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Closet replacement boiler

beautiful Dix Hills , NY . Beautiful home , large property . Sitting in the middle of a white tile , white walls , finished basement was this combo - a Peerless JOT Supersection boiler , 4 zones , and an oil fired water heater .

The " boiler room " was a closet , maybe 4 feet by 7 total .

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  • We installed a Burnham V84

    I have no clue why they went with just a coil for hot water . The home has 5 baths and a Jacuzzi . I know our saleslady told them the hot water output might not be enough . We left plenty of room to the left to throw in an aquabooster or indirect . This wasn't our best work , but everything is accesible , even the cleanout on the side of the boiler .
  • We installed a Burnham V84

    I have no clue why they went with just a coil for hot water . The home has 5 baths and a Jacuzzi . I know our saleslady told them the hot water output might not be enough . We left plenty of room to the left to throw in an aquabooster or indirect . This wasn't our best work , but everything is accesible , even the cleanout on the side of the boiler .
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,537
    Ron

    Did you do that in this heat? I was wiped out from service today.I can't imagine doing an install in this weather.You deserve hazardous duty pay!

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  • The homeowner

    was kind enough to keep the central air on all day for us . Which is usually not the case when they see us walking in and out all day . I can't complain one bit though because we had 2 crews installing central air . One crew was finishing up a replacement inddor and outdoor unit , the other crew was adding a whole new system next to an existing unit . I'll take the basement over an attic anytime .
  • Christian Egli_2
    Christian Egli_2 Member Posts: 812
    Prime real estate

    Now, with half the old equipment gone and your neat design keeping the pipes out of the way, the owners will fianlly be able to shrink the closet down to 2x2 feet. :)

    Plus install the full basement wall to wall beige carpeting we all dream about. Not!

    Thanks for sharing the pictures.
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,094
    awesome

    Awesome job Ron that is definently from a beast to a beauty what a vast improvement ,that old peerless looked like it had seen better days and those b&g pump hanging on the returns looked like they had been rebuilt a few times .With all those baths they must want to get used to cold water with the coil i also can't believe they didn't go for the indirect would have used less oil with it over the coil.Again great looking job and as always straight and plumb .Having them leave the a/c on is excellent the last 2 days have been brutal .Peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    Ron ?

    Are those 007's with intregal checks ? Do I see a backflow on that auto-feed ? Man put a tempering valve on that coil and you'll be cruising :)

    Am I wrong or has the company changed to allow you to use those valves ??

    Nice work as always Pal. I think the size of the house and the tankless is a hoot. Some peoples kids huh ?

    Keep it up

    Scott

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  • Al Corelli
    Al Corelli Member Posts: 454
    Outstanding, as usual.

    Like the tee after the oil filter.

    Really like the Burnham V series. Nicest boiler for replacements I've used in a long time.

    Ron, You are the King of Closets.
  • And the room

    wasn't along an outside wall , it was smack dab in the middle of the apartment . I was suprised to see a brick chimney in there , usually it'd be a prefab .

    For a basement apartment it was huge . Going by sq. ft. the basment is bigger than my whole house . All for grandma , she watches the kids while momma and poppa go to work . Thanks Christian .
  • Clammy

    we recommended right at the get-go to throw in an aquabooster . They want to try the coil first and see how it goes . We all know how it's gonna go . Thanks alot Clammy , stay cool .
  • Scott

    We've been using the IFCs for over a year now exclusively , and what a timesaver they are . We always throw in a backflow but usually it's not right before the feeder with a short nipple . The tempering valve ? Still working on it .

    We saw the husband before we left . He was told by the sales girl they will need an aquabooster for all those baths and jacuzzi . I'll bet 5 bucks we're back there before fall . Thanks alot Scott .
  • King of closets ?

    Sounds kinda weird . Not that there's anything wrong with that :)

    This one was installed by Sal , Phil and myself . Sal did the whole ripout while me and Phil ran up with all the junk and in with all the new . The V8 is a good pin boiler , but it isn't the best fit in tight spots . There was 3 inches between the back of the boiler and the wall and there wasn't much room left with the burner in . But it did fit in the end . You figured out what the tee is for - to connect a push-pull pump for priming the filter . Thanks Al .
  • Al Corelli
    Al Corelli Member Posts: 454
    Hey!!!!!!

    I didn't mean that closet thing like "that".

    Sorry!!!
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,317


    Nice job as usual. Sure looks a lot better than the old Peerless.

    Although I just love the wiring on the old one.

    ED


  • Is that Taco SR503 relay on the removable door with the cleanout cover beneath?
  • Obviously

    it sure is .

    The wires are long enough so the jacket can be taken off , if the OPTIONAL side cleanout needs to be accessed .
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    Ron,

    Nice job! As always...But doesn't it make you wonder as much as me...WHO designed this space!?

    It's like the heating and hot water making appliance(s) was an after thought.This isn't "optional equipment" folks! We need these things to make the house you design work properly!!!!

    On top of that, we need the ROOM to service AND REPAIR this stuff WHEN (notice I didn't say IF?) it breaks. I'm still amazed that you continue to do these installs day in and out brother. If I saw that crap everyday, I would have given up a LONG time ago and been fixing computers by now.

    Designers...you can't live with them, and you can't live without them...but the chance to grab one by the throat and give them a dope slap once in a while would make the choice a bit better.(BIG snicker!!. I feel much better now!) Chris


  • Nice piping job. A real limprovement over the original
    boiler.
  • Fred Campbell
    Fred Campbell Member Posts: 80
    As Always,

    A nice little change out from a true pro. Ron, you should time lapse video your work and sell it as

    "This Is How It's Done"

  • David Sutton_6
    David Sutton_6 Member Posts: 1,079
    Ronjr....

    Nice job , how much speedi dri did you need for the sweat pooring out ??

    Did a buderus 215-6 sec today will have pics tomorrow, stay cool buddy and rest well...David

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  • soot_seeker_5
    soot_seeker_5 Member Posts: 6
    2 questions....

    ron,

    2 questions:

    would you know roughly what year that JOT was manufactured (was it leaking?)?

    is there a reason why they didn't just leave the hot water heater intact? (until they decided what to do rather than go tankless which will probably come back to haunt them).

    ss
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