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Yes thank you, once again my naivety about my...

Yes thank you, once again my naivety about my steam system has shown through, it is not a two pipe system.

Saves - We did more than just skim the boiler, though that was part of the process,...
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Pulpo, I think it's a two pipe system, but what I...

Pulpo, I think it's a two pipe system, but what I mean that it was installed backward is that the vent and the valve were both on the same side of the radiator, I was told by the person who fixed the...
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Posted By grovisotis

Questions about Steam Radiators

Hello!

I have a Oil fueled Steam Boiler system in my house. We have steam radiators in every room. We've had many issues with the system, including lots of water hammer, but FINALLY things have...
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Posted By grovisotis

Did I just ruin my Steam Boiler?

So I have a Weil- Mclain SGO Series 3 Oil-Fired Steam Boiler, to get it ready for the heating season I decided to skim it since I had lots of issues with water hammer last year due to new piping crud...
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Posted By grovisotis

Well it certainly seems like i've got alot on my...

Well it certainly seems like i've got alot on my hands. More work than I am capable of doing myself. Anybody know a trust worthy steam guy in the boston area?

I assume doing all this (i.e...
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Posted By grovisotis

Much appreciate the information, looks like i've...

Much appreciate the information, looks like i've got some larger issue's that i wasn't anticipating on my hands. I have the manual and will compare it to what i have set up currently.

Here is...
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Posted By grovisotis

Ok lots of good information, not gonna lie though...

Ok lots of good information, not gonna lie though some of it is over my head. I am very much a novice at this. For example I see that there is something behind the electrical panel on the front of...
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Posted By grovisotis

ok just making sure i know what your talking...

ok just making sure i know what your talking about, is the grey box on the left the pressuretrol your talking about? I can take the cover off this?

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Posted By grovisotis

One more thing i want to add. Before the...

One more thing i want to add.

Before the plumber came and we replaced the main vent valves and disconnected the radiators and dumped a bunch of water out of them, the two problem radiators were...
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Posted By grovisotis

So the boiler has a valve at the bottom of the...

So the boiler has a valve at the bottom of the manual fill pipe next to the boiler and then there is one at the bottom of the boiler underneath the gun that I have used to empty water out of it when...
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Posted By grovisotis

Yes the radiators we are having problems with are...

Yes the radiators we are having problems with are pitched correctly. How do you skim the boiler? what does the skim port look like? What does skimming it do exactly?

Thanks

Sam
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Posted By grovisotis

So we bought this house in July, it had been...

So we bought this house in July, it had been completely gutted down to the studs and remodeled. The boiler is basically new (the oil company came and said that they'd never seen such a clean boiler...
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Posted By grovisotis

Here are some video links the problem...

Here are some video links

the problem radiator:
radiator drums - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxEofED_Hw4)

the boiler and following the pipes in one direction:
IMG 2784 - YouTube...
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Posted By grovisotis

Thank you guys so much for your responses. I've...

Thank you guys so much for your responses. I've checked the main pipes and they seemed to be pitched correctly (but i am far from an expert). Are there more than two main-vent valves? I'm assuming...
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Posted By grovisotis

Severe Radiator Water Hammer

Hello!

So I have a Oil/Steam heating system that was flooded over the summer by a contractor. I emptied out some of the water before i fired up the system this fall, but obviously it wasn't...
09-08-13, 07:05 PM
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Posted By grovisotis

Ya I have no interest in doing this myself but...

Ya I have no interest in doing this myself but thank you for the offer to help. I may reach out to someone else for an additional quote, but I suspect that it will be similar in price since I've...
09-08-13, 06:56 PM
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Posted By grovisotis

Ya they wanted to install the carlin burner

Ya they wanted to install the carlin burner
09-06-13, 05:59 AM
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Posted By grovisotis

Thank you for the link to the thread it is very...

Thank you for the link to the thread it is very helpful.

The tank is currently empty which is why I wanted to try to move on this now. Unfortunately the two quotes i've gotten to do the...
09-05-13, 05:48 AM
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Posted By grovisotis

Excellent insight once again, thank you. Ya I...

Excellent insight once again, thank you. Ya I have no interest at all in changing my steam system to hot water, we just bought this house and while I don't know why the contractor didn't do that,...
09-04-13, 06:25 PM
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Posted By grovisotis

Thank you both for your input, it is extremely...

Thank you both for your input, it is extremely helpful. I guess my last question would be, with such an inefficient system would there still be enough money saved in the long run by doing the...
09-04-13, 05:43 AM
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Posted By grovisotis

They are keeping the radiators and keeping the...

They are keeping the radiators and keeping the steam system, just want to change the boiler to a gas burner. I think they said an IN5? Not sure if that's a thing, but both companies that wanted to...
09-03-13, 08:12 PM
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Posted By grovisotis

Advice on converting from Oil to Gas

Hello,

I am interested in converting my pretty new Weil-Mclain Oil burner to a gas one. I live in New England and have a steam system with radiators. I have a gas line already running into my...
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