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Posted by george on October 20, 2006 at 07:41:10:
In Reply to: New Boiler or New Windows? posted by jean on October 19, 2006 at 13:20:50:
I also have single pane, no lift cord, ripply
glass windows. I like the old look through the
rippley glass and have added new tripple
pane storm windows ($35 HD) for better winter
glass seal. A replacement window would be in
the order of $150 up. It is up to you which
look you are going for.
If you have a single pipe steam system, one
pipe going to each radiator, the system will
be more expensive to convert to a hot water
system. That is because you need to have a
flow of water through each radiator.
Important thinigs you have to do with a steam
1) keep level of water in sight glass
to about 2/3. Check once every week.
2) Flush the boiler through the waist valve
every 2 weeks or so. Caution water sludge will
Check old posts for instructions.
Why not go a year to see wht your fuel costs
are so have a benchmark.
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