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What a long strange trip it's been!
Original watercolor painting by Cathy Polcaro
My first van - 1987 Ford E250, painted by Joe Babi in Irvington, NJ (crank windows!)
Maplewood Post Office... surprise! It's a steel boiler - I thought it was cast iron LOL - and going to have to be cut, and add 2 days. (1988)
Taking apart the boiler
After removing the steel boilers, these are the new hydrotherm modular boiler system that was state of the art at the time! Purchased at All State Plumbing Supply in Orange, NJ.
... and the future of Power Plumbing Inc!
Young Jimmy Polcaro has been apprenticing since the age of 14. He received a BS degree in Mathematics from The College of New Jersey in 2023.
... and now his on-the-job training continues!
This is a Weil-McLain J8 boiler purchased at Weinstock Supply in Newark, NJ and installed at Our Lady of the Valley Convent in Orange, NJ, 1989
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