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  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,729
    Thanks for the report, I like the sound of what your inspector asked for generally. I'm also really glad my inspector didn't make me move my skimming hardware to the other side, that would have sucked :lol:
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,776
    Ogg said:
    Latest update. The boiler failed inspection. They did come back before inspection to install a new backflow control valve to their credit. I asked the new guy if he would rotate the VXT 90 degrees while the low voltage wire was loose. Told me no, he didn’t have the fittings. Lol. He got really upset and said there was no other way to do it. I simply took out a 1/4” driver, a Phillips and rotated it. He stared at me w an open mouth. Funny but he stopped talking to me after that. Contractor shaming indeed.

     I do apologize for showing the sticker. I never even paid attention to it.

    Everything I asked them to do was required by the I/O. Everything they have to redo, the inspector says they have to, not just me. He wants the boiler cold water feed dropped below the boiler water level, preferably into the wet return on the floor. The skim tee fittings need to be on the other side of the boiler, away from the control side. The low voltage wires need a connector running into the Pressuretrol, all the low voltage wiring needs to be run out of contact w live steam lines and all connections need to be inside of boxes. The line voltage needs to be run in EMT and the 1” gas pipe feeding the WardTite, needs to be supported by the framing, not lashed to the water pipe w a couple of wire ties. 

    I also don’t appreciate them trying to get the inspector to pass the install by showing him a couple of pictures outside on my deck. Just a formality, nothing to see here. Lol. Excuse me sir, I just have a couple of questions ……..they SHOULD  be ashamed. I doubt they are though. 
    What did it fail for?
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,889
    Betcha this doesn't make it to their Facebook page.............
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,063
    Is the Hartford loop going to be repositioned in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions (or at least to industry standards) so the return water can actually ... RETURN, Duh... to the boiler?

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,614
    sounds like the inspector is a decent guy. Maybe the contractor will learn his lesson.........but I doubt it