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Kickstart THIS!

EastmanEastman Posts: 618Member ✭✭
I'm curious to hear what other ideas people would consider supporting via crowd funding. Smart vents that ensure balance? Variable EDR radiator valves? ???

What's missing from modern steam?


  • EastmanEastman Posts: 618Member ✭✭
    The alternatives

    are quite expensive?
  • Joe VJoe V Posts: 230Member
    what's missing from modern steam?

    Knowledge, of course! that's why we come here.

    actually, I believe steam has plateued because the market is shrinking. A 90%+ efficient boiler maybe?
  • JStarJStar Posts: 2,630Member ✭✭✭

    Mark, I think we have a great candidate in ChrisJ for a launch prototype! He lives a few towns over from me, so callbacks won't be brutal.
    - Joe Starosielec
    732-494-4357 ext. 2
  • nicholas bonham-carternicholas bonham-carter Posts: 5,618Member ✭✭✭
    I'm ready

    Also, could your control system be adapted to a hot water boiler, for a wider audience?--NBC
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 9,403Member ✭✭✭✭
    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.
  • Joe VJoe V Posts: 230Member
    edited February 2014
    well that microsteam system certainly sounds intriguing

    I dont know how I missed that thread.
  • gerry gillgerry gill Posts: 2,416Member ✭✭✭
    a code approved

    millivolt gas valve would be nice..steam boilers could be rated at higher efficiency i would think if they also used no electricity.

    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • gerry gillgerry gill Posts: 2,416Member ✭✭✭
    The return of the

    Hoffman #10 main vent would also be nice..the only thing venting faster than that was an open 1/2'' pipe.

    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • EastmanEastman Posts: 618Member ✭✭
    3/4 inch mains

    I'm looking back through the SelectTemp brochures. The technology seems so relevant to today. Is there a design/install manual out there somewhere?
  • GordoGordo Posts: 393Member ✭✭✭
    Things I'd Like to See With Steam

    1) Hi-Lo firing in all size models.

    2) Accurate low pressure transducers in place of pressuretrols or even Vaporstats with direct digital read-outs of actual system pressures.

    3) A high temperature sensor in the flue gas stream to shut down boiler to prevent dry-firing in the event of LWCO failure.

    4) Sightglasses with ALL brass components and proper blow-down valves.

    5) A main vent with twice the venting as a Gorton #2.

    6) An affordable single pipe steam TRV.

    7) 3 small tube cast iron radiators made in the USA.

    8) Affordable firing cycle/outdoor reset t-stat (as others have said above)

    9) Add an O2 sensor in the flue gas stream, combine with the temperature sensor above add a processor (from an I-phone app) and get real time combustion efficiency...


    Dream on, I guess.
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