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Looking for a Hydronic Contractor to replace a Utica Hot Water Boiler in my home in the Elkins WV,26241 area

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  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,068
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    Look up any plumbing company that calls themselves XXX Plumbing and Heating. that is your first clue to a plumber that also understands heating systems.

    here are 3 that I found
    This is not a recommendation, I know nothing about any of these companies. I just wanted to give you a short cut to rule out Plumbers that may not understand Heating Systems.
    tubs and toilets have not controls or exhaust pipes that take special understanding.

    Edward Young Retired

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

    Mitchell01
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,256
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    I’d go a step further and look for the word hydronic, or radiant in their offering.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    Mitchell01kcopp
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,379
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    Mitchell had contacted me about getting a new boiler, but I’m four hours away.

    I recommended that he try finding help here on the Wall.

    Anyone know of a Hydronic contractor near Elkins, WV?
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    Mitchell01
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,256
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    I always suggest contacting a hydronic rep for the area. They visit hundreds of jobsites in a year and know who is doing hydronics correctly. Or not.
    Wholesalers also, especially if they have a hydronics design person in house. Auer Steel, First Supply, Ferguson are a few brands with locations across Wisconsin.

    In small towns the hydronic gurus tend to be "underground" small shops that don't advertise, word of mouth operations. Often 1 or 2 man shops.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    Mitchell01
  • leonz
    leonz Member Posts: 1,158
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    Seeing steam heating in their lines of work also means they have
    steam licensed plumbers and know what they are doing.
    Mitchell01
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,379
    edited January 2023
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    hot_rod said:
    I always suggest contacting a hydronic rep for the area. They visit hundreds of jobsites in a year and know who is doing hydronics correctly. Or not. Wholesalers also, especially if they have a hydronics design person in house. Auer Steel, First Supply, Ferguson are a few brands with locations across Wisconsin. In small towns the hydronic gurus tend to be "underground" small shops that don't advertise, word of mouth operations. Often 1 or 2 man shops.

    I’ve tried contacting my rep and wholesaler and I’m the closest contractor they know of.

    The problem is that hardware stores and lumber yards used to be the suppliers for boilers in many parts of West Virginia. Since the state has now tightened up code enforcement, a good hydronic contractor is hard to find in the rural areas.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    Mitchell01
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,379
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    Mitchell, please give me a call. I may have someone who can help.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    kcopp
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,103
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    You may have to pay extra to get the right guy out. When I had my full time boiler installation operation rocking and rolling,  we would do out of area and out of state jobs several times a year.  It was a challenge but they made it worth our while.
    If someone is willing to pay you 50-100%
    More than your going rate,  pack the box truck, grab your coffee and go!!  Mad Dog
    Ironman