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  • BD BD @ 3:52 PM
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    What's a Header?

    I was called to this job in Mahopac NY, because the boiler was leaking? This unit only two years old, suffering from Oxygen Corrosion. Steam unit piped as if it were a water boiler. The craftsman ship was" barr none", notice the power switch mounted to the top of unit !  No Harford Loop.
  • Rich_L Rich_L @ 4:32 PM
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    Ya but

    I bet he saved a ton over the next lowest bidder! You get what you pay for don't you?!

    Craftsmanship? We don't need no stinkin' craftsmanship!!!!
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  • Charlie from wmass Charlie from wmass @ 3:29 PM
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    Wheres the flue pipe?

    also how many expansion tanks do you need for a steam boiler?
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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  • Jeff Elston Jeff Elston @ 1:29 AM
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    Zone Valve Paradise...............

    This post was edited by an admin on December 12, 2010 1:32 AM.
  • Oak Park Electric Oak Park Electric @ 4:45 AM
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    Budget Heating inc

    H.O. to installer: "Any way to get the price down a little more?"
    Installer: "Well, I could forgo venting it...  save a few bucks on a draft hood and some flue pipe".

    What's with the circ and zone valve? Hot water zone off the steamer?
  • Jean-David Beyer Jean-David Beyer @ 7:41 AM
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    Saved on flue pipe.

    Where I used to live, a neighbor had a gas water heater. The kind with a fire at the bottom, a coil above the fire, and a vent pipe on top. People there used to have coal hot air furnaces with a hairpin that went in there to heat the hot water, and that did not work well. Hence those gas water heaters. Instead of a vent pipe, he had pushed a piece of steel wool loosly into where the vent should be connected. His view was that gas burned to CO2 and water vapor, and thus the heat would warm the basement. And no doubt it did. But the stuff we burned in those days was manufactured gas. We did not get natural gas until just after WW-II. Manufactured gas contains a lot of CO to start with. I do not think his family died from CO poisoning though. Houses were not insulated or very well sealed in those days.
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