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Steam Boiler Return Piping

Sure it will work. Just make sure that you maintain a proper A dimension. The water will get back into the boiler thru the Hartford loop. Just do it right and you should have no problems. Check those returns to make sure they are not clogged or severely restricted.

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  • Jimmy F.
    Jimmy F. Member Posts: 1
    Steam Boiler Return Piping

    We are looking at a steam boiler retro-fit job where they want to replace a oil steam boiler with a natural gas boiler. The return piping on the oil boiler is tapped in low on the boiler block and the return piping for the system pretty much lays on the basement floor. With the gas boilers the return is much higher because the burner rack is underneath. This will of course create a hugh trap of return water. Since a Hartford loop is needed any way will the system still work or does the complete return system need to be repiped so that it is above the return tapping on the boiler?

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