new boiler /6zones need help with piping

Old 02-28-06, 07:27 PM
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Question new boiler /6zones need help with piping

I have an apartment house with six apartments in it. The old boiler in it used to be coal burning converted to oil. I use about 150 gallons a week, looking into a new burnham 227,000 btu oil, with new pumps. The old piping is mess and I want to do it right myself. I have had estimates of 10,000 just to install boiler and hook up existing pipes without new pumps. If anyone has correct piping procedures I would greatly appreciate it. Thanx
Old 03-01-06, 05:36 AM
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In PA, any building with more than 3 apartments in it falls under the jurisdiction of Labor & Industry. They have a set of rules to be followed and clearances to be met for installation. Even if they decide to come and inspect something that has been in place for many years, they then require the changes to be made to comply. I would suggest getting some information about the regulations before tackling this project. If you do hire someone, be sure they do the L&I paperwork (if required) and spell it out on their proposal. I have seen other installers not submit the drawings and the headache comes back to the building owner to deal with L&I. It is easier to deal with them right from the start. Also you may have mega-liability if something ever happens to the building because of an installation you did yourself.


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