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Another Steam System Bites the Dust
This time right on my street. Has become standard operating procedure now on any house around me needing any significant updating. Home built 1915. Tear out down to studs, scrap the steam piping and rads, ducts and plastic water lines back in. Two furnaces/air conditioners - one in the basement and one in an attic eave with the pretty tin pipe out the asphalt roof. Cover everything up with drywall and you are good to go. Lots of plastic/vinyl. Doors so light they are hardly there at all. Asking $650K. It will probably go for close to that because everything is "new" and they tell buyers how they are way ahead of the game without that costly steam system. Never mind that nothing in the place will last even 15 years - no one will be figuring to be there anywhere near that long anyway.
Technology has improved the quality of life so much. Now we all get to be surrounded by junk.