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    I can't remember the last time I saw a fitter use...

    I can't remember the last time I saw a fitter use teflon for steam work. It's always been dope and wicking for old work... not trying to start a war here, but it looks like you had parts changers...
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    If that line is doing nothing but going to a...

    If that line is doing nothing but going to a trap, why not just valve it off??
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    You have your hands full I can tell. Pneumatic...

    You have your hands full I can tell. Pneumatic stats/actuators?

    800 gallons? Where's the water going?

    How's the condensate lines piped on the new AHU's? Is there some type of vacuum breaker?...
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    I'm no expert at all, but that doesn't make any...

    I'm no expert at all, but that doesn't make any sense at all.... For starters, what is your return temp to the pumps? what temp are you trying to achieve? Are your spaces satisfied? cold?
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    What's your condensate temp coming back to your...

    What's your condensate temp coming back to your pumps? With the system being neglected, you probably have a fair amount of traps that are shot and allowing steam to come back to your pumps. That...
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    OILER—121 eligibles between Nos. 1 and 107 on...

    OILER—121 eligibles between Nos. 1 and 107 on List 4010 to replace 10 provisionals in DCAS.
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    That's probably just for DCAS buildings, not...

    That's probably just for DCAS buildings, not other city-wide agencies. I'm pretty sure they list the specific agency looking to fill the positions.
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    $3.57 , 28.56 max per day .

    $3.57 , 28.56 max per day .
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    Congrats everybody! Hope everyone ends up in a...

    Congrats everybody! Hope everyone ends up in a good spot.
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    The city engineer 'test' is only time &...

    The city engineer 'test' is only time & experience. There's no written test, it's just a filing. If you have your tickets, you qualify.
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    A stationary with the city doesn't need any OT to...

    A stationary with the city doesn't need any OT to break 100k.

    Some guys could've gotten their tickets after the filing for this and made the Engineers filing last year. Some engineers will take...
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    Nope, Teddy & actuator are right. Flipping...

    Nope, Teddy & actuator are right.

    Flipping through the list real quick, there's more than a handful of Stationary Engineers already employed by the city. People will take the test without a real...
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    Lets see how many guys would rather play with the...

    Lets see how many guys would rather play with the alligators instead of the classy tenants at Rikers :whistle:
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    I believe his test score was in the 90s, not sure...

    I believe his test score was in the 90s, not sure about list number.
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    One friend was hired by DCAS last year. When he...

    One friend was hired by DCAS last year. When he applied, they said they wouldn't even talk to him unless his score was up high. If he didn't score well, they said they probably wouldn't be able to...
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    Pretty much what I've heard as well. OT is not an...

    Pretty much what I've heard as well. OT is not an issue there, just have to deal with the less than ideal work locations.
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    Are you sure? That sounds like an awful lot for...

    Are you sure? That sounds like an awful lot for DCAS buildings alone. It looks like there were about 26 Oilers on DCAS payroll. I only see about 300 oilers on payroll for every agency in NY.
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    It took me over 2 years to get a permanent status...

    It took me over 2 years to get a permanent status with the city. I was on the 1st calling too....It also took about 1 1/2- 2 years before they began calling for the HHC oiler jobs I think.

    My...
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    From what I could find, it looks like they have 1.

    From what I could find, it looks like they have 1.
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    I'm pretty sure they have a couple of...

    I'm pretty sure they have a couple of centrifugals there. 1 steam turbine and a smaller electrical. I think...
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    I'm almost positive that NYC is not allowed to...

    I'm almost positive that NYC is not allowed to install ammonia equipment.
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    You sir are correct.

    You sir are correct.
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    From what I could find, (2) 700 ton 2-stage...

    From what I could find, (2) 700 ton 2-stage absorbers is what the plant consisted of
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    Maybe when they say four-ton, they really mean...

    Maybe when they say four-ton, they really mean 8,000 pounds?
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    I know my number. I was just saying it without...

    I know my number. I was just saying it without actually saying it.
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    Between 50 and 80. It shouldn't be too difficult...

    Between 50 and 80. It shouldn't be too difficult to figure out my list number.....
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    I've gotten letters to apply for the HHC oiler...

    I've gotten letters to apply for the HHC oiler positions. One in February and another last week.
  28. The steam is going to have to condense at some...

    The steam is going to have to condense at some point though to leave the coil.
  29. Another common thing is to put a check valve on...

    Another common thing is to put a check valve on backwards to break the vacuum.
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    Are there any interior/core rooms that need...

    Are there any interior/core rooms that need cooling while the perimeter spaces require heating?
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    From my experience, HVAC69 is dead on... In...

    From my experience, HVAC69 is dead on...

    In the summer, guys that have no clue what they're doing start touching receivers and throwing everything out of calibration. When that doesn't work, they...
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    I'd have to think that glycol in a steam boiler...

    I'd have to think that glycol in a steam boiler system would be a major PITA. You'd probably have to flush the system for a while to get it back online. Wouldn't you also get a lot of corrosion in...
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    It's determined by tonnage/ lbs of refrigerant in...

    It's determined by tonnage/ lbs of refrigerant in the system. But like Maxster said, most commercial buildings in NYC run 24/7 operations. The engineers are doing more than just babysitting chillers.
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    If the chillers are offline, no engineer is...

    If the chillers are offline, no engineer is needed. Many places with engineers don't man the buildings 24/7.

    This is the closest I could find regarding the issue...

    606.1.1 Supervision. It...
  35. The ones I have dealt with (powerex & Quincy)...

    The ones I have dealt with (powerex & Quincy) have not been pressurized and they have sight glasses. The pilot should bleed off any excess air when the compressor shuts off.
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    [QUOTE=MHall;15337141]This quote by the user;...

    [QUOTE=MHall;15337141]This quote by the user; "DeltaT" is one of the main statements that convinced me that boilers for hydronic steam/hot water heat are only installed in older buildings.:
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    Nobody has a problem with your questions. You...

    Nobody has a problem with your questions. You just don't seem to listen to what anyone on here has to say.
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    It was going nowhere by page 2 or 3 at best ...

    It was going nowhere by page 2 or 3 at best

    :beat::beat::beat:
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    These were all posted in this thread. ...

    These were all posted in this thread.

    http://www.fmmcorp.com/project/detail/18/101/1-world-trade-center---steam-utility-project.html/page:1
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    So how big are the buidlings that these guys are...

    So how big are the buidlings that these guys are talking about? How many tons of cooling do they call for? How much heat is needed?
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    I showed you a handful of brand new buildings...

    I showed you a handful of brand new buildings here in NYC that are connecting to city steam. Why do you continually choose to ignore them?
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    LOL, is the pump sitting on a cobblestone? ...

    LOL, is the pump sitting on a cobblestone?

    Listen to GT (amongst others), he knows what he's talking about. To people who work commercial, that's nothing more than a big HW heater that you'd find...
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    apparently it doesn't. Different cities have...

    apparently it doesn't.

    Different cities have there own laws for licensing and operation.
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    Because there's really no need to have an...

    Because there's really no need to have an operator....that's not exactly a big plant lol.

    Around here, with small low pressure, you're not going to have an operator sitting there all day. They'll...
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    No that's not really what you were emphasizing at...

    No that's not really what you were emphasizing at all. You were preaching electric heat strips....

    And to make blanket statements like buildings do only this or that is wrong. It completely...
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    You don't need a boiler operator 24/7. The...

    You don't need a boiler operator 24/7. The maintenance staff at the building you posted may(should) have somebody who is competent in its operation. I'm going to guess that that boiler is fully...
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    So you're an engineer designing a building....you...

    So you're an engineer designing a building....you have an abundance of steam in your hand...but you'll install electric strip heating ?
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    http://www.broaddusassociates.com/index.php?option...

    http://www.broaddusassociates.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=139:the-methodist-hospital-outpatient-center&Itemid=51

    There's a nice new fairly new hospital built in your neck of the...
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    No worries. It is performing the same function...

    No worries. It is performing the same function though. It's all just going into a heat exchanger.

    Have you ever checked out tecogen chillers?
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    I've never seen one.... Surely you could use it...

    I've never seen one.... Surely you could use it to preheat your water, but I think that you'd still need a dedicated hw heater.

    found some reading material
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