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    1965 Federal Boiler Replacement (Weil McLain)

    Had to have the old 1965 Federal Boiler replaced.. (Baseboard & Domestic hot water) The only requirement was that it be direct-vented - we recently found out, from a recent PM, that the flue was mostly blocked, and furnace was not venting very well. $6,000 to fix the chimney, so we decided on a new boiler...
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    View of the old Federal Boiler..

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    View of the EasyUp manifold...

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    What do you think???
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    Before & After, after completion...

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    That is one fine looking boiler. Primary-secondary loops look good from the pics. Nice job!

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    At first glance, I thought (man, they still make boilers that look like that? lol!) Shows you how often I work on 'em! Great job on the install, everything is plumb and pretty.

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    C'mon, tell the truth, you knew going in you were going to post this here didn't you?

    Looks real sharp man, nice work.
    If at first you don't succeed; charge, charge, charge again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mech_head View Post
    C'mon, tell the truth, you knew going in you were going to post this here didn't you?

    Looks real sharp man, nice work.
    lol! What ever makes you better, brother.

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    I see that the safety relief vent line is about 1/16" off plumb.
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    Good looking job!

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    Looks good, but I hate those drip pipes on the safety valves. How do you check the valves or change them without cutting the pipe?

    I also hate it when black iron is used and a 24" pipe wrench is used to tighten the pipe. Hand tight works.


    Where did you get the manifold? The curves look good.
    I love my job, but paydays Thursday

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    Looks pretty darn good.

    What does a job like that go for? I am looking at something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich pickering View Post
    Where did you get the manifold? The curves look good.
    It is a Weil McLain part- East Up manifold.

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    mech_head said: C'mon, tell the truth, you knew going in you were going to post this here didn't you?
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    Oh yea, had the camera ready on this one..

    The PVC vents outside not too far away - good slope on those pipes. The equipment qualified for the $1,500 tax credit -- but we're not supposed to mention price(?) in this forum? I'll post the new gas bills over the winter - see how different they are!

    Outdoor temp. sensor was not installed; the tech said he can get a good enough reading using the supply/return pipes. --I'm the homeowner by the way - not an installer....

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    Late-breaking news -- one of the union connections right in front of where they cemented over the flue opening started leaking, and put a puddle on the floor, that was about 10feet in diameter. The Installer returned, and tightened with a wrench. Vaccumed up the water with a wet/dry vac.

    Funny that this stayed dry just long enough for the County Inspector to OK it, then it started leaking ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexb View Post
    Late-breaking news -- one of the union connections right in front of where they cemented over the flue opening started leaking, and put a puddle on the floor, that was about 10feet in diameter. The Installer returned, and tightened with a wrench. Vaccumed up the water with a wet/dry vac.

    Funny that this stayed dry just long enough for the County Inspector to OK it, then it started leaking ;-)
    Heh, I've dodged a bullet or two myself, lol.

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    nice job all the way down to the heat trap on dom. water.
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