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What is it?

Ken_8
Ken_8 Member Posts: 1,640
the book picture is NOT identical with the photo. I suspect you may be correct, but a collector/vent/trap for a vapor system also looks a helluva lot like that(;-o).

PS, using 3/8" pipe for hanger "rods/supports" was very cool back in the day. It is hardly "bush-league" work. In its day, special "hanger" fittings were common and considered "state-of-the-art."

You made up your mind yet, Steamhead? Is it what Dan says, or is it a vapor collector/vent/separator?

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  • David Tetreau
    David Tetreau Member Posts: 15


    Can anyone identify this object? The large vertical pipe on the left is from the common steam header. The piping on the right (small ones) are supports. It looks like a trap.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,736
    Where do the pipes

    coming out of the right side of the trap go?

    Does the pipe coming into the trap from the main steam header serve to drain the header, as an equalizer would normally do?

    Does the system have a return pump, or is it gravity return?

    What is the name on the side of the trap?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    no dead man would admit to this job

    that piping job is about as bogus as it gets. the hangers are idiotic and who would pipe in any thing with three stiff connections without at least one swing joint??? probably done by the pvc guys ancestors. they were out there too.
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    Looks ,

    And appears to be piped like an F&T trap.


    Frank, I think it says Excelco ? Any other hints? Chris
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    looks to be a water heater...

    what do you think Frank? looks like an Excelso steam water heater..top left would be steam supply, bottom condensate out, right side potable water in and out..what do you guys think? possible maybe...did you follow the right side pipes to see if they are potable?

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,492
    That's what it is

    I posted a picture from their catalog in his other thread.
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  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    thats a nice insides

    view..its so easy to understand when you get that cut in half view..from the outside ,,not so easy..

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,492
    Yeh, but, but,

    Excelso made heaters, not vapor equipment. Bell & Gossett went on to buy the company and that's what they sold before getting into the Booster business.
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  • David Tetreau
    David Tetreau Member Posts: 15


    Yes - the name on the side is Excelso, and across the top it reads Size No. 25.

    When I get back to the job I will trace out the piping runs on the right side. I believe Dan has it, that it is a heater. This house once had a Bain Marie (now nobody is going to ask me what that is, are they?)and this may be how it was heated. Unfortunately it is a long way to the kitchen from here. It may have also up-fed into the Flower Room of the house.

    Thanks for all the feedback, hope the Fourth was fun for all.

    Dave

    p.s. How do I get back to the posting where Dan left the picture?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,492
    I brought it back up, Dave.

    It's just above this thread. They show the Size 25 in the catalog cut.
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