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    I've always enjoyed the "other" method of taking the cast iron sections apart. A 14 pound sledge and a good face shield. I agree with the order but the much smaller peices left by the "sledge mehod" are easier to handle.

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    Probably 4-6 sections

    Still would want to use leverage to get the sections out, the lift out would be around 5 feet, too high to be comfortable.
    Pretty sure I'm high on this one, the competition used to be a used car salesman. (True story)
    With luck I can post some more horror pictures, those of his install.

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    Having literally broken my back setting a boiler, I stronly recommend using any lifting advantage available. Sometimes the "short cut" winds up taking several years to recover from. I am however, very serious about using sledge to break the cast iron into smaller peices. If this boiler is as old as it looks the cast will be brittle. The first few, maybe up to 10 or so, blows will bounce pretty hard and then after that you will start hearing a difference in the sound. Then on one hit, it will shatter if your lucky, and if not you just get a big hole. From there you move out and the peices can be as small as you want.

    Again a good clear face shield, I use long welders gloves, and a good heavy pair of jeans, with a heavy shirt. A hard hat that will stay on and something to protect you ears.

    The other things this does is provide an oppurtunity to a lot of stress release. If you do get the job be careful, that beast has been changed down so long its hard to tell where it will go!

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    the boiler looks pretty old, Ill bet Jesus did the original start-up. The chain looks even older. BUT the in line filter looks pretty new..... I wonder if the filter element is as old as the mother in law????????

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    Originally posted by wolfdog
    The basement Troll is chained to the boiler?
    Maybe Collin ran into Zed and "the Gimp" down there.
    The way we build has a greater impact on our comfort, energy consumption and IAQ than any HVAC system we install.

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    Hmm The collar

    I just don't get it... I have really never seen anything quite like that going into a chimney...... can someone explain to me what they did there????? And why???
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    Talking It reminds me of...........

    a bad episode of Junkyard Wars........
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    Sure glad it's your job and not mine

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    Talking Just got the word

    We got the job.
    They had three bids, we were the middle one I'll post our work after it's done.

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    Originally posted by Carnak
    Originally posted by wolfdog
    The basement Troll is chained to the boiler?
    Maybe Collin ran into Zed and "the Gimp" down there.
    Definately no "Gimp" down there! I would be Bruce Willis in that senario!

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    Lol

    Q: Are you alright?
    A: I'm pretty #@$%&*^ far from alright!

    The way we build has a greater impact on our comfort, energy consumption and IAQ than any HVAC system we install.

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    Talking

    Someone is about to get medieval.

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    Ya lets bring out the gimp. Iny Miny Miny Moe. ROFLMAO
    Zeds dead though!!!

    Originally posted by Carnak
    Originally posted by wolfdog
    The basement Troll is chained to the boiler?
    Maybe Collin ran into Zed and "the Gimp" down there.
    Your poor planning does not constitute an emergency on my part!!!!

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