at the boiler and piping?—NBC

    Nah his complaints was the need for a second low water cutoff and switches at all entrances. The building owner asked me about the piping.
    DL Mechanical LLC Heating, Cooling and Plumbing 732-266-5386
    NJ Master HVACR Lic# 4630
    Specializing in Steam Heating, Serving the residents of New Jersey
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/dl-mechanical-llc

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    I cannot force people to spend money, I can only suggest how to spend it wisely.......
  • BobCBobC Member Posts: 5,112
    Beautiful work as always, your customers are lucky to have you.

    I have a run of copper going to an upstairs bath with a small 22 EDR in wall radiant radiator. I think the fact there is over 20 ft of of 1" copper makes the expansion of the pipe survivable. The pipe is probably on the crawly edge as far as capacity goes but that little guy is the first to heat upstairs. Replacing it would entail tearing up walls and ceilings, It's been there for at least 40 years so for now it's fine.

    I've always used a 4" box with a duplex receptacle and emergency switch. The outlet is always on so power is easy to reach at the boiler and besides that it's a handy place to plug my old grind wheel in.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 7,099
    @Dave0176

    Going back for the wiring? what's wrong with it LOL. Nice job as usual. In MA. the state inspects over 250,000 I beleive
    SuperTech
  • jumperjumper Member Posts: 1,466
    Do approve redundant safeties like second LWCO.
  • retiredguyretiredguy Member Posts: 231
    I never liked both pressure controls on the same pigtail. Other than that, the installation looks great.
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