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Steam trap

Help on this one please
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  • RJRJ Posts: 421Member ✭✭
    trap

    Looks like an old school F&T trap  with an external T part,  hard to say, describe   where the piping is coming from and going to
    RJ
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 9,105Member ✭✭✭
    I think

    that's a "float trap/air eliminator" as described in chapter 15 of Lost Art. It is the only place where air is vented from the system.



    Is this device on the dry return near the boiler?
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  • unclejohnunclejohn Posts: 621Member ✭✭✭
    Looking at it

    Sideways I believe and my first thought was also some kind of vent.
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  • ChowdaheadChowdahead Posts: 56Member
    Steam trap

    Yes the trap is located on the return
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  • RJRJ Posts: 421Member ✭✭
    trap

    Take a temp. reading from inlet to outlet, if the temp is the same this would indicate a problem with the trap, it can be replaced with a Hoffman F&T trap. there would be extensive repiping
    RJ
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  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Posts: 11,944Moderator
    I agree.

    It's a central air eliminator. The float keeps the boiler water from flowing out the vent hole. It's not a steam trap.
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  • RJRJ Posts: 421Member ✭✭
    no trap

    Thanks Dan for the clarifiiation  looked like an old trap but the piping did not seem right
    RJ
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  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Posts: 11,944Moderator
    I'm glad you asked.

    A trap in that spot would have hurt. 
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  • ChowdaheadChowdahead Posts: 56Member
    Steam trap

    Thank you for the info, now for 64 thousand dollar question, what can replace it.
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  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Posts: 11,944Moderator
    Is it broken?

    If so, a high-capacity main vent. But if it still vents I'd leave it.
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