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Effecta installation pics in North Pole, Alaska

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by NP ALASKA, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. NP ALASKA

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    Getting closer
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  2. NP ALASKA

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    OOPS! Sorry guys, I will straighten up pics next time.

    Didn't realize these were turned.

    Still soldering pipe a little every night afterwork. Spent a bunch of extra time making sure the reeming of pipe was done with care and attention to detail.
    Want there to be as little friction as possible and make for a good heating system.

    Should have chimney in saturday. Got all parts and such ready to go.

    Expansion tanks are still not here, checked on them today. Living here in Alaska sometimes can be a real pain when it comes to special order parts.

    Regards,
  3. nate379

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    Should have been 0.50-0.60 per lb on the barge.

  4. Karl_northwind

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    How's the installation going?

    karl
  5. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Looking good on the piping Morgan. Looks like that tank says Crawford on it. You looking at pics of Cindy again?
  6. NP ALASKA

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    Well, things have been a bit busy here lately. I have made soem progress but things are moving slow. No big hurry since I am waiting on the expansion tanks.

    I ordered expansion tanks through a local plumbing store, after two months they called and said it would be another month. Well needless to say I lost my temper a bit.
    Canceled the order.

    I called Brian from Up North Energy Solutions on friday, he had the tanks on a truck headed this way tueday by 10 am. He couldn't get them out monday as it was a holiday. They were put on a barge on the 30th, I hope to see them next week. I should have ordered them from him in th efirst place. Trying to spread money around town, my mistake.

    98% of the plumbing is complete, just waiting on the expansion tanks to finsih up.

    Got the stack in last week, it was warm here and took advantage of it.

    I am hoping to finish install by next wekend and hopefully fire things up on next saturday.

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    Gotta pick up the rest of the stack this week, and start the wiring.
  7. NP ALASKA

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    Doesnt everyone enjoy her pics?
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  8. Gasifier

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    ;lolYes. Nice work your doing there. I am always impressed by you guys that can do all your own work. I can do some building and remodeling, but when it comes to metal work and plumbing I have no experience and hire that out. Glad I don't need it often!
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    Well finalized last of the soldering and pipe work. Now i just wait for the expansion tanks, the sailed on the 30th.
    I will be doing the wiring and finish the stack while I wait.
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    Morgan,

    Keep up the good work!

    Looks like you almost ready to completely conquer this beast and get a fire started1

    Brian
  11. NP ALASKA

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    Expansion tanks have arrived, the weekend has defined its self.
    I will be busy finishing up and hopefully get things going this next weekend.
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  13. Gasifier

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    Can't view the attachment for some reason. You must be really important here on Hearth.com! ;lol Says I do not have permission or something like that.;lol
  14. NP ALASKA

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    Soory, let me try again. Important I am not! Well maybe to the wife, atleast I hope so. Lol
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    Pump goes here and about 10 feet of copper to manifold



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    Expansion Tank location, this was an earlier pic, they are plumbed at this point

    Gotta get to sons birthday party, will be back in a couple hours to push forward. Hoping to get water circulating tonight.

    And its snowing again!!

    Regards,
    Morgan
  16. NP ALASKA

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    Time out for some fun

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    Back at it, moving slow and careful
    Getting real close, electrician will be over saturday
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    Stack complete

    Pressure tested

    I hope this weekend is the magic weekend and i can start a fire
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  18. Gasifier

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    Morgan'seffecta.jpg Here you go Morgan. I hope you didn't install that boiler on it's side! :)
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    Gasifier, thanks much
    That looks much better.
    I am trying to get this phone figured out.
    I guess i should post from my laptop so i can adjust pics before posting.
    Thanks again

    Im filling water now. Might take a while
    1300 or so gallons i figure.
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    The water can only go in the tanks as fast as the air can come out. :)
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    Your welcome Morgan. Good luck with the start up. That's a lot of water!!!!
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    Wow, you sure have done your chores on your system. Congrats to you! Hope that all goes well from here out.
  23. Karl_northwind

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    Looking good!
  24. NP ALASKA

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    Thanks guys, Well tanks are full have cirulated for hours and purged the air that I can.

    It was late and duty called (wife) last night so we did not gt it fired up. Hope to do so tonight, Its already been a twelve hour day.

    I will let you know how it goes. I may just run a littel fire to see how things go, and wait til saturday to fullly charge everything. I guess it could take 10 or so hours to charge intially.

    Regards, Morgan
  25. Gasifier

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    What is that area that your tanks are in Morgan? Just curious, because you are going to have some serious heat radiating off those tanks until you get them insulated. _g

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