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Curiosity Question?

Mad Dog_2
Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,897
Keep it simple. Your not gonna fill that pit in with the old boiler and concrete are ya? Just makin' sure you Read Lost Art. How much difference in height is new and old water line? Most new boilers have lower water lines AND you are in a pit, as long as you aren't doing anything odd, you should have even more "A" and "B" dimension. I would take very careful notes & Measurements and pictures of what goes to what. If you can post some pics beforehand this would help. I LOVE Those PIT jobs that most others run from. Mad Dog

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  • I have never

    seen this asked before so here goes,,,if you are replacing an old gravity return steam boiler located in a pit with new, and a different waterline, what method do you use to check your level points to the piping ends to maintain the proper A or B dimension? String with line-level, laser-level or just a clear tube with water?

  • Right Matt,

    and thanks for your response. My question is only out of curiosity. The pit issue was just thrown-in, in my area I don`t really see any gravity return systems, and was just curious how you guys measure these dimensions when it becomes close. BTW- After that,,,looks like you`re ready for a few beers! LOL. Thanks again.

  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • This is

    indeed a rare treat for me, as Gerry Gill, Matt Sweeney(Mad Dog), Frank Wilsey(Steamhead),and Gordo, along with others are true "icons" of the steam heating field! Thanks guys!

  • Fred Harwood_2
    Fred Harwood_2 Member Posts: 195
    Water lines and pits

    Match that water line, if possible, and use a Vaporstat to maintain those dimensions. Then, Vent, Vent, Vent, even directly and at full size from the dry return on a vapor two-pipe system.
  • David Sutton_6
    David Sutton_6 Member Posts: 1,079
    Its all about the love of the job!!!

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