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Post by lincolnmania » Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 2:04 pm

wall fixed


 
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Post by lincolnmania » Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 2:06 pm

first coat of super thoroseal


Thinking juice!



 
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Post by lincolnmania » Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 2:15 pm

ordering parts....is it a good idea to have one of these brass baseboard tees for each row of baseboard?




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Post by Rob R. » Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 2:24 pm

If you have purge valves on every zone they are not needed...but won't hurt.

 
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Post by lincolnmania » Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 3:50 pm

taking a break, letting the dust settle...i'm positive there was asbestos furnace cement under the the newer stuff because my dad had a bag of it i threw out 3 yrs ago.

I do have a 8" opening!
look at all the chunks that came out of the bottom of the chimney! i filled the shop vac with pine needles and feathers. don't think that it was cleaned in decades!


 
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Post by lincolnmania » Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 3:51 pm

got some new ash tubs too. they were much cheaper online!


 
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Post by lincolnmania » Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 6:56 pm

the oil furnace is shot. found some holes in the exhaust outlet, put some furnace cement over them.


 
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Post by lincolnmania » Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 6:58 pm

got the new pipe installed. not much room to work!
wish i had saved some asbestos shingles for heat shield, i'll figure something out.


 
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Post by McGiever » Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 10:23 pm

lincolnmania wrote:
Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 6:58 pm
got the new pipe installed. not much room to work!
wish i had saved some asbestos shingles for heat shield, i'll figure something out.
1/4 in. cement backer board used for ceramic tile is pretty good stuff...big box item.

 
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Post by lincolnmania » Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 11:02 pm

Cool. will pick up a sheet next time i go to to lowes or home depot.

probably going to rip the furnace out next year since i found the rust holes, the heat exchanger tubes are clogged solid too.
Hoping i can use the oil gun on the efm 350 (Scrapper converted it to dual fuel for those who don't remember) going to use a water to air heat exchanger until all the rooms have baseboard. can only afford one loop at a time.

 
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Post by McGiever » Fri. Oct. 16, 2020 9:43 am

just a FYI: Cement backer board comes in 1/4, 7/16, 1/2 and 5/8 thick in 3' x 5' or 4' x 8' panels.

Thinner can be scored with utilty knife and then snapped on score line...then there is always the saw option.

 
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Post by lincolnmania » Fri. Oct. 16, 2020 7:32 pm

got the second coat of super thoroseal on the wall.
hopefully my son can help me get the engine hoist downstairs tomorrow morning.

 
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Post by lincolnmania » Sat. Oct. 17, 2020 1:50 pm

got the Sword of Damocles downstairs.
had to take the engine hoist apart to get it in the basement.
my son helped me get the boiler base outside, decided to paint it while i have the chance.


 
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Post by lincolnmania » Sat. Oct. 17, 2020 1:54 pm

water to air heat exchanger came today too.


 
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Post by lincolnmania » Sat. Oct. 17, 2020 4:25 pm

boiler base is cleaned and painted.



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