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Old 08-15-2018, 10:31 PM   #1
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Heating upgrade project I'm involved with, I'll be wiring the new high efficiency condensing boilers (350K BTU each) and 11 circulators and all associated controls once they are installed. Old steam system is hitting the junk pile.

So far this is where we're at:

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Front view with Powerflame burner removed.



The hardest part - getting the old sections out:

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Demo is not my game, but I'm impressed.
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I enjoy wiring heating equipment. Don’t do it all the time so it’s a nice change of pace. Hopefully at this time of year it doesn’t have to be done at a frantic pace. That and nobody screws up their back lugging out the waste.
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For the record - I'm not sure who is going to remove the sections out to the scrap dumpster but I know that part will not be done by me.
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For the record - I'm not sure who is going to remove the sections out to the scrap dumpster but I know that part will not be done by me.

Here we can get equipment at home depot to do that





At least till trumpster gets his wall...
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For the record - I'm not sure who is going to remove the sections out to the scrap dumpster but I know that part will not be done by me.
Smack them with a sledge. They're pretty brittle.

I used to dry fire the empty boiler then hit it with a shot of city water from the fill valve to crack the sheeite out of the sections. That works pretty good too, but you're far past being able to do that.
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Piece of cake son.

You can put those sections on a hand truck, that's just a baby Weil-McLain.

Try sections you need a gantry crane to move around sometime.
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Seeing those pics makes "shivers" run down my spine.
Not my job but I used to get delegated to help the maint. guy do the annual PM on the boilers at a plant I used to work at. I was supposed to help but somehow ended up with me doing 99% of the cleaning. Cleaning out the scale wasn't too bad except getting wet but cleaning out those tubes


I would come out of there looking like a raccoon. The maint. guy would magically show up after everything was clean then he would help putting it back together!
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A little exercise never hurt anyone.
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I've spent my fair share of time in boiler rooms. I enjoyed the challenge of making my pipework look good. I didn't enjoy the rush at the end when a dozen guys show up and try to all work in the same room.


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They got the sections out last week. They built a ramp over the stairs leading to the basement and pulled them up with a winch on a heavily modified off-road Jeep. It worked great. New floor gets poured soon.





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