Building Repairs: February 2009 Archives

Hallway Redecoration - PHASE 1

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The "Hallway Redecoration" project that has been spoken about over the past three years is about to begin. In order to make the project manageable, the board split the project into three phases. Phase 1 consists of replacing our existing hallway lighting with brighter bulbs (and ballasts) that use LESS energy than our existing bulbs, new modern glass domes, and much whiter ceiling paint. This phase of the project is planned for the next few months, and should take a few weeks to complete. Phases 2 and 3 will be left to future budgets to keep our costs down this year, and will deal with the walls, floors, and doors.

Boiler and Valve Replacement Project Update

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Residents on the 6th floor are currently having their radiator valves replaced with ones that allow air to escape our pipes much faster, allowing the steam to rush up to our coldest apartments much more quickly. This may help to serve heat more efficiently to our entire building. This is a pilot program, and future valve replacements will be based on the outcome of this project. In addition, the board is currently looking into possibly replacing our building's boiler this summer to stave off the need for more expensive repairs to our current boiler, and to more quickly reap the benefits of an efficient boiler, almost definately reducing our oil expenditure.

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