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Today’s steam job

GW
GW Member Posts: 4,232
Plus a redo of some nasty gas mains

electrician shows up and after looking for the line voltage for 25 seconds, we’re like o snap it was a millivolt.😀

the copper drop with the feeder got repurposed, just tossed in a backflow 





Gary Wilson
Wilson Services, Inc
Northampton, MA
[email protected]
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Comments

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,377
    Pretty as a sweet-sixteen party!
    Retired and loving it.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 9,678
    Utica out Utica in. Looks good!!
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,232
    Thanks guys long day and no lunch, I was hangry at the end of the day :):) Almost didn't pressurize the gas but i did, almost didn't skim the boiler but i did, almost didn't set the dips on the existing feeder but I did, all good now.
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
    Intplm.
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,679
    Is that you carrying that WH tank....probably still full of water....show off!!

    So Utica allows only one 2 1/2" side outlet? Looks like a small boiler.
    GW
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,232
    That water heater was the lightest 30 gallon tank I’ve ever had the pleasure of carrying. It was a featherweight. 

    I race motorcycles in the spring, but this year I kept on going to the gym, there’s more to the story, but that’s the snapshot

    The boiler is a 112.  2 inch toppings. i’m just reading the manual, I’m generally not adding more diameter and more risers than what the manual calls for. I realize that’s not cool with some of the steam folks. 
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 3,668
    Usually the 20 years of minerals and sludge that won't drain out is the heavy part.
    delcrossvCanuckerIntplm.
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,232
    How true is that 
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 9,678
    @GW
    I never had one that I piped to the minimum not work
    GW
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,232
    Ed yes we all get to drive our own bus. I’ve got things to do and people to see 
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 4,695
    GW said:

    That water heater was the lightest 30 gallon tank I’ve ever had the pleasure of carrying. It was a featherweight. 


    I race motorcycles in the spring, but this year I kept on going to the gym, there’s more to the story, but that’s the snapshot

    The boiler is a 112.  2 inch toppings. i’m just reading the manual, I’m generally not adding more diameter and more risers than what the manual calls for. I realize that’s not cool with some of the steam folks. 
    It's cool with me, puts you leaps and bounds beyond a lot of steam systems we've seen. Keep up the good work!
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    GW
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 698
    mattmia2 said:
    Usually the 20 years of minerals and sludge that won't drain out is the heavy part.
    They don't last 20 years where I live. Still heavy though
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two
  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 741
    I agree I tend to stick with minimums too, with the exception of drop headers.... the drop makes the job go easier, so I figure the customer gets a better set up at about the same cost as not using a drop header. Also we use all standardized piping layouts for near boiler piping ( with a few rate exceptions). so sometimes they may get a big bigger header than is minimum, but it saves hours of piping layout and installation, so again customer comes out ahead without any real increase in cost. I looked at using Uticas as our lower cost boiler line since they really seem to last ( to replace the Burnham casting models that rot out so early), but they are no longer available in Chicago... only thier sister company Dunkirk and Dunkirks are now so expensive, that if you pipe them with the now required dual riser ( except the smallest sizes) they cost about the same as a Peerless.... so no go on the Dunkirks. We are using Slantfins now.

    It's really nice to see even a small boiler that replaced like for like to actually get repiped properly... we almost never see that in Chicago. They just hack and slide leaving the messed up piping in place to cost the next owner thousands in extra operating costs. The Southside of Chicago is loaded with home sized Uticas and now they can no longer just hack and slide, so maybe the piping will now get upgraded.
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 9,678
    It's a reading & ego problem. Either most installers can't read (doubtful) or think they know everything and don't need to read the manual.
    PC7060GW
  • fxrgrunt
    fxrgrunt Member Posts: 115
    GW said:

    Ed yes we all get to drive our own bus. I’ve got things to do and people to see 

    Gary,

    I shot you a message when you have a moment. Thanks.

    Damian
    GW
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,331
    Good looking job. Nice work.
    GW