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Boiler-Venting Considerations

One of the consideration when replacing a boiler is whether to re-use the existing flue and chimney. While most installations work without problems, there are a couple pr...

Published on 08/13/2015 11:38 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
The Human Thermostat

My children attended a local elementary school that was affiliated with the church we also attend. My company does the heating service for the church and school. For year...

Published on 08/13/2015 11:33 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Boiler-Startup Dangers

"So, how many of these have you started over the years? " the contractor inquired. He was asking about the boilers we sold him for this project.

Published on 08/13/2015 11:29 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Boiler-Safety Lessons in a School

The solitude of this peaceful West Virginia town was interrupted on a frigid Monday night in February when the smoke and fire alarms shrieked at 11:30 pm inside the fire ...

Published on 08/13/2015 11:27 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
More Power!

Star Trek has always been one of my favorite TV series and collection of movies. I like when Captain Kirk pleads with the chief engineer "Scotty" for more power. While we...

Published on 08/13/2015 11:23 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Understanding the Boiler Gas Train

One of the most misunderstood portions of the commercial heating system is the gas train. The gas train is a series of components that safely feed the natural or propane ...

Published on 08/13/2015 11:16 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Controlling an Existing Hydronic Boiler

I like working with the control techs in our industry. They have such a passion for their craft. If left alone, they will control or monitor everything that moves, slides...

Published on 08/13/2015 11:13 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Two-Pipe Systems

A common complaint that building maintenance departments hear is that the occupants are either too hot or too cool. In some instances, both complaints may come from the s...

Published on 08/13/2015 10:46 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Steam, The Original Bad Boy

Steam systems have the reputation of being the “Bad Boy” of the industry and I believe it may be unfounded. Many will suggest replacing the steam system with a new system...

Published on 08/13/2015 10:40 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating