Bonfitto Inc. Logo

1029 Brooke Blvd.
Reading, PA 19607

1-800-772-7250
1-610-777-1333
1-610-775-9610 FAX

Alvernia College: Weil McLain Installation

We have just begun demolition of both old boilers and the old condensate feed tank. In this photo, the skin of the first boiler has been removed. Hector begins demolition of the old condensate feed tank.
Tony dissassembles the last of the oil burner pieces. Oil remaining in the system will be properly discarded. The old burner waits for a ride to the scrapyard.
Boiler sections are ready for demolition after the gasketing has been removed. Tony cuts each boiler section into smaller sections for removal and transport.
Tom, Hector, and Lee hoist a chunk of boiler section up the staircase. We installed a frame and trolley track for our chain hoist. Tom, Hector, and Lee guide another section out of the boiler room. The chain hoist mechanism is clearly visible in this photo.
Next stop: Scrap Metal Dumpster! Tony cuts another section with a plasma cutter.
Header piping and boiler sections begin to fill up the scrap iron dumpster. Lee plasma cuts more of the old piping.
Tony sends chunks of the old floor up to the surface on a conveyor belt. Chunks of concrete floor pile up in the portable dump hopper.
Hector and Lee shovel up the small remaining chunks of the old floor. The concrete dump hopper is dumped into the concrete dumpster.
The drain for the new floor is ready for fresh concrete. As part of replacing the floor, we repiped all of the drain piping in the boiler room. A brand new pad for the condensate feed tank.
New pads for the new boilers. Note that the floor under the tanks in the corners was not replaced. Hector wraps plastic around some existing equipment in preparation for painting.
Lee paints the boiler room before installation of the new equipment begins. Sections of the new boiler are staged in the parking lot.
This is the first section of the first boiler with its rope gasket in place. Tony and Hector are pleased to be installing the next section.
The second pad is prepared with metal strips to receive boiler secions. Tony and Lee put a boiler section in place on the second pad.
Lee prepares the section for a rope gasket with adhesive caulk. Lee, Hector, and Tony unload pipe lengths that will be used to build the header.
All sections of both boilers have been mounted and assembled. This is a side view of the interface for hot water piping on the second boiler.
The new condensate feed tank is in place on the pad. An inside view of the boiler sections featuring the peepsight.
Lee and Tony install the breaching on boiler #2. Hector installs rope gasket around the burner opening.
Tony and Hector install the burner plate. Hector, Tony, and Lee pose in front of the assembled sections.
Beginning the header pipe installation on boiler #1. Tony cuts a curve on a header pipe. This pipe will be used to form a tee in the header.
Here is a close up of the rough cut on the header pipe. Hector marks the interface of two pieces of header piping.
Hector grinds a plasma-cut curve on a pipe to a smooth beveled edge. "Now that's a smooth edge." This edge is ready to be tack welded into place.
Header piping for both boilers is tacked welded in place. A closer view of the header piping on boiler #1.
A close up of a tacking weld on the header piping. Tacking is used to space and build the piping before finishing all of the welding. One header gate valve is mounted by the wall.
Finished weld on header piping. A finished weld on a flange.
Lee welds more piping. Hector drills holes for pipe hanging equipment.
Hector and Lee discuss the finer points of pipefitting. A maze of piping hangs over the boilers.
Watching the gauge as boiler #2 is hydrostatically tested. Boiler #2 under hydrostatic pressure.
Lee welds a flange into place with his stinger. Boiler #2 with finished piping, boiler casing, and a GP burner.
The inside of the control cabinet on boiler #1. This is the cold water piping on the wall.
A view inside the low-water cutoff. Pressure gauge and pressuretrol on boiler #2.
The gas train. Finished header gate valves.
Drain piping runs to a common floor drain. Fireye controls on a Gordon-Piatt burner
Lee secures threadeded rod for hanging pipe supports. Ventilation louvers and control motor.
A view of the stack. Boiler #2 with finished insulation.
Finished stack and header insulation. The new condensate feed tank is completely piped.
Finished and insulated header valves. Clearly labeled air flow switches on the side of the control cabinet.
Finished insulation on the existing water softener. Insulated stack and piping on the back of boiler #1.
High limit and low water cutoff controls. A wide view of the new boiler room.
Insulation on existing tanks. Fireye controls are up and running.
A new exhaust fan was installed in the stairwell and our I-beam support was made permanent. A final look at boiler #2.

Bonfitto Inc.
1029 Brooke Blvd. Reading, PA 19607
1-800-772-7250 -- 1-610-777-1333 -- 1-610-775-9610 FAX