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EG35 install

Dave0176
Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,176
I must start by saying I am not back doing installs, but was talked into doing one for one of my pops best friends. These days pops body is hurting too much to help so I’ve had to recruit my 14 year old to help and he’s doing a pretty good job. Being without my old service van with an abundance of parts and tools has made it challenging but I’m working through it. 

We removed an old 4 section Koehler boiler that was working still but after ripping it apart it was starting to leak at the lower portion of the sections and with the price of oil and the possibility of rations it was a no brainer to replace it.
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Comments

  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,970
    There is a three day job . Maybe longer if Pops friends's wife is a good cook :)
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
    EdTheHeaterManCLamb
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 4,280
    edited November 12
    Looks OK for an old timer.

    That new generation now knows what he does not want to do when he grows up!

    Click on spoiler for more details

    That really looks AWESOME
    Nice work
    And I feel your Pain
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey.
    Services first oil burner at age 16
    P/T trainer for EH-CC.org

    CLamb
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,350
    That's a great looking install and I'm sure the owners will be happy with it's performance. It's great your boy was willing to help, he should understand that hard work has it's own rewards, not everybody is suited to office work.

    As Mike Rowe said America is running out of people willing to do trades work and we are poorer for it.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
    CLambFlapjack3
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 3,929
    He keeps trying to get out, and they keep pulling him back in!
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
    EdTheHeaterManDave0176
  • luketheplumber
    luketheplumber Member Posts: 148
    Looks great!
    I just earned my GED and am looking for a apprenticeship with one of these steam gurus on this site!
    Vegas
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 3,929
    You still got it
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
    Dave0176
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,122
    Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Teach your children well.
    Retired and loving it.
    Dave0176
  • DaveB1972
    DaveB1972 Member Posts: 6
    Why did you pull the jacket of the new boiler? Does it apply an advantage over piping with the jacket in place? Im asking because I’ve never pulled a jacket on a new boiler (never thought i needed to). 
  • DaveB1972
    DaveB1972 Member Posts: 6
    edited November 17
    Some of my boiler piping work. 
  • NYtimebomb
    NYtimebomb Member Posts: 27
    Oh how I have learned to appreciate a well-piped boiler.
    That kid deserves half of a beer!
    Vegas
  • rgilbert100
    rgilbert100 Member Posts: 3
    During my time in business doing energy audits and retrofit work for 1 to 4 family homes I had my kids join me on a few audits. They seem to enjoy it and hopefully something rubbed off.  They now turn off the lights when they leave rooms but of course they’re older now
  • Vegas
    Vegas Member Posts: 6
    i like the choice of libations & the piping too!
  • Dan Nibbelink
    Dan Nibbelink Member Posts: 17
    I had a young man doing some plumbing work for me, and I chatted with him as he worked. I realized that he was pretty smart, so I asked him why he wasn't an engineer. His reply was "I like working with my hands, and they cannot offshore my job. Smart!
    CLambBobC
  • SethYank
    SethYank Member Posts: 13
    That is a beautiful piping job. I also wondered about pulling the jacket?
    Also I have taken the habit of installing a shutoff valve on the steam outlet so I can build pressure and test safeties. Will a ball valve take the heat or stick with a gate valve? What do you guys think about using the valve on the outlet?
  • Jackmartin
    Jackmartin Member Posts: 190
    I am impressed ,your son if he wants to go into the trade, has someone who actually knows what he is doing to mentor him. I wish every youngster that starts in the trade has a craftsman to learn from not the butchers that pass themselves off as journeymen. I know I am hard on people but it is time for our trade to be treated like a professional endeavour not a place for ignorant know nothings to hide till retirement. I applaud your craftsmanship it is a relief to see things done correctly, teach your son what you know. Cheers Jack
    Dave0176
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,176
    DaveB1972 said:
    Why did you pull the jacket of the new boiler? Does it apply an advantage over piping with the jacket in place? Im asking because I’ve never pulled a jacket on a new boiler (never thought i needed to). 
    Hi Dave, no I didn’t pull the jacket, Weil McLain still offers their boilers in a knockdown. Everything comes in separate boxes and the bare block. Makes it easier to get the boiler into most old homes. 
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  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,176
    DaveB1972 said:
    Some of my boiler piping work. 
    Very nice piping. I am unfortunately not a fan of Dunkirk steam boilers, but if piped good will work okay.
    DL Mechanical LLC Heating, Cooling and Plumbing 732-266-5386
    NJ Master HVACR Lic# 4630
    Specializing in Steam Heating, Serving the residents of New Jersey
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  • Long Beach Ed
    Long Beach Ed Member Posts: 796
    You're a good Dad. That guy will remember this always.