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The Crown Cayman........hb

heatboy
heatboy Member Posts: 1,468
I just love the names Crown uses for their boilers. Wish I could afford to visit those places!

Generally, I'm staring at piping diagrams and electrical schematics to the point where they permeate my dreams:-( So, I jump at the chance to do this kind of project. Once we got the old boiler removed, it was 6 hours, start to finish. In my area, as well as eveyone else's market, I imagine, the boiler replace market is bottom dweller work. It shouldn't be, but it is. I am hoping to do more of this work. Uncomplicated and profitable. Thank you, Crown, for making such great equipment that allows me to compete here.

hb


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  • Dale
    Dale Member Posts: 1,317
    Nice job

    In my area that would look like the most expensive install compared to what we see. Even your "Value" work looks great. I like the way you saved the old gas valve they are so smooth, what kind of a pipe layout was it, some series loops? If that is a domestic coil was it for the domestic hot or do you have a high temp zone off it. Also for purging was there an air separator and did it purge OK at the high rads, I ask this since I didn't spot a purge setup near the boiler.
  • Al Letellier
    Al Letellier Member Posts: 781
    cayman boiler

    Nice looking job, but I have a question ( not meant to be critical, but hopefully educational). Is that a Taco low water cutoff mounted in teh supply piping after the flow Check? If so, how will it work if the boiler goes dry and that check holds back enough water to fool the control??
    Just an observation from here, but I would mount the LWCO between the boiler and the check to make sure it would work correctly when needed.

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  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    Jeffery :(

    A replacement boiler can still pump away.

    Still very neat and your right, nice clean work.

    Scott

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  • Joe_13
    Joe_13 Member Posts: 201
    Crown

    Should put you on the marketing department payroll. Nice seeing the simple upgrades too. That's probably 50% of the typical replacement market you're look'n at right there.
    Couldn't sell'm the indirect?
  • heatboy
    heatboy Member Posts: 1,468
    Notice the tank............

    in relation to where the pump is located?

    hb

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  • heatboy
    heatboy Member Posts: 1,468
    Thank you, Al.

    You are absolutely correct. Oops! The flow check was an after thought because there are two zone valves up above and I wanted to keep the hot water in the boiler when not calling for heat, but maintaining tankless temperature. Guess not enough forethought put into my after thought ;-) I will remedy this Friday. Thanks again, Al!

    hb

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  • heatboy
    heatboy Member Posts: 1,468
    The system.......

    is a simple two zone fin tube baseboard home. Money was an issue, but they wanted the most they could get with their limited funds. There is and air scoop up above the boiler and the purge set-up is the Watts 1" RPV on the return above the pump.

    hb

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  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    aahhhhhh

    How very foolish of me :)

    So where is the feed valve anyway ??

    Yes once again the boy of heat is correct.

    Scott

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  • Nice job Heatboy

    How are they doing with the hot water ? In all our gas installs we used only one coil for hot water , in a Peerless , and there hasn't been a hot water complaint yet . What are you doing for air elimination ?
  • Al Letellier
    Al Letellier Member Posts: 781
    flow check position

    Glad to be of assistance. We all get caught with stuff like this from time to time and I just wanted to save you from learning the hard way. Had an insurance loss just like that last winter.......the contractor's insurance paid on that one!!!

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  • tim smith_2
    tim smith_2 Member Posts: 184
    low water cutoff location

    I was just noticing other post about location, one more thing we find is that put the lwco on the vertical with a vent above it, that way when you do a draing down test at boiler, you dont get a vacuum when draining and keep lwco from locking out in time. We do this because we test them while inspector signing off, just pushing switch does not make it.
  • I like the boiler, but the color is awful, what was Crown

    thinking?
  • kevin coppinger_4
    kevin coppinger_4 Member Posts: 2,124
    Crown was...

    purchaced by Burnham Hydronics..as part of that change Burnham had them change the color of the jackets from the blue (Burnhamish) to the redish different color to set them apart...kpc
  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    How many


    Crowns do you install as opposed to the Viesmmann that we have all come to expect from you?

    Nice looking job.

    Mark H

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  • ALH
    ALH Member Posts: 26
    Looks very nice

    Crown has a nice lineup of boilers. The new jackets are greatly improved over the blue ones. I'm sure the customer is extremely happy with the replacement.
  • heatboy
    heatboy Member Posts: 1,468
    Depends.....

    on the client and/or the project, Mark. Viessmann is and will most assuredly be my primary line of heating equipment. Nothing else comes close. The Crown line is a great boiler upgrade line if Viessmann isn't in the budget. Until recently, I haven't wanted to get into the retrofit boiler application. I see selling more Crown boilers if that side of the business grows. Although, this project we did a few years ago is Freeport fired and has worked flawlessly.

    hb

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