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Yes I have drained and refilled each boiler...

Yes I have drained and refilled each boiler several times, (When cold of course) and thus have noticed a reduction in the amount of black colored water in the sight glass. However no matter how much...
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Posted By blakk

Hi, I just converted to gas from oil..I have a...

Hi, I just converted to gas from oil..I have a large 3 family with an old single pipe steam radiator system. The new boilers are around 82% efficient. It was installed in the summer, so I'm only...
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Posted By blakk

LOL!! That's why I love this site...You guys are...

LOL!! That's why I love this site...You guys are real "How To" geeks!
I have 3 brand new "BURNHAM" gas steam boilers for a radiator system. They all have the gas vent damper (GVD), but it's...
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Posted By blakk

Hi GEOMANCER, try this place in Braintree... ...

Hi GEOMANCER, try this place in Braintree...

[blakk, send this info to Geo in a private message... this isn't really allowed... sorry - NJT]

Peace........
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Posted By blakk

Thanks RDSTEAM, The truth always hurts, but it...

Thanks RDSTEAM,
The truth always hurts, but it also makes you whole!! I knew it all along...I guess I was looking for someone to tell me it was O.K. to try and slide on by!!
You're the best!!...
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Posted By blakk

Hi RDSTEAM, Thanks for the great advice as...

Hi RDSTEAM,
Thanks for the great advice as always, but most of the plumbing supply houses are wholesale outfits. I've checked online and I can't seem to find anything reasonable enough! I have a...
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Posted By blakk

Hi Geomancer, Sorry I misspoke when I said 90%...

Hi Geomancer,
Sorry I misspoke when I said 90% efficient!! The boilers are 82.2% or there about. As for the insulation, I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I know I must insulate the main pipes....
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Posted By blakk

Insulating steam Radiator pipes...

A little background before my question:
I own a three family home in Boston, Mass that use steam radiators for heat.
I recently converted from oil to natural gas fuel but I still have the...
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Posted By blakk

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This image is exactly how some interior portions of my fieldstone foundation looks like right now.
Does this image help you at all to further...
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Posted By blakk

Hi equinox, Thanks for your reply.... The front...

Hi equinox, Thanks for your reply....
The front 3rd (Apprx.) of the foundation is underground. It's this area that has the most deterioration! I understand about cleaning out the loose stuff first...
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Posted By blakk

Hi Pulpo, Thanks for your reply! No, there...

Hi Pulpo, Thanks for your reply!
No, there isn't a water/flooding problem because the house sits at the top of a hill...However, the front 3rd (Apprx.) of the foundation is underground. It's this...
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Posted By blakk

How to repoint an old Fieldstone Foundation?

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I copied and pasted the image from BigOldXJ above because it looks exactly like some portions of my basement walls.

My name is Rob and I have an...
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Posted By blakk

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I copied and pasted the image from BigOldXJ above because it looks exactly like some portions of my basement walls.

My name is Rob and I have an...
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Posted By blakk

Yes! That's VERY, VERY UNREASONABLE! I live in...

Yes! That's VERY, VERY UNREASONABLE! I live in Dorchester, I have a 3 family and I too am trying to convert from oil to gas. I have encountered the same type of attempted rape that you have!...
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Posted By blakk

I have steam.....3 units....3 boilers.....2 units...

I have steam.....3 units....3 boilers.....2 units same BTU's.....1 unit less BTU's....2 flue clay lined chimney......2 boilers in 1 flue....1 boiler in the other....Clay liner is old...Should I line...
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Posted By blakk

You got me thinking now rbeck? Thanks!! Are you a...

You got me thinking now rbeck? Thanks!! Are you a lawyer? LOL....Just kidding....Thanks!
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Posted By blakk

I don't know yet what the exact boiler is, but...

I don't know yet what the exact boiler is, but FYI: I have an old radiator system. So this I know for sure, there are currently no gas boilers for radiator systems that are ("H.E."). The highest...
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Posted By blakk

Chimney Liners

Hi, I'm converting from oil to gas. I have a 3 family house with a red brick two flue ceramic lined chimney inside the walls of the house (Basement floor to rooftop/Very Clean) apprx. 40' feet high....
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Posted By blakk

Hi I have a 3 family in Boston Mass, apprx. 40'...

Hi I have a 3 family in Boston Mass, apprx. 40' high (basement to roof). I'm converting to gas from oil and need a chimney liner. I have a double flu chimney and must line both because I can only...
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Posted By blakk

Going off of the stories above, I must say I'm a...

Going off of the stories above, I must say I'm a little scared!
Anyway, I have a very large 3 family (In Boston, MA/100 Yrs Old ??) I must re-point and seal interior of field stone foundation!...
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Posted By blakk

Grady, No Problem at all.....Really!! Your...

Grady,
No Problem at all.....Really!! Your apology is appreciated!!

I'm a battery research tech. I'm 42 and I've been taking care of this massive old 3 family (4 bdrms ea. floor) since I was 26....
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Posted By blakk

Hi lawrosa, Thanks again! You've been great!! ...

Hi lawrosa,
Thanks again! You've been great!!
Yes they did measure each radiator (L,W,H and # of sections). Of course they didn't give me any details. They just checked the gas companies "Equipment...
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Posted By blakk

Grady, Thanks for understanding, and sorry for...

Grady,
Thanks for understanding, and sorry for my lack of clarity!! I tend to overcook it sometimes and my point gets lost!
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Posted By blakk

Thank You very much NJ Trooper!! I'm a rookie...

Thank You very much NJ Trooper!!
I'm a rookie at this blogging thing, and at this site!
Sorry to all.......
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Posted By blakk

Hi lawrosa, Thanks for your reply. I think you...

Hi lawrosa,
Thanks for your reply. I think you are the first one to get what I'm saying. Sorry for repeating the same line but I'm trying to reply to everyone who replied to me.

Anyway, the...
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