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drop header on a steam boiler replacement

Here are some pics of the boiler I just did


  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,722
    edited November 2009
    If that's your first try

    you didn't do too badly. 3-inch all the way, looks like.

    The problem is that bullheaded tee at the end of the riser. Water in the header will slam against it and get carried into the system with the steam. You want the run of that tee horizontal, the steam main coming out of the bull, then a 3" nipple and a reducing 90 to go down to your equalizer. Then the water has no place to go except down the equalizer.

    With those unions, the upgrade should be fairly painless.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • Mike Miller_2
    Mike Miller_2 Member Posts: 17
    Damn Just when I was Feeling Smug

    Thanks Steamhead, I am pretty sure Holohan's book says something about putting in tees in a bullhead placement, i.e. not to! But I guess I was too busy being clever elsewhere.
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 852
    Don't Beat Yourself Up

    Other than that tee, a really minor thing, that's some mighty fine steam-work.

    Well done, sir.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
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