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Heating season photo dump Round 2

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JohnNY
JohnNY Member Posts: 3,244
Outgoing President Dan Holohan passes the torch to Brother Jim Holohan.
Showing the customer where their plumber was supposed to connect the supply line to their hydronic loop instead of sucking sludge off the bottom.

Maybe the pump failed prematurely because it's 12 feet in the air and has never been oiled. Let's put a sealed PL unit up there instead, folks.


What were you waiting for to fix/replace these pumps that are leaking all over the boiler room?

Snow melting thermal image at commissioning.

Snow melting here.

These steps warmed up better than I had anticipated.

Finally replacing this 1st generation Weil-McLain Ultra with the MCBA controller that every HE boiler seemed to use in those days.

Nice fresh 30° air blowing directly onto an uninsulated steam header.

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  • Illinoisfarmer
    Illinoisfarmer Member Posts: 52
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    Thanks for continuing to post these - I love looking at them. On the leaking pumps, had one already been replaced (since they don't match) or do they serve different purposes or something? Now that I look again, the piping is sorta different too.

    If I ever make it to New York, I think I'd pay to just ride along for a day and see all the basements and mechanical rooms you get to visit - like boiler room day camp :)
    PC7060bburdCLamb
  • PC7060
    PC7060 Member Posts: 1,194
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    If I ever make it to New York, I think I'd pay to just ride along for a day and see all the basements and mechanical rooms you get to visit - like boiler room day camp :)
    Yes, like the big city version of the Stuart NE boiler rooms tour @JUGHNE kindly provided for me earlier this year. 
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,244
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    Thanks for continuing to post these - I love looking at them. On the leaking pumps, had one already been replaced (since they don't match) or do they serve different purposes or something? Now that I look again, the piping is sorta different too. If I ever make it to New York, I think I'd pay to just ride along for a day and see all the basements and mechanical rooms you get to visit - like boiler room day camp :)
    Ha! I’ve had several people ask to take that ride with me over the years.
    Those pumps are parallel for redundancy. The whole thing needs to be cleaned up.  
    Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad you enjoy the posts. They don’t seem to be getting much attention but I like posting them anyway.
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,737
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    I like them as well
    ethicalpaul
  • PC7060
    PC7060 Member Posts: 1,194
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    @JohnNY - great posts, keep them up! It’s so cool to see the foot prints of deadmen in the old buildings. 
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,458
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    So, who is Jim Holohan?
    Rick
    mattmia2
  • PC7060
    PC7060 Member Posts: 1,194
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    What size boiler did you use for the snowmelt project? The patio and stairs looks great. 
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,244
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    So, who is Jim Holohan?
    Rick

    Dan's brother.
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, NYC Master Plumber, Lic 1784
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    rick in Alaska
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,244
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    PC7060 said:

    What size boiler did you use for the snowmelt project? The patio and stairs looks great. 

    This is part of a larger system that uses two 200 MBH wall hung Viessman boilers.
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, NYC Master Plumber, Lic 1784
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    Heating in NYC or NJ.
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  • Long Beach Ed
    Long Beach Ed Member Posts: 1,213
    edited December 2022
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    Great seeing a brother's work! Always nice stuff from Mr. Cataneo's firm!
    JohnNY