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Peerless 211

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Dan Foley
Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
Brian, Dragon and Henry have been working on this one for the last few days.  It is a one-pipe steam replacement in a small apartment building on Capitol Hill, about two blocks from Union Station. 

Brian will fire this up tomorrow and clean/skim. 

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  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,842
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    You have no idea how refreshing it is to see an install this good. Most boilers like this we see have completely welded headers..... :s
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  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    The side view of the drop header is beautiful. My back went out again just looking at the sections.
    Steve Minnich
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  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
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    Beautiful job as always. You guys always knock it out of the park. 
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    201-887-8856
    Dan Foley
  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 1,215
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    Geez Steve......My guys consider those sections to be light. They're a step lighter than the WM88 ends and the 88's a step lighter than the Peerless TC's . We only take apart LGB's, never installed one... those sections are even lighter yet. We've only done one 211, I think it was a 4 or 5 section too with a single threaded riser and header.

    Nice Work.
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,529
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    Nice Job!

    You have to be able to measure good to do a job like that and make it look good
    Dan FoleySTEVEusaPA
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    Geez Steve......My guys consider those sections to be light. They're a step lighter than the WM88 ends and the 88's a step lighter than the Peerless TC's . We only take apart LGB's, never installed one... those sections are even lighter yet. We've only done one 211, I think it was a 4 or 5 section too with a single threaded riser and header.

    Nice Work.

    I'm 60 years old. One back surgery and two neck surgeries. : ) I wouldn't be able to move the next day.
    Steve Minnich
  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 1,215
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    Time catches up with us all. I am not out in the field much anymore so the younger ones do nearly all the heavy lifting. I'm only 6 years behind you, but no surgeries.
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,529
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    I am 67 and still move some boilers and sections. I can still do it and I feel ok doing it.

    But the problem is the next day I can't get out of bed.

    46 years but I worked in the office for a few years on and off. I don.t know if that "saved me" or made it worse.

  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
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    Dan,
    Did you fabricate the header or have someone do it for you?
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
    edited October 2020
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    Bob,

    Brian laid it out and brought in a welder.  We don’t have welding gear. 

    We can thread up to 4”

    5” fittings and nipples are hard to come by. No one stocks them.  Welding was the best choice. 
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
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    That's the same place I'm at: we thread up to 4", but after that, the welder gets involved. The price of threaded 5" and above is so much higher than welded fittings.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
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    As always, it looks great.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    Dan Foley