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    New marine mechanic shop

    My soldering is not pretty but no leaks.
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    Looking good... better than my soldering that's for sure.
    How many times did you want to kick that steel column you had to constantly work around?
    If you don't have the water on yet, do yourself a favor and put a webstone expansion tank valve on, for easy checking charge/replacing the expansion tank.
    I see you have the BumbleBee circ on there.

    Tell us more about the entire system/set up.
    If I do a job in 30 minutes it's because I spent 30 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.

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    Too late. It’s up and running. Boiler is a 300,000 btu waste oil burner. They do a lot of oil changes. Yes the steel column was IN MY WAY. It was not my design but I did make some alterations.

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    The bumblebee seems to be working well.

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    They have 2- 40’X40’ garage doors that are opened and closed several times a day and it’s maintaining 63 degrees nicely

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    I will look into the expansion tank valve for the next one

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    Looks good. My only suggestion is to get yourself one of those heat resistant soldering clothes before you light something on fire worse than that wood. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BALloyd View Post
    Looks good. My only suggestion is to get yourself one of those heat resistant soldering clothes before you light something on fire worse than that wood. ;-)

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    Pro-press.

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    I’ll tell my boss “ you said I need a pro-press setup “

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    No Leaks trumps Pretty every time. So does Plumb & Level.

    I would have moved that post back to the second step - and it would have been more than twice as sturdy - and then cantilevered the railing down to even-with-the-bottom-step.

    But overall; I think you should be damned proud of your workmanship.

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    My soldering is not pretty but no leaks.
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    Looks good !
    Just one question here, why the extra 90 ?
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    That corner is not a 90. Look at the lines on the ceiling

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK71 View Post
    That corner is not a 90. Look at the lines on the ceiling
    Thanks, I see now what your saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK71 View Post
    I’ll tell my boss “ you said I need a pro-press setup “
    We have been doing Lidl stores for AHT, 3/4" up to 3" copper pro-press for glycol, I was amazed at how fast it is. You need somebody sharp to have the correct amount of the correct fittings on-site each day. If the "boss" is bidding against guys who solder, he'll slaughter them and your job will be easier.

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    I mean this in the most polite way. I don't know how close it was under the stairs, but would a thin piece of sheet metal slipped between the piping and the wood have prevented the flame from hitting the wood preventing most of the burn? I keep a few pieces cut from an old condenser case in the junk box for that among other things.

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    Would the sheet metal not be a risk of getting extremely hot when next to open heat like that though?

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