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Looking for a Chicagoland Steam Heating Contractor

jack_11 Member Posts: 7
As a HO in Chicago, I know there are many who advertise as steam experts in the yellow pages. When getting estimates, I found that 2 of the 4 companies knew of Dan and this site. I chose a company who said they did not. My mistake. I didn't choose them based on price, but on the fact the sales person was the owner of a family company. I guess I liked that fact, dealing with the owner. Near boiler piping was not very good, only used one takeoff from the main and reduced that from 2.5 in. to 2.0 right out of the boiler. They also bullheaded the take offs to the mains. Owner said the work was fine, even though it didn't match the required specs in the boiler installation manual.

After a season of problems, a friend and I re piped much of the near boiler piping. So far this year, much quicker heat to the radiators and much less surging of the water level in the glass. I've been resident to post after pictures, even though I know you folks are pretty gentle and helpful to us home owners.


  • Fateh Shams
    Fateh Shams Member Posts: 1
    need a steam heating contractor in the Chicagoland area

    I have a property in Maywood that has free standing radiant heaters with a steam boiler. 4 of the 5 radiators are not heating up. I believe that possibly the valves are stuck closed, but I am not sure. I do not know how to check this. I have spoken with Mr. Steve Minnich, but he is not working with the steam heat. He requested that I post this out here. Please let me know if you will be able to help me.

  • Andy N.
    Andy N. Member Posts: 53
    steam systems in Chicagoland

    We work on steam systems. If you would like to give us a call we could set something up. We are located in Aurora

    Paul Buddy Plumbing and Heating/Cannonball Mechanical-(630)-896-4888

    Hope this helps,
    Andy N.
    PETER SOKOLOWSKI Member Posts: 3

    Call Ben Zunkel at 630 939 4939.He is great steam technican.
    He is also very busy.YOU HAVE TO BE PATIENT WITH HIM.Tell him that Peter Sokolowski sand you.

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    A business-building suggestion:

    Get Listed!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Mad Dog
    Mad Dog Member Posts: 2,595
    C'mon guys...it is the best advertsining deal

    you will ever get..FACT! (I borrowed that from the firedragon!!!). Yes, it seems that the midwest has a real lack of steam men OR they are not revealing themselves. Mad Dog

    To Learn More About This Contractor, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Contractor"
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