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kgiame1 Member Posts: 3
Hey everyone, so does anyone here live in or around Westchester New York and if so have you or know somebody who used someone who actually knows a damn thing about steam heat? I searched the "find a contractor" page and it only turns up 2 results, but id like someone who has actually used somebody and can recommend them. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated. I am not having an issue at the moment, but I just want to know a pro in the area for the when I do, and im sure the others in the group who live in the tri state area would appreciate it. I have had several run ins with many a knucklehead in my steam journey since I bought my old home 10 years ago. I Utilized this site to the best of my ability and got my system to a good place, its not perfect but it runs smoothly for now, but I still just dont trust any plumbers to know what they are doing when it comes to my steam boiler. So Again, any recommendations wold be appreciated.


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 18,931
    Did your search turn up Gateway Plumbing? 212-980-0909. one of the best...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • kgiame1
    kgiame1 Member Posts: 3
    It did not, it turned up 2 places in the Bronx, that seemed to only do commercial work according to their website. But I will check out Gateway, where are they located?
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 2,917
    I do steam and boiler consulting work in Westchester all year long. There seems to be a severe shortage of mechanical talent in that area for some reason.
    I own Gateway Plumbing (thanks @Jamie Hall ) which is a shop licensed only for work in NYC. I also own Toro Plumbing & Mechanical in NJ, and 72F Mechanical Consulting, LLC for consulting work anywhere.
    When I need to bring in a plumbing tech/mechanic in Westchester, I have a former employee, local to the area who performs the work I outline for you.
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, Master Plumber for Consulting Work
    Or for plumbing in NYC or in NJ.

    Or take his class.
  • kgiame1
    kgiame1 Member Posts: 3
    @JohnNY thanks! Your right about a shortage of good talent or knowledgeable with steam here in Westchester. I'm located in southern Westchester close to the city, and its almost impossible to find anyone who knows their stuff with steam. Ive had so many knuckleheads in here suggesting all kinds of crazy things, and they all say that water hammer is totally normal, which is a dead giveaway that they have no clue what they are doing. ive been servicing the boiler mainly myself, for the last few years and ive got in in a good place for now, but id like to have it serviced by a pro who knows steam.