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saving money on gasi have an argument i hope i can get some feedback customer complains of high fuel bill took a look at boiler pipping boiler is utica pge112cde lets just simplify that the near boiler piping is wrong this i am sure of pipe come out of boiler go straight to mains no equalizer no Hartford loop no main vents but some how heats( with a lot of banging ) no insulation, my solution is to pipe boiler the right way first this should help in fuel savings however i have another contractor saying that this will not change a thing as in no fuel savings just need other opinions for argument
And add a lot of main venting. They'll save a lot of money.- Joe Starosielec
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If it doesn't look something like thisit's wrong."Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
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And furthermore...if it's banging, it's calling for help. As Steamhead and JStar say, fix the piping. Also the venting. Also make sure the pressure is right.
Can't quantify how much money he'll save, though -- althoug he surely will.Jamie
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Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-McClain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
SteamWe repiped and added venting on a similar Utica boiler. The gas bill went from $300 to $90.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.431492586919989.95849.353747484694500&type=3- Joe Starosielec
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Serving all of NJ, NYC, and eastern PA.This post was edited by an admin on March 26, 2013 6:48 AM.
I and O manualWhen asked to look at steam boilers that are improperly piped and vented and the HO is complaining about high fuel bills i always bring a copy of the manafactures suggested near boiler piping .I then go over the system and check what they have to how it should be .I then make the suggestions as to what should be done and give them an estimated cost and that is it .After being in this game for as long as i have been i have really stopped letting custermers waste my time it becomes totally unfair to the contractor and in my eyes just plan rude i throw them back to the sea and let some one else rip then off and deal with there wishie washie crap .Been there done that if i hear oh yeah we are moving in a few years one more time i will jump .Don't let the cheap skates beat ya down just learn to grind em down.Just remenber to be able to prove why it should be repipe just what is the existing exiting velocity the way it is piped and what it will be when re piped and properly vented after all that just try not to waste more time then what will be returned ,for free you can work any place and every where and another addadge there is a reason those with huge homes and lots of coin got that way so don,t waste to much time on them they usually will never part nor pay the real price for any thin and usually that is why there systems look the way they do .Peace and good luck clammy