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Shark Bites and pex on boiler

Ironman
Ironman Member Posts: 7,349
We looked at this job yesterday to bid on replacing this boiler and 535k btu steam boiler and converting to gas. I’ve never seen someone use 1.25” pex and Shark Bites to connect a boiler.

This was done on a multi million dollar house. The guy that did is known for being a real hack, but this is especially egregious.

This boiler will get moved to the greenhouse to replace an ancient one there.


Bob Boan
You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.

Comments

  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,317
    The "Hack" I am sure is proud of that one.
  • WMno57
    WMno57 Member Posts: 1,230
    Any oxygen barrier in that type of Pex?
    I DIY.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,916
    Please tell me that that isn't PEX and sharkbites in the riser. Please.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    SuperTech
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,349
    WMno57 said:
    Any oxygen barrier in that type of Pex?
    Nope.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,349
    Please tell me that that isn't PEX and sharkbites in the riser. Please.
    Yes, it is.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,413
    I'm much more concerned about the romex dangling from the ceiling.
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    Galvy must have been cheaper at Lowes/Home Depot that day as well.

    Wow. I would almost think copper would have been cheaper considering the amount of sharkbites and short runs. 

    That whole install is truly sad. 
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    Ironmankcopp
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,693
    Ironman said:

    We looked at this job yesterday to bid on replacing this boiler and 535k btu steam boiler and converting to gas. I’ve never seen someone use 1.25” pex and Shark Bites to connect a boiler.

    This was done on a multi million dollar house. The guy that did is known for being a real hack, but this is especially egregious.

    This boiler will get moved to the greenhouse to replace an ancient one there.


    Exposed Romex.
    Uncovered Electrical.
    Antique circulators.


    Any State licensing board?
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,349
    pecmsg said:
    We looked at this job yesterday to bid on replacing this boiler and 535k btu steam boiler and converting to gas. I’ve never seen someone use 1.25” pex and Shark Bites to connect a boiler.

    This was done on a multi million dollar house. The guy that did is known for being a real hack, but this is especially egregious.

    This boiler will get moved to the greenhouse to replace an ancient one there.


    Exposed Romex. Uncovered Electrical. Antique circulators. Any State licensing board?
    Yeah, but I doubt that there was an inspection.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,349
    pecmsg said:
    That contractor values the all-mighty dollar over workmanship and integrity!
    You don’t know just how true that is. He took a $25k deposit on another job and never returned. He told the HO that he’d spent it and couldn’t do anything about it. IDK how he got away with that.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,605
    Ironman said:

    ...He took a $25k deposit on another job and never returned. He told the HO that he’d spent it and couldn’t do anything about it. IDK how he got away with that.

    Huh?
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,542
    I wish I could "Un-see" that one :s
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 1,356
    edited December 2021
    Ironman said:
    You don’t know just how true that is. He took a $25k deposit on another job and never returned. He told the HO that he’d spent it and couldn’t do anything about it. IDK how he got away with that.
    Now I would never advocate for violence or anything of the sort... 
  • bucksnort
    bucksnort Member Posts: 167
    mattmia2 said:

    I'm much more concerned about the romex dangling from the ceiling.

    Or the open relay boxes. I wonder how I ever made it through childhood without killing myself. At times there was some neat fireworks and blown fuses.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,349
    pecmsg said:
    We looked at this job yesterday to bid on replacing this boiler and 535k btu steam boiler and converting to gas. I’ve never seen someone use 1.25” pex and Shark Bites to connect a boiler.

    This was done on a multi million dollar house. The guy that did is known for being a real hack, but this is especially egregious.

    This boiler will get moved to the greenhouse to replace an ancient one there.


    Exposed Romex. Uncovered Electrical. Antique circulators. Any State licensing board?
    Worse than those things is the fact that it’s vented into an unlined chimney on an outside wall.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,916
    Did they do anything right?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Robert_25
    Robert_25 Member Posts: 527
    Did they install a relief valve?
  • delcrossv
    delcrossv Member Posts: 669
    edited December 2021
    pecmsg said:



    Exposed Romex.
    Uncovered Electrical.
    Antique circulators.


    Any State licensing board?

    The rest of the job is a horror, but what's wrong with B&G 100's?
    Trying to squeeze the best out of a Weil-McLain JB-5 running a 1912 1 pipe system.