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Repurposed plumbing art

Hvac_artisanHvac_artisan Member Posts: 18
edited September 12 in THE MAIN WALL

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Let me know what you guys think of this one. Anybody else do this type of thing with the old plumbing parts of the takeout? A while ago there was a post on the page about repurposing salvage parts from plumbing and boiler change outs I didn’t have this project finished at the time and can’t find it to repost it in that feed on the wall. This is a project that I made as an anniversary gift for some friends . They have been married 60 years he likes to repurpose stuff and makes yard decorations and clocks out of hubcaps things like that. They spend a lot of time with the flowers and vegetables in the garden so I figured I’d give them some flowers that wouldn’t wilt over the winter. Also I was fortunate to find an all the license plate in my pile of junk that matched the month and year that they were married. I had some old blank valve tags that I use to create a custom one.
Alan (California Radiant) ForbesSteve MinnichChrisJicy78Solid_Fuel_Man

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  • unclejohnunclejohn Member Posts: 1,617
    Very nice. I have a daughter that makes ceramics and paints. I had a toilet in the back yard for many years. just sat it under the pine trees. I loved it my wife hated it. That's art.
    Hvac_artisan
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,387
    That's such a creative and thoughtful gift, @Hvac_artisan. Thanks for sharing.

    @Steve Minnich, I think you'll like this. I know you've worked on some cool projects like this.
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    Steve MinnichHvac_artisan
  • hot_rodhot_rod Member Posts: 13,737
    I’ve been hoarding handles to build something like that. You have some nice old timers, nice work
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
    Hvac_artisan
  • Steve MinnichSteve Minnich Member Posts: 2,565
    Nice work.

    @Erin Holohan Haskell - Yep, I’m still finding ways to work with the tools. 
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    Erin Holohan HaskellChrisJHvac_artisan
  • RayWohlfarthRayWohlfarth Member Posts: 842
    I really like those Very creative Regretting I threw away all the parts I did over the years
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  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,387
    Very cool, @Steve Minnich. Thanks for posting!
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    HeatingHelp.com
    Steve MinnichHvac_artisan
  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 11,185

    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
    icy78Solid_Fuel_Man
  • Larry WeingartenLarry Weingarten Member Posts: 1,879
    edited September 14
    Hi, Here's something. Not elegant, like what @Steve Minnich or @Hvac_artisan does, but heck! :p

    Yours, Larry
    Erin Holohan HaskellSolid_Fuel_ManHvac_artisan
  • ecletricalecletrical Member Posts: 22
    menorah (candle holder)
    Erin Holohan HaskellSolid_Fuel_Man
  • Jen H.Jen H. Member Posts: 4
    Garden art of valve handles, fencing, hinges, glass chandelier leaves, brass/painted washers, screws, brass wire. :)

    Erin Holohan HaskellSolid_Fuel_ManHvac_artisan
  • hot_rodhot_rod Member Posts: 13,737
    Excellent!
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • ZmanZman Member Posts: 5,948
    edited September 17
    It's not heating,
    but I really like this tribute to a very expensive failure.
    Can anyone guess what it is from?
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
    Erin Holohan HaskellSolid_Fuel_ManHvac_artisan
  • hot_rodhot_rod Member Posts: 13,737
    Worm and ring gears from a gearbox of some sort, old ski lift drive, farm equipment, or mining winch.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
    Hvac_artisan
  • ZmanZman Member Posts: 5,948
    No more guesses?
    It was installed in condo building.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • Steve MinnichSteve Minnich Member Posts: 2,565
    Elevator hardware?
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    Minnich Hydronic Consulting & Design, LLC
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  • ZmanZman Member Posts: 5,948
    Yes, the company that had the PM contract failed to keep the gearbox topped off and the elevator seized during high season. What unfolded after that was an ugly legal battle. After the battle was over they had this commissioned with the parts, the pulley in the middle is part of the safety governor and is included for artistic balance.
    The owner is a customer of mine, whenever they talk about differing maintenance, I just point to the table..
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
    Solid_Fuel_ManSteve MinnichHvac_artisan
  • hot_rodhot_rod Member Posts: 13,737
    Wonder why the gearbox needed"topping off" an oil leak somewhere?
    Usually you need to be licensed and insured to service elevator equipment, typically not a property managers, or building maintenance skill set :) Lots of liability around elevator work.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • ZmanZman Member Posts: 5,948
    These guys were manufacturers technicians who had a service contract on the elevator. They were charging for the work but not checking the fluid levels as called out in the PM agreement.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
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