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steam to water boiler conversion

are that the radiators might not be big enough to heat the house with hot-water, and there's a good chance they will leak under the increased pressure a hot-water system needs to operate- at least ten times the pressure a steam system needs. I've seen converted systems that leaked all over buildings- this is one reason we don't do these conversions and will not work on a system someone else has converted.

You can achieve the same efficiency and control on a steam system for far less money than a tear-out/repiping. Newer steam boilers are far more efficient than older ones. And a steam system is far less likely to freeze up in an extended power or fuel failure like a hot-water system can.

Your best course of action is to keep the steam.

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  • I am renovating a 110 year old,3500 sq ft house that has cast iron single feed radiators hooked up to an old gas fired steam boiler.I am wanting to convert it to a water boiler with zone valves to each radiator for efficiency reasons.I am planning on running new copper supply & returns to each radiator.My question is can the steam radiators be converted to hot water radiators,thanks.
  • bill nye_3
    bill nye_3 Member Posts: 307
    check this out

    maybe this will help.

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