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Steam Drop Header Completed (thank you The Wall)

Subdural
Subdural Member Posts: 35

Completed the Build, up and running - appreciate all of the help and advice!

ethicalpaulChrisJmattmia2EdTheHeaterManAlan (California Radiant) ForbesMad Dog_2Charlie from wmass

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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,699
    edited March 2023

    eAbsolutly nothing wrong with being female and turning wrenches!

    My wife picks up parts at the supply house every now and then. One day on of the Men made a comment, the manager leaned over and said loud enough for all to here "Be careful, She knows more than you".

    CLambbburdSubduralAlan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,943

    Awsome job. Only suggestion would be to get rid of that "T" at the end of the header and replace it with an elbow. There will be sitting water in that pipe and sooner or later it will rust out.

    irishadam711
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,943

    Might not be be bad idea to replace the gas shutoff valve at some point. But certainly no rush on that. And please don't ever paint your gas pipes. If you ever need a pressure test, the utility can give you a boatload of problems.

    Subdural
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,943

    Might be time for a new discussion/poll. What do your significant female others (rephrase that if you are the female) know about your boilers/heating systems....... But let's not derail this thread. The workswomenship on this job was just incredible. You might want to consider quitting your day job.

    Subdural
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833

    I have a picture of me standing next to my motorcycle. The doubting Thomas in me needs to see a videotape.

    JohnNYErin Holohan HaskellChrisJ
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,441

    Great looking job Kudos to you

    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
    ethicalpaul
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,493

    The tee at the end of the header isn't ever going to be an issue and allows you to actualy skim from the header if you want.

    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
    irishadam711
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,493

    I do not understand your comment?

    You need to see a video tape of what?

    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
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,226
    edited March 2023

    Of her actually working at assembling the header.

    This is fantastic, @Subdural. Well done!

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  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,226
    edited March 2023

    Because everyone just assumed you were full of baloney I guess. :)

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  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,263

    Awesome work @Subdural. Thanks for sharing!

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    ethicalpaul
  • CLamb
    CLamb Member Posts: 260

    @Subdural It's great to see a lady working outside of the pigeonhole.

  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
    edited March 2023

    Ok in the first picture she has the wrench on a nipple that is already piped in. So she's turning it into the ell and out of the coupling. Also she is perfectly clean and smiling. When I ask my wife for help with something I always get it but there is grumpy ness and frowns. Still Im not saying she didn't pipe that boiler but it will take more then a few photos. Also nobody uses blue pipe dope and doesn't get any on themselves. I handed the Amish masons on my job a few cider blocks so I could tell everyone I helped build the house.

    STEAM DOCTORdelta T
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,943

    👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

    Not surprised that the ladies find a way to stay clean!

    bburdEdTheHeaterManCLamb
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,618

    so if we're going to be the boiler install police I think we should focus on busting bad headers and undersized supplies instead

    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
    CLamb
  • Rusty2
    Rusty2 Member Posts: 67

    I just finished my first boiler install and it isn't nearly as beautiful as Subdural's. She did an outstanding job, very well organized. Unfortunately I also forgot to make a video of myself while I was doing it and now even with pipe dope (still) all over my hands, I just realized nobody is going believe me. Oh well, maybe next time.

    ethicalpaulChrisJ
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,493

    Perhaps she cleaned up for the night and posed for a picture?

    I generally work very clean my self.

    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
    ethicalpaulCLamb
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,492

    What Erin said.

    Retired and loving it.
    EdTheHeaterManMad Dog_2
  • My wife is loving this!

    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    ChrisJethicalpaulErin Holohan Haskell
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,600

    I can't say that I don't agree with @unclejohn. I hear that anyone that he askes to help him offers him "grumpy ness and frowns". Before my wife passed, she was always available for the occasional HELPER role on the job. My Daughter was another that was willing to try anything (Once) with a grin and smile. I guess it is all in the way you ask, and how easy you are to work with.

    And if I know anything about taking pictures of woman, they are not going to let you take that picture until after costume, hair, and makeup are done. My guess is the Helper Daughter took those pics. "Mom, you need to put a clean sweatshirt on before I take your picture." Us old guys have no problem gettin' our picture took with messy clothes and some soot on our face.

    I remember a time in the 1980s when I saw a girl in work clothes come into the supplyhouse to pick up oil burner parts. It was different but by that time Women had the Vote, so why not let 'em work on dirty oil burners. She had the dirty fingernails to show for it.

    You Go Girl! Great Work

    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
    CLamb
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,745

    I am blown away, not that you're a girl, but at your youth! Questions: How long are you doing this? Are you in a Apprenticeship? Who taught you? Is your father a plumber/heater? What made you decide to get in to this trade? Where do u see yourself in 20 years? Great job, kiddo! Be very proud and keep getting better! Mad Dog

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,734
    edited March 2023

    EdTheHeaterMan wrote:

    You Go Girl! Great Work

    This!

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  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833

    Im so glad you had a video. In fact I was laying in bed this morning thinking she must have a video. Everyone takes pictures and videos. I was also thinking how this was going to end. I think I stated my doubts well, and never did I say you could not have done the work so I don't know where the disrespect thing came from. So now let me be the latest to say "good job"

    pecmsgMad Dog_2Alan (California Radiant) ForbesEdTheHeaterMan
  • MaxMercy
    MaxMercy Member Posts: 498

    Good for you. I absolutely HATE working with black pipe. I admit I would have farmed that out.

  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,745

    Really? I think screw pipe work - of all sizes but especially when you get up to very large sizes, Is the true test of a fully competent plumber. If you're measurements and fitting take offs aren't perfect, you're NOT GETTING IT TOGETHER! Mad

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