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Condensate zone

adambuild
adambuild Member Posts: 413
Just saw a condensate zone off a steamer today that is flashing and making loads of noise out in the field. The aquastat was on the actual boiler instead of the condensate loop and the bypass loop ran from the bottom of the return B&G FloControl to the bottom of the supply B&G FloControl. Has anyone ever seen this? There is also not thermometer to regulate to max loop temp. Anyone ever run a bypass loop like that?

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  • adambuild
    adambuild Member Posts: 413
    Anyone?

    Anyone?
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,091
    no

    No but it would seem that who ever did it did not know what they where doing ,in all propbality i would have told the HO that they hould call who ever installed it to have them service it and if they won't return calls or are to busy it's easy to see why Unless they aproved re piping to correct the promblem i would have jet boogied outta there as my dad always told me you can't fix junk nor improperly designed systems.peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • Adam

    Where on the boiler are the supply and return for the condensate zone ? Is the circulator pumping into or out of the boiler ? I think we piped the bypass loop once like you describe - into the bottom of both flowchecks ( circ pumping into the boiler ) . We did install a thermometer to throttle down the temp .

    For the condensate loop you want the aquastat in the boiler itself to keep it from steaming if it's not needed . Is the condensate zone higher than the boiler ? If it is , how much higher ? And how do you purge the zone ?
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