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another drop header (pics)

David Sutton
David Sutton Member Posts: 82
well we got it done!! ripped open leg and all, look at the old headerin pic # 14, they piped both the surplys off the header between the 2 risers from the boiler, they said the bldg. never heated up well. and was never even ,we started the boiler yesterday all rads are hot and even so far. take a look at pic 12 and 13 its from the rear sight window of the boiler set the cam for utra dark and it came out ok. I tell ya i'm getting sick of that 4' cast iron pipe wrench.. the last pis #17 was our mascot for the job he hung out with us for the hole time .. see ya ...David Sutton

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  • Mark A. Custis
    Mark A. Custis Member Posts: 247
    Dave:

    Nice job. Your leg is on the mend I trust. I am not sure if I dislike ladders or the ultimate "Milwaukee" plumbing tool more.

    There is a division of /emerson electric/ et al/ called the ridge tool company. They have had right and left handed pipe wrenchs for us old guys out of mag/al alloy for awhile. Same quality and durability as the red ones.

    Heal soon,

    Mark

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  • MURPH'
    MURPH' Member Posts: 88
    steamhead ......

    would be proud to have such a mascot !!
  • Mark A. Custis
    Mark A. Custis Member Posts: 247
    Murph:

    Some times I think you need more to do. I know I do. Nice toon.

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  • tombig
    tombig Member Posts: 291
    Steamfitter

    I'm standing at the local electrical wholesaler counter and a woman asks me if I'm an electrician. "I've been called worse" I say.


    Steamfitter is a much more noble moniker. It evokes thoughts of a burly wrench turner as well as a person who understands how my house/shop/office manages to stay comfortable. Crankin' wrenches and tweakin' controls......not exactly a marraige made in heaven but we are livin the dream...........Thanks for all you do.

    Tombig








  • tombig
    tombig Member Posts: 291
    Wrenches

    Oops. In my ramble I forgot to say that Rigid has the same warranty on their aluminum body wrenches. I've already offered my 36" alum. to boilerpro. A load off for us old timers.

    Tombig


  • Boilerpro_2
    Boilerpro_2 Member Posts: 89
    Didn't see your offer yet

    But I already got an Ridgid Aluminum 36 Inch and plan on geting a 48 inch for this summer's big project. Still have a big old steel 36 inch.... was my grandfather's...getting a little worn now.

    Boilerpro
  • David Sutton
    David Sutton Member Posts: 82
    getting the 36\"and...

    a friend saw a 48" on e-bay but i did not find it i will look again these were both all. wrenchs that 48 cast its getting to heavy these days with 4 stitchs in the leg oh well it got the job done and its older than me ..i'm 39.....see ya ..David
  • tombig
    tombig Member Posts: 291
    Wrenches

    > a friend saw a 48" on e-bay but i did not find

    > it i will look again these were both all. wrenchs

    > that 48 cast its getting to heavy these days with

    > 4 stitchs in the leg oh well it got the job done

    > and its older than me ..i'm 39.....see ya ..David



  • tombig
    tombig Member Posts: 291
    Wrenches

    One of my favorite southside supply houses (Frank Young Supply Co.@ 59th. and Ashland) had a 48" steel Rigid on display with a little 8" hanging from it's jaw. I asked Frank "How much for the big guy?", and he replied "$180 for the 8" and the big one is free"...Wall humor before the Wall. Never did buy that wrench.

    Tombig

  • Jim_13
    Jim_13 Member Posts: 18
    relief

    You did get that relief piped down to the floor right? From the looks of the equipment room area, you got the project done just in time for the garage sale to start. I am so totally impressed with the combustion pictures. Pat yourself on the back cuz they're warmer than ever and the invoice is in the mail.
  • David Sutton
    David Sutton Member Posts: 82
    yes we did

    and the sale starts friday at noon (sorry cats not for sale LOL
  • Dana
    Dana Member Posts: 126


    Nice pictures. I've only had 1 occasion where I had to use drop headers. Do you always use this piping method? Just wondering if I should.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,710
    Nice Job, David

    I saved one of the header pics. We're proud of you! And that's a great choice for a mascot........

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  • David Sutton_2
    David Sutton_2 Member Posts: 63
    Hi Dana

    no i don't always do it that way but it seems to work a lot better and the piping is so much easyer to get together they line up much better when you have more room to move the pipes i think on the big boilers i will be doing all the time....David.....
  • David Sutton_2
    David Sutton_2 Member Posts: 63
    to hear that from you, means alot to me !!!! (nm)

  • Dana
    Dana Member Posts: 126


    thanks for the reply
  • B. Tice
    B. Tice Member Posts: 206
    I heard........

    David told the cat to handle the relief valve piping, but he got into some catnip and started fumbling around with the tubing cutter, got frustrated and went to sleep in the corner.
  • David Sutton_2
    David Sutton_2 Member Posts: 63
    kite string

    these were all done with the kite string and teflon with gasoilla on the joints. was back there the other day and still all tight
  • Dale
    Dale Member Posts: 1,317
    4 INCH

    Not sure of the correct name but ridgid makes a 2 piece wrench that is the ticket for unscrewing really tight 4 inch. You may not want to get anything that tight but this does get it apart. One part goes on the pipe and the wrench part hooks to it.
  • jerryb
    jerryb Member Posts: 113


    The name of Ridgid's wrench your talking about is called a compound pipe wrench,works great in tight places.
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