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Peerless Steamer (Pompetti Style)

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that must have saved a lot of time.

Not sure about the safety valve either- did it come from the factory that way?

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  • Steve_154
    Steve_154 Member Posts: 16
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    Just about wrapped up on this one!

    The old boiler wasn't really that old but after 20 something years of running while piped incorrectly she finally gave out. We ended up with a little smaller boiler after doing an EDR on all 38 rads.

    Big decided it would be best to replace all the wet returns and drop them to the floor. We even dug out all the underground returns; replaced them and painted them with tar and covered them back up.

    Almost all the insulation and venting is complete and we are waiting on the traps.

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  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    you guys do exceptional work!

    thats one very nice install.. i hope the customers appreciates what they got..i love that header piece..really cool..and a wonderful insulation job too!

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  • Bill W@Honeywell
    Bill W@Honeywell Member Posts: 164
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    Fantastic job!

    This an example of how to do it right! Great job, Jamie & crew.
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,230
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    Make-up water

    Are you feeding make-up water directly into the boiler? I like to feed into the wet return.
    Any advantage to doing it your way?

    Beautiful job. I just can't get insulation to look that good.

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  • Dave_4
    Dave_4 Member Posts: 1,405
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    what kind of insulation is that? Looks better than the Home Depot variety I have.
  • RonWHC
    RonWHC Member Posts: 232
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    Nice.

    However, looks like inlet to the pop safety has been reduced. Should be full size from the boiler to the pop safety. No support on that hunk of steel hanging from the pop safety.

    As asked earlier: why the make up directly into the boiler? Our code mandates make up in the return to temper entering water. Also requires a check valve @ lowest point of make up where it enters boiler.

    Glad to see attention to wet returns. FYI. We insulate ours w/ foam. Keeps em warm & dry.
  • jim s_2
    jim s_2 Member Posts: 113
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    Pop safety

    Looks like it increases in size going into the relief valve.
  • First class Jamie,

    and I concur with Jim S on the pop safety question.

    Dave
  • Steve_154
    Steve_154 Member Posts: 16
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    It did come from the factory with a 1" relief valve! We called Peerless and questioned them but we still have not gotten a response?

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  • Steve_154
    Steve_154 Member Posts: 16
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    We always put make up water in the bottom of the boiler. If not we would have no way of skimming and cleaning, as per Perrless' instructions. Although, we check them and we feed them with hot-water off of the water-heater.

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  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,111
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    top shelf

    jamie extremely top shelf ,who welded up the header was it a custom job ,great job replacing that wet return looks like you covered all the bases and your insulation job looks great keep up the excellent work peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • No problems

    feeding water directly into the boiler . Very rarely do we see it piped into the return before the HL . In steam boilers that are 40 , 50 , 60 years old .

    Jamie , you do outstanding work . Was it a long wait to have the welded header fabbed up ?
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
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    The welded headder...

    the insulation, the Work and the dead man stickers "The Bomb". Sweet *~/:)
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
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    incredible

    nice looking job and the attention to detail's are incredible. Keep up the nice work!!
  • Steve_154
    Steve_154 Member Posts: 16
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    Thanks for the kind words all! The header is custom and our welder fabs. them in about one or two days after measuring up with us. He does great work and is extremely reliable. He is a steam guy himself.
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