Italianate Farmhouse

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 ago and returned again to replace the second boiler.

We specified a Burnham Mega Steam cast iron oil boiler with a Beckett burner. Our lead fitter Brian Golden, technician Slavko Nisevic, and their talented crew did a masterful job piping this boiler, with two risers feeding a drop header to slow down the velocity of the steam in this one-pipe system. We also added new main vents and radiator vents to complete the restoration of this old system.  –Dan Foley