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    Some random installs

    Just got alot of pics on the computer from my phone so thought id share! opinions appreciated
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    Your sheet metal work is beautiful. I would have done something about that head-banger gas line in pic 4 though.

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    I understand. Not trying to make excuses but i didnt have any 1'' stuff on the truck and we moved the furnace 4'. The job was an hour away and i overlooked it the second day there. The homeowner was very happy so i left it. Thanks for the compliment though! Were also not equipped with oddball gas fittings and such due to the fact that we are primarily change out. We have four crews and we crank out 2 full systems a day with each crew!

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    Nice work, looks great

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    Installs look nice! I don't like the condensate drain on the last pic though. If the 3/4 PVC plugs at the bottom during AC season you will fill the HX on the furnace full of water.

    Great sheetmetal work.

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    I didnt think it would be an issue with just a few feet of pvc. Did a few like that and learned the hard way so now i tie the a/c in below the trap

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    with your boiler;
    - pumping into expansion tank...not good.
    - pump is on return side...should be on supply and pumping away from expansion tank
    - exhaust pipe slopes down hill then back up
    - get rid of the bell draft diverter and install a tee with a 6" barometric damper and a spill switch. also perform a combustion analysis.

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    As far as the pump/tank, supply /return thing, i should call the boiler manufacturer and tell them their install instructions are wrong. Been doing this 14 years and the majority of companies specify it be done that way. The bell diverter comes with the boiler as does a safety switch. Kinda got me on the flue thing but had no choice and it vents fine. Also, I did that boiler and a furnace/coil that day so it came out pretty good considering

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangesummer View Post
    As far as the pump/tank, supply /return thing, i should call the boiler manufacturer and tell them their install instructions are wrong. Been doing this 14 years and the majority of companies specify it be done that way. The bell diverter comes with the boiler as does a safety switch. Kinda got me on the flue thing but had no choice and it vents fine. Also, I did that boiler and a furnace/coil that day so it came out pretty good considering

    Great looking installs! Doing a boiler and a furnace/coil is a ton of work for one

    day... there is no way I could pull that off! I have put quite a few boilers in just

    like that pumping the return at the exp tank just like that. Some worked fine and

    some not so much. I did it that way because everyone said thats how you do it.



    Anyway, check out Dan's book Pumping Away. Once I tried out piping a boiler

    like Gravity said I couldn't believe the difference.

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    I tend to do what the manufacturer reccommends due to some bullcrap warranty issues in the past.(this part was installed not the way WE recommend so no warranty for you and this customer)BUT Lennox boilers (dunkirk) do it the opposite?? Ive had alot less troubles going this route. And yes it was a rough day! Ill definitely check that out though. Thanks!

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    i have never had a manufacturer deny me warranty because of the way something was installed. also you say the boiler vents fine? did you verify this with a combustion analyzer?

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    Ya i think the vent is a little odd and shouldnt be like that. Is the chimney already b vented? thats why a new one wasnt put in?
    Get er Done!

    Do what has to be done
    when it has to be done
    as well as it has to be done
    And doing it all the time.

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    Ya i think the vent is a little odd and shouldnt be like that. 2 recent new appliances connected into a chimney, ummm i would have insisted on putting in a new liner.
    Get er Done!

    Do what has to be done
    when it has to be done
    as well as it has to be done
    And doing it all the time.

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