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Re: More conversion questions

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Posted by HeatPro on December 04, 2007 at 17:46:06:

In Reply to: More conversion questions posted by steve on December 04, 2007 at 17:12:57:

: The plumbers claim pex can't make the tight turn through the T in the steam lines.
++ That's IDIOTIC. The pipe is cut to the floor and the pex pulled up the riser used as a chase, not through the T. Don't hire an idiot.

: Can't get upstairs without ripping into some walls and then the asbestos needs to come out.
++ I guess electricians have no hope of pulling wires up either, something they do every day.
++ What asbestos?

: Can't use the old radiators, too labor intensive,
++ If you can remove the nipple, the replacement fitting goes back in, whether steam or water.

not designed for 21st century hot water
++ What does that mean? Baseboard was also designed in the 20th century and Burnham and Governale still make new standing cast radiators for hot water use. Did the rules change somehow?

, plug might be stuck, radiator might leak, crack, etc.
++ True. but does that mean nobody can use standing radiators any longer in the world?

: So far cost wise, oil++ Well then, give up. Nobody on long island can ever save money with new equipment - the government and manufacturers must be lieing because these guys have the truth on hand with statistics. Move where insulation and new equipment can work according to the laws of physics.

: The contractors sure make the homeowners job tough. Any useful tips to get these guys on board?
++ Keep searching suppliers.
There is hope there are contractors that have a little more on the ball than just wanting to do a quick job and leave.

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