This job was a bit different than any we had done previously. For starters, we could only work at the site on thursdays, due to the fact the owner works out of the house and has clients over throughout the day. The pictures of this job are distributed over three different pages so utilize the links to bring them up for viewing.
The customer had us work on some system issues while we were there. We repiped an extremely long run of fin tube that was piped in series and turned it into a manifold of three pipes that are roughly equal in size. This means all three pipes get the same temperature of water instead of the water cooling off as each foot of pipe is past for 60 feet. This should allow much more heat output from the radiator than before which was something she wanted.
We also took four radiators that had been piped with the water entering the top and repiped them with the water entering the bottom. The complaint that previously existed was a ''waterfall'' sound from the radiator. Piping the radiators via the bottom took care of this as some air can now build up at the radiator tops without causing any waterfall noise.
Since we could only work at the site on thursdays we had a carpenter build a ''wall'' in my garage that I was able to attach channel iron onto, and then the board that would actually be attached to the wall in the homeowners house was mounted to this. Now we were able to begin the building of the new boiler system for her house, except we were building it off site. The day finally arrived to do the switch out. It was a long day, started at 9:00 a.m. and didn't end till 1:30 the next morning. But the heat was back on before we left. It was a tight fit in the laundry room for all the components, but it worked out very well.
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