Steam boilers: Italianate farmhouse in Thurmont, Maryland

This beautiful Italianate farmhouse was built in 1860 and has been in the same family ever since. It’s located in Thurmont, Maryland, just north of Frederick.   The current owner’s father was a steamfitter and installed the steam heating system in the 1940s. The home originally had two Kewanee steel oil boilers. We replaced one several years […]

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steam boiler hydronics maintenance

Steam boilers: Returning another system to its former glory

Steam boilers are one of our specialties here at Foley Mechanical. Steam heating systems haven’t been installed since the 1940s, but they’re still out there in the basements of older buildings all across America. Repairing and maintaining them is a dying art, which is why we see many botched systems out there during the course of our […]

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Fort Scott Residence

Arlington, Virginia / 3,000 sf new residential construction / mechanical package including Lochinvar Knight gas boiler, stainless indirect DHW tank, radiant heat, Unico chiller, four high-velocity AC zones / David Jameson Architect / LifeCraft, Inc. general contractor / photo credit Nic Lehoux

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