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peerless steam header copper no more

I like your steel piping job. A welcomed improvement! The camera distorts a bit. Is the header 2-1/2" or 3"? Just curious!
amhwrite

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  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,094
    peerless steam header copper no more

    Just finished this off yesterday and started her today after a little cleaning .Original installer wouldn't come back to solve any promblems kinda like leaving the pressurtrol at fac setting of 10 psi .There where no main vents on the system and it had a great bullhead tee .I dropped the pressure setting and re piped her in steel and moved the returns so i could fit some main vents in i did a little skim on her and fired it up .She was pretty quite with no banging or clanking .I'll be back in a week or two and flush out the boiler and do another skim and replace all the rad vents .peace clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177


    NICE PIPING JOB & I LOVE THE PERMATEX EFFECT.
  • Constantin
    Constantin Member Posts: 3,796
    Oi

    That "before" picture jurts hurts my eyes. Between the wrong material choice for the piping and the bull-headed T leading up to the steam mains, how well did this system perform?

    The "after" picture speaks for itself. The drop-header is a work of art, with beautiful swing joints, proper pitch, etc. I like how the boiler has two outlets for the steam and how well the equalizer is integrated into the whole thing. I also like all the union couplings that will allow the system to be easily dismantled and adjusted for a new boiler in the future.

    As always, your work is top-notch. Congrats!
  • David Sutton_6
    David Sutton_6 Member Posts: 1,079
    Great job !!!

    Sure is nice to see guys out there making things right!!!!
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,094
    thanks

    Thank you ,the header is 2 -2 inch riser going to a 2 1/2 header i didn't use permatex it's hercules grip just as bad i love it for steam .The systems performce is pretty good considering the outlets are taken off the main on the straight instead of a 45 and that on both sides the return is taken off in the middle instead at the end of the main so there's a little noise on 1 st cycle when the condensate starts returning but nothing compared to the pasts bangs and clancking .All in all even with the undisirables on the original poor installation and a rad connected with 3/4 copper on a 1 st fl bath renovation with the present piping arrangement the system cranks 100% . The owner is planning a addition soon so in all likly hood this system may only be in this winter then possibly a totally new hot water system direct vent modulating, there chimmey is in need of major repairs and a liner she's shot . Thanks for the kind words peace clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • Nice save Clammy

    I really like the drop in the header and the oversized boiler main with the 2 risers . I bet they get nothing but dry steam for a good long time . Did you take out that nasty bull headed tee on the system main ? And did you throw in any cleaner till you go back to flush it out ?
  • joel_19
    joel_19 Member Posts: 931
    sweet

    nice repipe but you know what bugs me there aretons of those around all screwed up and people think that's just how they are supposed to be . Then when we bid them people think we are rip off artists when we are just trying to do it right .
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,094
    you got thyat right!

    I've been singing that song for a long time too and doing that same song and dance i even do it in a soft shoe tap too.But all aside the ones i do are all from word of mouth alot of people don,t even know my real name or they just don,t remenber it but clammy stays in there heads and you know what when those words of mouth call i know they have half a brain and i know they want it done once and want it to work correctly .If my price scares them then they can live with the sweeten of a cheapern price and the bitterness of poor quality or lack of knowledge or just plan get it done attitude .Thanks and peace clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    \"totally new hot water system\"?

    Why not just run a new steam main into the addition? Now that you've shown them how well steam works when done right, that should be a no-brainer. I'd hate to see a work of art like your drop header get ripped out in a year.

    And a powerventer will wean that boiler from the chimney.
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