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Troubleshooting the Cuckoo’s Nest

HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 634
edited September 2021 in THE MAIN WALL
imageTroubleshooting the Cuckoo’s Nest

If you can work a steam-heating system back into the shape it was in when new (that being fast, quiet and efficient), your customers will never go anywhere else. And they will tell everyone they know that you are the best around.

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Thanks, @larrybard! I appreciate you. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • briski58
    briski58 Member Posts: 8
    Yeah Dan likewise!!! Every time I login I learn more and more about steam heating!! Thank You!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Great to know that! Thanks, @briski58
    Retired and loving it.
  • jep
    jep Member Posts: 10
    I always love reading these entries. I learn so much . . . engineering at the turn of the century was already so developed . . . but I guess even the Romans had steam baths.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,726
    So, did they ever get that building straightened out?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    I don’t know, Steamhead. I like to think in optimistic terms. The boiler is half full!
    Retired and loving it.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,422
    Because the other half is being thrown up in to the mains faster than it can return...
  • CurtisD
    CurtisD Member Posts: 1
    I've personally learned alot from Dan Holohan over the years and moving recently from the northeast to NC,SC area have found this exact issue all over with steam heat being ran at 8 psi & up without even the technicians understanding the issues. I try to teach what ive learned and the use of a left handed screw driver.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Thanks for trying!
    Retired and loving it.
  • bporter1
    bporter1 Member Posts: 3
    I worked in Greensboro NC, and I was surprised to find a lot of one pipe steam in the older homes. Some homeowners ripped out the piping and the radiators, but most kept them. The guys I worked with at the time had no clue what steam heat was- let alone a boiler.
  • Anthony Menafro
    Anthony Menafro Member Posts: 197
    I absolutely love the challenges that steam heat brings!