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jtepn87

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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2014, 07:45:31 PM »

Just that you hear about these things blowing up, and then the age if it doesn't exactly add to my confidence.
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2014, 07:48:01 PM »

Where you hear about the boilers blowing up?? My oil boiler is a closed pressurized  system..Have you heard one blowing up?
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« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2014, 08:12:14 PM »

Just internet horror stories. I've been filling my head with too much info and not all of it is true.
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« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2014, 03:27:22 AM »

Just internet horror stories. I've been filling my head with too much info and not all of it is true.
You def can't believe everything you read on the internet for sure
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2014, 06:05:18 AM »

Dover NH about 10 years ago, some nitwit plugged off the relief valve on an oil fired hot water tank. It does happen, not often and would not happen at all if folks did as they are supposed to and maintain their equipment.
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« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2014, 08:38:29 PM »

Pressure& temp relief valves= no pressure bomb. Though I would love to turn a water heater into a rocket! >:D
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2014, 06:29:47 AM »

In that particular case, ignorance and being cheap= disaster
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« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2014, 06:39:35 AM »

 Ever since I saw it on Myth Busters, I've wanted to try it. Just don't feel like trashing the field or the generator.
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« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2014, 11:59:03 AM »

Well crap. Cleaned out the ash and whatever else was left in it last night. Aaannddd this is what I found today when i went out to it today. Looks like Im draining it and shipping it to the scrap yard.
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« Reply #54 on: March 15, 2014, 12:05:30 PM »

 That suxs. :(  Yeah I guess get your cash from the scrap yard..Hope you didn't have too much invested if any..
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« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2014, 01:23:30 PM »

Well I lost my wedding ring in the process of getting it, but no money, just time invested.
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« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2014, 02:40:03 PM »

 :o I'm somewhat confused. How did you loose your ring? Was it on your finger and if so how is the finger? Or did the Mrs take back the ring? 
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« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2014, 06:20:47 PM »

No nothing like that. We had to drain the boiler a bit to get it to where the skid steer would lift it. The bottom valve didn't close when we went to cut the line, and I got antifreeze water all over my hands. So I stuck my hands in the snow and when I shook them off, the combination of my fingers shrinking in the cold and being slightly slick from the antifreeze, the ring flew off my hand into the snow. We went back with a metal detector, but didn't have any luck. My wife has since bought me a cheap ring to get by till we can replace the missing one.
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Re: Old Aqua Therm 140
« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2014, 07:46:44 PM »

bummer about the ring.

I haven't worn mine in years except when the wife hands it to me when we're going to a wedding reception or something.  Heard of a guy who was framing houses and came down off a wall and his ring caught on the top plate and his body weight pulled his finger right off.

Take new ring money and put it toward a new boiler. >:D
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« Reply #59 on: March 16, 2014, 07:16:40 AM »

Yeah that sucks. I never wore mine either because of fears of getting stuck in a tight spot or shorting out on electrical circuits ( auto tech) so left it in a safe place. House gets broken into and the jerk/s found it. Never replaced it, we agreed since I rarely wore it we would put the money to better use.
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