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Thanks JohnNY (Gateway)

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AMMY
AMMY Member Posts: 19
edited February 28 in Strictly Steam

I want to give recognition to @JohnNY and his company. Using the forum he helped me understand why my boiler was not performing properly. It starts with the near boiler piping was completely wrong. There was no header so water was going right into the mains. In addition, they came out and repiped the boiler and it runs correctly and pretty quietly.


MikeL_2GGrossethicalpaulAlan (California Radiant) Forbesdelcrossvmattmia2ScottSecorIronmanDJD775EBEBRATT-EdWMno57PC7060Intplm.MikeAmann

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  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,704
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    Have him fix your pressure relief valve, too!
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
    IronmanWMno57
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,662
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    Have him fix your pressure relief valve, too!

    I don't see the relief valve in that picture.
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,704
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    Because it's hiding due to being in the wrong orientation
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
    pecmsgMad Dog_2mattmia2PC7060
  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,581
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    Why wouldnt work like that? ( he winces as he asks).
  • DJD775
    DJD775 Member Posts: 252
    edited February 28
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    @SlamDunk I don't know how it impacts performance but the Watts install instructions state to install in the vertical position.


    WMno57SlamDunk
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,539
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    I would pull the wiring up that is resting on the steam pipes, so the wires don't get cooked. By some wire tys at Home Depot. They sell one type that you can put a screw in the end
    AMMY
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,704
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    SlamDunk said:

    Why wouldnt work like that? ( he winces as he asks).

    I assume it's because in that position it will collect a lot of gunk and be blocked from "feeling" the high pressure it is supposed to protect against
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
    SlamDunk
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,954
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    They were installed like that for 100 yrs, but unfortunately last 20 or so, they recd vertical and I agree with it.  LESS likely to clog with splunck.  I actually prefer to mount them higher.  In any case? Relief valve should be tested annually & replaced every 5-7 yrs... Piece of mind.  Mad Dog 🐕 
    ethicalpaulLong Beach Edexqheat
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,230
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    Thank you for the great mention, @AMMY ! It was a pleasure to meet you.
    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: 1,209
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    John is one of the guys who always does good NYC work.
    JohnNY
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    Good man, that JohnNY. 
    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
    JohnNY