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.

Crab steamer

LWHLWH Posts: 1Member
Any tips on installing a steam boiler to steam crabs...hot water for make up from water heater or coil, piping diagrams etc
·

Comments

  • nicholas bonham-carternicholas bonham-carter Posts: 5,594Member ✭✭✭
    Constant loss steamer

    There are a few postings here on that subject, so do a search.

    The problem to be overcome is the constant addition of fresh waste to the boiler which can introduce too much oxygen into the boiler hastening it's demise.--NBC
    ·
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 9,276Member ✭✭✭✭
    Here's one we did

    in the back of a truck, no less............



    http://www.heatinghelp.com/forum-thread/138701/In-the-Land-of-Pleasant-Living
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    ·
  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Posts: 11,944Moderator mod
    Feed water

    Feed it through a small water heater, set at the highest temperature, and use a microbubble reabsorber in the feed line. That will take care of the air and the heater will give the sediment a place to settle, other than inside the boiler. Adds years to the boiler's life. 
    Site Administrator

    dan@heatinghelp.com



























    Hug your kids.
    ·
  • vaporvacvaporvac Posts: 1,051Member ✭✭✭
    WaterHeater, microbubble reabsorber?

    If this works to prevent the introduction of co2 into the system, why isn't it used with residential steam for make-up water?
    Two-pipe Trane vaporvacuum system; 1466 edr
    Twinned, staged Slantfin TR50s piped into 4" header with Riello G400 burners; 240K lead, 200K lag Btus. Controlled by Taco Relay and Honeywell RTH6580WF
    ·
  • JStarJStar Posts: 2,614Member ✭✭✭
    Steam

    Why, indeed.



    The reason is...no reason.



    The REAL reason is that a residential boiler should not be using a lot of fresh water. And if water is added for maintenance, it should be boiled immediately. Whatever sediment accumulates over the years can be cleaned out.



    In this crab steamer, there is so much fresh water being used daily, that you there is no way to maintain it often enough to prevent a problem.
    - Joe Starosielec
    732-494-4357 ext. 2
    jstar.HVAC@gmail.com
    ·
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Posts: 1,258Member ✭✭
    edited April 2013
    You can use hot water for make-up water

    But don't run it through an automatic water feeder.



    (Actually, consult your local code. It might not allow this.)
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S



    3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
    ·
This discussion has been closed.

Welcome

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!