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Adding a branch to a steam system

Al Letellier_9
Al Letellier_9 Member Posts: 929
Should not be a problem with spacing as long as the 2' main and the boiler size can handle another radiator.No need for a welder if you can cut and thread pipe in place. Most heating pros will have that kind of equipment. If you have the know-how, you can always rent the gear to do the work, but......

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  • chuck_6
    chuck_6 Member Posts: 107
    Adding a branch to a steam system

    One of the branches (1 1/4") off our 2" steam main goes into our kitchen. This is all black iron pipe. A previous owner had added a ceiling radiator in the garage, using the same branch. We currently have a 12-section recessed radiator in the kitchen. I would like to add a bigger radiator, but am constrained by the ceiling radiator in the garage. I would like to add another 1 1/4" branch to handle the ceiling radiator. It would be about 3-4 inches from the kitchen radiator branch. Is that too close to the other branch or not? Is adding a branch something that most heating people do, or do I need to call a welder? Please advise.
    Thanks,
    Chuck
  • chuck_6
    chuck_6 Member Posts: 107


    Thanks Al. The 2" main can support the extra branch. I'll get a pro in. I wasn't certain if this is something can most pros can do.

    Chuck
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