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Another friable old steamy

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JoshP
JoshP Member Posts: 72
No longer in use. Enjoy 
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,935
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    Someone was too lazy to remove the old snowman?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Double D
  • fxrgrunt
    fxrgrunt Member Posts: 157
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    Holy Asbestos
    Double DCLamb
  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 1,401
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    My lungs hurt.

    *Coughs*
    fxrgrunt
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,724
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    I see a low water cutoff but don't see a burner. Almost looks like it was always coal but it must have had a burner
    PC7060
  • fxrgrunt
    fxrgrunt Member Posts: 157
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    I feel like I am going to be on a Mesothelioma commercial just looking at these pictures.
  • Zipper13
    Zipper13 Member Posts: 229
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    I've often wondered about how pros feel about having to at least work next to these things all the time, if not working directly on them! You all concerned at all about exposure?
    New owner of a 1920s home with steam heat north of Boston.
    Just trying to learn what I can do myself and what I just shouldn't touch
    CLamb
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,909
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    Zipper13 said:

    I've often wondered about how pros feel about having to at least work next to these things all the time, if not working directly on them! You all concerned at all about exposure?

    That unit is NOT properly encapsulated so I wouldn't go near it. Encapsulated its a non issue as long as its not disturbed. Fortunately less and less out there.
  • fxrgrunt
    fxrgrunt Member Posts: 157
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    pecmsg said:

    Zipper13 said:

    I've often wondered about how pros feel about having to at least work next to these things all the time, if not working directly on them! You all concerned at all about exposure?

    That unit is NOT properly encapsulated so I wouldn't go near it. Encapsulated its a non issue as long as its not disturbed. Fortunately less and less out there.
    It is unfortunate that all those asbestos fibers are just floating around that basement and people just are breathing it in whether that be knowingly or unknowingly.
    pecmsg
  • dopey27177
    dopey27177 Member Posts: 887
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    I hope when the new boiler was installed that encapsulation or removal of the asbestos insulation was part of the contract.

    Jake
    delcrossv
  • delcrossv
    delcrossv Member Posts: 748
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    Bunny suit and respirator time. :#:#
    Trying to squeeze the best out of a Weil-McLain JB-5 running a 1912 1 pipe system.