We Got Steam Heat!
If you've got steam heat, beyond having us come out to service your system, this is the best $25 you'll ever spend. Written in a delightful and humorous prose, and easily understood by any homeowner. A must-have and a true classic.
Kodiak Controls KC25-3# Low Pressure Gauge 3 PSI
Here's our preferred low pressure gauge, 0-3psi. Installing one is a little more advanced DIY project than radiator vents, but we get asked a lot, so here it is. Knowledge is power as we all know, and the standard 0-30psi gauge on your boiler tells you exactly nothing.
Danco 36375 3/32-in x 24-in Graphite Valve Stem Packing
Graphite Packing String. Just the thing if you have a
leaking radiator valve. With the system off and the radiator cool loosen the nut and wrap 3 or 4 loops of string around the threads in a clockwise direction. Then screw the nut back on and securely tighten. The string will seal any gaps that existed. If that doesn't do it, then you'll need us.
Millrose 70660 Monster Roll PTFE Thread Seal Tape, 1/2-in x 260-in
It's a good idea to use a little teflon tape on the threads when installing new vents. Here's a little mini roll, perfect for the job.
Rectorseal 68732 36 Steamaster Tablets
Original Steamaster tablets. This is our preferred steam boiler water conditioner. A little goes a long way! 1/2 a tablet for small boilers to 2 tablets max unless we advise otherwise. Ignore dosing instructions on the bottle or you'll regret it.