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@Jamie Hall eco rad would simply electrify each radiator for you like in Quebec. No boiler and room by room temp control PC field out back and you should be all set
I don't own enough land to provide the power required ... 54 acres more or less.
I really need to get some free time, and money, and build my dream hermetically sealed steam system that runs at condensing temperatures.
I am not always right. But since my wife is not involved in this thread I am reasonably confident in my accuracy.
If you are only seeing 16' of head those pipes must be whistling dixie
. No wonder those strainers where dirty. Everything's coming back, but the kitchen sink
@Dave0176 For clarification Yes you are coming this week but you did not do the initial install. Can’t have this mess up on your name. We did get those Big Mouths as per your previous recommendations.
This board has been a true lifesaver with the knowledge provided so I can seem like I know what I’m talking about to the man of the house.
Yes, we (at least I) understood that Dave0176 said "the Installing contractor" so I knew it wasn't Dave. I would have known that anyway!
I just realized I am the contractor that’s doing the valve install.
I also did recommend removing and installing the proper size boiler.
@Charlie from wmass
Would I install steam in a new building? Absolutely not.
Why not? I would, and have (in houses that were being rehabbed). And don't forget- steam has much less risk of freezing up during a power or fuel failure. Sure, you can put glycol in a hot-water system, but that carries its own maintenance and environmental issues.
Can't beat H20's Gaseous State!
is a good man, one of the best in my opinion, but he's not perfect and he's not always right. Fact.
Before he says it, no, I'm not always right either.
Homeowner is supposed to periodically visit steam boiler? Then steam is a non-starter in XXIst century. But it's a different situation for a building with a superintendent or even a maintenance contract. Toronto was a HHW area so I prefer steam. Each heating season some building needed drain down for repairs and then it was the old bleeding routine.
I also could not demonstrate that HHW used less gas. Especially compared to two pipe steam heated buildings with TRVs.
Finally there's tenants who complain unless rads are scorching hot. Same people who greet you in their underwear. Some supers overheated whole building to spare themselves those experiences.