To get email notification when someone adds to a thread you're following, click on the star in the thread's header and it will turn yellow; click again to turn it off. To edit your profile, click on the gear.
The Wall has a powerful search engine that will go all the way back to 2002. Use "quotation marks" around multiple-word searches. RIGHT-CLICK on the results and choose Open Link In New Window so you'll be able to get back to your results. Happy searching!
In fairness to all, we don't discuss pricing on the Wall. Thanks for your cooperation.
oversized? Undersized? Just right?
Yesterday we woke up to a cold house because someone hit the boiler switch at the top of my basement stairs on Sunday.
After I realized what happened I turned the system back on and watched to see just what would happen.
House was 61F and it was 30F outside, set temperature was 69F. System ran for a total of 1 hour 20 minutes and started building pressure at around 1 hour or so when all of my vents finally closed on the radiators. After around 1 hour 15 minutes it cut out on pressure @ 1.5PSI. Cut in was at 0.5PSI but with the damper opening and all didn't kick back on and start climbing again until 0.25PSI which I assume is still perfectly acceptable. During this my water level was 3 inches or so in the gauge glass so some how my low water issue no loner exists so I'm happy about that.
after 1 hour 20 minutes the system shut off and created a pretty good vacuum, my 3psi Wika gauge ended up pointing straight down which is when I decided to close the valve to it to protect it as the vacuum was still increasing. After maybe 10 seconds I heard the Gorton 1s open 30 feet from me and suck in air pretty hard.
Does this behavior suggest I sized my boiler well, or is it a little on the large side being it hit 1.5psi after 1 hour 15 minutes? I have to assume being able to do a 8 degree recovery and only going off on pressure once is pretty good? Should I consider having someone come in and reduce my fire a little or leave it alone?
Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam
ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
If you even insult my steam system in a dream, you better wake up and apologize ò¿ó
Steam system pictures updated 1/25/15.