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First steam in years.(jalcoplumb)

<span style="font-size:12pt">It has been a good few years since my last steam install.  I had to re-pipe the old 2” single take-off header with a new 3” double take-off header.  I bumped the equalizer line up to 2”.  Due to a lack of combustion air in the basement I added a Field Controls CAS-4 “Fan in a Can”.   To my amazement I found that the old boiler was sized properly (even though the near boiler piping was a mess.)  I installed a new Burnham IN-7 electronic ignition w/vent damper.  The old boiler was a Burnham 407.  That poor thing had seen a couple of flooded basements and a lot of make-up water due to a leak in the return.  It was 19yrs old and there were three sections rotted thru at the water line.  The steam leaking was causing roll-out and melted the ignition control.  Thank God it melted and failed.  The old boiler was rusted and the roll-out switch screws had corroded away, it was on the bottom of the unit nowhere near the flames.  </span>

<span style="font-size:12pt">Jalcoplumb</span>

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,637
    Nice looking job

    and that's one way to handle combustion air. Another would be to use a wet-base boiler with a Carlin EZ-Gas power burner, which can be equipped with an air boot. Not sure if the Midco or HeatWise power gas burners have this capability. 
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