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Many thanks to all you wetheads

Cariguy Member Posts: 9
Even though I never posted in this forum I would like to tell my story about the help this web site has offered me.
I purchased my house 10 years ago. The 2400 sq ft. house, built in 1927, had a one pipe steam system that had been converted from coal to oil and then later to nat. gas. In the first year I owned it the original boiler had a 12" stack. One of previous owners had installed a conversion burner that was firing at 370000 btu/hr. I used the gas meter and a stop watch to check it. Needless to say the flames were running up the flue pipe. I put in a reduced orifice so it would run at 150000 btus. After the first few gas bills I decided to have a replacement boiler installed. Of course I had the cheapest contractor install it. I think I remember the installer saying "you dont need a Hartford Loop."

Last summer I had a 800 sq ft. addition put on the house as well as insulation and some new windows. I remember many contractors who were contacted to only move or add radiators. They would only do it if they would replace the boiler. Because I have downsized and eliminated some of the radiators, as well as putting on some danfoss temp controlled vents and analyzing the EDR I was able to right size the boiler to the system. I believe the dead men designed this system to run with the windows open.

This season I had experienced continual surging problems where the boiler was overfilling from the automatic refiller. It must have been caused by the oil in the piping installed. In the past few weeks I put in a Hartford Loop and skimmed the boiler. It is now running better than ever and I want to thank many in this forum as well as the many suggestions given on this web site. If I had found it much earlier I would have known the right questions to ask the people who would work on my system.


  • Unknown
    From all of us...

    Thank you very much!! Nice feedback!

    Tell your friends about this site, too.

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568

    tell all your friends! ;-)
    Retired and loving it.
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