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Last Post on May 4, 2011

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@ May 4, 2011 8:22 PM in Removing asbestos and a cold snap

awesome, thank you! I think the negative pressure sucker fan things (that's a technical term) are sucking cold air into the old girl from every gap in windows and doors it can find, lol.

Removing asbestos and a cold snap

@ May 4, 2011 11:51 AM in Removing asbestos and a cold snap

Its not going to be that cold, mid 30's and the pipes are all in the basement which won't get that cold in a day or two.  We also have steam so a burst pipe is an unlikely outcome.  Thank you though!

Removing asbestos and a cold snap

@ May 4, 2011 11:38 AM in Removing asbestos and a cold snap

We're having our deteriorating asbestos removed this week (they started today) and of course its freezing outside today and tonight is suppose to be cold.  Will I do any damage if I turn the heat on this evening while the pipes are naked?  We have a single pipe steam system.  I know I'll hear banging but will it be ok for a few days?  Its suppose to warm up by weekend.  Thank you!

Summer Prep???

@ March 24, 2011 12:52 PM in Summer Prep

Nobody? :)

Summer Prep

@ March 23, 2011 2:06 PM in Summer Prep

My husband and I recently purchased a new old home with steam heat.  We've read through most of We Got Steam Heat and recently had a local boiler guy come out to change a radiator vent and tighten a few leaking fittings.  Per the book he seems to not be one of the bone heads and answered all of my loaded questions appropriately.  Then I asked what we should do with the boiler after heating season is over and he explained that they would recommend that we flood the boiler up to the main pressure release valve in order to slow down the corrosion process while its idle.  Is that typical practice?  We're new at all of this and I had never heard of that before but it did make sense.  Would love to hear comments on such a practice!